CET Designer

Configura’s CET Designer User Conference sessions approved for CEUs

 GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA—Sept. 25, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, has been approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education units (CEUs) at its CET Designer User Conference this Oct. 22-23 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“We’re pleased to offer our attendees the ability to earn CEUs toward their professional accreditation and certification maintenance,” Configura Support and Training Manager Tracy Lanning said.

Interior design industry leaders, educators, Configura team members and CET Designer users will lead conference sessions.

The conference is for contract furniture dealership interior designers, dealer IT professionals and office-furniture dealer management.

Sessions include:

  • Keynote Presentation: Paradigm Shift (speaker: Primo Orpilla)
  • CET Designer as a Sales Tool
  • Tips and Tricks with CET Designer
  • Winning with CET Designer
  • Innovative and Advanced Ways to Use CET Designer
  • Revit 101 – A&D Perspective
  • Sustainable Materials – How to Make the Best Choices
  • Embracing Company Culture Through Design
  • SketchUp Fundamentals
  • Global Observations of the Office Furniture Industry
  • Edit Graphics
  • Photo Lab and Rendering
  • Material Lab and Lighting Techniques
  • CET Designer and Other Programs
  • RevLink
  • Intro to CET Designer
  • ProjectSymbols 

The 7th annual CET Designer User Conference will be held Oct 22-23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. Conference information is at www.configura.com/userconference/.

 

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces call for entries for 7th annual Best of CET Designer Awards

Grand-prize winner gets a trip for two to Sweden

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Sept. 4, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the call for entries for the 7th annual Best of CET Designer Awards, held in conjunction with the annual CET Designer User Conference. 

CET Designer users are encouraged to share their best work created in CET Designer. It’s free to enter, and conference attendance is not required. The deadline to enter is Oct. 10.

Award winners will be announced during the 7th annual CET Designer User Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 21-23.

Categories:

1.     Best Success Story. Users can submit a success story – for example, a project completed in CET Designer that won a dealership work or particularly pleased a client.

2.     Best Video. Users can submit a fly-thru video created using CET Designer’s Movie Studio Extension.

3.     Best Rendering. Users can submit a high-resolution jpeg of a rendering created in CET Designer that demonstrates creativity with any size project and product.

This year, the top winner in the Success Story category will receive a trip for two to Configura’s headquarters in Sweden. The grand prize includes two roundtrip tickets and three nights at the Scandic City Hotel in Linköping. The winner and guest will meet Configura’s founders and the people who make CET Designer as well as have the opportunity to enjoy Sweden. 

“We’re encouraging projects of all sizes,” Configura Support and Training Manager Tracy Lanning said. “You don’t necessarily need to be a CET Designer expert to win. Although great renderings and videos created in CET Designer are awesome – and if you’ve got them, include them with your entry – what we’re really looking for in this category is a description about the challenge or opportunity, and how CET Designer helped overcome that challenge or met that opportunity.”

There are also prizes in the Best Video and Best Rendering categories. View the complete Awards Program details and enter at http://configura.com/awards/. Winning entries from 2013 can be viewed at http://www.configura.com/userconference/2013 and on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/cetdesigner/. More information on the 7th annual CET Designer User Conference schedule and registration information is at www.configura.com/userconference/. Social media hashtags are #CETDesignerUC and #CETDesignerAwards.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces September webinars

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Sept. 5, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free September webinars:

Getting Started with CET Designer

Sept. 10 – 4 p.m. ET
Sept. 16 – 1 p.m. ET

RevLink Demonstration

Sept. 17 – 4 p.m. ET
Sept. 18 – 11 a.m. ET

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.

Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com.

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About the company Configura

creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces complete schedule for 7th annual CET Designer User Conference

More speakers, breakout sessions – including internationally known designer Primo Orpilla and a live, virtual tour of Orgatec

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Aug. 6, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the complete schedule for the 7th annual CET Designer User Conference being held Oct 22-23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. Conference registration is open at www.configura.com/userconference/.

