Pattern design on Illustrator

Textile Design, Textile Software, and Textile CAD

SymmetryWorks provides more productivity features for textile design than any other specialized software on the market today. The unprecedented collection of layouts includes the built-in drop and brick (cascading) repeats; diamond, stripe, grid, and spot (sateen) repeats; fully automated step (sliding) repeats; and the composite, all-over, and tossed repeats. Switching to a different layout with SymmetryWorks requires a single click of the mouse. You can further adjust built-in layouts or interactively design your own repeat system—as easily as you design a pattern—and add your new system to the built-in ones. And, of course, the plug-in allows you to edit the motif at any time; your edits are instantly and automatically applied to all repeating units. Best of all, SymmetryWorks keeps your designs in a resolution-free, "vector" form so you can rescale them quickly and without loss of quality. Whether you create contemporary printed apparel or traditional woven upholstery, small-scale "contract" interiors or full-size decorative fabric, SymmetryWorks makes you more productive than ever before.

An example of a textile design created with SymmetryWorks
A composite repeat. The motif is rotated around the center three times and then put in the brick repeat. You draw only one branch and a quarter-disk and SymmetryWorks completes the design. As you interactively edit the branch, the plug-in automatically updates the entire design.