CAD/CAM systems supplier Scanvec Garment Systems on Wednesday announced a change of name to OptiTex USA Inc and the opening of its new North American Headquarters in New York City's garment district.

"Previously located in Philadelphia, PA, moving to New York City brings us closer to our customers and business partners, and allows us to more efficiently serve the sewn-goods industry," the company said in a statement.

The North American headquarters will provide services such as sales, product demonstrations, training, and support for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The company had also released OptiTex version 9 which integrates 2D and 3D product development tools.

Flat patterns created in OptiTex PDS, or converted from other CAD systems, can now be viewed on physical parametric virtual models, and checked for construction, fit and draping without having to switch between different applications the firm says.

The results, including fabric designs, can be shared via standard web browsers with others in the product development process. The 3D collaboration tool can also be used in conjunction with conceptual textile design systems to generate virtual storyboards for merchandising.