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Trends in the use of computer-aided design in the textile industry.

SURVEY OF 288 FASHION DESIGNERS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING:

76% use Computer-Aided Design (CAD). 70% of CAD users have been using the system for three years or less; only 10% have been using the system for more than six years. 85% of CAD users either agree or strongly agree that using CAD has increased their productivity. 79% either agree or strongly agree that CAD had increased their creative process. 57% of primary CAD users said they spend more than 5 hours working with the system on an average day. 76% of respondents believe that more than 50 percent of the industry will be using CAD within the next five years. 84% of the respondents that do not currently use CAD agree that using CAD would significantly change their jobs.

SOURCE: NATIONAL KNITWEAR & SPORTSWEAR ASSOCIATION
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Title Annotation:survey results
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jun 12, 1995
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