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Visual PLM.net Gets Tighter Design Integration with Version 2 Illustrator Plug In

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Version 2 of the Adobe Illustrator Plug-In extends interoperability of the popular design and fashion PLM solutions with the addition of robust image management and product editing tools.

(Montreal, QC – January 21, 2012) Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) announces the second major release of its Adobe® Illustrator® Plug-In for Visual PLM.net®.  A follow up to the initial launch in September 2012, Version 2 provides fashion and technical designers with more robust PLM integration by adding new and enhanced image management and product editing capabilities inside the popular CAD software.

According to Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 Vice President of Research and Development, “We are experiencing tremendous interest in our Illustrator integration tools. Both users and managers like the simplicity of interacting with the PLM system right from the familiar CAD interface.  Version 2 adds more and better ways to achieve this. We will continue to aggressively develop this important technology.”

The latest Adobe Illustrator Plug-In gives designers full integration with the Digital Asset Management capabilities of Visual PLM.net. This interoperability enables Illustrator users to:

  • Attach Illustrator Artboards to Image Blocks in PLM
  • Use images from PLM Image Management in Illustrator
  • Preview and Edit images in the Plug-In
  • Search images by “Where Used” in PLM
  • Delete references of images in PLM products

Illustrator users can also use the tool to search for and edit PLM product and image information through convenient text boxes, dropdown lists, and other menu options added by the plug-in.

Version 2 of the plug-in is now available free of charge to new and current Visual PLM.net clients using Illustrator on Mac® or PC.

About Visual 2000

Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories (AFA) industry. The company’s flagship Visual End-2-End™ Solution combines Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), business intelligence (BI), sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM), and E-Commerce capabilities in a single, integrated solution that enables retailers, brands, and manufacturers to gain visibility and control across the entire concept-to-consumer fashion lifecycle.

Visual 2000 products leverage leading-edge Microsoft® technologies such as SQL Server®, .NET® framework, and the Silverlight® development platform. Headquartered in Montreal, Visual 2000 maintains offices and distribution channels in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and China. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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