The Israel Textile & Fashion
Association in cooperation with Peres Center for Peace
recently hosted a seminar for Palestinian textile
professionals, featuring OptiTex software. OptiTex, an
Israeli company, is the world's leading design software
manufacturer for fabric-related industries.
this seminar within our capacity-building series in
order to introduce Palestinian textile professionals to
new software, thereby allowing them to become more
competitive and provide enhanced opportunities for
Israeli-Palestinian trade cooperation said Idit Nirel,
Business Cooperation Projects, of the Peres Center.
technology is used in countries from Argentina to
Vietnam. Its creativity-enhancing package provides a
fully customizable onscreen environment. Using either 2D
or 3D models that can be adjusted for a wide variety of
body types, designers can see how different fabrics will
move before the first piece of fabric is cut. Users can
also realize a rapid ROI via computer-aided design (CAD)
and computer-aided manufacture (CAM), eliminating wasted
material and speeding items to market.
remarkable how user-friendly OptiTex software is, said
Tarek Sous, the chairman of the union of Palestinian
Textile. Even though the software is feature laden, its
intuitive design allowed even the least experienced
trainees to quickly grasp the wide range of
possibilities OptiTex provides.
extremely pleased at the positive feedback the trainees
provided, according to Ran Machtinger, President and
CEO of OptiTex, Ltd. 72% of the students rated the
practical application as excellent or very good, while
79% felt that the training would benefit their
businesses. In this part of the world, building bridges
to peace is essential, and we're glad that our software
could be part of that process.
Schechter, from the Israel Textile & Fashion Association
happily concurs with Machtinger's assessment. All our
attendees felt that they benefited from the training.
OptiTex's software is deployed in virtually every
fabric-related industry including fashion, upholstery,
automotive and aeronautics. Experience with this
software will certainly make our trainees marketable on
a worldwide basis.
specializes in the development of innovative,
easy-to-operate 2D and 3D CAD/CAM solutions for sewn
products and other related industries. Our native
Windows-based software for digitizing, pattern
engineering, grading, marking, advanced automatic
nesting and draping, is specifically designed to meet
the needs of today's manufacturers of industrial
fabrics, apparel, upholstery, transportation,
composites, home furnishings, among others. OptiTex's
open architecture system features multitude of
import/export formats, enabling OptiTex users to
interface with a wide range of software and hardware.
OptiTex also offers a completely integrated CAD package.
OptiTex products are available in more than 20 languages
and are sold and supported around the world through
certified distributors and OEMs.
For over 50
years, the Israel Textile & Fashion Association has been
promoting the career developments of engineers,
technologist, marketing and all other professionals
within the Israeli Textile Industry. The Israeli
affiliate of "The Textile Institute" and the Israeli
chapter of the IFKT organization are integral parts of
the Israel Textile & Fashion Association.