Footwear CAD Design | Online

The footwear pattern maker with knowledge of CAD is the most sought after by shoe factories, a professional who plays a central role between the creative office and production.

How to make a shoe pattern using CAD Technology

The Course

The CAD software has become an essential tool for footwear designing. The programme permits to realize the models from the stylist’s design, transforms the creative ideas into real products, realizes all the footwear components, provides the automatic cutting the best placements among other functions, develops the footwear sizes and has many other functions, reducing the margin of errors and speeding the design procedures, even at a distance.

Therefore, the footwear Pattern Making professional with skills in the use of CAD is absolutely the most required person in the footwear companies, a key profession with a central role between the creative and production office.


The course is for those who are looking for a specialization in the use of CAD technology. Certified manual pattern making skills are recommended, even at basic level.

Educational programme

  • Software analysis and operation for a correct use
  • CAD 2D – Introduction and preparation of one’s own work environment
  • Illustration of the menu and their organization Digitalization of a simple pattern and perfection
  • Creation of the line deriving from the pattern with margins for assembly and symmetries. Extraction of the pattern pieces
  • Digitalization of the new pattern and perfection Creation of the line deriving from the pattern with margins for assembly and symmetries
  • Application of specific functions Extraction of the pattern pieces. Allocation of the data
  • Application of the functions and sub-functions for development

Tools and material provided to students

Live sessions with Fashion professionals, multimedia educational material, practical exercises, live chat with students, personalized counselling.

TYPE Online Course

DURATION 8 weeks


TIMETABLE Saturday | 10am-12.30pm



Degree awarded:
Attendance certificate, with accreditation of acquired skills.
(possibility of earning 1 university credit)

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Material and tools needed

  • Computer with updated operational system
  • Chrome web-browser (Firefox, Safari)
  • Microphone (external microphone or headphones with microphone)
  • Headphones or headset
  • Webcam
  • Internet connection (ADSL / 4g / Optical fibre) – [min. band recommended 3 Mb/s]
  • Software Romans CAD (provided by Istituto Modartech)

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