Pattern cutting, CAD and CAM

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  • Created on: 22-05-16 16:42
What are the 4 areas associated with pattern cutting?
Basic block, notched/balance marks, grading, grain-line/straight of grain.
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What is a basic block?
Flat pattern shapes for different parts. No style or fastening details, no seam allowance, starting point to develop and adapt.
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What are notches/balance marks?
Show where parts are to be matched and indicate placement of e.g. a collar.
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What does graded mean?
Lines used to indicate adjustment for different sizes on a pattern.
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What is straight of grain?
Long arrow on a pattern which should be laid parallel to the selvedge of the fabric to ensure it drapes correctly.
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Describe Computer Aided Design
Designers need to be trained in software. Quick to produce designs, easy to change colours/patterns, Can store designs and adapt in future. Mistakes are easily solved.
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Describe Computer Aided Manufacture
Saves time and costs. High quality, less wastage. Machine can work continuously, stores electronically. Quickly change designs, safety improved for some workers.
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Card 2

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What is a basic block?

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Flat pattern shapes for different parts. No style or fastening details, no seam allowance, starting point to develop and adapt.

Card 3

Front

What are notches/balance marks?

Back

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Card 4

Front

What does graded mean?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What is straight of grain?

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Preview of the front of card 5
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