Computer Aided Pattern Drafting

Computer Aided Pattern Development is the next step in the Pattern drafting courses at Johnson County Community college. The Prerequisite is FASH 131 Flat Pattern Design.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the use of flat pattern techniques in developing computerized patterns for original apparel designs using the Gerber Pattern Design System technology. Students will digitize basic slopers/blocks and manipulate them into original apparel designs on the computer. This class will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on computer experience to teach the skills needed for creating digital patterns. The course meets 6 hours a week for 16 weeks. 2 hrs. lecture, 4 hrs. lab/wk.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Recognize and understand the role of basic slopers/blocks in the development of an original digital pattern design.
2. Digitize and develop a digital set of personal fit slopers consisting of five basic blocks and perform alterations to fit personal specifications.
3. Identify terminology of manual pattern drafting and how the terms are translated into the industry standard Gerber CAD commands.
4. Demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard pattern drafting principles in the manipulation and development of original CAD patterns using the Gerber pattern drafting
5. Select and apply the appropriate CAD drafting commands in the Gerber software program including point, line, piece, edit, measure as well as other design tools and functions.
6. Recognize the possible ramifications of choices made for pattern, fabric and personal body type on the planning and construction process taking into account construction skill
level and cost of construction.
7. Show ability to access digital storage areas, retrieve digital patterns and maintain an organized working environment within the Gerber program.
8. Develop a production technical package complete with written instructions including suggested fabrics, efficient fabric layout options, detailed construction instructions and any
other important information.
9. Designate the growth areas within a pattern and create a graded nest for an industry standard size range using the Gerber grading features.
10. Generate a marker for production cutting using the Gerber marker making features for a standard size range and calculate optimum fabric utilization.

Note: An honors contract is available. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

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