footwear CAD patternmaker


Footwear CAD patternmakers design, adjust and modify patterns for all kinds of footwear using CAD systems. They check laying variants using nesting modules of the CAD system and material consumption. Once the sample model has been approved for production, these professionals make series of patterns (grading) to produce a range of the same footwear model in different sizes.

Alternative label

  • footwear pattern-maker CAD operator

  • footwear CAD pattern cutter

  • CAD pattern-maker

  • footwear CAD pattern cutter footwear pattern maker CAD operator

  • footwear pattern maker

  • CAD pattern maker

  • footwear CAD operator

  • footwear CAD pattern-maker

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