CAD for Footwear Design

2D Pattern Engineering (Four weeks)

From its advent way back in the 80’s to the present time, Computer Aided Designing has been making tremendous impact both in the design and manufacture of footwear. A stage has come wherein the complete process can be automated and executed with ease using modern technology. The need for higher quality and faster introduction of new designs is placing extra pressures on every company making footwear. Being the first to have a new style on the shelf is often the difference between its success and its failure. With a range of advanced CAD/CAM software, footwear manufacturers can cut their time to market dramatically and so increase market share and profitability. In addition, the power and flexibility of the software can overcome restrictions to the designer’s creativity imposed by traditional methods.

To help the Indian footwear industry take advantage of this technology and stay a step ahead of competition, the Central Leather Research Institute through its Shoe Design and Development Centre is offering specialized CAD courses for the industry personnel. The schedule and syllabus has been tailored especially for beginners to include all functions you will need in order to both design and engineer 2D designs and patterns. Organised into a manageable daily schedule, you will be gradually introduced to all relevant functions that will help you work with the Shoemaster CAD system.

DURATION: 4 Weeks fulltime
TIMINGS: 10:00 AM TO 5:30 PM (Five days a week)

ELIGIBILITY: Fresher’s or people employed in factories. Applicants should have completed their fundamental design course and should have sound knowledge of manual design. Certificates for proof should be provided if requested.

COURSE FEE : Rs.25,000. Payment may be made through online SBI portal using

For Further Information Please Contact

Head, SPDC
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
Telephone : 044 24437218
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