The large majority of the footwear factories (also small and medium-sized ones) use CAD software for: pattern making, automatic cutting and consumption calculation.
Nowadays all pattern making job requests from factories require the knowledge of footwear CAD. We believe that those who wish to work as pattern makers in factories should take advantage of this course.
Footwear companies making design internally but producing outside, are increasingly incorporating 3D design tools in their processes.
The advantage of using 3D design software is evident: it makes work and production flow with the external factories much smoother. A 3D design is much more detailed and accurate than a 2D drawing and it reduces dramatically the number of changes and corrections.
A growing number of companies are looking for professionals with a footwear knowledge who can use a 3D design software.
During the first two weeks, you will learn how to make the complete design of a shoe using a 3D software. You will work on four designs with increasing difficulties:
ICad3D+ is the first software for footwear design and pattern engineering than integrates into a single program two different environments, 3D design and 2D patterns, which works in parallel and simultaneously. This way, ICad3D+ is presented as the best virtual alternative to the traditional process of design and pattern engineering, reducing the time spent as well as the material and human resources of the company
During the other two weeks you will learn how to use the 2D functions of the software to make the patterns ready for cutting Starting point are the 3D designs made during the first two weeks Training program covers the following activities:
12 intense weeks of footwear upper pattern making and shoemaking in our factory. Countless technicians and designers now working for top companies have started their career with this course.Learn more
A short course on footwear design, for those who wish to launch their own shoe brand or work as designers for a company. Focus on shoe sketching by hand, digital design and merchandising planning. The perfect complement to the 12-week course.Learn more
After the 12-week course, students who wish to go more in depth of advanced pattern making can take this module. Focus on Strobel Athletic, Moccasins and advanced concepts.Learn more