by Apparel Resources News-Desk
17-May-2019 | 3 mins read
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) launches the latest version of the EFI Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, with enhanced capabilities at the ongoing international trade fair Texprocess, Frankfurt, Germany.
The improved feature includes an advanced automation tool including true-to-life fabric simulation, cross-size simulation and multi-colorway-multi-angle rendering.
This version also simplifies complex stitching, improves grading, including designs for bags and pockets. The latest gusset creation tool simplifies definition of complex gusset shapes for bags, jackets, coats, pants and more.
Furthermore, it also contains a rich library of more than 150 commonly used fabrics and supports for a new licensing mechanism for the Alvanon all-in-one avatar editor.
“With this new Optitex release, full design-to-production preparation can be automated, enabling customers to focus on creativity, to quicken execution and allow for the customisation required in today’s demanding market,” said Amir Lehr, General Manager, EFI Optitex.
The new release also includes various innovative technological breakthroughs, strengthening company’s position as a full and sustainable end-to-end solution provider. These innovations further help the retailers get products faster to the market, helping them have better hold on fast fashion.
“As on-demand manufacturing of fashion and apparel continues to gain traction around the world, this new release offers the necessary efficiencies required to meet market requirements for faster time to market, accuracy, customisation and personalisation, as well as profitable and timely production of small mixed orders,” said Lehr.
It also enables custom views of designs for consistent and adaptable 3D sample displays for product catalogues and design review meeting, minimising the need for physical samples and costly photo shoots across the design and production workflow.
Moreover, the company has also released a new and innovative print & cut solution that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll, delivering 15 to 40 per cent greater efficiency compared to traditional methods.
Also, the new improved nesting algorithm further helps the fashion and apparel manufacturers with increased fabric utilisation by up to 4 per cent.
EFI Optitex is a part of a complete EFI ecosystem of advanced products for textile design and production, including EFI Fiery® digital front ends and Fiery DesignPro software, and EFI Reggiani, a leading state-of-the-art provider of industrial textile inkjet printers utilising water-based inks.
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