Garment Designer for Windows or Macintosh is a garment design program that has been on the market since 2001. It allows sewers to print a pattern, in tiled pages from a standard printer, to tape together. It also allows knitters to build and chart a garment. Knitters quickly found that the paper pattern was an excellent tool to use for blocking knits into perfect shape. Garment Styler was the previous version available from 1995 to 2001. Garment Designer contains all the feature of the Garment Styler (Garment Designer's 'little sister'), plus a lot more. Those of you who own Styler may upgrade to the Designer version. Garment Designer utilizes a security process that requires a physical USB key (dongle). The first thing you will notice is that the organization of the Style menus and screen has changed slightly. Garments and Styles have been re-categorized into Tops, Dresses and Bottoms. You even have the option to view a Top and Bottom at the same time so you can see how an ensemble will work together, ease-wise and proportion wise.