A specialized enviroment 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.

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

Reuse and reduce the required cutters.


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

Automatically place markers, corners, edges and notches.

Tightly control measures.

Features 2D Modelling for Footwear

Shell and patterns 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

Style lines definition.

Related and unrelated lines.

Measure 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.

MindCAD Solutions

Product design & engineering