Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the role of patterns in clothing manufacture, the key documents and tools of the trade
  • Introduces the keyboard, mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris
  • Concisely outlines title blocks and all aspects of digitising a clothing pattern, before providing a guide to the Lectra Modaris toolbox and upper and lower toolbar menus

Readership

Fashion design and pattern cutting students and those in the fashion industry new to computer aided design

Table of Contents

  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  • Disclaimer
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: The role of patterns in clothing manufacture: generating and communicating information
    • Abstract:
    • 1.1 Introduction: the Pattern Cutter’s place in apparel production
    • 1.2 The pattern cutting team
    • 1.3 Specifications, measurement charts and other documents
    • 1.4 Computerised documentation
    • 1.5 Tools of the trade
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to the keyboard mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    • Abstract:
    • 2.1 Introduction to Modaris
    • 2.2 The keyboard
    • 2.3 The mouse
    • 2.4 The Modaris home screen layout
    • 2.5 Navigating the home screen: the x-axis and y-axis
    • 2.6 Bringing up different screens and moving them around
    • 2.7 Practice exercise
  • Chapter 3: Title blocks in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    • Abstract:
    • 3.1 Introduction: information for patterns
    • 3.2 Title blocks
    • 3.3 Model identification sheet
    • 3.4 Individual sheet
    • 3.5 Variant
    • 3.6 Industry example
  • Chapter 4: Digitising a clothing pattern on Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    • Abstract:
    • 4.1 Introduction: digitising hardware
    • 4.2 Digitising with or without seam allowances
    • 4.3 Pattern preparation
    • 4.4 The digitising process
    • 4.5 Handset button notes
    • 4.6 Digitising problems
  • Chapter 5: Plotting using JustPrint
    • Abstract:
    • 5.1 Introduction to JustPrint V2R2
    • 5.2 How to plot out a model using JustPrint
    • 5.3 How to plot single pieces
    • 5.4 JustPrint settings
    • 5.5 Geometry
    • 5.6 Text
    • 5.7 Layout
    • 5.8 Cutfile configuration and HPGL
  • Chapter 6: A guide

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857097095
Print ISBN:
9780857092311

About the author

M Stott

Maggie Stott is the Senior Pattern Cutter at Warehouse Fashions and a Visiting Lecturer at Ravensbourne College in the UK. During a 40-year career she has worked in couture, for designer labels and high street brands. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Fashion. Over the last 10 years she has combined traditional cutting with CAD software such as Lectra’s Modaris and uses modern technology to its full advantage in the pattern cutting department.