Although there are many continuous developments in technology, every so often a giant leap occurs with the potential to bring huge benefits...
While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools...
As well as offering new opportunities for apparel design and prototyping, 3D tools also have the potential to change the way retailers and brands interact with their customers.
While 3D design and virtual prototyping technology is already well-established in industries like architecture and automotives, the fashion industry is still grappling to find the best ways to leverage its business benefits.
Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recent Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. And faster time-to-market, better quality, lower cost and increased productivity are among the benefits.
There’s no doubt 3D design and virtual prototyping is a potential disruptor to the traditional way the apparel industry does business, from sampling and pattern making to the creation of 3D digital catalogues and a range of customer-centric services. And with it, comes debate on how the tools are re-writing the rules.
Electronics For Imaging's Optitex software unit has integrated its software with PLM provider PTC, allowing apparel brands to leverage 3D technology to review and validate collections within a few weeks of design.
The digital transformation of the clothing industry could be set for a boost with the acquisition of 3D design and prototyping software firm Optitex by digital printing specialist Electronics For Imaging.
A new industry group has been set up to develop standards for the 3D scanning, modelling and visualisation technology being used in virtual and in-store retail shopping.
Optitex has introduced a new version of its O/Dev 3D Product Creation Suite featuring improvements in 3D simulation and more life-like digital samples.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has opened an office in Milan, Italy, and appointed Antonio Sgroi as country manager.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has signed a deal with Jets Digital in a bid to leverage its position in Australia and New Zealand.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, is growing its business in Italy and expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with a new office in Hong Kong.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has announced two appointments as parf of efforts to drive overseas growth and meet global demand.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, hopes to increase productivity, shorten time to market, and improve quality and fit through a new partnership with McNeel.
OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for fashion industry, is ramping up its expansion with the appointment of Amnon Shalev as its vice president of sales and marketing for Europe.
OptiTex has released a new software module to help users of its systems cut material waste and control production costs when handling smaller order sizes.
Clothing technology and research organisation [TC]² is extending the virtual fashion capability of its 3D body scanning hardware/software solutions.
OptiTex is launching a new device that enables companies to test fabrics in-house without having to use a costly, time-consuming external service.
OptiTex has upgraded the female avatar used in its 3D CAD solutions by creating additional poses, body measurements and shoulder pad fit options to help designers in the fashion market improve garment fit issues.
OptiTex is releasing an Arabic version of its design software, in a move to expand its reach to fashion firms in countries such as Tunisia, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Software firms OptiTex and C-Design have doubled up on their marketing efforts to offer fashion companies a broader range of design solutions.
OptiTex has added a new multi-language feature to its 3D Runway Designer tool which should boost communication between designers and their manufacturers around the world.
OptiTex has added a new tool to its 3D Runway Designer 10 software to give designers more control over the use of colour in their collections and convey this to manufacturers.
OptiTex has enhanced one of its core software products, 3D Runway Designer 10, with new tools to enhance remote collaboration between designers and production professionals.
OptiTex has launched a new and updated 3D male avatar to help men’s wear designers and manufacturers try out their designs in a virtual sampling process before moving to production.
New tools for design and product development have been launched by Zweave Inc as part of its on-demand product suite which is available by annual subscription.
Software developer OptiTex has released a new 3D tool to help designers, product development teams and customers create on-screen catwalk shows so that garments can be evaluated before sample making or manufacturing begins.
A new plugin that enables 3D designers, photographers, film makers, animators and illustrators to visualise the drape of virtual fabric has been launched as part of a free software package from DAZ|Studio.
Body armour maker ArmorSmith has signed a two year subscription agreement for Zweave Inc’s design automation software, which will help it manage product development data associated with the research and production of lightweight body armour solutions for military and civilian police.
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