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OptiTex Expands Offering Through Partnership With Mcneel


Synergy between OptiTex and McNeel expands the range of solutions and opens new opportunities for manufacturers and retailers to significantly increase productivity shorten time to market and improve quality and fit.

(Petach Tikva, Israel June 11, 2012) OptiTex is proud to present its expanded offering for the textile market’s production challenges, through a new partnership with McNeel.

The partnership couples McNeel’s rapid prototyping and 3D modeling advantages with OptiTex’s flattening algorithms, technical pattern making capabilities and 3D physical simulation. The joint solution digitally connects design and prototyping divisions with the relevant visualization, pattern making and production floors departments. The witnessed outcome is a reduction in the number of physical samples, which are replaced by multiple, customizable virtual prototypes. Technical and engineering departments can now respond faster and better, to the ever-growing needs of design, management and merchandise divisions.

“The partnership enhances OptiTex’s offering to our target markets, proving once again that by working with other like-minded companies, OptiTex can bring worthwhile technology to the apparel, automotive, aeronautics, industrial fabrics and upholstery industries.”Says Sagi Shani, CTO ” OptiTex is most successful when we act as trusted advisors to our customers, working closely with them to shape emerging technologies into productive and profitable tools.”

About McNeel

Founded in 1980, McNeel is a privately-held, employee-owned company with sales and support offices and affiliates in Seattle, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Rome, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai with more than 700 dealers, distributors, OEMs, and training centers around the world. Our focus has been on developing and publishing specialty Windows software for designers, engineers, and fabricators, and their related support staff, being Rhinoceros, 3D Modeling for designers, our main product. McNeel: www.mcneel.com Rhinoceros: www.rhino3d.com

About OptiTex

OptiTex is the leading provider of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM, and Virtual Prototyping software solutions for the apparel, automotive, aeronautics, industrial fabrics and upholstery industries. OptiTex presents these industries with easy to implement, open and innovative software systems for automating and optimizing their production manufacturing operations and virtual prototyping capabilities. These proficiencies enable OptiTex’s customers to significantly lower costs, quicken their time to market, and become more competitive.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.