Shima Seiki, Leading Flat Knitting Solutions Provider, Announces New Design Software and Web Services

Leading flat knitting solutions provider, SHIMA SEIKI MFG. LTD, announces the release of its new subscription-based design software, as well as two other web services to enhance its user experience. The new set of products and services is intended to aid in the digital transformation of the fashion industry for supporting business in the post-COVID19 era, in which new work styles and methods are being adopted including teleworking and telecommuting. At the same time, they are geared toward streamlining and improving efficiency to achieve sustainability through reduced waste. 

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Fiz is the latest addition to SHIMA SEIKI's proven SDS-ONE APEX series design system lineup, but with an unprecedented twist. Whereas previous APEX-series design systems were offered as an all-in-one proprietary hardware/software package, for the first time in its nearly 40-year history of design system development, SHIMA SEIKI has released its new SDS-ONE APEX Fiz as subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers' individual computers. Maintaining proven functions that have made the SDS-ONE APEX series so popular with fashion designers, with Fiz those strengths are now enhanced with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and environments of the "new normal." Fiz is furthermore available in 5 different flavors that can be selected according to the customer's needs, from Fiz Design Pro to Fiz Design Jr. 

2. Yarnbank

Yarnbank is the world's first online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies from around the world. Registered users have free access to the yarnbank archive of yarn information and digital yarn data. Users can also download yarn data for free, for use in fabric simulation and virtual sampling on Fiz and SDS-ONE APEX4, avoiding the need to scan yarn on their own. By using yarn that is used in actual production, knit manufacturers and apparel companies can furthermore rest assured that the simulations created using yarnbank are not merely realistic images but accurate representations using yarn that can actually be purchased and used in production.

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The SHIMANAVI e-learning system allows APEX series users to experience online training when and where it is convenient, and at their own pace, supporting new work styles and environments such as teleworking and telecommuting. Several courses are available in different languages to suit the needs of individual customers as well.

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