Optitex eLearning

Our signature eLearning courses cater to new and existing Optitex users who are in different roles from Pattern Designer to Production and even IT specialists. These learning sessions enhance your Optitex product knowledge, increase your productivity and optimize your abilities in all areas of your industry.

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Optitex eLearning

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Learn how to perform updates and upgrades to ensure continued system functionality.
Learn how to license your new Optitex system and how to apply an upgrade license.
Learn the tips and tricks to resolve licensing issues and find out when you need to reach out to Optitex.
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Learn about the Avatar Editor for morphing and saving models.
Learn how animate to pose works and how to select other model properties.
Learn about the new fabrics added to the fabric list as well as some changed that have been made to applying and editing shaders.
Learn all the features of the new Marker Creation Wizard, the report writer and preference enhancements.
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PDS
Learn about the new grading tool Match Segment as well as the new Gusset Creation tool.
Learn how to use the new Nest B4 print tool to automate artwork placement for production as well as get a tour of the new buffer dialog.
Get a tour of the new Avatar Editor tool bar layout and learn how to create custom mating lines on your avatars.
Learn how to access your Alvanon model’s through the new online platform. Also understand how you will load your permission file onto your computer so you can open your dress form in Optitex 3D.
Learn how the new Multi Stitch tool works and get an introduction into the updated fabric library. You will also learn what improvements were made to the magic glove and learn the new hotkeys.
Learn about the Cross-Size Simulation and why you would use it. Also learn about updates to initial piece positioning when selecting locations and shapes in the 3D properties window.
Learn what custom views are, how to create and share them as well as how to use the Mass Rendering.
Learn what is new in Revu.
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Learn the basics of the Menus and what you can find there. Review of how some of these functions work differently than the same tool found in the toolbox. Learn about moving windows around and docking them to create your own custom workspace.
Learn the basics of the Toolbox and what you can find there. Review of how to customize by moving tools into different groups. Review how to show toolbars and hide what is not being used.
Learn about the preferences and View and Selection options to successfully set up your system.
Learn the basics of the PDS interface including zooming, selection direction, X and Y axis lines, and how to click. Learn how to navigate through the work area, menus, windows, toolbars and hotkeys. Introduction to the rulers and guidelines and the status bar and how they can help with measuring and pattern modification.
Learn the basics of the Menus and what you can find there. Review of how some of these functions work differently than the same tool found in the toolbox. Learn about moving windows around and docking them to create your own custom workspace.
Learn the basics of the Toolbox and what you can find there. Review of how to customize by moving tools into different groups. Review how to show toolbars and hide what is not being used.
Learn about the preferences and View and Selection options to successfully set up your system.
Learn how to open and save PDS files.
Learn what you can do if you did not save your file or experience a system crash. Review of how to load the Backup file and where it is located.
Learn about history and how to save versions within a PDS file.
Learn how to merge Optitex files together into one PDS window.
Explore the full list of file types that Optitex can work with and what systems they may have come from. This lesson will also review the types of files you can generate to send to another CAD system.
Learn how to use Converter 1, Converter 3 and PDS Export to convert Gerber Zip and Lectra MDL files.
Learn how to use Import and Export to import and export DXF, AAMA, ASTM and Ai files.
Learn the basics of how to create different shapes and draft basic lines.
Learn when to open the Digitize dialog. Explore the full list of buttons on the 16- button curser and what to use when.
Learn best practices for pattern layout and digitizing a basic pattern.
Learn how to digitize in internal lines and buttons.
Learn how digitize the grading of a nested pattern as you digitize the pieces.
Learn how to convert internal sew lines to seam allowance and switch pieces to sew. Review of Lock Auto Reseam and Lock Auto Update Notch.
Learn everything that you will need to know to remove unnecessary internals and text either one by one or by clearing all in the file. Learn how to update and change notch types, size, angle and command.
