the decades computers and fashion have developed gradually, changed with time,
taste and trend. But nobody knew that a time will come when both these fields
will complement each other so well. Today fashion design has reached new
heights by computer aided methods of design. As a result of which, computer
industry has got its new customer. Computer technology is making waves in the
fashion design zone. From determining textile weaves to sizing designs;
computers are a vital component of the fashion industry. Computer aided design
(CAD) programs reduce the demand for manual sketches. New software programs
continue to replace old manual skills. Going by the wayside are "old
fashioned" flat pattern construction, pencil sketching and traditional math-based
pattern sizing. Those who lag in math and falter at sketching can now breathe a
design (CAD), also known as computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is the
use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation.
Computer Aided Drafting describes the process of drafting with a computer. CADD
software, or environments, provides the user with input-tools for the purpose
of streamlining design processes; drafting, documentation, and manufacturing
processes. CAD may be used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional (2D)
space; or curves, surfaces, and solids in three-dimensional (3D) objects.
most designers initially sketch designs by hand, a growing number also
translate these hand sketches to the computer. 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.
fashion design colleges, however, still teach traditional design methods,
including manual flat pattern construction, draping and line drawing. No doubt
that learning of these methods are essential for having a good idea about
fashion design but Cutting-edge education also focuses on computer aided
methods of design. Software can help students draw, create woven textures,
drape models to create patterns, adjust sizes and even determine fabric colors.
By Introducing this technological aspect will enable students to understand a
lot better and try various combinations in their design. This also cuts down
the time factor i.e. by use of CAD methods students can learn a lot faster and
more software in less time but Fashion Design is not an easy profession. You
dont have to word hard rather WORK SMART.
OLD and NEW
not that one should neglect the manual design methods and completely focus on
CAD methods. State-of-the-art technology is important, but a sound
understanding of the methods behind production is also essential. Manually
figuring size adjustments and cutting pattern pieces instills that knowledge.
Software programs constantly evolve. A program used today may be obsolete
within several years. Being trained on today's software does not guarantee it
will be used when you are ready to go out into the field. Understanding
calculations is timeless, as is computer competency. Software, however, shifts