In detail, the project targets several challenging aspects of current VP solutions. The companies assyst (apparel CAD) and ScotCad (fabric CAD), which are already offering state-of-the-art VP solutions, will focus on improving the simulation accuracy to enable a purely virtual prototyping solution from the weave pattern to the final garment.
Fraunhofer IGD will develop a massively parallel textile simulation engine based on multicore architectures to speed up current simulation approaches. This will also provide additional computing resources to enhance the accuracy of the simulation and the textile rendering in all phases.
ATC, an ICT company with expertise in web integration, will develop a Collaborative Design and Prototyping platform (CDP) for enhancing distributed development based on these new, purely virtual prototyping technologies. One additional result of this project will be a new business and production workflow.