Modern manufacturing and business models in our globalized economy requires many players in the workflow to be able to have access to information. This applies in fashion and apparel manufacturing more than any field. A factory in Turkey needs access to the pattern file of this summer’s new dress model created by a designer in France and ordered by a business owner in Sweden. However, the right to access the information must be limited to only two weeks and must not allow the factory to copy the model or parts of it for other purposes. Somehow the factory must see the patterns, print it or cut it, but never be able to copy-paste into another project, and after two weeks it should not be able to open the model anymore, even if they still have the file.
General purpose cloud storage and file sharing platforms cannot provide these features, which are critical for protecting and managing the Intellectual Property in such a sensitive filed such as fashion or furniture design.
Gemini CAD Systems introduces MARM – Model Access Rights Management, a web-based service capable of solving in an efficient way the specific problems of fashion, furniture and other design-oriented industries.
The declared purpose of this system is to allow owners of Intellectual Property to manage who can have what type of access and for how long to a CAD resource file, and to prevent stealing or misuse of creative content embedded into CAD files.
The entire system is based on state-of-the-art encryption methods and provides multiple options and features, all hosted by MyCAD web platform.
How it Works?
MARM uses the infrastructure of MyCAD platform, on which all individual users are registered and associated with known and recognized organizations using Gemini CAD software products.
The owners of Intellectual Property, incorporated into CAD files, are the organizations. Within an organization there are several members and roles, such as Master User, Model Owner or Simple User, all contributing to models and design developing. Model Owners can grant certain access rights for a defined period of time to users and/or other organizations. The rights can be remotely or locally managed and can be supervised/altered by the company’s Master User.
Files can be shared using MyCAD platform or any other method, including other file sharing&storage platforms or traditional methods such emails. Gemini encryption system allows to lock access to a file for an unauthorized user after a period, even if that file is stored locally, offline.
What Are the Benefits?
Using MARM, owners of Intellectual Property will have a safe tool to protect their valuable design, while maintaining a full flexibility needed for current business and manufacturing interactions.
Instead of restricting, MARM will actually facilitate cooperation among organizations and users because it will solve most of the trust issues and will let the people focus on the productive and creative parts.