Efficacy of Pattern Making Software in Product Development

Archana Puri


The conception of a garment comprised of mutually dependent nevertheless contrasting processes. The appearance and fit of a garment is highly dependent on each process. Patternmaking is one of most crucial steps in garment manufacturing and plays an important role in deciding the future of the order. Pattern making has now reached to the advanced level and digital platform is playing an important role in this area. Although software are available but pattern making is being done manually in maximum cases. The use of computer involves big investment but at the same time advantage is that it saves time, gives more opportunity, options, and accuracy. Though there is affinity to accept high level technology but still there is confrontation either due to high investment or by operators/masters due to fear of losing their jobs. This study aims to compare the time for pattern making, sample making, grading and marker making for manual and CAD methods. It focuses on the virtual simulation of the sample in terms of saving time. The data has been collected through experiments.3 different garment models have been selected based on simplicity to complexity and stages of traditional manual method and CAD method were established. Patterns were made by experts on both manual and CAD methods and time readings were collected at different specified stages. This data is compared. The difference stemming from the comparison of the manual method with CAD has been found to be in favor of CAD. Keywords


Product Development, Pattern Making, Costing, CAD Systems, Marker Making, Virtual Prototyping


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