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 Layout Module.

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As you create each pattern piece with the FashionCAD design, grading and detailing software modules you save each pattern piece to a project file. FashionCAD automatically stores the name of each pattern piece, its area and the number of each individual pattern pieces that will be used in the Marker.

The correct number of pattern pieces are placed around the Marker so you will not forget any. You then utilize the extensive editing and manipulation tools of FashionCAD to place the pattern pieces onto the marker. Move pattern pieces by the smallest amounts; Rotate by the smallest of angles; Check the pattern "grain" indication against the grain of the material; Zoom in to see the smallest of distances and offsets and at any time check the material utilization and hence how much material you could waste.

Then when you have finished output the marker to any windows supported printer, plotter or cutter. If your printer or plotter is not big enough then you can "tile" the output ( with alignment marks) so that you can print out even the biggest marker on your desktop printer in "page size" pieces.

Layout your marker and get the least wastage with the most comprehensive editing and manipulation tools that are available with FashionCAD.

Download the audio visual "movie" of a live pattern grading 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.

Marker Layout 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.


Windows NT, Me, 2000, XP.


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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