Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new course dedicated to helping brands and retailers navigate the world of 3D design and prototyping.

3D PDS is the latest addition to Alvanon's Professional Development Series (PDS) of classes and covers key strategic considerations including 3D goals, ROI, software options and implementation. The half-day course will be delivered by Alvanon consultants.

"At Alvanon, we know that brands are in different places in their journey towards 3D proficiency," says its president Ed Gribbin. "Whether you're just getting started and developing a 3D strategy, choosing the right software or already on your way and committed to 3D, it's easy to derail if you haven't anticipated all the things that you may encounter along the way when it comes to people, processes and the technology."

Alvanon stresses it will remain software independent. It will work with all leading 3D software providers, including Optitex, Browzwear, Clo3D, Gerber, Lectra, Tukatech and Assyst in order to support its diverse client base who have already committed to a particular 3D software platform.

The 3D course is the latest addition to the modules already on offer, including Apparel Costing 101 and Sustainability 101.