Gemini CAD Systems proposes a complete new approach on this problem. Instead of storing hundreds of variants, the CAD projects will actually contain the list of options (Questions to ask), answers (possible alternatives to choose) and action0s6 (things to do on the model if an answer is chosen). The CAD system will no longer create hundreds of pre-configured variants but instead it will create on spot the variant needed based on the answers provided by the customer.




The need to be unique in a globalised society drives the growing demand of customized goods.
Industry is facing today a huge challenge to find efficient ways for mass customisation.

To enable customers to choose different options for a product and to create their own configuration (weather is a made to measure shirt or a sofa set), designers must develop variants of models (styles or designs) in their CAD applications. The number of such variants depends on the number of options available and it grows fast because it is obtained by multiplying all options.



Style Selector mimics the interaction between customer and a e-commerce webpage or the dialogue with the taylor in the boutique shop while customizing its product. So, all Gemini CAD Systems had to do was to create a platform on which the designer of the product can edit the full scenario containing all questions and all possible answers, and to define what actions to take (usually to add or remove patterns from the cut set) depending on the answers. For each question or answer, the designer can add graphic content and explanations, advices for customer or different rules and conditions when a question is valid to ask or an answer should be in the available list.



The huge pile of pre-defined variants are no longer needed. When the designer wants to add a new option, he will just add a new question in the list, with its own possible answers among which the customer will choose.

Publishing or updating a customizable product on an e-commerce website is possible directly, without any need for web-programming, by generating directly the interactive web page from Gemini Style Selector. The cost and time for these operations are reduced dramatically.

Integration with ERP is easy, the entire Style Selector structure of questions, answers and additional information can be exported and used on other platforms.

The complete automatization of the process allows to obtain real time cost calculation and to manage also the flow of information for associated manufacturing processes, such as wood work for sofa, accessories or packaging.