CAD solutions have become a norm. It is a necessity for every factory. Be it to digitize patterns or to have your markers ready in one click!
But is your solution provider taking advantage of this dependency?
Do you really need to shell out thousands of dollars for CAD 9.1 when you’re running on CAD 9.0? But they said it’ll give you 1% more fabric saving than you get now! They said it’ll help you save money.
Fabric saving is a physical thing. Fabric saving with CAD, a myth.
Let’s illustrate this with a simple example.
For instance you have an order of 400 pieces.
S-100, M-200, L-100. This order needs to be processed with the following rolls:
For this you make a single marker – 1S-2M-1L. With my CAD 9.0 I get a marker of length 3.98 m.
So we have,
Let us assume the lay length (marker length + endloss) is 4m.
How will you use your rolls for this marker?
Pick up roll R1, spread maximum number of plies possible i.e. 20 and record the length of endbit left.
Similarly, all rolls are spread to complete the lay and we obtain:
Now, let’s see what happens if I upgrade to CAD 9.1 that claims to save me 1% fabric. Keeping the marker construction same, my new marker length = 3.94 m and the lay length = 3.96 m.
Using my rolls as I had done in the earlier case, I obtain:
This basic example is enough to validate that CAD solutions do not guarantee fabric saving. They are excellent for marker making complexities, however they play little role in the reduction of wastage in the factory.
The need of the hour is to have a solution that takes into account fabric rolls and the variations on floor to maximize utilization and minimize wastage.
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