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Avantages :

Pattern Smith allows the user to tightly control the costs of manufacturing their products and their bottom line. It is versatile and easy to use.

Inconvénients :

Low level functionality. It is good for cutting premade dxf files but bad at making changes to those files.

PatternSmith - Notes

Note moyenne

Facilité d'utilisation
4,0
Service client
4,6
Fonctionnalités
3,8
Rapport qualité-prix
4,1

Probabilité de recommander le produit

7,8/10

PatternSmith a reçu une note globale de 4,0 étoiles sur 5 d'après 94 avis d'utilisateurs publiés sur Capterra.

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Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Great User Interface

5,0 il y a 6 ans

Commentaires : The software has helped our fashion and design company in nesting more efficiently. We have been able to make varying and attracting iterations with ease.

Avantages :

1.The software is user friendly. It helps you in organizing files and executing cuts easily. 2.Its new version (Version 8) has a very intriguing look. It provides a current windows program as compared to previous versions which were outdated 3.Efficient while performing huge programming requiring multiple formats.

Inconvénients :

1.The software crashes quite often 2.It has been difficult to execute simple commands like extensions and trimming while using PatternSmith. 3.Not compatible with AutoCAD

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 6 ans

Hi There - thanks for the honest feedback! We're sorry to hear you're experiencing software crashes - we've got a team of software developers right here in house constantly working to improve our software, so please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. We also consistently update our software - so head over to our website and download our newest version and see if you experience improved reliability. If not, contact Customer Service and they'll walk you through some logs our way so we can determine the issue and work to fix it!

Scott
Programming Director (É.-U.)
Textile, 201–500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

PatternSmith is a powerful CAD program that is flexible to work with a variety of cutting machines.

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : Ease of use. Flexible.

Avantages :

PatternSmith is very easy to use. It has powerful tools in the editor mode that can be easily set up for your own specifications. We also export all of programs as .nc files that can be used for a variety of cutting machines. It also incorporates a material library much like other more expensive software platforms. When used in conjunction with AutoMetrix cutting tables the result is smooth, fast cutting with the ability to change the nesting area as needed for specialty fabrics and recuts. I would recommend Patternsmith to anyone who does high volume programming with multiple machine formats.

Inconvénients :

I would like to see some dimensioning capabilities in future releases. There are also problems associated with the back button and the software locking up. This usually occurs when there are a lot of radiuses or complex math equations working in the background. Saving to polylines often results in broken pieces such as a square having only three sides after saving it, At this time users are not able to set up a que for programs. They need to load each program individually for cutting.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Hi Scott - thanks for your detailed feedback! Jordan has a current service contract, so you guys can upgrade to our newest PatternSmith version 8 at any point. We'd recommend it, and see if it improves your experience! We also have some products in the works right now that address some of your feature requests - so stay tuned! Feel free to reach out to me directly if you'd like to know more...

Karl
Production Manager (É.-U.)
Articles de sport, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Purpose-built software with some bizarre bugs. (patternsmith 7.6-7.7)

3,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : We're running and Autometrix table, and Patternsmith is the best tool that integrates seamlessly. When it works, it's very efficient. Once you get accustomed to the workarounds and establish a workflow, custom work can be drawn up very quickly. Customer service is outstanding.

Avantages :

The integration between the pattern editing and nesting is seamless. When it's dialed, it's very efficient. It runs on old computers because, well, it's pretty old. Customer service is awesome if you have a service contract.

Inconvénients :

Crashes frequently. No autosave function. When nesting a table, executing the undo command repeatedly explodes all the parts to random parts of the table you're working on, and sometimes replaces them with other random parts that weren't even in the table.... let's just say it has a revisionist approach to history. In 7.6, the labels for different nests magically trade places and generally pull random words from other nests, sometimes from other files altogether.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 5 ans

Hello Karl, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with PatternSmith. You are correct, version 7.6 is pretty old software now, and I'm happy to let you know that you are eligible to upgrade to our current version (version 9) for FREE. PatternSmith upgrades are a benefit of your paid Support Agreement, and we can provide training and assistance with the new version if you'd like. You can download PatternSmith 9 directly from our website or contact us at software@autometrix.com for assistance.

Jack
Design (É.-U.)
Articles de sport, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

PatternSmith Review

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : It has been good. Like all programs it takes a while to get good at it. I do not run the cutting machine, but the people that do have given me very good feedback on what sort of ways I should do the designs. What we should write in the seam allowances and that sort of thing.

Avantages :

THe way it interfaces with te cutting machine.. The way you can use measure poly lines.

