What type of software do ID’s use for designing package layouts, structure, material?..(not the graphics).
There are a few peices of software out there. We use simple AutoCAD to do our production drawings. Another great peice of software is ArtiosCAD.
I got this book “STRUCTURAL PACKAGE DESIGNS”.
For those not familiar with it; the book has 424 pages of package patterns plus a cd of the patterns in .eps and .jpeg format…sweet.
I have that book as well. Its a good book with some great ideas. It depends on what you are looking for. If you need something to give you dyelines to create artwork you can go with that or use AI but if you need production drawings you will need a CAD software.