Thursday, January 23, 2014

A quick update on the status of sodaCAD

sodaCAD is still alive and well despite not much happening in the last year or so. But with some renewed interest, activity has picked up again. So this is what is currently happening:
  • Updated the code base to LibreCAD 2.0.2
  • Wiki is in progress
  • Work on a pattern piece file format
If you are interested in working on sodaCAD, it would be helpful to become familiar with apparel industry terms in the glossary. You can also look at the roadmap and see if something interests you there.

For the moment, development is focused on adapting the drawing environment and creating a file format.

If you are interested in creating a made-to-measure (MTM) module where the CAD system drafts a pattern for you based on measurements, look at the Valentina project. MTM's are not commonly used in the industry. Home hobbyists, custom sewists and tailors use this kind of software. Valentina is still in early development but would be similar to Wild Ginger.

1 comment:

  1. I've been in the pattern making industry for over 20 years and we REALLY NEED a free/cheap/open solution. It's almost impossible to hire skilled operators in New Zealand simply because nobody can afford to buy the software and get skilled up in it. I'm not a C++ programmer but would like to help if I can...