“We’re excited to offer more speakers, breakout sessions and variety,” said Configura Vice President Peter Brandinger, who heads up Configura’s Grand Rapids office. “With more than 20 sessions and events, we’re looking forward to the best conference yet.”

The conference is for contract furniture dealership interior designers, dealer IT professionals and office-furniture dealer management. Last year, people attended from all over North America and even parts of Central and South America.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and network with CET Designer ‘power-users’ and Configura team members,” Configura Support and Training Manager Tracy Lanning said. “We’ve designed the conference so people learn new skills and gain valuable information from industry leaders that is relevant to their daily work.”

This is the second year in a row that the conference will be held in West Michigan. It previously had been held in Las Vegas. Configura, a Sweden-based company, opened a Grand Rapids office in 2006 to be in the heart of the North American contract furniture industry. Such companies as Steelcase and Haworth, both located in West Michigan, and their dealers, use Configura software.

The conference unofficially opens the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 21, with a slate of welcome events designed to showcase Grand Rapids.

The conference officially opens Wednesday, Oct. 22, with presentations by Configura leaders offering an update on what’s new and upcoming in CET Designer, followed by Configura Co-Founder and Vice President of R&D Göran Rydqvist presenting Good Design and Why We Do What We Do!

The day’s highlight is keynote speaker Primo Orpilla, the award-winning co-founder of Studio O+A, the San Francisco design firm responsible for groundbreaking workplace designs at Facebook, AOL, Microsoft, Yelp, Evernote, Cisco, Open Table and many other companies. Orpilla will speak on The Paradigm Shift in workplace design.

    Breakout sessions that day include:
  • CET Designer as a Sales Tool
  • Tips and Tricks with CET Designer
  • Winning with CET Designer
  • Innovative and Advanced Ways to Use CET Designer
  • Special Tips for Haworth and Steelcase Users
  • CET Designer and Business Strategy Discussion
  • Developer Discussion
  • Revit 101 – A&D Perspective
  • Sustainable Materials – How to Make the Best Choices
  • Embracing Company Culture Through Design
  • Everyone Sells – What’s the Secret?
  • SketchUp Fundamentals
  • Using CET Designer in Universities

The day concludes with a dinner and Halloween-themed party at The B.O.B., a popular nightclub venue in Grand Rapids.

The conference continues Thursday, Oct. 23, with a special presentation by Monday Morning Quarter Back Senior Reporter and Editor Rob Kirkbride who will join the conference from Orgatec in Germany via live-video stream. Orgatec in Cologne, Germany, is the largest contract furniture and facilities fair of its kind in the world. Kirkbride will give a virtual tour of what’s exhibiting at Orgatec and the global trends on the horizon.

The morning’s events continue with such breakout sessions as Edit Graphics, Photo Lab and Rendering, Material Lab and Lighting Techniques, CET Designer and Other Programs, RevLink, Introduction to CET Designer and ProjectSymbols.

Manufacturer-partner breakout sessions for Steelcase, Haworth and Teknion follow in the afternoon.

The winners of the Best of CET Designer Awards will be announced that same day, followed by official closing of the conference. The call for entries for the awards program – which this year will feature a grand prize of a trip to Configura headquarters in Sweden – will be announced soon.

The complete schedule and registration information is at www.configura.com/userconference/. Social media hashtags are #CETDesignerUC and #CETDesignerAwards.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces August webinars

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—August 8, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free August webinars:

Edit Graphics in CET Designer
Aug. 13 – 3 p.m.
Aug. 27 – 1 p.m.

Getting Started with CET Designer
Aug. 14 – 4 p.m.

Tools for Working in CET Designer: Favorites, Blocks & Alternatives
Aug. 21 – 11 a.m.
Aug. 25 – 1 p.m.

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.

Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces winner of free trip to 7th annual CET Designer User Conference

Conference is in Grand Rapids, Mich., for second year in a row

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—July 31, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the winner of the free trip to its 7th annual CET Designer User Conference being held in October in Grand Rapids, Michigan. CET Designer users were invited to stop by Configura’s booth at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago in June to register for the free-trip drawing.

