Our 3rd annual User Conference is now behind us (wow - that went fast!), but I find myself reflecting on this one a lot more than I did the others. I think it's because this conference really seemed like a reunion - lots of familiar faces from the past two conferences, plus friendships forged on Twitter and solidified on Facebook; lots of things now in common to talk about. It wasn't just the usual shaking of hands - people were hugging each other hello and, three days later, hugging goodbye (and calling to each other, "See you next year!").
It felt great. Energy and excitement were in the air - intangible but, just the same, you could sense them. Like we were - are - on the cusp of something big.
Are you ready to be a part of it?
About 100 attendees joined in this year's conference. There are many more users who weren't able to attend because of other business obligations or the economy's continuing challenges. We hope the spirit of this year's conference is contagious and encourages even more people to become part of this wonderful experience.
With Haworth, Mepal, Spacefile, Steelcase, Teknion and now KI and Inscape on board, it's only going to grow!
If you guessed a Twitter post is 140 characters long, you're right ... but Twitter really just a pipeline - a tool to get your message out there and to engage in conversations with others - our User Conference keynote speaker Peter Shankman said (http://petershankman.com and www.twitter.com/petershankman).
But 140 characters is also the maximum length of a text message on a cell phone. Short, sweet and capable of holding the attention of the typical person for the typical 2 seconds.
So, in honor of short messages, this blog post today will also be short! ... And also because I need to dart down to our Day 2 Luncheon at which the winners of our Awards Program will be announced.
Still working on the videos - lots of good stuff, but it needs to be synthesized into smaller nuggets - because, you know, that 2-second attention span thing! :-)
More photos are up on our Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/configura - awesome day-into-night, it was! What happens in Vegas ... it's all good.
Welcome to a few blog posts, Live from Las Vegas - site of our 3rd annual North American CET Designer User Conference! Once again, Configura welcomes CET Designer users and dealers from across the USA and Canada for several days of learning, networking and having fun. If you're joining us here in sunny City-in-the-West-that-Never-Sleeps, welcome! You're in for a great conference. If you weren't able to attend this year, you can still follow the events on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/cetdesigner), on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/cetdesigner) and on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/configura) ... we hope to be uploading some video soon too! Stay tuned for more!
Do you wonder who uses CET Designer and how they use it? We have now updated the website with a few more case studies. If you have visited this website before you have probably read how Damon Andrews and Abby Stevenson used CET Designer to design the 31,000 square-foot of iconic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute.
At the moment we have also three other stories from CET Designer users, where they share their thoughts and usage of the software. Have a look at them at our case study webpage.
Are you a CET Designer user and want to share you thought or perhaps made some incredible renderings to show the world? You can now use this form to add your own story!
We've just issued the fix in the image below. It should be in your CET Designer Message Center now.
If you use the Steelcase catalog in the ProjectSymbols Extension for CET Designer it is recommended that you install the update. You can download the the update at the following link:
Welcome to the blogs of Configura and my blog. We are very excited about our new web site, our ability to blog, our software and our company!