Learn how to clean up unnecessary points and smooth lines. Review of how to show and hide non-grade points.
Learn the difference between Darts and Pleats that Optitex recognizes and Internal lines. Review of how to change these lines into Optitex Darts and Pleats.
Learn about where to show and hide measurements around the patter and how to use the measure tool to measure several different measurements on all graded sizes.
Learn how to use the Compare Length window to add and subtract measurements of segments to check ease and ratios on all graded sizes.
Learn how to walk patterns to check them and add notches, walking ease and checking the grade on multiple sizes by Grade Walking.
Learn how to create a measurement chart to measure specs on the pattern. Use the Report to Excel feature to export these specs for a tech pack.
Learn how to use the Folding tools to check balance on a pattern.
Learn how to copy external and internal lines then paste them onto a piece.
Learn some of the most common windows tools.
Learn several of the tools needed to import, convert seam lines and switch to the sew line.
Learn about adding points, notches and buttons to your patterns. Review of different command options for notches and buttons.
Learn all the movement tools needed to adjust external and internal contours. Review how the movement behavior is dependent on showing and hiding the non-grade points.
Learn how to rotate and flip pattern pieces, internal lines and internal text.
Learn all the tools needed to create new pieces from existing pieces either by separating or joining pieces together.
Learn all the tools needed to create and modify internal and external lines.
Learn how to create symmetric patterns by using Set Half and Set Mirror Line as well as how to open a half pattern to create an asymmetrical pattern.
Learn how to update and alter the baseline of your pattern.
Learn all the tools needed to define seam widths and corners on your pattern.
Learn how to add and manipulate darts and pleats and add and remove fullness.
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$ 500.00 USD

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Optitex 3D Introduction helps you get started with 3D. Review of all the necessary windows needed for 3D and where to find them all.
Get an introduction to Optitex 3D eLearning. This module will outline the structure of our 3D eLearning course and modules, what your expectations should be once you finish all 8 courses, and resources you can use to follow along.
Learn where to access the 3D Model window and what it is used for.
Learn where to access the 3D Properties window and what it is used for.
Learn where to access the Shader and Shader Manager window and what they are used for.
Model Morphing and Import will take you through how to Load an Optitex model, how to import an object from another system and how to adjust the Optitex morphable models.
Learn the difference between Optitex models and scanned models. Learn how open and import these models into the 3D Model window.
Learn about the Avatar Editor for morphing and saving models.
Learn about how Animate to Pose works and how to select other model properties.
3D Basics will take you through the beginning steps of creating a 3D sample. Review all the 2D preparations needed, how to place cloth pieces in the 3D window and move them around, and how to stitch the pattern together.
Learn how the 2D pattern needs to be set up before starting your 3D and what to do with piece that will not be used for 3D.
Learn which 3D location are best for which piece and how to place the cloth in the 3D window.
Learn all the mouse controls needed to move pieces or the model in the 3D Model window.
Learn the 3 methods for stitching your pattern in 3D and tips for combining them together to be the most efficient.
Advanced 3D will explore areas like fabric and stitch parameters. Learn how to improve your 3D simulation by using layers, adding shrinkage and adjusting resolution.
Learn how to select fabrics for the pieces and how each of the fabric characteristics effects the 3D simulation.
Learn how to select stitches and how each of the stitch properties effects the 3D simulation.
Learn why and how to set up layers for pieces, what the benefits of working with symmetry are and why and how to adjust piece resolution.
Learn how to add shrinkage to pieces, apply pressure and work with the Puffy feature.
The Drape and Fit course will take you through how to adjust your 3D to get a closer 3D fit by adjusting piece placement and changing Simulation Properties.
Learn how to use the mating lines on your avatar to help with the placement and balance of the cloth.
Learn how to group pieces together for easier placement and piece manipulation in the 3D model window.
Learn where and when to change the Simulation Properties.
Learn how to check balance and ease on your 3D sample.
