Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has released the newest version of the EFI Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, creating a more powerful end-to-end digital solution. The new software version delivers key enhancements to Optitex’s industry-leading end-to-end solution capabilities for fashion, apparel and textile, including a new Print & Cut solution that enables printing of all garment patterns on a single roll.
The new software version release is making its worldwide debut at Texprocess 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany, 14-17 May, in Hall 4, Stand B41.
“In order to respond to the fast pace of fashion and changing buying behaviors today, implementing end-to-end digital workflows is no longer a nice-to-have; it is survival. 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 customization required in today’s demanding market,” said Amir Lehr, general manager, EFI Optitex.
EFI Optitex technology addresses retailers’ and brands’ urgent need to bring new products to market faster than ever before. It offers features such as advanced automation tools, including true-to-life fabric simulation, cross-size simulation and multi-colorway-multi-angle rendering; new power tools to simplify complex stitching; improved grading; ease of design for bags and pockets; an expanded library of 150 commonly used fabrics; an all-in-one avatar solution; and an improved user interface.
The new Optitex version’s Print & Cut solution for complete garment printing on a single roll enables significant savings in fabric roll inventory, with typically 15%-40% greater efficiency compared to traditional methods.
Fashion and apparel manufacturers also benefit from an improved nesting algorithm that increases fabric utilization by up to 4%.
The new release also enables custom views of designs for consistent and adaptable 3D sample displays for product catalogs and design review meetings, minimizing the need for physical samples and costly photo shoots across the design and production workflow.