Adobe Illustrator PLM Integration Plugin

Design Plug-In For Adobe Illustrator

Connectivity and collaboration have long been end goals, but creative teams often have considered PLM solutions more of a hindrance than a help. That’s because many of these systems require tedious data entry and time-consuming processes just to accomplish simple things like adding a new concept or style.

Exenta believes that PLM fashion software should enable creative teams to stay creative. Taking the user experience to a whole new level, this powerful Design Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator works with Exenta PLM REVO™ to reduce the amount of time designers spend creating and managing designs, articles and colorways. It eliminates excessive data entry and streamlines the design and development processes by empowering designers to launch new products and bills of materials without ever leaving Illustrator.


“You can drill at many different levels and get to an awful lot of detail and easily export and extract that information to manipulate and manage data to make decisions. It’s much easier than getting information off a report that would come out in a nightly batch process.” – Tom Stoughton, IT Director, RG Barry

Key Advantages

Accelerate Design/Development Process
Save Massive Design Hours Every Year
Increase Focus on Value-Added Activities
Eliminate Dedicated Data Entry Efforts
Enable Real-time Design Sharing
Ensure Design-Development Collaboration

The Exenta Design Plug-in eliminates process steps and keystrokes that are required to create, edit and import designs between Illustrator and traditional PLM systems. It also saves time and effort by eliminating the hassle and confusion of using multiple software applications.

The Design Plug-in technology empowers teams to share and approve always up-to-date designs and details across both design and PLM applications. Instant, bi-directional synchronization keeps all new or updated designs automatically updated in both Illustrator and Exenta PLM REVO™.

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The Simplest Path From Concept To Consumer

Design-Development Integration

✓ Launch New Products/Tech Packs in Illustrator
✓ Create, Search & Edit Designs in Illustrator
✓ Create, Develop & Update BOM in Illustrator
✓ Directly Access Fabric, Trim & Other PLM Libraries
✓ Save Time, Reduce Errors, Enhance Communication

Technical Specifications

✓ Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) or later
✓ Mac OS 10 or later
✓ Illustrator CC2015-CC2017
✓ English Language
✓ Requires Exenta PLM REVO™


Key Solution Features

✓ Simple and Easy to Use
✓ Adds PLM Menus to Native Adobe Toolbar
✓ Seamless Integration to Exenta PLM REVO™
✓ Bi-Directional (Illustrator-PLM) Synchronization
✓ Plug-in Interface Like Illustrator Widgets/Panels
✓ Minimize, Expand, Collapse & Dock Panels

Color/Process Management

✓ Create New Colors and Assign to Libraries
✓ Search/Generate Palettes from Color Services
✓ Populate Custom Colors from Illustrator
✓ Manage Seasonal Color Palettes
✓ Assign In-house Colors as Colorways
✓ Import Color Palettes Back to Illustrator
✓ Update Color Palettes to PLM REVO™

The Decision Is Simple

It’s your choice. Stay with an inefficient legacy system and isolated data streams, or make the move to our next-generation enterprise technology and take your business into the future.

Exenta is the premiere fashion supply chain software provider serving the apparel and soft goods industry. As leaders in state-of-the-art, end-to-end, ERP, PLM and SFC fashion software, we combine intuitive, best-in-class technology with a relentless focus on achieving excellence in all aspects of implementation and customer satisfaction.

Global Apparel Industry Management

Worldwide, Exenta's fashion supply chain solutions empower more than 41,000 users across nine industries in 15 countries. Additionally, our logistics management system helps our customers save approximately $1.4 billion annually.

Maximize Business Potential with Timely Apparel Logistics

At Exenta, we understand that speed to market is absolutely crucial in the apparel industry. Ever-changing customer demands require constant attention to inventory and end-to-end fashion supply chain visibility. With apparel industry management from Exenta, you can ensure customer satisfaction and optimize your overall business performance.

Learn More About Fashion Software Solutions From Exenta

Increase your efficiency and productivity with supply chain software from Exenta. Contact us or request a demo today.

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