Lectra has launched an improved version of Romans Cad, its software for the footwear and leathergood industries, to make product development faster. A new tool allows decision-makers, designers and suppliers throughout the company to share information in real time, and the product can be integrated with other systems, so data can be re-used when coming up with new models, cutting costs. Romans Cad also analyzes production costs for realistic estimates. In addition, the 3D Sketch Module lets designers sketch directly on a scanned 3D digital last.