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

The new alliance with Paris-based C-Design also provides Israeli firm OptiTex with a stepping stone into the European market.

Under the deal, distributors worldwide will offer both software lines.

OptiTex's CAD/CAM software provides designers with a tool to create 2D or 3D on-screen models on which to try out different fabrics.

C-Design delivers software solutions that cover processes from design and technical packages to visual merchandising and collection plans.

"Both companies are well established in the fashion world and we are certain that by combining marketing efforts' both designers and manufacturers will benefit," said Ran Machtinger, OptiTex president and CEO.