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MC 00333 Guide to the FabriCAD Consulting Records, 1989 - 2003

The collection is organized into three series: Corporate Files, Articles, and Fabric Samples.
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This series is divided into four subseries. The Videos are related to various design software companies or deal with trends in the fabric industry. They are arranged alphabetically. The Design Software Companies subseries contains brochures, slides, photographs, promotional materials, and software and fabric samples related to different Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs. Folders are arranged alphabetically by company, with miscellaneous group folders at the end of the subseries. Original order within the folders has been maintained as closely as possible. The Meetings and Presentations subseries contains images, brochures, and catalogs from several international meetings and the scripts to presentations given at them. Materials in this subseries are arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically. FabriCAD publications are newsletters and reports from FabriCAD and Alison Grudier Consulting (AGC). They are arranged alphabetically.
Videos
[Box 1]
Design Software Companies
[Box 2, Folder 1] AGE Technologies
[Box 2, Folder 2] Animated Images (1 of 2)
[Box 2, Folder 3] Animated Images (2 of 2)
[Box 2, Folder 4] Apso
[Box 2, Folder 5] Assyst-Bullmer
[Box 2, Folder 6] Arahne
[Box 2, Folder 7] Athena Design Systems
[Box 2, Folder 8] Atresso 3D
[Box 2, Folder 9] AVA
[Box 2, Folder 10] AVL Looms
[Box 2, Folder 11] Barco
[Box 3, Folder 1] CADTEX (1 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 2] CADTEX (2 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 3] Capital Automation
[Box 3, Folder 4] CDI (1 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 5] CDI (2 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 6] CIS
[Box 3, Folder 7] Cocherille Design Studio
[Box 3, Folder 8] Colorado
[Box 3, Folder 9] Colour Matters
[Box 3, Folder 10] Dcube
[Box 3, Folder 11] DGS
[Box 3, Folder 12] Datacolor International
[Box 3, Folder 13] The Design Library
[Box 4, Folder 1] Designer Software
[Box 4, Folder 2] DigiBits
[Box 4, Folder 3] DILAN
[Box 4, Folder 4] EAT
[Box 4, Folder 5] Eden Software
[Box 4, Folder 6] ENCAD
[Box 4, Folder 7] EPICAD
[Box 4, Folder 8] Fashion Ink
[Box 4, Folder 9] Fashion Toolbox
[Box 4, Folder 10] Foresight
[Box 4, Folder 11] Gerber (1 of 2)
[Box 5, Folder 1] Gerber (2 of 2)
[Box 5, Folder 2] Graphic DTL
[Box 5, Folder 3] Gretag MacBeth
[Box 5, Folder 4] HanMac
[Box 5, Folder 5] HI-TECHS
[Box 5, Folder 6] Image Info
[Box 5, Folder 7] Imagine That!
[Box 5, Folder 8] Info Design (1 of 2)
[Box 5, Folder 9] Info Design (2 of 2)
[Box 6, Folder 1] Infomax/Snap
[Box 6, Folder 2] IRIS
[Box 6, Folder 3] KARAT
[Box 6, Folder 4] Kopperman
[Box 6, Folder 5] Lectra (1 of 3)
[Box 6, Folder 6] Lectra (2 of 3)
[Box 7, Folder 1] Lectra (3 of 3)
[Box 7, Folder 2] Logikos
[Box 7, Folder 3] Moda CAD
[Box 7, Folder 4] MONA
[Box 7, Folder 5] Monarch
[Box 7, Folder 6] Nedragraphics (1 of 3)
[Box 8, Folder 1] Nedragraphics (2 of 3)
[Box 8, Folder 2] Nedragraphics (3 of 3)
[Box 8, Folder 3] Pantone
[Box 8, Folder 4] Scot Weave
[Box 8, Folder 5] Shima
[Box 8, Folder 6] Solias
[Box 8, Folder 7] Sophis (1 of 3)
[Box 8, Folder 8] Sophis(2 of 3)
[Box 9, Folder 1] Sophis (3 of 3)
[Box 9, Folder 2] Stork (1 of 2)
[Box 9, Folder 3] Stork (2 of 2)
[Box 9, Folder 4] Viable
[Box 9, Folder 5] Wirth/Zimmer
[Box 10, Folder 1] Miscellaneous CAD (1 of 3)
[Box 10, Folder 2] Miscellaneous CAD(2 of 3)
[Box 10, Folder 3] Miscellaneous CAD (3 of 3)
[Box 10, Folder 4] Non-Design CAD
[Box 10, Folder 5] Textile Printing
[Box 11, Folder 1] Advertising Brochures
[Box 11, Folder 2] Color Management
[Box 11, Folder 3] Printers
[Box 11, Folder 4] Service Bureaus
Meetings and Presentations
[Box 11, Folder 5] CAD Expo Seminar, 1996
[Box 11, Folder 6] CITDA Newsletter
[Box 11, Folder 7] CITDA ROI Presentation, 1998
[Box 11, Folder 8] CITDA Symposium on Printing, 2000
[Box 11, Folder 9] ITMA, 1995
[Box 12, Folder 1] ITMA, 1999
[Box 12, Folder 2] ITMA Catalog, 1991
[Box 12, Folder 3] ITMA Catalog, 1994
[Box 12, Folder 4] ITMA Catalog, 1999
[Box 12, Folder 5] Presentation Text and Transparencies
FabriCAD Publications
[Box 12, Folder 6] AGC Report
[Box 12, Folder 7] FabriCAD Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey
[Box 12, Folder 8] FabriCAD Update Newsletter, 1994 - 1997
[Box 13, Folder 1] FabriCAD Update Newsletter, 1998 - 2001
[Box 13, Folder 2] Fashion Computing Resource Guide
This series is broken down into four subseries: FabriCAD Forums, Authored by Alison Grudier, FabriCAD Mentioned, and General Fabric Industry. All materials are arranged chronologically within each subseries.
FabriCAD Forums
[Box 13, Folder 3] 1997
[Box 13, Folder 4] 1998 - 1999
Authored by Alison Grudier
[Box 13, Folder 5] 1992 - 1995
[Box 13, Folder 6] 1996 - 1997
[Box 13, Folder 7] 1998
[Box 13, Folder 8] 2000 - n.d.
FabriCAD Mentioned
[Box 13, Folder 9] 1991 - 1993
[Box 13, Folder 10] 1994
[Box 13, Folder 11] 1995
[Box 13, Folder 12] 1996 - 1998
[Box 13, Folder 13] 1999 - n.d.
General Fabric Industry
[Box 14, Folder 1] 1989 - 1992
[Box 14, Folder 2] 1993
[Box 14, Folder 3] 1994
[Box 14, Folder 4] 1995
[Box 14, Folder 5] 1996
[Box 14, Folder 6] 1997
[Box 14, Folder 7] 1998
[Box 14, Folder 8] 1999
[Box 14, Folder 9] 2000 - 2001
[Box 14, Folder 10] n.d.
This series contains samples of fabric patterns on a variety of materials, including fabrics, computer printouts, photographs, CD-ROM and disk. Materials are arranged by pattern type, with miscellaneous patterns located at the end of the series.
[Box 15] Floral Pattern 1
[Box 16] Floral Pattern 2 (1 of 2)
[Box 17] Floral Pattern 2 (2 of 2)
[Box 18] Striped Pattern
[Box 19] Various Patterns
[Box 20] Various Patterns
[Box 21] Various Patterns
[Box 22, Folder 1] Star Pattern
[Box 22, Folder 2] Ann Taylor
[Box 22, Folder 3] Image 1
[Box 22, Folder 4] Image 2
[Box 22, Folder 5] Image 3
[Box 22, Folder 6] Image 4
[Box 22, Folder 7] Image 5
[Box 22, Folder 8] Various Patterns
[Box 22, Folder 9] Various Patterns
[Box 22, Folder 10] Various Patterns
[Box 22, Folder 11] Various Patterns
[Box 22, Folder 12] Various Patterns
[Box 23] Various Patterns

