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Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

Book 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.

  • 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  6. Disclaimer
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: The role of patterns in clothing manufacture: generating and communicating information
    1. Abstract:
    2. 1.1 Introduction: the Pattern Cutter’s place in apparel production
    3. 1.2 The pattern cutting team
    4. 1.3 Specifications, measurement charts and other documents
    5. 1.4 Computerised documentation
    6. 1.5 Tools of the trade
  9. Chapter 2: Introduction to the keyboard mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 2.1 Introduction to Modaris
    3. 2.2 The keyboard
    4. 2.3 The mouse
    5. 2.4 The Modaris home screen layout
    6. 2.5 Navigating the home screen: the x-axis and y-axis
    7. 2.6 Bringing up different screens and moving them around
    8. 2.7 Practice exercise
  10. Chapter 3: Title blocks in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 3.1 Introduction: information for patterns
    3. 3.2 Title blocks
    4. 3.3 Model identification sheet
    5. 3.4 Individual sheet
    6. 3.5 Variant
    7. 3.6 Industry example
  11. Chapter 4: Digitising a clothing pattern on Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 4.1 Introduction: digitising hardware
    3. 4.2 Digitising with or without seam allowances
    4. 4.3 Pattern preparation
    5. 4.4 The digitising process
    6. 4.5 Handset button notes
    7. 4.6 Digitising problems
  12. Chapter 5: Plotting using JustPrint
    1. Abstract:
    2. 5.1 Introduction to JustPrint V2R2
    3. 5.2 How to plot out a model using JustPrint
    4. 5.3 How to plot single pieces
    5. 5.4 JustPrint settings
    6. 5.5 Geometry
    7. 5.6 Text
    8. 5.7 Layout
    9. 5.8 Cutfile configuration and HPGL
  13. Chapter 6: A guide to the toolbox in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software: F1–F3
    1. Abstract:
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 F1: creating lines and points
    4. 6.3 F2: notches, orientation and geometric shapes
    5. 6.4 F3: modifying lines and points
  14. Chapter 7: A guide to the toolbox in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software: F4–F8
    1. Abstract:
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 F4: finishing, seam allowances, corners and grain lines
    4. 7.3 F5: derived pieces
    5. 7.4 F6: grading
    6. 7.5 F7: evolution system
    7. 7.6 F8: measuring and assembly
  15. Chapter 8: The upper tool bar in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 8.1 Upper tool bar
    3. 8.2 File menu
    4. 8.3 Edit menu
    5. 8.4 Sheet menu
    6. 8.5 Corner tools menu
    7. 8.6 Display menu
    8. 8.7 Sizes menu
    9. 8.8 Selection menu
    10. 8.9 Macro menu
    11. 8.10 Layers menu
    12. 8.11 Parameters menu
    13. 8.12 Configure menu
    14. 8.13 Tool menu
    15. 8.14 Help menu
  16. Chapter 9: The lower tool bar menus and keyboard commands in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 9.1 Lower tool bar
    3. 9.2 Notch tools
    4. 9.3 Marks (F1 – Relative point)
    5. 9.4 Corner tools (F4 – Corners)
    6. 9.5 Axis (F4 – Axis)
    7. 9.6 Grading
    8. 9.7 Curve points
    9. 9.8 Print
    10. 9.9 Cut piece
    11. 9.10 FPattern
    12. 9.11 User arrangement
    13. 9.12 Control keys RHS
    14. 9.13 Control keys LHS
    15. 9.14 Shift
    16. 9.15 Control (Ctrl)
    17. 9.16 Number pad
  17. Chapter 10: Converting files using the Lectra interoperability function
    1. Abstract:
    2. 10.1 Introduction to the file conversion procedure
    3. 10.2 Export procedure
    4. 10.3 Confirming conversion has taken place
    5. 10.4 Email attachments
    6. 10.5 Import procedure
    7. 10.6 Error messages
    8. 10.7 Additional personal interoperability notes
  18. Chapter 11: Creating size ranges in Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software
    1. Abstract:
    2. 11.1 Introduction
    3. 11.2 Terminology
    4. 11.3 How to create a size range
    5. 11.4 Attaching a size range to a model
    6. 11.5 How to change a size range
    7. 11.6 Size correspondence
  19. Chapter 12: The importance of measurements size charts for pattern cutting
    1. Abstract:
    2. 12.1 Introduction: the importance of measurements for clothing
    3. 12.2 The development of clothing patterns
    4. 12.3 The emergence of modern clothing patterns
    5. 12.4 The development of sizing surveys and sizing charts
    6. 12.5 The influence of body shape and size on measurements
    7. 12.6 Using and comparing sizing and grading charts
    8. 12.7 Current approaches to sizing
    9. 12.8 Using a size chart to make clothing patterns
  20. Chapter 13: How do I? The functions and menus that you need to know in Lectra Modaris indexed by the required action
    1. Abstract:
    2. 13.1 Introduction
    3. 13.2 Create or add
    4. 13.3 Copy
    5. 13.4 Delete
    6. 13.5 Digitise
    7. 13.6 Display
    8. 13.7 Join
    9. 13.8 Move
    10. 13.9 Moving around the screen
    11. 13.10 Select or choose
    12. 13.11 Separate
    13. 13.12 Undo
    14. 13.13 Zoom
  21. Appendix 1: Pattern numbering
  22. Appendix 2: Recommended abbreviations for naming pattern pieces in Lectra Modaris
  23. Appendix 3: Keyboard commands by alphabet
  24. Appendix 4: Lectra Modaris terminology glossary
  25. Index