CAD Pattern Making

CAD Pattern Making

Our Computer Assisted Design (CAD) Pattern Making lessons, created in partnership with Tukatech, will teach you how to make digital patterns on your personal computer. Click on any lesson picture, below, to learn more!

Note: You'll learn the most from these lessons by doing exactly what the teachers are doing, using your own software and related materials. Need Closed Captions on a video? Just ask and we'll add them for you.

Beginner

We recommend watching the lessons, below, in the order shown. These lessons feature TUKAcad, an inexpensive, easy-to-learn Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software package. TUKAcad can be installed on both Windows- and Apple-based computers. You can get an amazing discount on TUKAcad if you go to www.tukaweb.com, order the software version you want and enter the Promo Code: UofF. Our first lesson, below, is free! Watch it to learn the amazing things TUKAcad can do and how to order to get your big University of Fashion discount. Enjoy!

Introduction to TUKAcad-#1
Introduction to TUKAcad-#1
CAD Pattern Making
Beginner
Getting Started with TUKAdesign-#2
Beginner
Operating TUKAdesign-#3
Operating TUKAdesign-#3
CAD Pattern Making
Beginner
Exercise 01 – Pocket Draft-#4
Exercise 01 – Pocket Draft-#4
CAD Pattern Making
Beginner
Exercise 02 – Back Draft-#5
Exercise 02 – Back Draft-#5
CAD Pattern Making
Beginner
Exercise 03 – Basic Grading-#6
Beginner
Tip 1 – How to Make a Flare Skirt
Beginner
Tip 2 – How to Access Menu Functions Without the Mouse
Tip 3 – How to Create a Back Rise Seam and Template
Tip 4 – How to Change Princess Seams to Darts and Dart Manipulation
Tip 5 – How to Smooth and Balance Joining Segments
Tip 6 – How to Work Faster Without the Dialogs
Tip 7 – How to Create a Radiating Grommet Neckband
Tip 8 – How to Create Custom Buffers
Beginner
Tip 9 – How to Evenly Distribute Sleeve Ease
Tip 10 – How to Retrieve a Lost Pattern
Beginner
Tip 11 – How to Make a Double T-Notch
Beginner
Tip 12 – How to Show Pattern Changes
Beginner
Tip 13 – How to Spec Out a Pattern
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Tip 14 – How to Trace Artwork onto Pattern Pieces
Tip 15 – How to Engineer a Plaid Marker with Front Logo Placement
Tip 16 – How to Grade a Multi-Piece Contour Waistband
Tip 17 – How to Import and QC a Pattern
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Tip 18 – How to Save a Layout and Paper When Plotting