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AP 222
Computer-Aided Flat Pattern Design
1 credit; 2 computer laboratory hours per week
Prerequisites: (AP 121 or FD 121) and AR 112
Through hands-on experience, learn computer-aided design for patternmaking and understand its creative potential.

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AP 421
Computerized Pattern Design
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 computer laboratory hours per week
Prerequisites: AP 221, AP 222 and AR 213
Introduction to the operation of Gerber computer and Gerber pattern design system and development of abilities to efficiently create original ideas by computer. Includes discussion of hardware and patternmaking program.

AP 223
Advanced Computer-aided Flat Pattern Design
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 laboratory hours per week
Prerequisite: AP 222 or approval of chairperson
Learn advanced features and capabilities of computer-aided design using the Lectra Modaris pattern design software. Using CAD, recreate the pattern designer's traditional working environment by translating original ideas to the computer, digitizing and modifying designs, plotting out design creations, and managing the file information.

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AP 422
Advanced Computerized Pattern Design: Gerber AccuMark
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 computer laboratory hours per week
Prerequisite: AP 421
Using software tools designed for advanced pattern design techniques, increase pattern design capabilities and learn how to combine computer automation with design tools for advanced pattern development.

AP 322
Apparel Product Data Management
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 computer laboratory hours per week
Prerequisite: AP 222 or PM 221 or approval of program advisor
Apply principles of product data management using web-based software. Emphasizes creating garment information and specifications at different stages of development from design to costing to manufacture. Execute style packages and line plans for sample development.

AP 337
Primavision Apparel Design Development
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: AP 334 or FD 353, or approval of chairperson
Gain knowledge of technical line development and execution through the study and use of the software program Primavision, by Lectra Systems. Original concepts are translated into technical design factory packages ready for sample development. Emphasis is on specifications and construction details involved in woven and knit fabric development.

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