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Software PDM -data management

In the fashion industries data is constantly going back and forth between internal departments and production centres, from sketches and definition drawings to piece lists, BOM and technical files.
With each brand producing collections four times a year, this generates a huge amount of data.

These exchanges can give rise to repetitions and errors, while manual input is tedious and labour-intensive and efficient oversight is impossible. The result is that your production times, which are already stretched, are made even longer, with a direct impact on your business activities and turnover.

Very quickly after the launch of our first CAD modules, we saw we had to develop tools for managing
this collaborative work and for ensuring smooth and efficient management of the lifecycle of your models. Providing access to data was becoming a major issue for companies. 

In 2000, we presented the first PDM on the market that was developed and customised for the shoe
and leather goods industries. In order to obtain a high level of performance we decided to integrate our PDM natively into all our CAD modules.  

Romans CAD V14 2023 is a digital platform covering all stages of product development, with a centralised database, giving you controlled and collaborative access to your technical data Romans CAD Document Vault (RCS DV), and allowing full descriptions of your models: materials, components, sub-assemblies Romans CAD Engineering (RCS ME). It generates all types of reports: BOM, pieces and tooling lists, and collection books. You will find all the reports you need to create the technical pack that will accompany your models through their production R
omans CAD Engineering (RCS ME).

Once the prototype has been approved, deciding on all the variants (colours/materials) becomes a heavy and costly task. Romans CAD Colorize, launched in 2020, allows you to interactively and graphically create your variants (SKU). It is an outstanding productivity tool.

Control of the target price of each model is a must for every development centre. With Romans CAD Costing (RCS MC) you will know the costs of your models in real-time, even before consulting your production centres. This element strengthens the purchasing department in charge of negotiating the prices of your products. This software allows you to know the price of your models in real-time, even before consulting your production centres.
It is a major asset for the sales departments tasked with negotiating the prices of your products.

Romans CAD Data Management becomes the backbone of your collection development.

This powerful editing, organisational and technical data analysis tool will help your company optimise its resources, reduce development times and ensure the continuity of data transferred throughout all levels of your IT organisation.

Your return on investment is guaranteed.

Principal benefits of Romans CAD Data Management :

Romans CAD DM comes ready to use, meaning there
 are no customisation costs.


- Any changes your Development Centre makes to your
  program take effect in real time (type, number, surface,
  material associated with a room, etc ...).


- It is an essential tool connecting the back office (design
  consultants) and the front office (purchasing, marketing,
  sales). It removes any kind of technical data entry
  requirement from your ERP/PLM IT tools; this means
  your procedures become safer, much faster, and
  extremely productive.


- Report production (BOM Colours, Specifications,
Last Definition report, Collection Book, Last Models,
  Pre-Costing report, etc ..) is completely automated.


Romans CAD Document Vault allows you to organise, manage, secure and rapidly access your data.

Romans CAD Document Vault (RCS DV) allows you to organise your work by applying the principles specific to the shoe and leather goods industries. Taking the specificities of each sector into account (Sport, Luxury, Security), the lifecycle of your models is managed at every level: model references, variants, documents.

It allows you to control access to your data. Each user is defined by a profile granting permissions
to read, write or export each model or variant and the associated documents.

Groups of users can be created. 

Romans CAD Document Vault provides you will a database of materials, components and tools (DB MCT).

Classification in: Macro-Family, Family and Sub-family with the associated attributes allows designers
and technicians to search for and rapidly select the material, component, tool or assembly method necessary for defining their products.


Structured and optimised for footwear, leather goods and soft materials industries. A material is defined on multiple levels: general information/colour-size ranges/supplier information. It is ready to use. Composite materials are also taken into account. This data is the backbone of your product development.

Romans CAD DV is available in mobility mode via its ‘Cloud’ version.



Safe and centralized storage of your data and sensitive documents


- Ready-to-use materials database

- Collaborative and secure access to your data from anywhere in the world

- Centralised backup of your technical heritage

- Creation of a secure network for sharing technical documents, financial information (model
  cost) or confidential documents.


- Available via Showcase in 3D mode



Define, edit, manage, and control your product data with Romans CAD MEMD


Building new collections from reworked models, new variants or new models is accelerated with
Romans CAD MEMD.


The CAD/PDM integration is complete. From the different Romans CAD modules: 3D, 2D, SL, it is possible to associate a piece, a component or a consumption surface with a material, a component, or a tool defined in the database (DB MCT). Automated association of pieces/materials makes your work easier. Duplication and data import accelerate the creation of variants.

Romans CAD MEMD allows its users to automate creating their BOM: samples, production in all sizes, eco-design, import taxes, etc.  