The winner is Dana Diaz-Campos, an interior designer/space planner at Lincoln Office, a Steelcase dealer in Crown Point, Indiana.

“I’m looking forward to learning how to use CET Designer more efficiently with new tips and tricks,” she says. “I also want to meet other users,” Diaz-Campos said. She’s particularly interested in the CET Designer User Conference session Revit 101 through an A&D perspective with Laura Masters, and she hopes to learn more about the direction the A&D community is moving in.

The 7th annual CET Designer User Conference will be held Oct 22-23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the second year in a row that the conference will be held in West Michigan, which is home to the world’s largest office furniture manufacturers, including Steelcase and Haworth. Additional conference highlights include a keynote presentation by designer Primo Orpilla, a state of the industry presentation and breakout sessions for designers, IT and dealer management. CET Designer “power-user” instructors will share their techniques and best practices in implementing and using the software. User Conference details and registration information will be available at http://www.configura.com/userconference.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Primo Orpilla to keynote 7th annual CET Designer User Conference

Conference is in Grand Rapids, Mich., for second year in a row

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—June 9, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announced today that Primo Orpilla will keynote its 7th annual CET Designer User Conference.  Orpilla is a cofounder and principal of Studio O+A, a San Francisco-based interior design firm known for technology clients eBay, Facebook, PayPal and Yelp.

“Primo is a leader in changing workplace design – we’re so excited for him to keynote our user conference,” Configura Support and Training Manager Tracy Lanning said.

Orpilla will talk about how technology and demographics in the last decade have converged to change the way people work and live. He will address that change in his wide-ranging review of the workplace typologies, the varieties of space types and architectural motifs that contribute to a successful work environment.

In 2011, Contract magazine named Studio O+A Designers of the Year.

Orpilla is a leader in “democratic design,” with an emphasis on each client’s workplace culture.

“I think a good designer is a storyteller, ideally a ‘ghostwriter,’” Orpilla said. “In many ways, clients want to weave the fabric of their story into their space. A designer should have many voices and points of view.”

Configura made the announcement during the annual NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago. Orpilla, at NeoCon to present at the show, stopped by Configura’s space at NeoCon to meet with company leaders and showroom visitors.

CET Designer users at NeoCon can stop by Configura’s space, 8-3062, to enter to win a free trip to the user conference.

The 7th annual CET Designer User Conference will be held Oct 22-23 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. This is the second year in a row that the conference will be held in West Michigan, which is home to the world’s largest office furniture manufacturers, including Steelcase and Haworth.

Additional conference highlights include a state of the industry presentation and breakout sessions for designers, IT and dealer management. CET Designer “power-user” instructors will share their techniques and best practices in implementing and using the software.

User Conference details and registration information will be available at http://www.configura.com/userconference

Configura exhibits at NeoCon 2014, Booth 8-3062

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—May/June 2014—Configura, maker of award-winning CET Designer® software used by Haworth, Inscape, KI, Steelcase, Teknion and other major contract furniture manufacturers, exhibits at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair June 9-11 in Chicago.

Visit Configura at Booth 8-3062

Highlights include demos of CET Designer 5.0 and the new Catalogues solution (media: see press releases in Configura’s NeoCon Newsroom at http://configura.com/neocon/). Visitors to Configura’s NeoCon space will experience renderings so real they look like photos. Big-screen, high-definition TVs will display Configura’s software solutions in action.

NeoCon contest – trip to 7th annual CET Designer User Conference

Configura invites CET Designer users to stop by its NeoCon booth on June 9-10 to register for a chance to win a trip to the 7th annual CET Designer User Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. The winner will be drawn June 11 at NeoCon. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Relax in Configura’s new space on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart

NeoCon attendees are invited to mingle with Swedish software super-geeks, fashionable designers and office-furniture aficionados in Configura’s larger, redesigned NeoCon exhibition space, 8-3062. Swedish coffee and cocktails will be served.

 

 

Configura’s new showroom at NeoCon 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA – May 28, 2014 – Configura moves to a new space on the eighth floor of the Merchandise Mart for NeoCon 2014. The larger space, Suite 8-3062, was designed by U.S.-based interior designer Kendra Steinhaus in collaboration with Sweden-based designers Lars Lanhed and Elisabeth Sivertsson.

