APPLICATION OF CAD-CAM

In Fashion designing CAD-CAM plays wide-ranging and extensive applications. To have an elegant and competent work almost every machine can be interfaced with computer. By knowing the steps of clothing construction and fashion designing, CAD-CAM technologies uses in fashion designing can be illustrated well because in each step use of CAD-CAM can develop the process.

Since it digitizes and simplifies the entire design process, CAD software has all but replaced the traditional drawing board. Recent CAD software affords opportunity to stay away from small operations and manual work, to lift up meticulousness, productivity and organize information flow.

The usage of garment designing systems eliminates the time-consuming manual preparation of patterns, creation of layouts and repositioning of written information. The computer systems are  meant  for  the  execution of  every  single  process and  the integration  of  all  processes  into  one  joint  flow,  for  the organization of logistics and the mobility of work tasks.

The  students  of  the  Institute  of  Textile  Materials Technologies  and  Design, are enrolled  with  different  levels  of  training  –  with  and  without knowledge  in  garment  designing. Preliminary knowledge of the students is superficial or feeble and needs to be enhanced. So therefore, before getting knowledge about CAD-CAM software, all students have to master apparel designing.

Apparel designing taught about sketching, constructing, designing and gradation of templates. To gain knowledge of CAD-CAM software in textile, there are many software, they are as follows Grafis, Comtense, Staprim, Lectra, Gerber and Koppermann.

Students should obtain understanding on the formation of the clothing CAD system Lectra; development ethics and utility  on  the  basis  of  Modaris  V6R1;  the  principles  of garment  pattern  design;  the  rules  of  pattern  grading  by  size; the  definition  of  a  style  and  its  versions;  marker  making subsystem Diamino V5R4; choice of styles and sizes; creating markers  on  fabrics  with  definition  and  changing  parameters; preproduction  garment  specifications  using  KaledoStyle V2R2; preparation of pattern blocks for 3D imitation in CAD.

The  gaining of  systems  takes  place  together  with practical apparel designing – the manually accomplished tasks are performed  on  the  computer  afterwards  with  the  help  of  the CAD-CAM  systems.  Thereby, the existent knowledge is extended, new knowledge is acquired and work productivity and the usage of CAD-CAM systems is favored.

The following image shows the CAD software window,

latest pattern digitizer

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