Centric Software announced the availability of the latest version 6 of ‘Adobe Connect’ that seamlessly integrates Adobe Illustrator with Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
The latest release can be connected to Centric 8 PLM and Centric SMB PLM. It gives a platform where the creative and technical team can work in collaboration.
The PLM team can easily share the information related to the detail about the colours, fabrics, trims and other materials with the designers and product developers. The designers and product developers are allowed to work within the illustrator surface where they can sketch, create colours and build other details for design briefs and product specification.
The work done by the designers is seamlessly updated in PLM, allowing better interaction and transparency within the product development process.
“Adobe Connect minimises non-value-added work for designers so that they can focus on the creative and technical aspects of the products. Designers upload files to Centric PLM to share across carryovers or similar products, eliminating the need to manage a separate file for each individual style. They don’t need to go into Centric PLM when they start working on a new concept,” said Ron Watson, VP Product at Centric Software.
“Centric Software’s Adobe Connect makes it easier for our designers to focus on their creative work while staying in their preferred environment. By seamlessly accessing textiles, fabrics and colours from within Centric PLM, our design teams have eliminated re-work and time spent on searching for data thereby resulting in shorter product development times for all of our collections. The deep integration with Centric PLM offers a more streamlined experience while allowing increased collaboration across our teams,” said Jorge Mario Serrate, Chief of Solutions at Studio F, a leading Colombian womenswear brand.
The Version 6 includes many automation, such as re-sizing images, colourway development, localisation to meet translation needs, handy time saving, etc.
“We are committed to creating market-leading, innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. The latest release of Adobe Connect builds a seamless bridge between Adobe Illustrator and Centric PLM that empowers designers without disrupting creative flow and ultimately shortens the product development lifecycle,” said Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software.