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

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

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

For the first time, Gemini CAD Systems introduces the STYLEtoWEB plugin for Pattern Designer, which is capable of automatically generating 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 in order for the latter 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 also contains all actions and consequences for the final product, such as the type of collar, fabric assortments, number of buttons, etc.

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

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

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