Key Features


  • Supports Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019
  • Supports Adobe InDesign Server CS5-CC 2018 as part of MadeToPrint
  • Supports Adobe Illustrator CS5-CC 2018
  • Runs under Windows and Mac OSX

MadeForLayers Brochure


Efficient layer organization with layer views for Adobe® InDesign and Illustrator

axaio MadeForLayers is a plug-in for InDesign and Illustrator that helps streamlining and simplifying the creation and editing of complex documents; it saves design time and reduces human errors while working with layer-heavy documents. Different layers can be combined into layer views, showing different language or regional variants of a document with a single mouse-click. In packaging environments you can clearly differ between multiple technical versions with one hand grab.

When combined with axaio MadeToPrint – the intelligent output automation solution – the different layer views can automatically be printed or exported to PDF, instantly creating output for all different language or regional versions without any chance of mistakes.


Fields of application

For multilingual production
Use layer views to organize your multilingual documents. By grouping all layers for a specific language into a layer view, switching between layers literally takes only one click, hugely reducing the chance on error and minimizing confusion while editing. With the output finesse of axaio MadeToPrint you can then easily create either one master PDF file containing all language variants, or one PDF file for each language.

For regional publications
In region-specific publications such as sales brochures, catalogues, etc. parts of the content are typically customized for different regions or target groups. Creating layer views with axaio MadeForLayers allows organizing these different regional editions. This can be done for existing documents or a template can be created to streamline editing of all future production. Again, in combination with axaio MadeToPrint you can easily save separate files for each regional edition afterwards.

For packaging service providers
In a typical packaging workflow many stakeholders must review, comment and approve different versions of a design. Generating and keeping track of all of these versions can prove to be a logistical nightmare. Organizing the source Illustrator or InDesign document with the proper technical, marketing and legal layer views makes it easy to generate a single PDF file with axaio MadeToPrint and allows everyone to see just the information they need.