The space features four different demo stations where visitors can learn more about Configura’s software solutions.

Coffee in the morning and, later in the day, additional Swedish refreshments, will be available at a bar area with stools. Additional high and low seating invites visitors to stay and relax.

To learn more about Configura at NeoCon, please visit the company’s virtual NeoCon Newsroom at http://www.configura.com/neocon.

A rendering of Configura’s new space for NeoCon 2014 at the Merchandise Mart.

 

Configura releases CET Designer 5.0

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA – May 19, 2014 – Configura released CET Designer® 5.0 on May 19 with new and enhanced features.

“With a clean, modern look, CET Designer 5.0 is about personalizing and improving the way designers work and present,” Configura Support and Training Manager Tracy Lanning said.

http://my.configura.com/index.pl?page=marketplace&section=productinfo&pid=112

The 3D PDF Extension launching with CET Designer 5.0 lets users save and email 3D versions of PDF drawings created in CET Designer. Users – and their customers who receive the PDF – can spin and rotate drawings from varying angles to totally visualize their space. The feature is in addition to CET Designer’s existing presentation features, which include Photo Lab (photorealistic rendering) and Movie Studio (fly-thru video) capabilities.

“When the ability to quickly email and view a drawing is critical, the 3D PDF Extension is a huge time-saver,” Lanning said.

Watch the video: Behind the scenes at Configura: CET Designer 5.0 3D PDF Extension - http://youtu.be/7SUkieRUOWQ.

Work Modes is a new a feature in CET Designer 5.0 that lets the user select which task buttons should be visible. This feature is especially beneficial for salespeople using CET Designer who may not need all task buttons. Watch the video: Behind the scenes at Configura: CET Designer 5.0 Work Modes Tool - http://youtu.be/T1rrOoy8Lx0.

Additionally, users can skip a few clicks and speed up workflow by creating a custom, free-floating toolbox with one’s favorite tools and products. It’s also possible to pin favorite component tabs to the top for easy access. Watch the video: Behind the scenes at Configura: CET Designer 5.0 Toolbox and Pinning - http://youtu.be/y1KxlH5cB-s

The new Align Tool in CET Designer 5.0 makes non-smart objects smarter. Product symbols imported from Trimble Building’s SketchUp and Configura’s Catalogues can get the “snapping together” behavior that CET Designer is known for.

The new Align Tool helps designers to quickly and easily align and place objects in their drawings. Now even non-smart SketchUp objects can snap right into place,” Lanning said.

Watch the video: Behind the scenes at Configura: CET Designer 5.0 Align Tool - http://youtu.be/IwAjbYxKwuA.

CET Designer 5.0 also features enhancements to the RevLink Extension, the CET Designer connection with Autodesk’s Revit that creates “component families” and synchronizes drawings between Revit and CET Designer. RevLink lets dealers and architects collaborate on projects with a single solution. The RevLink enhancement lets users exchange files between Revit and CET Designer offline: It’s much easier than before; users just save and import without the need for synchronization.

Configura also launches a 64-bit version for CET Designer 5.0 at the end of May. This version enhances performance of CET Designer on today’s high-end computers. 64 bit can handle very large drawings without slowing down because more system memory can be used. CET Designer still supports 32 bit.

“For those who work with very large drawings, 64 bit is a great option,” Lanning said.

Users who would like to try out the 64-bit version before it’s fully released can sign up here: http://on.fb.me/1eqcieq

Catalogue Creator (part of Configura’s Catalogues solution) officially launches later in June as part of the CET Designer 5.0 release. Catalogue Creator lets manufacturers create their own Catalogue, a fast and easy way into CET Designer. A Catalogue is a collection of a manufacturer’s products, stored in an online database managed by Configura and made available to thousands of CET Designer users around the world. (Learn more about Catalogues at http://bit.ly/SxHlfV.) Catalogues and Catalogue Creator, along with all of the features of CET Designer 5.0, will be demo’ed at NeoCon.