Creator

FabriCAD Consulting.

Creator

Hardy, Alison Grudier

Quantity

11.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

23 archival boxes

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

The collection was the gift of Alison Grudier Hardy, President of FabriCAD Consulting. Hardy donated the collection to the Special Collections Research Center of the North Carolina State University Library in 2003. The collection was identified by Professor Nancy Powell, College of Textiles.

Processing

Processed by: Katie Brightman; machine-readable finding aid created by: Katie Brightman

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials related to FabriCAD Consulting, a firm specializing in Computer Aided Design for the textile industry. Such materials include company newsletters, articles relating to FabriCAD or authored by its President, Alison Grudier Hardy, promotional materials for specific CAD systems, meeting and symposia programs and presentations, and fabric samples. Materials are in the form of written documents, videos, CD-ROMs, disks, slides, and photographs. In addition there are a number of articles on the textile industry in general though they do not deal directly with FabriCAD Consulting.

Historical Note

Alison Grudier Hardy established FabriCAD Consulting in the 1990s. FabriCAD provided consulting services to companies in the fashion and textile industries that were using or considering purchasing Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems. CAD systems let users in these industries create, recolor, and modify designs in a fraction of the time it took by hand, as well as print small batches of fabric on in-house printers.

FabriCAD Consulting researched, proposed, purchased, and implemented CAD systems worldwide. The company provided accurate, up-to-date information allowing potential CAD system purchasers to spend less time researching CAD systems. Services offered by FabriCAD Consulting included: 1)Pre-purchase advice: helping companies decide which CAD system to buy to meet their needs. 2)Workplace design: creating an environment designed to meet the special needs of CAD equipment and their operators. 3)Project Management 4)Contract Work: providing a nationwide referral service for CAD operators

FabriCAD Consulting was a member of the Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA). The company published a bi-monthly newsletter, FabriCAD Update, providing information on new CAD products and services, industry events, classifieds, and articles geared towards CAD system users. FabriCAD Consulting also maintained a website, FabriCAD On-Line, featuring an eStore, classifieds, a calendar of industry events, and information on the company's consulting services. Other activities of the company included holding a number of conferences called FabriCAD Forums on a variety of CAD-related topics, and publishing an annual CAD Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey.

In 2001 Hardy resigned as President of FabriCAD to become Textile Division Director at Improved Technologies of New Hampshire. The FabriCAD website remained up but publication of the newsletter temporarily halted. In January 2003 Hardy discontinued the website and began pursuing a new business providing window restoration services for old buildings.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], FabriCAD Consulting Records, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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