Inconvénients :

I Also design with Solid works, so when I use both I get a very powerfull combination. yet patternsmith can do things in 2D that solid works can not, and of course we can unfold products in solid works, and export the DXF files. I really have no complaints except that it has taken me a long time to learn how to use both. Years ago, if I was on the road, and I needed to work on patternsmith, the program would not let me use it because it would recognize a different IP adress or something like that. We went bac to 2005, 7.6 and everything worked out fine. We continue to use 2005 7.6 today.

jonathan
Cad drafter/ machine programmer (Canada)
Équipement et fournitures de bureau, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Good product, easier to use in new version, but no language choice

4,0 il y a 6 ans

Avantages :

new design easier to understand, user friendly

Inconvénients :

parametric files don't exist, can't use a part in many markers and then change one and auto updates on next open in another marker. also not possible to put software in french.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 6 ans

Hi Jonathan - thanks for your feedback! Glad to see you guys are enjoying the new version. We'll continue to work to make the system more flexible for all the different use cases, but the primary reason we don't have parametric type patterns as a standard is because of how it affects each separate marker. If you change a pattern, it's unlikely that the nested marker can remain the same without running into overlap issues. We DO have another product, Templates, that is a powerful plugin for PatternSmith allowing parametric pattern templates to be built, and then resized patterns are generated and ready for nesting. If you think that might be of interest, please let us know and we can set up a demo! We are also working to support more languages in the future - we'll make sure French is on the list.

Sampath
Production Manager (Sri Lanka)
Textile, 1 001–5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Alternatives envisagées précédemment :

Improvement and suggestion

3,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Software get crash most of the time, it need to be saved every steps and this is a difficult to use continuously. Zoom function is not good, both drawing interface and pattern nesting interface. Snap function need to improve lot. Measurement tool need to be improved. “Start of perimeter “function is not good and it need to be improved.

Avantages :

Mostly I like this software is for pattern nesting

Inconvénients :

Pattern drawing options are very poor , support to draw and measurement it weak.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 5 ans

Hello Sampath, Thank you for sharing your PatternSmith experience with us. It looks like you are using an old version of PatternSmith. You will find improved drafting and measuring tools in our current version of PatternSmith along with a very stable platform. The 'Start of perimeter' function has also been reworked! Feel free to download a FREE 30 day trial from our website. If you have any additional questions you can always direct them to software@autometrix.com

Will
engineer (É.-U.)
Biens de consommation, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Patternsmith Review

3,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Overall I would say good

Avantages :

It seems to be easier to use than other products on the market

Inconvénients :

Low level functionality. It is good for cutting premade dxf files but bad at making changes to those files. Also there seems to be an issue with layers even after much discussion with autometrix on the correct ways to set those up and import/export

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 5 ans

Thanks for the honest feedback, WIll - our records show you're still working with an older version of PatternSmith. As DXF files have become more and more common as the "non-native file type of choice", we've put a lot of effort into better tools for handling DXF files within PatternSmith. We'd definitely recommend checking out PatternSmith 9 and seeing if it solves some of your frustrations!

Dexter
Industrial Designer (É.-U.)
Compagnies aériennes/Aéronautique, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Happy with the overall experience but would love more features, shortcuts, & customization.

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : The company I am currently with has been using this software for quite a while and I understand that it is a very important piece to our business. I am happy to see a new update is coming out and would love to see the what's new.

Avantages :

I enjoy the short learning curve and ease of use the most.I have taught others on how to use it and they quickly picked it up. The manual is also very informative, and the tool tips are a good touch.

Inconvénients :

I would like it more if there were more ways to customize and set automatized features. It would also be great if the user can upload a photo and has it be seen through the "pattern window".

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Hi Dexter - thanks for the feedback! Wanted to let you know that, if I understand your request correctly, PatternSmith version 8 has a new feature that lets you place a picture as a background in the pattern editor and scale it. Then, a pattern can be drafted over that background quite easily! If you guys are interested in giving it a try, head over to http://www.autometrix.com/patternsmith/trial and download a 30 day trial, then give us a call and we'll guide you through the process...

Steve
CAD Engineer (Canada)
Automatisation industrielle, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

This product has sped up our production and made the process easy and simple to use.

5,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : The benefit of being able to quickly and easily make new tarp drawings and repeat the tarps that already have been made.

Avantages :

The operators in the back have all pick this up quickly and it has been easy to train them on. It has improved our quality and made the process much more consistent.

Inconvénients :

The thing that we dislike about PatternSmith is we continuously have to go through there website to get new unlock codes for the software. It is easy to do this, but it does happen more than we would like.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback, Steve. We know the unlock code issues is a major frustration for those of you affected. Happy to report that PatternSmith version 8 has an improved unlock system that is proving to solve the problem - Michels is eligible for an upgrade at any point, so I'd encourage you to reach out to customer service and we'll help with the process!

