Despite the fact that most apparel CAD and pre-press software applications are quite performant, the above mentioned process actually does not happens like this in most companies who produce digital printed sportswear. For the very simple reason that apparel CAD and pre-press applications do no interact and cannot cooperate to do the job.
In reality, most producers use an apparel CAD solution to design and cut the parts from white fabric. In a totally separated process they prepare the graphics and print it to paper. Grading is done by manually scaling the graphics to match the altered dimensions of the patterns. Positioning the white pieces of fabric onto the printed paper is made purely by hand, involving high production costs.
For the first time, GeminiCAD introduces PDFtoPATTERD plugin for Pattern Desgner software. Producing custom-made sportswear with digital printing has never been easier. Graphics are imported in PDF format directly into the CAD application.