Apparel Lab

The Textile and Apparel Testing Laboratory (TAPT) is located in Milam Hall

The Apparel Lab (Milam 233) is a resource exclusively open to apparel design students in the College of Business.In addition to 28 dress forms and 18 sewing machines and four sergers, the program provides access to cutting-edge, state-of-the-art 2D pattern making and 3D apparel design licenses. Students have access to licenses for Optitex (2D) and Browzwear (3D) as well as Adobe Creative Cloud.

The Design Computer Lab (Milam 218) is a 28-seat classroom where students learn software tools. The Design lab also holds a 48" x 36" Apparel Digitizer where paper clothing patterns can be digitally converted into the software.

In the Textiles Lab (Milam 336) students test fabrics for drape, strength durability, aesthetic related properties, and other performance features. These physical tests can then be converted for application in the digital workspace.


Milam Hall computer software:

  • Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Access 2013
  • MS Project 2013
  • Visio 2013
  • Creative Cloud 2015
  • 7 Zip
  • AutoCAD 2016
  • Revit 2016
  • AutoCAD Architecture + Elumtools
  • Sketchup Pro 2016
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
  • Optitex 15


Partnership with Browzwear  

Browzwear is a partner of the apparel design program in the College of Business, providing our students with software licenses and thus keeping them skilled in the industry's most advanced design tools. Browzwear’s expert 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising are key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Using true-to-life 3D, designers, developers, production and marketing collaborate effectively to get creative products to market faster.