MindCAD 3D and 2D: designed for working together

The MindCAD suite of software for the footwear manufacturing industry, created by the Portuguese company founded in 1997, is the leading product for footwear designers and pattern makers.

MindCAD is a complete and integrated 2D/3D CAD solution for the design, development, and engineering of footwear, offering a balanced mix of creative and technical 2D and 3D CAD tools. The intuitive user interface reduces the learning curve process, accelerating its adoption for highly productive environments. Real time interactions and highly realistic representations make footwear design more fluid and creative, approaching the processes of fashion sketching, styling, and modeling. Finally, the geometric modeling tools, flexible and accurate, support all phases of the complex engineering process. Total 2D – 3D integration offers an innovative approach to total modeling of all components of the shoe, in an intuitive, interactive, and highly integrated environment: changes in a shape are automatically applied to all components of the product and, if applied to a 3D model, are reflected over 2D representation (and vice versa). It is also possible to generate 2D scaling from 3D designs. MindCAD allows for the collaboration between creative designers, technical pattern makers, suppliers, and other partners – around the world, for a better and more rapid decision-making process that continues throughout the entire cycle of the product’s development.