To learn more about CET Designer 5.0, please visit https://www.configura.com/cet/whats-new or watch the overview video:http://youtu.be/LTjBmG1IMZw.

Visit Configura at NeoCon June 9-11, 2014, at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, Showroom 8-3062. Or, visit the company’s virtual NeoCon Newsroom and book a demo at http://www.configura.com/neocon.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

 

Configura announces May webinars

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—May 1, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free May webinars:

 

What’s New in CET Designer 5.0
May 19 – 11 a.m.
May 19 – 2 p.m.
May 20 – 11 a.m.
May 20 – 2 p.m.
May 21 – 11 a.m.
May 21 – 2 p.m.

 

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.

Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com.

Configura announces April webinars

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—April 4, 2014—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free April webinars:

 

Tools for Working in CET Designer: Favorites, Blocks & Alternatives 
April 7 – 4 p.m. ET
April 29 – 11 a.m. ET

 

Getting Started with CET Designer 
April 8 – 11 a.m. ET
April 16 – 4 p.m. ET

 

Photo Lab and Rendering 
April 11 – 11 a.m. ET
April 28 – 4 p.m. ET

 

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808. Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com. ###

Configura opens new CET Designer Marketplace

Virtual site is a “design center” for manufacturers and designers

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – March 10, 2014 – Configura today opened a new online Marketplace where manufacturers can publish and market their CET Designer Extensions and Catalogues to interior designers who use CET Designer, Configura’s space-planning software.

Like a bricks-and-mortar market that might have multiple vendors and myriad shoppers, Configura’s online Marketplace provides a virtual space where manufacturers of office furniture, kitchen and bath and other products – and the designers who specify these products – can meet as sellers and buyers.

“Marketplace is the hub for everyone and everything related to CET Designer,” Configura CEO Johan Lyreborn said. “And, it’s designed to grow. We’ve created a system and user interface that can handle a huge amount of products. This is a great opportunity for manufacturers and designers.”

For manufacturers

Marketplace is open to all manufacturers that have or want their products in CET Designer, offering incredible product exposure to potentially thousands of interior designers around the world. Manufacturers can control who has access to their CET Designer Extensions and Catalogues.

Extensions and Catalogues are among the solutions that Configura offers to the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Industrial Machinery and Material Handling industries. Extensions and Catalogues work in conjunction with CET Designer. Catalogues, which Configura launched in November 2013, is a fast-track way for manufacturers to get their products into CET Designer.

For designers

With Marketplace, interior designers benefit from one easy-to-use online location to browse, buy and manage their licenses for CET Designer Extensions and Catalogues.

The Marketplace experience is customized. Each user has a personal CET Designer page; from this page, a user can easily install, uninstall and manage licenses.

“Marketplace is easy for users to navigate and find exactly what they’re looking for. Users can search for specific product lines, and can use filters and key words to refine searches. Plus, we’ve added a feature which highlights the manufacturers that a specific user might be interested in,” Configura Communications Manager Jon Lindholm said.

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About the company

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling and Industrial Machinery industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.

 
About CET Designer®

Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.

Configura announces March webinars:

This month's rendering was created by our user of the month Leslie Gruber from Furniture Marketing Group in Dallas.

Getting Started with CET Designer
March 10 – 1 p.m. ET
March 12 – 4 p.m. ET

Edit Graphics
March 10 – 4 p.m. ET
March 12 – 1 p.m. ET

Reconfiguration Tool
March 13 – 11 a.m. ET
March 17 – 4 p.m. ET

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808. Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com.

Configura announces February webinars

 
This rendering was created by our user of the month Mariciel Villafañe, senior manager and designer at AFD Contract Furniture of Puerto Rico Inc.

Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free February webinars:

 

Calculation View
Feb. 10 – 1 p.m. ET
Feb. 25 – 4 p.m. ET

 

Edit Graphics
Feb. 13 – 11 a.m. ET
Feb. 19 – 4 p.m. ET

 

Getting Started with CET Designer
Feb. 12 – 4 p.m. ET

 

The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808. 

Learn more about additional courses and opportunities at www.configura.com. 

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