CAD Services

CSIR-CLRI offers CAD Services to the Industry partners and freelance designers from pattern designing to pattern engineering. Apart from leather product industries CAD services are offered to textile as well as upholstery industries. The core services offered are:

  • Footwear CAD
  • Garment/Leather goods CAD Services

1) Footwear CAD services:

Advanced CAD capabilities are now available for footwear pattern engineering systems. A versatile and intuitive system with an easy to use graphical interface provides everything the pattern maker needs from rapid modeling to prototype production.

Equipment available at Footwear CAD facility:

  • 2D Pattern digitizer
  • 3D Last scanner
  • Foot scanner
  • Pattern cutter
  • Dieless Cutting machine

3D and 2D systems are available for conceptual designing and engineering and grading of upper and bottom parts needed for styling, manufacturing and fit.


  • Pattern Grading for footwear
  • Marking patterns in various materials
  • Pattern and leather cutting
  • Insole board cutting

Salient Features

  • Pattern Digitization
  • Accurate pattern cuttings
  • Leather cutting from digitized patterns

Inputs Needed

  • Model Pattern
  • Digital file in dxf format
  • Leather & dxf file for Dieless cutting machine.

Charges for Footwear CAD services

  Rate* Output Material
Digitizing and Grading (softcopy) Rs. 1500 Softcopy
Full size set with digitization Rs. 2000 Mill Board
Additional size set pattern Rs. 1750 Mill Board
Marking pattern Rs. 2500 Plastic
Marking pattern Rs. 4000 Texon
Single size pattern Rs. 500 Mill Board
Insole pattern 1 set Rs. 500 Mill Board
Leather cutting (Dieless cutting Machine) Rs. 500/hour Leather
Leather consumption calculation Rs. 1000 Softcopy

*For all services GST 18% extra

2) Garment /Leather goods CAD Services


  • Pattern Designing for Apparel / Leather Goods
  • Pattern Grading for Apparels
  • Marker Making for Apparel / Upholstery
  • Pattern plotting
  • Pattern cutting [cardboard]
  • Pattern consumption report

Inputs Needed

a. For Pattern Designing

  • Sketch / Sample garment
  • Measurement Chart

b. For Grading / Marker Making

  • First Pattern hardcopy or dxf file
  • Measurement Chart with instructions
  • Sketch / Sample garment

Charges for CAD services

  Paper Patterns Cardboard Patterns
Pattern Design Charges for Apparel (per design) Rs. 3,000 Rs. 4,000
Grading charges upto 6 sizes (for leather & lining patterns) Rs. 3,500
(Rs. 400 per additional size)
Rs. 4,500
(Rs. 500 per additional size)
Grading charges upto 6 sizes (For leather patterns only) Rs. 2,500
(Rs. 300 per additional size)
Rs. 3,500
(Rs. 400 per additional size)
Marker making (for Apparel / Upholstery) Rs. 4,000 +
Rs 200 per meter of plotting
Plotting / Cutting (for Apparel / Leather Goods) Rs 200 per meter of Paper plotting
(minimum billing amount Rs. 700 upto 3 meters)
Rs.2000/- [minimum] upto 10 Mill Boards [Size A1].
Additional Rs. 200 per board.
Leather cutting (Dieless cutting Machine) Rs. 500/hour Leather

*For all services GST 18% extra

For Further Information Please Contact

Head, Shoe & Product Design Centre

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Tel: +91 44 24437218