Increase precision and profitability.
Save space in your studio.
Whether designing for the fashionista, suiting the business person, outfitting the child at play, or costuming for stage or screen – streamline your pattern design experience with PWstudio V4!
Produce professional patterns for apparel in PWstudio V4
design with ease using built-in flat pattern manipulation
access sloper and symbol libraries to build new designs
digitize to make pattern entry a breeze
copy instantly what you did before – you don’t have to start over
build design libraries for each client, season or show
grade and size garments easily
calculate yardage/meters for full scale pattern layouts – you’ll know how much fabric you need
print to printers and plotters
minimize and maximize design storage – no more volumes of paper patterns to store
best of all, PWstudio V4 increases your productivity and saves time
PWstudio takes a small footprint but leaves a big impression.
PWstudio V4 is affordable apparel design software that’s flexible, intuitive and easy to use. Since it was developed by a garment designer, it is intuitive to your needs. You can even design on your laptop. Add a wide carriage printer and/or a roll-up digitizer and you have a complete pattern design studio in a very small space.
PWstudio takes you through the whole design process…
From the style sketch, to pattern design, to grading and more. Design with any size sloper, customize client grade rules, create technical drawings for garment construction, and diagram sample production.
PWstudio V4 is perfect for the professional garment designer or costumer, the independent pattern company, the sewn product entrepreneur, or apparel design educator and student.
PWstudio V4 has an extensive sloper library with a wide variety of sizes. The library includes men’s, women’s children’s and now infant’s basic slopers. We have improved many of the slopers and their documentation The slopers, with specs and diagrammed grade rules, are in menu-accessible and printable PDF format. In addition to the sloper library, you can digitize your existing masters as well as your draped fabric base size. You can also draft garments of your own or from historic pattern drafts,
PWstudio V4 has more libraries, symbols, croquis, pattern tools, layouts, print forms and plot boxes – all built in!
PWstudio V4 grades easily and quickly. Grading does NOT require determining the X and Y coordinates of each corner – it’s so much easier! You can use an grade rule, any pattern shape and grade any number of sizes, all of which will be placed on a separate layer. We have greatly improved the function and range of the Grading command. Now Grading and Altering both have straight and diagonal grade lines to accommodate irregular pattern shapes, Sample grade rule diagrams are included in the sloper library documentation.
Cutting layouts can be created for your patterns, on your choice of fabric
widths. In addition to Fabric Utilization, PWstudio V4 determines fabric length
and calculates the yards and meters in an instant.
PWstudio V4 now uses the *.dwg file extension instead of the *.flx. extension found in PWstudio V3.
You can still save your files as dwg, dxf, dws, dwt, or flx file formats, to share files quickly and easily with other programs. Integrate your work with your software program using import and export raster files. PDFs can be imported as a reference, or you can print to a PDF file, maintaining the dimensions of the pattern.
PWstudio V4 comes with an extensive, illustrated, Help Menu, which contains exercises, and illustrated command steps that will help you get up and running quickly. Tutorials and e-learning videos will be available soon on the website.
As always, PWstudio V4 comes with the great technical support you have come to expect from PWstudio, LLC.