Use pattern-cutting softwares


Use pattern-cutting softwares in order to create templates for the manufacturing of wearing apparel, made-up textile articles, and textile products. Set adequate patterns in softwares for replicability of products taking into account sizes and shapes.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Use pattern-cutting softwares is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Wearing apparel patternmaker: Wearing apparel patternmakers interpret design sketches and cut patterns for all kinds of wearing apparel using various handtools or industrial machines complying customer requirements. They make sampling and prototypes in order to produce series of patterns of wearing apparel in different sizes.
Digital prototyper: Digital prototyper transform paper pattern into digital form using special computer software. They operate and monitor machines which make different products related to clothing.

Optional skill

Use pattern-cutting softwares is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Clothing product grader: Clothing product graders produce patterns in different sizes (i.e. scaled-up and scaled-down) to reproduce the same wearing apparel in different sizes. They draft patterns by hand or using software following size charts.
Canvas goods assembler: Canvas goods assemblers construct products made from a closely woven fabrics and leather such as tents, bags or wallets. Artists also use it as painting surface.
Clothing cutter: Clothing cutters mark, cut, shape, and trim textile or related materials according to blueprint or specification in the manufacture of wearing apparel.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022