A specialized environment for design, engineering, and grading of 2D patterns.


Speed and efficiency





Speed and efficiency

Be faster and more productive in developing new models.

Reuse developed models to create new series.

Reuse parts and cutters across models, reducing costs and production times.


Easily change your industrial plans, with immediate results in patterns and grading.

Execute parameterized grading, applied to groups or parts of pieces.

Reuse and reduce required cutters.


During grading, set margins and overlaps with high precision, optimizing material consumption.

Automatically place markers, corners, edges, and notches.

Tightly control measures.

2D features for Footwear

Shell and pattern digitizing

Interactive data input with a 2D tablet, in continuous or point by point modes.

Automatic digitizing for shell and parts with flat-bed scanner.

Support for multiple scanners and digitizing tablet devices.

2D modeling tools

Definition of style lines.

Related and unrelated lines.

Measurement tools over shell and graded sizes.

Interactive and automatic tools for line distortion (moccasin style).

Creating patterns

Complete pattern definition without adding auxiliary lines.

Automatic definition of margins, overlaps, and others.

Automatic creation of notches, fillets, drills, and stencils.

Grading tools

Grading on French, English, and American scale.

Combined upper and bottom grading.

Fitting and group-coordinated grading systems.

Definition of advanced grade modifiers.


Tight integration with MindCUT software, for automatic nesting and cutting.

Full integration and data exchange with MindGEST PDM, a centralized information repository for products and processes.

Interoperability with MindGEST Cost Evaluation for cost assessment based on product engineering options and production scenarios.


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MindCAD Solutions

Product design & engineering