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Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

How to Use Lectra Modaris Pattern Cutting Software

The invention of computer aided design (CAD) has revolutionised pattern cutting for clothing. Lectra’s Modaris pattern cutting software is a key tool in pattern production. Using a practical approach and clear examples throughout, Pattern cutting for clothing using CAD is an essential guide for all users of Lectra Modaris.

Beginning with an overview of the role of patterns in clothing manufacture, the key documents and tools of the trade are discussed before the keyboard, mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris are introduced. Title blocks and all aspects of digitising a clothing pattern are examined in clear, concise steps, followed by a thorough guide to the Lectra Modaris toolbox and the upper and lower toolbar menus. Creating size ranges and the importance of measurements and size charts are discussed, before the book concludes with an indispensable ‘How do I?’ guide to the Lectra Modaris functions and menus, indexed by required action.

Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, Pattern cutting for clothing using CAD is an indispensable, practical and user-friendly guide to making the most of Lectra’s Modaris software for both students and professionals in textiles and fashion.

Paperback, 176 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-231-1

Contents

  • The role of patterns in clothing manufacture: Generating and communicating information; Introduction to the keyboard, mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; Title blocks in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; Digitising a clothing pattern on Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; Plotting using JustPrint; A guide to the toolbox in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software: F1-F3; A guide to the toolbox in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software: F4-F8; The upper tool bar in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; The lower tool bar menus and keyboard commands in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; Converting files using the Lectra Modaris interoperability function; Creating size ranges in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software; The importance of measurements and size charts for clothing pattern cutting; How do I? The functions and menus that you need to know in Lectra Modaris indexed by the required action.

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