Optitex, the leading provider of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM and virtual prototyping software solutions for sewn products, announced the release of Version 12.3 of its market-leading software. This latest version includes several major developments: a new tool within Optitex PDS that significantly improves the design and development workflow for garments that use printed fabrics; and a new add-on module to Optitex CutPlan that enables improved inventory utilization.
The new Printed Fabric Tool , now integrated into Optitex Pattern Design Software (PDS), facilitates the accurate positioning of style pieces on printed fabric. From within Optitex PDS, designers and pattern makers can see how the printed image will lie on the garment, make adjustments and immediately view the effects of every change.
With Optitex 3D Suite, users can make changes on the 2D pattern or 3D model and see the results simultaneously in both. This greatly increases pattern design accuracy for any garment that utilizes printed fabric, and eliminates the time and costs of creating physical samples. Full 3D visualization also facilitates communication and speeds the approvals process.
Roll Management is a new optional module available for Optitex CutPlan that enables cutting room managers to integrate roll inventory data into their order cutting process, in order to optimize utilization of inventory fabric according to user-defined priorities.
With this new module, individual rolls of different widths are automatically assigned to specific markers to meet the requirements of the order while supporting inventory management goals. Usage data from the Roll Management module can be exported to a spreadsheet to update the inventory control system.
"The new capabilities we are introducing with Version 12.3 are based on the needs of our strategic customers, answering real-world challenges that fashion companies on both the design and production ends of the industry face every day,” said Gil Almog, VP Products and Technology. “Our close cooperation with major customers is a defining element in our success in providing cutting edge 2D and 3D software solutions that optimize the garment design, development and production processes and take virtual prototyping to a new level.”
Optitex develops innovative, user-friendly 2D and 3D CAD solutions for all cut-fabric and fashion-related industries. Optitex solutions are designed to facilitate collaboration among partners throughout the manufacturing process. Optitex is also active in e-commerce, providing online sales tools to promote branding and customer loyalty. As the industry standard, Optitex is a cornerstone of design training with installations in universities and educational centers worldwide. Optitex products are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs.