Label Settings Section

The Label Settings section is where you set up the all the key basic information specific to your label. Information that won’t generally change very often but is the crucial foundation to creating garment specifications (specs) for all your styles.

To ensure that the process of creating garment specifications and Style Maps is as efficient as possible, it is important that this section is fully completed before you move on to making your first style. A Style Map is the encapsulation of all of a style's fit related information. The label section has three main tabs;

  • Fit Model Measurements Tab
  • Garment Rules Tab
  • Fabrics Tab
  • Accessories Tab
  • Settings Tab

FIT MODEL MEASUREMENTS TAB

The Fit Model Measurements tab is where you store all the key information relating to your labels’s fit model(s). This tab includes two panels; The Basic Details panel and the Measurements panel.

Basic Details Panel

This is where a fit models name, size and the date their measurements were last taken are stored.

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Measurements Panel    

This is where a fit model’s FitKey measurements are stored. The FitKey is a comprehensive set of fit related body and garment measurements that Quadrant uses to generate Style Maps for each new style that your label creates. It also provides you with a convenient repository of all your fit models measurements, which is easily accessible when developing new styles.

When a new fit model is added to the Basic Details panel, a new measurements column will appear in the Measurements panel with the fit model’s name as a header. Clicking the columns 'EDIT' button will allow you to add or update individual measurement values.

For extra guidance, info icons are available for you to get a visual representation of each measurement. Simply hovering your mouse over the icon will prompt the measurement diagram to appear.

GARMENT RULES TAB

The Garment Rules tab is where all the basic information relating to a label’s size ranges and garment blocks are set up and stored. The size ranges panel is where you create, set up and (as required) link size ranges to each of your blocks. The blocks act as the template for each new style a label will create, so completing the information on each block before creating any specs is a crucial step in using Quadrant. Doing this will allow a range of information for each new style to be automatically generated when a new style is created in the Specifications section, dramatically reducing double entry of information and speeding up the garment spec creation process.

This tab includes the following panels; Size Ranges, The Blocks and Garment Rules Panels.

SIZE RANGES PANEL

To create a new size range, click the '+ ADD' button in the panel. In the new panel that pops up, give the new size range a suitable name and then add the lowest size in the size range. Once you have done that select the '+' icon (below the field you have just completed) to add new sizes (in order), as required. The selected option button to the left of the first size entered denotes the sample size in the size range. To change the sample size for your new size range click on the radio button icon to the left of the desired size. Once you are happy that everything is correct press the 'SAVE' button to the right. If you have made a mistake that can’t be fixed within the panel click the cancel button to the far right and start again as required.

Once a new size range has been created, it is available to be linked to each block in the Blocks panel, as required. However, it is not linked to any block automatically, even the block currently selected in the Blocks panel. Linking a size range to a block is achieved by selecting the desired block in the Blocks panel, making sure the blocks name appears in the header of the Rules panel and then ticking the checkbox on the top right hand size of the desired size range. Once a size range is linked to a block a new Grade rules column will appear in the block’s Rules panel. A size range can be de-linked from a block but in that event the user will be displayed a warning that work could be lost, as the grade rules column that was created upon linking the size range will be deleted if the user proceeds.

A size range can also be removed simply by selecting the bin symbol on the top-right side of the size range box.

Adding multiple grade rules to a size range

Within the Grade Rules column users have the ability to add different grade rules within an extended size range. This feature would be used if you wish to use one fit model over an extended size range, but adjust your grade at a certain point in the range to reflect different body proportions.  

However, if you have different size fit-models and thus different sample sizes for different size ranges, we recommend you set up separate copies (duplicate blocks) of a default block, each with their own default measurement, tolerance and grade rule values linked to their own individual size ranges.

To use this feature create a new size range, or select an existing size range from the Size Range Panel that will form the base of your extended size range (i.e. this size range will have only one set of grade rules and will include the sample size for the size range) and link it to a block you have selected in the Blocks Panel and is displayed in the Rules Panel. A new grade rule column will be created for the selected block.

Click the horizontal double arrow icon to the right of the grade rule column label. A side bar will appear on the right of the screen with the current linked size range displayed with a 'SMALLER' and 'LARGER' buttons on the top and bottom respectively.

To extend the base size range with a size range less than the base size range, click the 'SMALLER' button and enter the smallest size in the size range extension closest to the base size range, then add sizes in order to complete the the new range extension, as necessary, until you have added all the sizes up to the first size in the base size range. For example, if you have a base size range of 6, 8, 10, 12 and you want a separate set of grade rules for a size range between 2 and 4, enter 2 in the size field, then click the plus icon below and enter 4 in the new field. It is important that there no gaps in your new extended size range. When you are happy, click the 'SAVE' button, or click 'CANCEL' to start again if you wish.

If you wish to extend the base size range with a size range of larger sizes click the 'LARGER' button and add the larger sizes continuing from the largest size in the base range.

Once you have completed and saved your new size range extensions, click the '>' icon displayed to the left edge of the side bar. This will hide the sidebar and add additional grade columns to the linked block where you can enter the multiple sets of grade rules.

BLOCKS PANEL

Quadrant comes pre-installed with a range of different blocks for different garments types. The block list will be added to over time to incorporate new garment types as our customers require them. If you require a block for a garment type that is not in the list please contact support and lodge a feature request.

Selecting a block from the list will allow you to add size ranges you wish to link to that block (in the Size Ranges panel above) as well as complete the base measurements (associated with the sample size you specify for the block), measurement tolerances and grade rules (in the Rules panel).

In the event that your label has multiple garment types that use the same list of measurements but the actual sample size measurements, tolerances, grade rules and/or size ranges are different (for example: two shirts but with a different cut), a new block can be created from an existing block to allow for this scenario.

RULES PANEL

The Rules panel is where you set up your default measurements, tolerance and grade rule values for each of the blocks you will use to build garment specifications for your label.

Each individual block in the Blocks panel comes preset with a default set of measurements that have been created by industry experts. These measurements represent all the key fit-related measurements a pattern maker would generally use for a garment of this type. The default block measurements do not include aesthetic or non fit-related measurements that are generally style specific and thus are added in the Measurements Tab within a style when a new style is created.

Values can be added to the Measurements, Tolerance and Grade Rules columns (if a size range is selected for that block) by clicking the edit icon at the top of each column.

For extra guidance, info icons are available for you to get a visual representation of each measurement. Simply hovering your mouse over the icon will prompt the measurement diagram to appear.

Adding garment measurements

Users have the ability to add garment specific measurements by selecting the arrow in the top right hand corner of the Grade Rules panel. A modal will appear and here you can add multiple measurements at a time by selecting the 'ADD ROW' button. After saving, you'll see the measurements add up at the bottom where values can be added in.

FABRICS TAB

CATEGORIES

The Fabric Tab is where you can add fabric categories, and add fabrics within those categories. Within a fabrics profile you're able to add extra details including: Fabric name, Pattern code, Description, Width, Textile weight, Weave/Knit, Supplier, Type, Cost per metre and an image.

Creating a Fabric Category:

Adding a Fabric:

CARE LABELS

Once you have created a fabric profile with all the available colours, you can then add care labels and tag relevant colours. If you want to add more colours and already have the care labels added and organised with relevant colours, you can simply click on the care label, tag a new colour and upon hitting enter, that new colour will appear in the colours box above.

Adding a Care Label:

ACCESSORIES TAB

CATEGORIES

The Accessories Tab works in the same way as the Fabrics Tab, with some differences in the titles: Fabric name, Code, Supplier, Price per unit, Sizes, Colours, with also the option of adding an image.

Creating an Accessory Category:

Adding an Accessory:

LABELS AND PACKAGING

The Labels and Packaging Tab is where you can upload and manage additional items such as swing tags, brand labels, barcodes, care labels etc. These are the default options, however you can add as many as you like to the list if required.

Creating a Labels and Packaging Type:

Adding an Item:

SETTINGS TAB

The Settings Tab is where you'll find the labels general information. Within the General Info Panel are the following: the Label Name, Label Website, Logo, Pinterest Profile PageLink and Unit Settings. The Transfer Ownership and Delete Label options are in the Actions panel if necessary.

GENERAL INFO

The General Info Panel is where you would store the basic information for your label. It's likely you won't visit this section too often, but it's helpful to know that here you also have the ability to set the Unit Settings for your label. The Unit Settings available are Imperial and Metrics, depending on which system your label uses.

ACTIONS

Here you have the ability to Transfer Ownership to another user, or Delete the Label from your Company account.