|Vision Tuft supports most types of tufting machines from all major machine manufacturers. Different types of yarn (Normal, Space dyed,
Superba, Air-entangled) are supported. The program also supports needle offsets, like CMC
PSP, Cobble DSP and TFI/A+P JuteMover.
The simulation module allows sample quality printouts to be produced for end control, sales people or customers. Complex yarns (multiple plies, space dyed and air entangled yarns) can also be simulated. Together with the high-low effects the result can be quite stunning. Some of these displays are not only visible in the simulation, but also in the design view, giving designers an impression of the final result at an early stage in the design process.
To allow an estimate of the production costs, a separate module for yarn usage calculation is available. . This module can pre-calculate the amounts of yarn required for this carpet to be produced. The results can be read directly, for instance in
Microsoft® Excel, for further processing.
Vision Tuft provides advanced integration with DesignCOM. This allows Vision Tuft to access designs directly from the DesignCOM database. Enhanced print presentation features are available through an improved link with the presentation module 'Storyboard &
In order to streamline the workflow from design to machine, Vision Tuft can be used not only in the design department, but also on the tufting machine itself (assuming a Windows PC is connected). Vision Tuft is available in Controller and Advanced Controller versions, thus allowing machine operators to use the same program as the designers and making it easier to keep track of required changes in the design. This eliminates the need to re-import designs (and the potential loss of information, depending on the machine file format) or to go back to the designer for the changes to be made.