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 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.


 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™.


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

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™

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

Technical Specifications

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