Grading blocks in Adobe Illustrator
Unlike the Gerber Accumark program where features are designed to facilitate garment pattern making, Adobe doesn’t calculate nor adjust objects to smaller or bigger sizes. Instead, grading is calculated manually through points. It is nonetheless easier to manage and took me less than an hour to grade a bodice block as I will only need to move points once. On manual grading, I had to measure the horizontal and vertical points before arriving at the adjusted point. All I had to do on illustrator is type those numbers and points will move for me. I then copy the pattern then adjust the points to where the new points are located. Sadly I did not screen record this process as I wasn’t fully integrated my project into this digital process. Nonetheless, I have a photo of the graded piece.