Tukatech is set to unveil the latest version of its 3D virtual prototyping and sample making software, e-fit Simulator, later this month.

Its new Autodesk engine will improve both speed and visibility, the company says, while Fabric Maps make a fabric look more realistic.

Also, complicated construction elements like darts, pleats and bindings have been automated to fold and sew themselves, making it easier to construct garments with cuffs, collars, lapels and other elements.

Another new feature called Sim Steps saves user commands, which can be replayed automatically whenever pattern changes are made or a different graded size is needed.

This means garments with complicated constructions can be modified easily, the user only needing to give input for the first 3D simulation.

The launch will take place at the Material World & Technology Solutions show in Los Angeles from 30 September - 2 October.