This feature is only available to users with a SmartDesign license. For more information, contact your Browzwear representative.
VStitcher includes a built-in review tool feature for use with SmartDesign (modular) garments and related workflow.
The following terms are used in this feature:
Combination: SmartDesign garment files typically contain several options for the garment. For example, there might be a short sleeve, medium sleeve, and long sleeve, and perhaps a small pocket, curved pocket, and a larger pocket. In this feature, a combination is one particular selection of pieces which is put together to form a garment. For example, one combination might have with short sleeves and a larger pocket. Another might have medium sleeves and a curved pocket.
Batch: When you simulate a garment using SmartDesign, you can choose a group of combinations, all of which are simulated together in the same batch.
After each combination is completed, a snapshot is created.
Reviewing SmartDesign Simulations
To review simulations in VStitcher:
Load the SmartDesign file into VStitcher.
2020 May Edition and newer:
If the Silhouettes tab is not displayed, on the Resources tabs, click 2D, then Silhouettes.
Click Snapshot Creation.
2020 January Edition and older:
If the Features tab is not displayed:, on the Resources tabs, click Modular, then Features.
Click Snapshot Creation.
The Snapshot Creation pane is displayed.
You can use the Snapshot Creation pane to run simulation of all combinations, or you can select a part of the combinations to simulate.
Using the Snapshot Creation Pane
The main part of the pane is a list view of combinations.
In a column header:
Click to reverse the order of the list.
Click to filter the displayed list. A menu is displayed with the available filters. Click to select or clear the filters you want to use.
For more information, expand the following:
To select combinations, do one of the following:
Click Select All, to select all combinations.
Alternatively, click to select a combination. You can use click+Alt or click+Shift to make multiple selections of combinations.
To add combinations to the batch:
Select the combinations you want to include. For more information, refer to Selecting Combinations.
You can decide which sizes to include in the batch simulation.
To refine the selection:
On the toolbar, click Size.
Click to select or clear the sizes you want to include in the batch simulation.
On the toolbar, click . The following menu is displayed.
The following table describes the available options.
Exclude Internal Pieces
If selected, a piece which is only stitched to an internal line is not included in the simulation.
If selected, a piece that is already simulated in a combination, is not simulated again. The result of the simulation of the piece is used in all other combinations.
Extra Simulations for Completed Combinations
If selected, the system runs additional simulations for completed combinations to obtain better results.
For Arrange mode, related pieces are automatically arranged.
To run the batch simulation:
Ensure you have selected the combinations you want to simulate.
For each combination being simulated, the status progression is:
To review snapshots:
Go to the Resources tabs.
Click 3D, then Snapshots. The completed snapshots are displayed.
If, after reviewing a snapshot, you want to remove it:
In the list, select the combination.
On the toolbar, click Remove Snapshots. A confirmation message is displayed.
Click Yes. The snapshot is deleted.