The Variants interface gives you access to all your materials/components/tools data, allowing you directly to update all the data associated with these articles and to automate the update of dependent data (color and size ranges) of a model and its variants.


Mass updates (price, properties, suppliers, collections, etc.) facilitate your secure modifications.

Romans CAD MEMD is an ultra-productive tool for your research and design departments. The time gained will free up your experts to devote themselves to what they do best.

Romans CAD MEMD allows you to present an update on development at any time with interim reports. You can reliably manage the status of these reports by marking them ‘In progress’ or ‘Approved’, eliminating errors in the quality of data exported (BOM/pre-costing).

Romans CAD MEMD allows you to edit a wide range of BOM elements: samples, production in all sizes, eco-design, import taxes, etc. The data can be accessed in two ways: either through the Romans CAD MEMD interface or through Romans CAD Document Vault, making it comfortable for each type of user.  


Romans CAD MEMD provides a beautifully synchronized collaborative environment where development team members can work together. They can access, display, review, and produce feedback on products and engineering information.

Romans CAD MEMD provides an internal and external check for a company’s customers and suppliers. Information is shared in real-time, improving coordination and shortening the time taken to market your products.


Romans CAD MEMD offers a series of pre-defined reports. You can also commission reports that are specific to your business.


Calculating model costs and comparing it to a target price before making samples has become a prerequisite for all design offices


Obtaining the price of a model variant in real-time, and comparing it to the target price even before producing the sample, is a priority for any development centre. Romans CAD Pre-Costing (RCS MC) responds to this need.

The price of a variant is built on the basis of a series of data from:
   - the CAD, (pieces, surface consumed, operations, etc…) 
   - the MCT database (materials, components, tools, sub-assemblies)
   - the labour associated with each operation

   - the different annexes (general costs, royalties, charges, margins, taxes, etc.)

Romans CAD MC contains all the tools and formulas to configure the mode for calculating the price of your
models, according to your own methods. If you use several methods depending on the brand or the production centre, Romans CAD MC facilitates this.


Controlling costs is a continuous process that starts with the concepts department, right up to the manufacture of the sample.

‘CLOUD’ mode allows you to modify a model and to control its price during your visits to production
sites by accessing your data on central servers. You will not have to wait until your return for the modifications – they will be done in real time from wherever you are, thus increasing your productivity. 

PDM Costing


The module is ready to use.
  Romans CAD MC allows you to configure your price-calculation formula.


- The Romans CAD MC data is updated in automatic mode as soon as a modification is
  performed on your designs, your patterns, your MCT and labour data.


​- The price can be displayed in several ways via:

  • Cost family

  • Analytical method

- The model price can be calculated for each size and width

- Specific report (BOM costs) are available

RCS Colo


Romans CAD COLORIZE provides you with a user-friendly interface to create your different palettes of materials and colors, which can be shared and completed as they are developed by your designers and colorists. The Romans CAD DM ’s collaborative mode facilitates these exchanges.

Once the design of a model has been approved, the next step in the development workflow is
the creation of the model’s different material/color variants (SKUs). Creating variants is easy when you can access different elements that make up your model through Romans CAD COL ’s user-friendly interface.

You can simultaneously see:

   - Your 3D model

   - The list of pieces and components

   - The materials and colour palettes

A wide choice of features allows you to associate pieces with the materials and colours of your choice and you can create a new variant with just a few clicks of the mouse. The consequent gain in productivity will allow you to present a larger number of variants to your marketing and sales teams in very little time.

Once the variants have been chosen and approved, Romans CAD COL will save the contents of each variant. For each material, you will also save the new material/colour ranges created.
The BOM for each of your materials will be generated automatically.


Romans CAD COL will rapidly become an indispensable tool for your colourist teams.

Benefits of Romans CAD Colorize :

- This Colorisation module was created to respond to our clients who specified this as a
   a time-consuming, and thus costly, aspect of development.

- The user interface has been extremely simplified.

- The automated creation of BOM is a considerable advantage in terms of time and the
  quality of data selected.

- The new material/color associations are sure to be saved.

- The integration of 3D with the PDM makes Romans CAD COL the most advanced module of 
 its kind.

- Generating reports leaves nothing to chance.

Summary Romans CAD DM 


Customised for the footwear and leather goods industries, Romans CAD DM is ready to use without additional costs or a customisation period.

Romans CAD Data Management offers a Cloud version. All your data is accessible from any design, development, prototyping or marketing centre in your organisation and on any type of hardware (PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone).

Romans CAD DM provides members of the product development team with a collaborative environment where they can work together in step with one another. A place where they can access designs, present ideas, review new concepts and provide feedback on products and manufacturing data.

Romans CAD MEMD provides an internal and external check for a company’s customers and suppliers. This speeds up information sharing, improves coordination and shortens the time to market for your products.


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