Advanced Functional Clothing CAD Simulation System

Rounds of sample making are needed and production steps taken before a piece of functional clothing is accomplished. Time and money spent on it until it satisfies the consumers’ functional and aesthetical demands, and it may raise the production costs.
The advanced clothing functional design CAD simulation technologies provide a multi-style garment thermal functional design simulation which can estimate the best material and garment requirements needed for environment- / weathered-related situations. It increases efficiency and decreases production costs by saving time and money invested on sample making.


User can follow the instructions in a user-friendly interface of the CAD system, inputting the information step by step. The factors include weather and environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, wind velocity; human activities such as sitting, running and dancing; human model factors such as sex, age, height and weight; garment features such as fibre and fabric properties. The simulation programme helps garment manufacturers evaluate the combination of fabric functional properties and environmental parameters, in turn design the functional clothing with the best functional features.

Industry benefit

The virtual design function allows efficient product development with reasonable cost. Users can update the database by themselves to achieve a wider scope and tailor-made application.

The software is also a useful tool for training institutions offering courses on design and product development. Students can make use of the interactive platform to understand better the influence of different factors such as weather, environment and biological elements on clothing design.

Licensing Details

A non-exclusive license of CAD simulation technology for clothing thermal engineering design includes:

  • Database of materials, 3D human body models and garment pieces of different styles
  • Thermal functional design CAD software, thermal functional simulation software and thermal functional visualisation software for both multi-layer clothing and multi-style clothing

The research deliverable is now open for licensing. For more details, please contact us. (Email: ; Tel: (852) 2627 0180)

Related ITF project
Research Start Date 2009-01-01
Industry Partner
The University of Manchester
Taiwan Textile Research Institute
Shinshu University
Mark's Work Wearhouse
Guangdong Textile Polytechnic
Digital Clothing Limited
Ching Kung Him Wo Garment Factory Ltd.
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