CLO Virtual Fashion and PTC Launch First Integration between CLO and FlexPLM

Written By: Blake Simms
  • 12/9/2020
  • Read Time : 3 min

CLO Virtual Fashion, a leader in 3D garment simulation technology, has announced their partnership with PTC to provide the first-ever integration between PTC’s state-of-the-art PLM platform, FlexPLM, and CLO via CLO’s standard PLM plugin CLO-Vise. This partnership will facilitate a more seamless and efficient end-to-end digital workflow for apparel industries.

Through this groundbreaking integration, users are now able to acquire and share vital product information directly between FlexPLM and CLO, making data transfer between the two solutions more seamless than ever before. The much-anticipated integration provides brands and designers with a unified solution through the capability to access the entire spectrum of product information such as color, trims, and material libraries from FlexPLM- all from within the CLO software. In addition, 3D products can now be uploaded directly to FlexPLM from CLO.

This new integration between FlexPLM and CLO will enable brands within the apparel industry to reduce time, development costs, and material consumption, facilitating a more sustainable and efficient product development process by increasing designer efficiency and productivity and enhancing the entire digital workflow.


“Retail is experiencing unprecedented disruption. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to ecommerce, speed to market has become even more critical and supply chains are facing additional complexities. 3D design is such a vital tool for brands and retailers who need to design and develop products faster, efficiently, and more cost-effectively than ever before, in order to meet the demands of today’s digital consumer,” says Bill Brewster, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit. “We’re delighted to have partnered with CLO to integrate their 3D technology with our industry-leading FlexPLM solution to bring this deep and feature rich integration to market, in order to help our customers realize the full value of 3D. This partnership and integration reaffirms why industry analysts such as IDC believe we’re the most mature and full featured Retail PLM solution.”

The CLO-Vise plug-in, which enables this cutting-edge integration, can now be purchased through a yearly subscription plan.


“Our initiative was to develop a standard plugin that is highly scalable and developed in agile methodology by collaborating with PLM vendors and their clients,” says Alex Kim, API Product Manager at CLO Virtual Fashion and lead of the CLO-Vise Integration project. “CLO-Vise will bridge the gap between CLO and PLM solutions for a seamless experience in data changes thereby shortening the time-to-market with Digital Product Creation. We are extremely excited for this partnership with PTC to provide our mutual clients a native integration between CLO and FlexPLM enabling a seamless digital-only end-to-end workflow.”



  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

About the Author

Blake Simms

Blake has an extensive international career in marketing and business development within the technology, fashion, retail and consumer products industries.

With a Degree in International Marketing Management, Strategy & Communications, Blake has worked for a variety of leading global organizations and supported them in developing and delivering their strategic vision and corporate goals.

As a Marketing Director, Blake has designed, implemented and executed both international and regional go-to-market strategies, with a strong focus on increasing brand awareness and reputation, developing acquisition/lead generation initiatives and delivering powerful sales-enablement tools.