Introduction to CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing)

CAD CAM Course at London College of Fashion Short Courses

Introduction to CAD/CAM

Digital Fashion courses - video

The course will provide an overview of how computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing can be applied to the traditional skills of pattern cutting, grading, lay planning and fashion design...

Taught by: Ashley Duncan, Megan Mcguire.

Description

The course will provide an overview of how computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing can be applied to the traditional skills of pattern cutting, grading, lay planning and fashion design. You'll learn to use various CAD/CAM software packages which include Adobe Illustrator, Gerber and Optitex 3D.

The course will start with teaching you how to use Adobe Illustrator for specification sheets and technical drawing skills for a garment and then move onto using Gerber for pattern development as well as creating a pattern to industry standards for a garment.

The course will also show you how to use Gerber for pattern grading as well as layplanning and costing.

The course also will give you the opportunity to practice using Optitex 3D for sewing and fitting a garment on to a virtual model

The course includes:

  • Computerised pattern development techniques
  • Pattern input via digitising
  • Computerised pattern development techniques
  • Converting traditional grading methods into computerised techniques
  • Lay planning/costing
  • Creating line drawings for range boards and specification sheets

Level:

Beginners (with some computer experience). You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

 

Booking: 

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.



Tutor information

Ashley Duncan is an experienced CAD/CAM Specialist Technician who began working at London College of Fashion in 2016 and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma focusing on Pattern Design and Garment Technology. She has worked for various high street suppliers in London working in the womenswear production departments. Ashley is skilled in a wide range of CAD/CAM software including Gerber Acumark, Lectra, Optitex, and PAD pattern design. While working in the industry she worked as a production pattern cutter and pattern technician, including grading, pattern amendments and digitizing, working with a wide range of high street brands including Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, and Debenhams.

Megan Mcguire began working at London College of Fashion in 2004 and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Art and Design in 2007. Megan has gained a substantial amount of CAD/CAM experience, particularly on packages used for pattern cutting, grading, and lay planning. She has worked for fast-paced high street suppliers as well as for large well established brands in the middle market such as Windsmoor, Planet, Precis Petite, and Jacques Vert. She has also undertaken freelance and consulting work, as well as contributing to a recently published book on pattern cutting.



Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • A notebook and pen

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/07/2018 - 12/07/2018Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 17:303 Days£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket
07/08/2018 - 09/08/2018Tuesday - Thursday10:00 - 17:303 Days£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket
04/10/2018 - 22/11/2018Thursday17:30 - 20:008 Weeks£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket
12/12/2018 - 14/12/2018Wednesday - Friday10:00 - 17:303 Days£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket
02/02/2019 - 16/02/2019Saturday09:30 - 17:003 Weeks£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket
27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019Wednesday - Friday10:00 - 17:303 Days£375Available Mare St - E8 Add to Basket