How often have we felt the need to have a tool which could simulate the stitching and the fit and fall of a garment, even before actually stitching it out of the actual fabric?
3D Simulation offers the user a suite of tools that will simulate all pre-production activities including stitching, fitting, visualization, texture and color variation. This can also be used as a communication tool between retailer, subcontractor, designer, pattern maker, manufacturer, costing and marketing departments. It allows the visualization of any pattern modifications instantly in 3D, based on accurate CAD patterns and real fabric characteristics.
The 3D simulation module is very helpful when you need confirmation from a client regarding fitting or measurement problems. You can send 3D images of the garment with the fitting and measurement problems and also another sample view with the suggested measurement change incorporated as per your pattern master or the technician for faster confirmations from the buying house or buyer instead of actually sending the garment or query for revised spec sheet, as it is a very time consuming process. Presenting any problem with pictures makes it easier to decipher the problem compared to verbally explaining the same. They say a picture is worth a thousand words!
Using 3D simulation software can reduce product development time and the cost involved in multiple iterations of sample garment production.
The highly detailed parametric mannequin usually has numerous precise adjustable body measurements, including several posture positions that can be saved for multiple usage – buyer wise or segment wise, size wise etc. Users can create their own specific base size mannequins, saving a great amount of time during fittings.
Mr. Saar Machtinger, Director Business Development, OptiTex™ Fashion design software , which specializes in the development of innovative, easy-to-operate, 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional CAD/CAM Fashion Design software. http://www.optitex.com