John
Partner (R.-U.)
Textile, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Patternsmith

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : It has, and continues to be functional enough to produce our designs, but basic enough to use easily.

Avantages :

It's basic functionality, ease of use, the fact we are not forced to pay for un-necessary upgrades when the software does everything we need it to. We enjoyed being part of the bug reporting users back when it was released, and was impressed with the speed of bug fixing. As sail and cover makers, the basic 2D design capabilities have served our needs for nearly 20 years, and continue to do so.

Inconvénients :

The fact that every time we bought a new computer, we had to ask for a .tlf code. (Not a big hassle really, but thought I should write something!)

MARK
President / R&D Ditector (É.-U.)
Sports, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Wish we had auto-nest function. Seems awkward to use. Hate scroll to zoom. Need help index.

3,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : Need it to operate the cutting machine.

Avantages :

Seems pretty reliable in general. Rarely gives us trouble and Autometrix is good about remote help, but wish there was more on-line tutorials or training available. Very possible that we don't know all the functionality and proper use of commands.

Inconvénients :

Wish we had auto-nest function. Seems awkward to use. Hate scroll to zoom. Need help index. wish there was more on-line tutorials or training available. Very possible that we don't know all the functionality and proper use of commands.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Hi Mark - thanks for the honest feedback. We do have a couple options for automatic nesting available as plugins for PatternSmith. Reach out to support@autometrix.com if you'd like more information. As far as training, we're currently looking into different ways to better support our customers with this. Feel free to reach out and we can discuss what you think would best meet your needs!

Benjamin
Engineering Intern (É.-U.)
Aviation et industrie aéronautique, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

View of PatternSmith

3,0 il y a 5 ans

Avantages :

Dark/Light modes are nice. One key commands are nice. For running the cutting table this is a great program once you get used to its quirks.

Inconvénients :

The tools and workflow are both non-intuitive and enough unlike other CAD packages that it is difficult to learn to draw with whether one has CAD experience or not. Because of this, all our patterns are drawn in other programs that are easier to work with, and imported into PatternSmith as DXFs. Additionally it is disappointing that even basic tools like auto nesting are paid add-ons.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 5 ans

Hi Benjamin - thanks for sharing your thoughts. You compare PatternSmith to "other CAD packages". As someone with engineering training, you're probably used to CAD programs specifically written to design mechanical and electrical systems. PatternSmith has always been written for the needs of those designing patterns - a similar, but different process. Our workflow is architected to allow all of the patterns for a product or family of products to be designed within a single project file and then easily prepared and nested for cutting. What you refer to as "basic tools" are actually extremely valuable to our customers - the time saved by automatic nesting algorithms is, as you know, significant. We've partnered with companies to make sure those kinds of tools are integrated cleanly into our solutions. If you have any specific questions about how to accomplish tasks in PatternSmith, we're more than happy to help out - support@autometrix.com!

Hugh
owner/manager (Canada)
Biens de consommation, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Easy to learn and use

5,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : Easy to make accurate patterns for perfect fits.

Avantages :

Easy to learn and use. Once new patterns are scanned into program, easy to manipulate for use. Easy to import old patterns and combine to make new patterns. Questions are always answered promptly.

Inconvénients :

When re-using old patterns cannot clear numbers of copies cut from last time. Cannot import bmps or pdfs so custom patterns have to be manually scanned into program. Sometimes notches are too small to see without zooming.

Jay
owner (É.-U.)
Secteur maritime, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Works great with our Autometrix plotter

5,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

The software is pretty intuitive and along with the customer support and the manual we are able to manipulate our panels and patterns just about anyway we need. Nesting is easy and I have plenty of freedom to move patterns around.

Inconvénients :

After using this software for 25 years the only con is that we occasionally have issues importing files from certain CAD programs. Usually we can solve this by only importing one layer of the drawing.

Brian
Product Development Engineer (É.-U.)
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

I'm using v7.6 for cutting carbon fiber prepreg raw material in a factory production setting.

3,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

Visualization of how the cutting table is laid out. Easy drag and drop to organize the table. Limits on rotation angle and quotas. Great customer support, including online personal training!

Inconvénients :

Drawing original shapes is difficult with finicky snap on lines, and unintuitive dimensioning - much easier to import. Difficult to know if the cutter head will cut in a continuous motion, or pick up and hammer down again.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Thanks for the feedback, Brian. If you're importing patterns from other software, you might find the Pattern Optimization tools available in our current software platform, PatternSmith 8, to be really helpful. With a single click, we'll prepare a pattern for cutting, which should minimize tool lifts and increase cut speed. Please let us know if you're interested in learning more! Rock West is eligible for an upgrade at any point!

