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.
We organized 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.
OptiTex 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.
It's 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.
We were 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.
Isaac 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.
OptiTex 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.