Learn how to simulate multiple sizes with our new simulation wizard.
The Stitches and Buttons and course goes through all the steps needed to add details like top stitching, buttons, and zippers and how to rotate and move them if necessary.
Learn how to use the Seam and Stitch Manager to apply stitch details like top stitching, zipper teeth, and binding to the stitches.
Learn how to modify existing or create new presets and how they can be saved for later and how you can send your custom presets to another Optitex user.
Learn how to create and edit your own binding and pipes.
Learn how to apply buttons, zipper heads and grommets to button stitches.
Shaders will go through all the windows needed and the steps to take to apply artwork and colors to the cloth, stitches and rigid parts.
Learn how the Shader and the Shader Manager work together to organize colorways and apply artwork and colors to pieces.
Learn how to apply all over prints, select shader textures and where you can adjust the cloth for sheerness.
Learn how to add logos and apply colors to the cloth, stitches, and rigid parts.
Learn how to scale, move and rotate artwork, in the Shader window, on the 3D garment and on the 2D pattern.
In the Rendering and Photos course you will learn how to add finishing touches to your 3D, the photo realistic options available and how to publish or generate images of your style.
Learn how to perfect the appearance of your 3D sample by smoothing the cloth or refining or simplifying the mesh size.
Learn what the different rending options are and how you can adjust the lighting.
Learn how to generate images of your 3D sample and how you can save cloth files.
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Discover how to place pieces, adjust 3D properties, and define pleats for the best simulation results. This course takes a deep dive into 3D garments with fullness and how to receive a proper simulation for cowls, drapes, gathers, ruffles, and pleats.
Get an introduction to Optitex Applied 3D eLearning. This module will outline the structure of our Applied 3D eLearning course and modules, what your expectations should be once you finish all 7 courses, and resources you can use to follow along.
Learn tips and tricks for simulating garments with folds and flowy styles.
Learn best practices for creating shirring and elastic for gathered styles.
Learn piece placement and stitching that works best for ruffles.
Learn all about the 3D Pleat properties and manipulating your pleat for 3D.
Learn how to stitch together buttons, collars and collar stands, darts, and pockets.
Learn about correct 2D orientation, piece placement and stitching for creating collars and button up shirts.
Learn how to sew patch pockets and set in pockets.
Learn what the correct stitching is for stitching darts.
Learn 2 types of 3D placket construction.
This course will take you through tips and tricks for simulating active wear styles containing elastic, compression, and swimwear.
Learn about shrinkage and how this can be applied to stitches to create elastic..
Learn tricks for piece placement and stitch properties for tight fitting garments.
Learn tips and tricks for straps and leg elastic.
Learn how to simulate garments with hoods, dolman sleeves, and lapels. Course 4 will teach the application of pressure, piece placement for all-in-one sleeves, and roll lines.
Learn piece placement tricks as well as adding hood fullness for styling.
Learn how to simulate a dolman sleeve with the help of Animate to Pose.
Learn how to stitch and add roll lines in 3D.
Learn how to create a puffy style for outerwear pieces requiring thickness or fill.
Learn how to prepare the 2D pattern to create a puffy garment.
Learn how to stitch together multiple layers and internal stitching for quilted styles.
Learn how to signify an inner and outer layer for puffy garments.
Learn how to apply details for garments with zipper, buttons, and bows. This course will take you through the rigid parts Optitex has to offer.
Learn how to add rigid parts such as buttons, bows, and drawstrings.
Learn how to simulate an exposed zipper and apply all desired textures, zipper parts, and seams where needed in 3D.
Discover how to place graphics and have full control of placement of them in 3D and on the 2D pattern.
Learn how to offset a logo based on a spec and how to adjust it 3D.
Learn how to apply a graphic to your 2D pieces to visualize artwork placement.
Learn how to apply graphic’s in multiple colorways. Discover how artwork may need to be prepared outside of Optitex in certain instances.