See a (1:18) video tutorial on how to Auto-Size Costumes
Jackrabbit can automatically assign a size to students in a class based on their girth measurement and the size chart associated with the costume that has been added to the class.
To use the auto-size feature you must first:
- Assign students a girth measurement (see Assign Sizes to Students)
- Create a vendor and vendor size chart (see Create Costume (Apparel) Vendors and Vendor Size Charts)
- Create a costume with an assigned vendor size chart and add it to the class (see Add Costumes (Apparel) to Classes and Students)
Auto-Size Costume(s) for an Individual Class
When you add a new costume that has a selected vendor size chart to a class you are given the option to auto-size the costume for the students currently enrolled in the class.
When adding an existing costume to a class you are also given the option of auto-sizing the costume for the students in the class.
Additionally, you can auto-size a costume that has already been added to the class using the Auto-Size Costumes button on the Costumes tab of the Class record.
If you have already manually added costume sizes to the students in the class you can select whether or not you want to override those measurements and replace them with the automatically generated sizes.
Auto-Size Costume(s) for Multiple Classes
You can auto-size costumes in multiple classes at once from the Tools menu > Costume Management with the Auto-Size Costumes option. Use the criteria to select the classes that you are looking to automatically size costumes for by filtering by: session, classes, instructor(s), or vendor(s).
You are given the option of overriding all existing costume sizes and updating them with the new auto-size information.
Learn How to Avoid Auto-Sizing Overlap
Girth sizes CAN overlap in a size chart. If girth sizes overlap, Jackrabbit's auto-size feature selects the first size that matches.
Many costume companies overlap girth sizes. When the auto-size feature in Jackrabbit is used and a student's girth falls into two size ranges, Jackrabbit will select the first size it detects. One way to avoid this is to adjust girth ranges based on your organization's knowledge of specific costume companies. Rather than create size charts for the vendor in Jackrabbit that overlap, an organization may adjust the girth ranges based on their knowledge of the way the costume company sizes.
In this example of a major costume company child and adult size charts, girth ranges overlap both from one size to the next size up and also from from Child Large through Adult Petite. The organization has chosen to adjust the girth 'from' size so that they do not overlap. They will also will change the max girth on the Child Large to 53.5 and omit the Child X-Large and Child XX-Large.
Major Costume Company Size Chart Example:
Same Size Chart Created in Jackrabbit: