(MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, 22 SEPTEMBER 2011) Vector Vogue Limited today announced the availability of Version 1.2 of their collaborative apparel design library Verve Sketch.
Specifically tailored for designers working in the apparel industry, Verve Sketch allows artists to choose from more than 10,000 industrialised vector drawings (menswear, womenswear and childrenswear) to streamline the creation of new trends. The software’s library is composed of individual components – collars, darts and washing labels – right through to the larger building blocks that allow distributed teams to collaborate on the rapid design of new products while reducing the costs associated with sampling.
The latest release debuts a host of additional features, demonstrating the team’s ongoing commitment to improving and expanding the capabilities of their solution in line with a well-established roadmap.
Paramount among these improvements is an entirely new user interface: clean, simple and with a focus on usability. Selected items now reside in a virtual shopping cart – viewable only when needed – and styles and components can be downloaded in both native Adobe Illustrator format or as a layered PDF, allowing compatibility with a wider range of retail vector drawing suites from Adobe CS, Corel Draw X5 and Microsoft Expression Design through to free open-source applications such as Inkscape.
Beyond significant security and stability changes, Version 1.2 has been designed with the end user experience firmly in mind. Existing users are able to administer their accounts (resetting details and changing passwords from within the application), as well as making use of advanced, personalised history and favourites functionality. Where designers and garment technicians use the same base styles and components – adapted each time – on a regular basis, the favourites functionality of Verve Sketch allows them to access these quickly and easily from within the application.
Verve Sketch is built on the Adobe Air framework, allowing seamless updating of the client application. With a well-established and transparent road map in place, the Verve Sketch team have identified a set of key features that will be delivered at no additional cost to the user in the coming months. These include visual costing functionality, the inclusion of detailed points of measure images and a new “style trends” category, designed to highlight the latest fashion industry developments from around the world.
In addition to this, the Verve Sketch developers are working closely with vendors to enable direct integration into a wide range of PLM solutions meaning from the go-live of PLM, your users have access to over 10,000 vector images all conceived in PLM and maintained within PLM for the full product lifecycle.
Verve Sketch’s peerless library of construction drawings are cloud-hosted, rapidly delivered, and cross-platform support (Windows, Mac, Linux and others) continues to be assured. Delivered via the world wide web and soon to be available as a full SAAS model and constantly updated with new styles, the latest release and upcoming features of Verve Sketch further empower designers and garment technicians to do what they do best – deliver the finest products, on-style and on time.
To find out more about Verve Sketch, visit www.vectorvogue.com