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  • April 19, 2013

Footwear CAD/CAM Software on the NetBeans Platform

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Delcam Crispin in the UK provides the only complete footwear CAD/CAM software. The software is designed to help speed up footwear design and manufacturing processes and it reduces product time to market.

The software is created by Delcam Crispin, with parts of it on the NetBeans Platform, consisting of a costing/nesting program that evaluates the cost of producing a pair of shoes and analyses the material used.
It does both leather and synthetic (sheet) nesting of parts.

The first screenshot below shows the main parts and material tables, plus an example of the leather hide (from a cow) nesting with both left and right parts
in complete pairs of shoes: 

The next screenshot shows parallelogram assessment nesting, along with an example of primary/secondary nesting of synthetic parts: 

An earlier version of the above application, together with an explanation of the relevance of the NetBeans Platform in this context, is discussed here:

http://netbeans.dzone.com/nb-shoe-design-costing

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