Joang
Owner / President (É.-U.)
Compagnies aériennes/Aéronautique, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Making Aircraft Products

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : I have had to learn new products with and without help I found it satisfying learning the product. It is much easier than any of the products out there. My previous work place had one of the competitions and watching them struggle with learning program was horrifying. They had someone out for two weeks or more and we only had someone out 1day. I would pick Autometrix over any of the other brands out there.

Avantages :

It was semi easy, I had to have Autometrix walk me through some of the parts but after they did that I was good to go

Inconvénients :

Having to learn a new product, I am not computer literate sometimes

Al
Quality Manager (É.-U.)
Aviation et industrie aéronautique, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Good Software

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : While the software can be frustrating at times, it does work and the customer service is excellent!

Avantages :

Once you spend a little time with the software, the workflow is easy to understand.

Inconvénients :

Sometime the software seems to be buggy and it's not always the same function. I have found that restarting the computer can sometimes clear up these types of issues.

Jason
Inflatables Designer (É.-U.)
Design, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Pattern Smith Speeds up our process

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Even when there are issues, the support team is quick to respond and very professional.

Avantages :

We are able to import pattern files and create marker files quickly and the automation with the cutting table speed up our cutting process

Inconvénients :

New software releases sometimes create unexpected issues with the cutting table.

Jordan
Design Engineer (É.-U.)
Pétrole et énergies, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Patternsmith Review

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : This software and cutting machine have greatly increased our production. We used to have to do all of the design by hand and this has drastically reduced out production times.

Avantages :

This software is very simple and easy to use. Everyone in our design team caught on very quickly and became proficient within a couple of days.

Inconvénients :

Being unable to make the same changes to every profile at once. We often need to add a 1" perimeter to every profile and to do this we must go into each profile to add the 1". It would also be very nice if this software could output a list of the size of each profile designed.

angelo
director (Mexique)
Services et installations de loisirs, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

great software

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : we créate patterns for inflatables

Avantages :

very easy to learn how to use it, a must for an inflatable industry because the plug ins it has,

Inconvénients :

it would be better if it has an option for 3D modeling

Graham
Engineering Manager (Canada)
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Frustrating, Counter intuitive, Unreliable.

1,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

I like the way version 8 looks. Looking more like a current windows program. Previous versions looked out of date.

Inconvénients :

None of the commands follow other popular cad systems (autocad, draftsight etc..). Difficult to carry out simple commands like trim, extend. Software crashes regularly and freezes often especially when dealing with large/more complicated tables.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Good news, Graham! PatternSmith 8.2 has really improved performance on large nested tables - we've had a developer working consistently to continue to improve speed performance! Please update to a newer version when you get a chance and let us know how it goes!

Harold
Aeronautical Engineer (É.-U.)
Compagnies aériennes/Aéronautique, 201–500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Makes my work/day fun!

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : Cost!
But where it shines is when it's combined with CAD SHOT, in an industry like ours where patterns constantly changes it was hugely beneficial!

Avantages :

User friendly Easy to organize the cuts/files Nice to have PatternSmith8 interface like a CAD software.

Inconvénients :

Crashes many, many times a day Only one (1) color for info lines Can't control the cut directions of the cutting machine

David
Production Supervisor (É.-U.)
Compagnies aériennes/Aéronautique, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Easy software to learn but hard to figure out how to manipulate lines to cut best

3,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : I can do my job

Avantages :

Easy software to learn. Simple tools to use.

Inconvénients :

Figure out how to manipulate lines to cut faster. I have found that a rough pattern makes the table jump around a lot (or click) resulting in having to run the table slower. It took awhile to figure out how to smooth everything to cut more efficiently. Oh and the delete button Vs backspace that is annoying.

Réponse de l'équipe de Autometrix

il y a 7 ans

Hi David - thanks for the feedback! Our newest PatternSmith platform, version 8, has some fantastic "Cut Optimize" tools that aid with preparing lines for cutting - especially if you're importing DXFs from other software platforms. Reach out to us at support@autometrix.com and let us know if you'd like to see it! Your company is eligible for an upgrade at any time!

Suzanne
Production Manager (Canada)
Pétrole et énergies, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

It was good

3,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

Easy to use

Inconvénients :

You need a new key each time you need to reload the program No compatibility with AutoCADor any other program

Randy
Continuous Process Improvement Coordinator (É.-U.)
Sports, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

The new upgrade has added some nice labor saving features

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

Costs. It lays are the parts very efficient Help over the phone if we are having issues. Downloading files to it.

Inconvénients :

The time it takes to get a software upgrade to fix issues. The ease to use once you start suing it.