See us at Heimtex 2019!

It’s a New year… It’s a New Hall!

AVA are at Heimtex, Frankfurt, January 2019. See our team in Hall 3.0 / Stand F73.

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During the show we will be showcasing the updates and features from our latest releases including AVA 5.1 & 5.2 

Our multi-lingual team will be hosting demonstrations of the new features in a variety of languages. Please see the schedule below… we hope you can join us at the stand.

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We are hiring!

AVA CAD CAM are a small, but well established and rapidly growing, global decorative design software company. Would you like to join our creative and dynamic international support team to travel the world? Do you have at least 2 years knowledge in the decorative textile print industry, AVA software skills, or digital print experience? Or can you speak fluent French and Italian? If you can tick any of these boxes we would love to hear from you.

Click here for more information or contact us: recruitment@avacadcam.com


We are hiring!


In January 2019, we will be releasing AVA 5.2…

Introducing Tabbed windows to clean up your working environment, allowing you to more quickly access the information you need.


A single Selections Palette window now operates as a browser so you don’t need one per document- saving further screen space.

Quickly locate your designs, motifs, templates and palettes visually using our new File Browser. Create your own custom file locations. View open or recent items, Save or Close all your open files with one click. We are sure that you will wonder how you lived without this great new feature..


Free yourself from everyday tasks by combining new Resize, Gripping, Saving palette items to make custom workflows which work at the touch of a button. Simply drag the steps into a Palette to create your own custom automation. You could, for example, press a single button to save a resized copy of a design as a TIFF, PDF or JPEG. Filter items can now be edited in the Palette.

More settings are automatically stored within AVA files, improving their portability between systems and when reopened in the future. You can also embed order information, notes or production instructions within a design using the new built in Palette per document! Simply drag PDF’s directly in or save filters and brushes within the design for use at a later date.

There is a new Thin filter, improved selection when clicking on vectors, and an enhanced zoom function. A new “stair case” Gamma feature has many uses including separations to stepped tone.

There are new Structure Simulation navigation and surface area features and please make sure you look for a demo of Productivity Manager as it now features easier setup and design searching.

Our brand new modernised ColourSys 2 is now installed as default. It’s nicer to use, contains many new features and paves the way for many more.

AVA 5.2 incorporates changes to make it look stunning on macOS Mojave’s beautiful Dark mode, allowing your designs to take centre stage.



When AVA 5.2 is released you will be able to read more detail about how to use the features mentioned above as well all the other new functions and improvements in this exciting release in AVA Assist.

Please note, for AVA 5.2 we recommend running macOS Mojave (10.14). Our minimum macOS requirement is now version 10.12.

AVA Working with Schools

AVA supports the Fallibroome Academy Careers Fair 2018

Thank you to The Fallibroome Academy for hosting a very professional and well attended careers fair last week. Members of AVA’s team, along with a talented designer from Yellow Label Designs, discussed career options in design, languages, business, marketing and programming, with year 9 pupils (aged 13) at the local High School. The intellect, maturity, ambition and confidence of this generation of school pupils is very impressive.

We hope we helped the children consider their options and prepare for a very competitive international job market.


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