E-commerce and Made-to-Measure became almost synonyms in the past years, and obviously this will be the evolution path for on-line business in high-end garments.

At both ends of the process we can find valuable software tools to help automatize the process: the websites benefits from the latest design and user-interaction gadgets, while in garments design there are powerful CAD tools to develop the made-to-measure products .

There is however a huge gap between the moment when a new product is ready in the CAD office and the moment when it can be actually published on a web page. This gap means that information about design options, logical conditions and explicative graphic content, list of dimensional or preference inputs expected from end-user and other topics must be transmitted by the CAD designer to the WEB programmer manually, who must than transform it into a interactive web-page. This process is time consuming and expensive.

For the first time, Gemini CAD Systems is introducing Style-To-Web plugin for Pattern Designer, which is capable to generate automatically a web page structure directly from the CAD file, eliminating any gap between the two parts of the process.


The application offers an environment for the CAD design engineer to easily declare all design options available for a product, including all logical conditions between these options, accompanied by text and graphics explanations. Each option contains also all actions and consequences for the final product, such as the type of collar, fabrics assortments, number of buttons, etc.

Once this information is introduced and structured, Style-to-Web plugin has the unique capability of directly exporting this entire Made-to-Measure internal structure from the CAD environment directly to WEB.  The application will create an unformatted HTML page on which the online seller will apply a CSS mask to create its own design.

For the end of the process, the same HTML page is programmed to be capable to export back the order file containing all information collected from end-user (such as dimensions, design options, fabrics, quantities, etc.) in a XML structured file which can be used by the automatic MTM CAD tools for production stage

Making a new product available to WEB or publishing any design updates is now at one click distance.