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Apparel CAD Evaluation format APPENDIX VII


Section a
QUESTIONNARE SEGMENT I (ORGANIZATION)
i. ii. Which Cad system is being used in your organization? Lectra version 3 & 5 When was the CAD system being implemented in your organization? Before 5 years (12 years back) 3-5 years 1-3 years less than 1 year How many times has the organization upgraded the CAD software or installed / changed to a newone ? Once Two - five times Almost every year Whenever required

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SEGMENT II (PURPOSE)
i. Is CAD easier than traditional methods? (a) Users point of view: Yes (b) Your point of view: Yes For what purpose/s is the CAD system being used? (Can be more than one) Only for pattern making For digitizing the patterns provided by buyers Marker planning Alterations in patterns Grading Others for calculating fabric consumption as well Does CAD result in greater productivity, is it more lucrative? (a) Yes (b) If no, why? Yes because we can plan better marker efficiency therefore fabric wastage can be kept to minimum and also through grading we can directly Copyright DFT 2007 NIFT/DFT/Internship

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2 make different size, which saves a lot of time.________________________________________________________

SEGMENT III (GENERAL)


i. Do you feel that CAD is affordable? Yes Depends upon the magnitude of company. No Cant say Are traditional skills required to work on CAD? Please Comment: No, only knowledge about software is required iii. Are experienced pattern makers (who manually developed patterns and markers) easily accepting the extensive use of CAD / CAM? Yes No Sometimes Is the combination of an individual readily available who is an expert in CAD / CAM and pattern making? Yes, always No, sometimes Rarely SEGMENT- IV (TRAINING) i. Was any training imparted to the operator when the new soft-ware was installed? Yes No If yes, then for how many days? - Less than 7 days - 7-15 days - More than 15 days Are you satisfied with the training given? Yes No If no, please specify the reason? - Training should be of longer duration - Language problem - Any other __________________________ Copyright DFT 2007 NIFT/DFT/Internship

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Do you think that training is only required when a new software is installed or do you recommend an in-house training otherwise as-well? Training every year or 6-months Only when a software is installed Do you think that the person working on CAD / CAM should be well versed in Pattern and Marker development or should he have fair knowledge about textile and styling as-well? Please Comment: must have knowledge of pattern and marker development only SEGMENT V (PEOPLE INVOLVED)

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How many people are working in the pattern development and marker making department? Please specify, (approx.) - 8 Has the number changed (increased / decreased) with the usage of CAD? Reduced Are the same Cant say What is the age of person working on CAD? 20-25 yrs. 25-35 yrs 28,34,40( three persons are working) Above 35 yrs. Does he have any prior work experience on CAD? Yes No If yes, then how many years? - 1 yr. - 1-2 yrs - More than 2 yrs.

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Section b
The following factors have been identified to have an influence on adoption of CAD / CAM.
(Kindly select the most appropriate option)

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Factors influencing adoption of IT


High Price Reduces dependence on people Failed installation in other organization Collaborative working between various employees, supplier and buyer is easier Ability of supplier to train the users in our organization Saves fabric The supplier does not have an office in the location where my organization is situated Improves first pass quality product Reduces throughput time for product assemble Requirement of constant training Ready availability of literate professionals Constant up gradation of system required Others please specify-----------

Strongly positive

Moderately positive

Indifferent

Moderately negative

Strongly negative

Cant say

Section c

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This sheet will help you decide which system is best for your pattern development department and organization. ( Even if you have one. )
Note: Simple instructions to fill in the form. Mention the various CAD / CAM systems you are aware of in (*) columns In the row below, mention how each of these systems came to your knowledge, whether through your institute, buyers, pattern maker, the respective company, fairs and exhibitions or some journals etc. Mention the CAD system under the evaluating points of 1-7.evaluate by giving score of 1-7 where 1 stands for best and 7 for the least. Same number maybe given for more than one company if the features are felt to be the same. The company scoring the minimum score as per your requirements should be your choice for buying the CAD system. In the last column, kindly mention the basis of your evaluating criteria. For ex., if you have give 1 to a particular system and 3 to the other, kindly mention who / why you made the decision.

Criteria
How you found out about them Communicationsdigitizers and file import Piece geometry identifications(points, lines, notches, orientations lines, piece rotation line for marker making) Pattern design functionsmeasurement capabilities Pattern design functions-darts, pleats, trace, cut, combine, shrink, stretch, flip, rotate patterns. Pattern design functions- seam 2allowance definition, corners, Copyright DFT 2007 NIFT/DFT/Internship

LECTRA REACHPIECE * * * * * Source Own Past organization organization(reunion clothing company)


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7 corner insert Removing and adding of patterns from present files, printing and redo and undo functions & keyboard and mouse hot keys- shortcut keys Pattern grading functions Maker making functions Automatic marker making functions Software platforms Outputs and consumables availability Manuals Communications access with respect internet compatibility Warranty and after sales service CAM and CAS interface Customizing features Cost implications Interface capabilities with other design software Plotting facility TOTAL

1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 2

3 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2

Any remarks: _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Copyright DFT 2007 NIFT/DFT/Internship

Section d
Analyzing usage of various functions in the CAD / CAM systems.
Note: Kindly tick mark in the relevant column and pen down any remark / comment related to the point in the last column. S.No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Criteria Digitization On screen pattern construction Notches option Dart manipulation Grading tools Size correspondence Specification sheet development Piece assembly Variant tools Marker planning Plotting Piece rotation Measurement capabilities Pattern Design functions- Darts, pleats, trace, cut, combine, shrink, stretch, flip, Rotate pattern. Removing and adding patterns Always Sometimes/ Rarely Occasionally Never Additional Comment

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Section e
Technical specifications
Note: Simple instructions to fill in the form. Mention the various CAD / CAM systems you are aware of in (*) columns Mention the CAD system under the evaluating points of 1-7, evaluate by giving score of 1-7 where 1 stands for simplest and 7 for the complicated. Then compare the following system on the basis of the criteria mentioned with respect to the manual pattern making methods also (Mention the rating in the appropriate column.) If a particular facility is not available in manual pattern making / CAD, mention NIL. In the remarks column, kindly mention the basis of your evaluating criteria (If possible). For ex., if you have given 1 to a particular system and 3 to manual pattern development, kindly mention why you made the decision.

Criteria
Communicationsdigitizers and file import Pattern design functionsmeasurement capabilities Pattern design functions-darts, pleats, trace, cut, combine, shrink, stretch, flip and rotate patterns. Pattern design functions- seam allowance definition, corners, corner insert Removing and adding of patterns from present files, printing and redo and undo functions & keyboard and mouse hot keysCopyright DFT 2007 NIFT/DFT/Internship

Lectra Reachpiec e
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Manual Pattern Making


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10 shortcut keys / Pattern alterations Pattern grading functions Changes in Maker plans Automatic marker making functions Software platforms Outputs and consumables availability Manuals / Books Communications access with respect internet compatibility Warranty and after sales service CAM Customizing features Cost implications Interface capabilities with other design software Plotting facility Marker Planning Options (Piece rotation, Ply and edges, direction of pieces, quantity of pieces and piece adjustment command, marker efficiency, fabric width, etc.) TOTAL

1 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1

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Any remarks: Dxf format is used for all softwares.

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