How to configure design steps

Design steps - or customization steps - allow you to tailor designs by changing colors and prints, or adding graphics and text. 

What you need to know about design steps

Before you start, it might be good to know that there is a total of seven design steps currently available across the Brikl platform. 

  1. Color
  2. Text
  3. Image
  4. Material
  5. Print
  6. Placeholder
  7. Personalization
  8. Pattern Overlay

Design steps can be added or removed on a product or shop level. Steps that are defined on a shop level will apply to all your products. When you define a step on a product level, it will overwrite the steps on the shop level.

Once you have added your a design step on product level, the design steps on shop level will no longer be applicable.

Placeholder and Personalization steps can only be added on a product level, not on a shop level. You can read up on this in our Placeholders and Personalization article.

Design steps you add, will appear in the Design Studio.

How do you access, create and use design steps? 

3D or 2D?

The default state of the studio is to display 3D products. However, with the configurator, you can also enable a 2D view.

2D views are used either in combination with the pattern overlay design step or in the case of a 2D design image.

Add to cart or submit inquiry?

In the Design Step configuration panel, you can also select the option to add a 'Submit inquiry' form - which is a request for a quotation - or add to cart. 

  • The 'Add to cart' shopping button allows customers to place orders. 3D Designs can be converted into 2D print-ready files.
  • The 'Request quote' inquiry form helps you to generate more leads and convert them into sales or team stores. Learn more about leads here.

Sort your design steps

Design steps can be sorted using the input box below the name of each step.

What designs steps can you add?

Color design step

Read more about creating a color library, creating a color palette, assigning color zones, and using the color design step.

Print design step

Read these articles about creating a print library and using the print design step.

Text design step

Read these articles on how to create a color palette for text, and using the text design step.

You can also assign a color palette to a text. Make sure to select the default option. Read more on how to create a color palette for text.

Image design step

Read our guide on how to use an image design step here.

Placeholder design step

Read our guide on how to create placeholders and how to use them.

Personalization design step

Read our guide on how to set up personalization for custom products, and how to use them.

Pattern overlay design step

Customers can create a design in Illustrator based on a production pattern, export as a PNG from Illustrator, and upload to Brikl. Read more on how to set them up. 


Contact Brikl to find out more.