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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in Fashion Design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of a wide range of computer-based tools that assist design professionals with design. Some programs provide 3D modeling of garment designs, while others aid in drafting patterns, fabric design and embroidery or embellishment design. Traditionally, fashion designers have presented their ideas through drawings, two dimensional representations being the first step to help visualize the finished garment. This approach has its limitations. It is largely dependent on the artistic ability of the designer to put his ideas on paper, and a flat drawing cannot adequately demonstrate the texture and hang of a garment, so the illustration can be quite different from
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            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
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            • Flexible Scheduling
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