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Introduction to PAD Pattern Design

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This online course is Designed for participants who are new to PAD Pattern Design software and require comprehensive training. This class incorporates the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing and plotting patterns with using the  Pattern Design Software tool. 



Week One

Getting Started with PAD Pattern Design

  • Starting PAD Pattern Design
  • PAD Pattern Design's User Interface
  • Working with Commands
  • PAD Pattern Design's  Workspace
  • Opening an Existing Pattern File
  • Viewing your pattern
  • Saving your work

Basic Drawing Tools & Editing Commands

  • Drawing Lines/ Parallel lines
  • Drawing Polygon
  • Drawing Rectangles/Square
  • Drawing Circles/ Eclipse
  • Drawing Ruffles
  • Drawing Arcs/curves
  • adjust or move the selection using numeric values
  • Undo and Redo Actions
  • Deleting drawing 


Week Two

   Using the Selection Tools  in PAD Pattern Design

  • Using the Pointer
  • Using Zoom in/out
  • Using the Ruler
  • Using the Text
  • Using the Symmetric
  • Using the Rotation
  • Using the Orient X/Y
  • Using the Align  Points
  • Adjust or move the selection using numeric values


 Points Adding Tools

  • Adding Points
  • Attach Points to Segment
  • Adding  Points to Segment
  • Divide a Segment
  • Adding  intersection Points to Segment
  • Adjust or move the selection using numeric values


Week Three

The Segment Tools

  • Segment Sync Properties
  • Walking Piece Properties
  • Segment Measuring Objects
  • Segment Angles
  • Copy and paste shape/measurement
  • Irregular Scaling
  • Join/ Split shapes
  • Adjust or move the selection using numeric values


Characteristic Tool

  • Mirroring Objects
  • Adding Pleats
  • Adding Darts
  • Dart Pivot/Transfer
  • Shearing Objects
  • Seam Corner
  • Adding  a Seam Allowance
  • Adjust or move the selection using numeric values


Week Four


  • Finishing a Pattern Piece
  • Adding Pattern Piece information
  • Adding Pattern Piece Point Characteristics
  • Pattern Scaling, Optimization & Pathfinder
  • Adding Notches/Punch holes


Grading Tools

  • Symmetric Grading
  • Rotate Grading
  • Manipulate Grading
  • Copy/Paste Grading
  • Parallel Grading
  • Align Grading
  • Copy/Paste Path Grading
  • Smooth Path Grading
  • Distribute Grading




  Plotting/ Printing Your Patterns

  • Plotter Configuration
  • Plot items
  • Page Set up
  • Plot Preview


Week Five ( Enterprise version only)

 Advanced Object Tools

  • Lists Creation
  • Technical Sketches
  • Pattern Assistant
  • Create Seam / Grading Library
  • Clone / Frame View
  • adjust or move the selection using numeric values




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