Fashion CAD software for pattern making for small commercial or home business with pattern design, drafting, grading, marker layout and a fully featured CAD drafting system. Everything for apparel pattern making with fashion cad software. You create standard patterns either by photographing or scanning existing patterns and on-screen insertion of pattern lines and curves on top of the digital image pixels, or by modifying one of the standard blocks supplied with fashion cad. You get grading of patterns to specific sizes or made to measure sizes from your standard pattern design. Detailing and drafting of patterns with seams, text, notches, etc is done using the standards cad drafting tools. The final patterns can be combined in a marker layout for plotting on a wide plotter, or individual patterns tiled to your desktop printer in page sized pieces or output to an hpgl file for emailing to an external printing service. fashion cad provides all the tools for pattern making with you as the craftsman.FashionCAD

Pattern Detailing Module.

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With complex free flowing curves to achieve exact seam offsets by hand (and maintain the "shape" of the original curve) is difficult. With the pattern detailing tools from FashionCAD it is made easy.

To insert balance points at exact distances along a curve, and achieve exactly the same distance along the corresponding curve, of an a joining pattern piece to ensure that you get no "puckering", when you sew the garment together is, in many instances, a "trial and error" process when doing it by hand. To make curves on adjoining patterns exactly the same length is another manual nightmare. These problem are made worse when you have many sizes to grade! FashionCAD has the tools to easily complete these tasks - and many more.

You can insert any text, in any font, at any size or orientation onto your pattern piece. You can create any symbols (Logo's, buttons, zips, diagrams, etc..) and insert them, at any size, orientation and location onto your pattern piece. Create any surface design to insert onto the pattern piece. This can be a simple "grain" indication, for use in your layout, or can be a reflection of the material design to assist with pattern piece matching to the material pattern interval.

FashionCAD has the ultimate in flexible CAD tools to enable you to detail any pattern piece how you want to.

Download the audio visual "movie" of a live pattern detailing session. ( Please remember that these only show processes on a simple pattern piece which is to achieve reasonable file sizes and hence to keep the download time as short as possible.)


Demonstration - audio-visual movie files

The '95/'98 audio visual demonstrations are created with Lotus ScreenCam & are self contained. The demo movies for "other" Windows are created to run using Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

 Download Instructions :-

1. Click on download "disk" and save the file to your download directory on your hard disk.
- The demo files are compressed into self extracting executables to minimise download time.

2. Use Windows explorer to locate the downloaded file and "double-click" on it to 'uncompress' the demonstration file contained within the download. Select 'OK', then 'UNZIP' and then when the file is extracted select 'CLOSE' .

3. Use Windows explorer to go to directory C:\FASHIONCAD\FCADDEMO then "Double-click" on the uncompressed demonstration file to run the audio visual demo. - Remember to turn on your speakers and increase the volume until you can hear the commentary - again to minimise file sizes and hence to keep the download time as short as possible the audio quality has been 'optimised' for small file size.


Pattern Detailing Demonstration.
Click on the correct 'rotating' disk to download the appropriate version for your PC's software.
(Demonstration files certified by Cad Cam Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. as safe to download)

Windows '95 or '98.


(1.9Mb)

Windows NT, Me, 2000, XP.


(4.7Mb)

If your version of Windows Media Player has any difficulties running the demo movies then click on the image on the right to get a free evaluation copy of QuickTime.

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