This course equipped the candidate to be able to interpret design of fabrics & garment styles using Fashion Software.
CAD allows designers to view designs of clothing on virtual models and in various colors and shapes, thus saving time by requiring fewer adjustments of prototypes and samples later. Software can help students draw, create woven textures, drape models to create patterns, adjust sizes and even determine fabric colors.The programme covers fashion Illustration, 3D product visualization, texture mapping, color reduction & cleaning, design repeat, color ways, color communication and spec creation of garment styles using fashion software.
From haute couture to the mass market, every sector of the fashion industry has felt the impact of CAD. As such, knowledge of CAD has become increasingly important to help secure a job in fashion design.It’s easy to see why the industry has embraced CAD. Using CAD software, designers can create new sketches more quickly and more precisely. They can also easily adapt a single design to varying materials and patterns, and build upon and alter existing designs to create new pieces.
CAD also allows designers to test out variants of their designs using different fabrics and swatches. As opposed to traditional design methods, designers using CAD can view these designs in both 2D and 3D, and make alterations immediately.Not only does this save time and reduce errors, but it also cuts costs down by letting designers view virtual versions of finished products without needing to purchase materials. It also means that designers can view the entire design history of their product. This means that they can work out where they went wrong, or create different products from one initial idea. In short, CAD allows fashion designers to work smarter, and shorten the time taken between initial concept to finished piece.