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ISRAEL: Optitex and McNeel speed prototype process Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 12

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.


just-style management briefing: Fashion gravitates towards 360º design MJ Deschamps | 1 Sep 11

Although fashion manufacturing and design is not as full of glitz and glam as runway shows or haute-couture magazine spreads, the clothing industry is incorporating some pretty spacey IT to make the end product look flawless - and fit correctly.


ISRAEL: OptiTex ramps up its expansion in Europe just-style.com | 1 Jul 11

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex releases CutPlan software module just-style.com | 4 Jan 10

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.


COMMENT: Lean is green in apparel product development just-style.com | 25 Aug 09

Within the apparel industry the dialogue on sustainability has mainly focused on the production of ‘green products’ and the use of textile processing methods and supply chain strategies that reduce the sector’s environmental footprint. But as we begin to think of sustainability in broader terms, the product development stage provides another key point in the product lifecycle that is worthy of a closer look, writes [TC]²’s Kerry Maguire King.


US: [TC]² extends body scanners’ virtual fashion capability just-style.com | 9 Jul 09

Clothing technology and research organisation [TC]² is extending the virtual fashion capability of its 3D body scanning hardware/software solutions.


ISRAEL: OptiTex develops in-house fabric testing tool just-style.com | 2 Jul 09

OptiTex is launching a new device that enables companies to test fabrics in-house without having to use a costly, time-consuming external service.


ISRAEL: OptiTex upgrades 3D avatar just-style.com | 11 Jun 09

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.


IMB exhibitor news: PLM - who, what, where, when just-style.com | 15 Apr 09

In just under a week's time the world's fourth largest trade fair venue will open its doors to IMB 2009. The last IMB event in 2006 welcomed some 25,000 visitors to view the latest in apparel and textile technology from around 600 exhibitors.


US: OptiTex to launch fashion design tool in Arabic just-style.com | 26 Feb 09

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex and C-Design in fashion software alliance just-style.com | 3 Feb 09

Software firms OptiTex and C-Design have doubled up on their marketing efforts to offer fashion companies a broader range of design solutions.


ISRAEL: OptiTex boosts design with multi-language tool just-style.com | 15 Oct 08

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex adds new colour tool to 3D Runway Designer just-style.com | 16 Sep 08

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.


Software tools help turn fashion ideas into reality just-style.com | 19 Aug 08

With an increasing focus on quick response and short runs of multiple garment styles, more and more time in the production process is being given over to samples and pre-production work. Here Niki Tait looks at some of the tools behind bringing a good design to market.


ISRAEL: OptiTex enhances 3D Runway Designer tool just-style.com | 27 May 08

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex refines male 3D avatar just-style.com | 19 Oct 07

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.


US: Zweave rolls out on-demand design, fit tools just-style.com | 26 Sep 07

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex launches new 3D Runway tool just-style.com | 17 Jul 07

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.


US: Software plugin takes 3D clothing design to film makers just-style.com | 16 May 07

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.


US: ArmorSmith signs up for Zweave’s design automation software just-style.com | 15 Mar 07

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.


ISRAEL: OptiTex provides solutions for Michal Negrin just-style.com | 4 Jan 07

Israel-based software firm OptiTex said designer Michal Negrin has selected its solutions for her design management processes.


USA: Zweave, OptiTex Partner On 3D PLM Solutions just-style.com | 29 Mar 05

Software providers Zweave and OptiTex have signed a deal to develop, deliver and support 3D collaborative product lifecycle management solutions for the apparel industry.


ITALY: Crea To Sell OptiTex In Italian Market just-style.com | 16 Mar 05

Apparel solutions provider OptiTex Ltd has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the Italian market with Crea Solution.


USA: OptiTex Launches 3D Cloth Simulation Software just-style.com | 10 Jan 05

OptiTex USA Inc has added 3D cloth simulation software to its fabric draping engine.


USA: OptiTex Office Expansion, Sales Appointment just-style.com | 27 Oct 04

CAD/CAM developer OptiTex USA Inc has expanded its New York office and appointed Bernardo Tubbs to its North American sales and support role.


ISRAEL: OptiTex Appoints New VP Sales And Marketing just-style.com | 3 Sep 04

CAD/CAM software developer OptiTex Ltd has appointed Mr Natan Mossak as its new VP sales and marketing.


USA: OptiTex And Tukatech End CAD Software Agreement just-style.com | 9 Aug 04

OptiTex Ltd has ended its six-year arrangement to supply CAD software to Los Angeles-based Tukatech Inc.


USA: OptiTex Names Fineman Senior Account Exec just-style.com | 9 Jun 04

CAD/CAM solutions provider OptiTex USA Inc has named Steve Fineman as a new senior account executive.


USA: OptiTex And Vistagy Team Up For 3D Solution just-style.com | 30 Apr 04

CAD/CAM solutions providers OptiTex USA Inc and Vistagy Inc have combined their resources to create a complete solution for three-dimensional design of sewn products.


Trends in apparel manufacturing technology just-style.com | 26 Jan 04

The last decade has seen a shift in apparel technology developments, with innovation giving way to more practical solutions driven by flexibility and user-friendliness. Prabir Jana asks whether apparel manufacturing technology has reached a plateau or should be braced for an IT takeover?

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