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U4ia For Apparel Design

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U4ia for Apparel Design is a user-friendly manual that illustrates the tools and techniques needed to become proficient in using Lectra's computer aided design (CAD) program, U4ia 6.0. U4ia 6.0 is a product visualization software program currently used by many apparel and textile manufacturers and retailers, including Liz Claiborne, The Gap, and Saks. This book, with accompanying CD-ROM, provides detailed instructions on how to use U4ia-from creating a new canvas to using special shortcut tools.

Author Biography

Kathryn E. Koch is a professor of Apparel Design at Central Michigan University. Koch is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Computer Integrated Textile Design Association.

Tanya Domina is a professor at Central Michigan University where she teaches courses in fashion merchandising, textiles and apparel. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association, the National Economic Association and the American Collegiate Retailing Association.

Table of Contents

The basics of U4iap. 1
Getting startedp. 17
Flat drawingsp. 31
Applying fabric prints to a flat drawingp. 45
Introduction to print developmentp. 61
Color palettesp. 73
Printingp. 83
Plaids, stripes, and weavesp. 93
Cleaning and recoloring flat textile printsp. 115
Reducing and recoloring tonal printsp. 127
Advanced print developmentp. 141
Segmenting and griddingp. 157
Knit designp. 175
Yarnsp. 187
Presentation boardsp. 203
Beyond the basicsp. 219
Troubleshootingp. 231
Color management : a primerp. 245
Creating and using a thread count rulerp. 251
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