Israel-based OptiTex Ltd. — a developer of 2-D and 3-D computer-aided design and manufacturing
solutions for the apparel, industrial fabrics, upholstery, automotive and aeronautics industries —
has partnered with global software development company Robert McNeel & Associates (McNeel) to
offer manufacturers and retailers a solution that is expected to increase productivity, shorten
time to market and improve quality and fit.
The partnership couples OptiTex’s flattening algorithms, technical pattern-making
capabilities and 3-D physical simulation with McNeel’s rapid prototyping and 3-D modeling
capabilities to create a solution that digitally connects design and prototyping divisions with the
relevant visualization, pattern making and production floors departments. The solution will replace
physical samples with multiple, customizable virtual prototypes.
“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,” said Sagi Shani,
chief technology officer, OptiTex. “OptiTex is most successful when we act as trusted advisors to
our customers, working closely with them to shape emerging technologies into productive and
McNeel has more than 700 resellers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers and
training centers globally; as well as offices in the United States, Argentina, Europe and Asia. Its
main product is Rhinoceros®, a 3-D Windows®-based modeling software tool for designers.
June 12, 2012