Go from flat pattern to CAD (computer-aided design) — the industry way.  You’ll learn to digitize your patterns, modify them, add grading then layout markers for best use of fabric.  You’ll also learn how to create patterns from measurements and spec sheets. Learn CAD (computer-aided design) to create, manipulate and grade patterns. Students input patterns, modify them, check and correct notches, armholes, necklines and seamlines, create variations and seam allowances. Students use the latest version of Optitex  2D .pds, grading and marking– the same software used by Nike and many designers.  Set up markers for plot.  Translate your Optitex files to Gerber and Lectra.


Class: Dawn Moothart, Founder & Owner, Portland Apparel Lab; Refresher: PFI
Thursdays, Oct 28-Dec 2, 2-5 pm (no class Thanksgiving)
Cost/Cost Options:
$649/person Prereq:  Intro and Advanced Patternmaking (Pattern 1-4) or permission of the instructor
Supply List:
Additional Notes/Costs:

- PC laptop with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or10; 64 bit
- USB device (2 GB recommended )
- Mouse
Become familiar with PFI’s online Intranet, Populi. You will receive a Populi username and password shortly after registration. By two weeks before class starts, your instructor will load your class syllabus and your first class assignment. By one week before your class starts, you are sent a reminder of log-in instructions and directed to go online to test your system then read the syllabus and first assignment and to download your class files. You will get instructions to load Optitex and Team Viewer.