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  • Configura announces free April CET Designer webinars

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—April 1, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free April webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Photo Lab and Rendering

    April 5 at 1 p.m. ET

    April 22 at 1 p.m. ET

    Getting Started with CET Designer

    April 6 at 1 p.m. ET

    April 20 at 4 p.m. ET

    April 28 at 1 p.m. ET

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Please call 877-568-4106 and click on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura 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 Configura

    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 120 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $13 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’s partner meeting brings leading manufacturers together

    Software solution CET Designer is changing the industry

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—March 24, 2016—Configura held its biannual partner meeting on March 15 with more than 50 people from major office furniture manufacturing companies attending to talk about Configura’s space-planning solution. All of Configura’s top executives from headquarters in Sweden, and from the company’s Malaysia and Grand Rapids offices, joined with representatives from Dekko, Haworth, Herman Miller, Inscape, KI, Kimball, Midmark, OFS, Steelcase and Teknion for the meeting hosted by Configura in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Configura makes CET Designer, intelligent design and specification software invested in by each of these manufacturers and used by their dealers around the globe.

    “If you look at the culture of Configura and our partners, you see that we come together with a mutual goal of solving the problem of selling configurable system products. Meetings like this help us to talk about the possibilities with the software. We all benefit by sharing and learning from each other,” CEO Johan Lyreborn said.

    Offering a look at CET Designer 7.0 and 7.5

    At the meeting, Configura Chief Product Officer Nicklas Dagersten shared some of the updates that the May 16 release of CET Designer 7.0 will include, many centered around the visualization capabilities that users want.

    Virtual Viewer is a CET Designer Extension for demo purposes that will enable users to “walk around” a drawing in full-screen mode using gaming controls. Meanwhile, Virtual Reality for CET Designer combines Configura’s technology with Oculus Rift glasses to give customers an immersive, virtual experience of a designed space. First demo’ed last June at NeoCon, the VR Extension will go live this summer when Oculus Rift releases its glasses from beta.

    “The users who have tried VR love it,” Dagersten said. “It’s the future of experiencing a designed space.”

    Also coming with CET Designer 7.0 is the ability to accelerate the rendering process. Dubbed Render Accelerator, this Extension to CET Designer works as a “cluster” – when a user clicks the render button in CET Designer, it uses the power of all nearby connected computers instead of just the user’s computer, making the time to render incredibly fast.

    Configura also will release new and improved accessories symbols – including plants, flowers and kitchenettes – to enhance the realism of renderings. CET Designer’s SketchUp Extension will be improved to enable users to download symbols from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse directly into CET Designer. Work Modes in CET Designer will enable manufacturers to tailor the user interface depending on needs.

    Configura will continue to focus on visualization capabilities with its CET Designer 7.5 release, scheduled for November. This release is planned to include a version of VR that works with lower-end headsets. Configura also will continue to improve the realism of images and add more functionality to the rendering engine.

    “We’ll be demo’ing many of these capabilities at NeoCon this June in Chicago,” Vice President of Global Customer Experience Tracy Lanning said.

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    About Configura

    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 free March CET Designer webinars

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Feb. 26, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free March webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Movie Studio
    March 4 at 3 p.m. ET
    March 22 at 11 a.m. ET

    Getting Started with CET Designer
    March 7 at 1 p.m. ET
    March 18 at 1 p.m. ET

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Please call 877-568-4106 and click on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura 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 Configura
    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 launch of CET Designer Extension for Dekko

    CET Designer Rendering

    Press kit with renderings and images: http://bit.ly/1QwX4YN
    Video showing how easy it is to specify Ashley products in CET Designer is
    https://youtu.be/dYDekMXqc70.

    Free Extension is for Dekko’s Ashley product line

    Ashley is first power tap product in CET Designer

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA—Feb. 24, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, today announced the launch of a CET Designer Extension for Dekko. The Extension is for Dekko’s award-winning Ashley desktop power solutions product line. Ashley is first power tap product in CET Designer.

    Free to specifiers of Dekko products, the Extension features seven of the 2015 Best of NeoCon Gold Award-winning Ashley power tap models.

    “Our Ashley power taps sales have really taken off since launch last June at NeoCon,” Dekko CEO John R. May said. “The release of the CET Designer Extension for our Ashley products will help designers easily showcase them in their workspace plans.”

    Configura partnered with Dekko last fall to develop the CET Designer Extension for the Garrett, Indiana-based company, which is a leading provider of workplace power solutions, architectural lighting, and electrical components and assemblies.

    Dekko designed the Ashley product line to meet market demand for power and fast-charging devices with an elegant and refined design, state-of-the-art technology interface and fast USB-charging capabilities.

    Configura and Dekko “soft launched” the CET Designer Extension for Dekko’s Ashley line earlier this month. A video showing how easy it is to specify Ashley products in CET Designer:

    “Beta test users of the Ashley Extension have expressed delight in having an actual power tap product to include in their space planning and specifying process,” May said. “We’re very pleased with the positive reception that we’re already getting from designers.”

    Configura will next develop a CET Designer Extension for Dekko’s Stafford Conference Room products.

    CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers and designers to more quickly bring products to market by providing a single software solution for the entire space-planning process. The solution lets users create drawings in 2D and 3D, produce photorealistic renderings and fly-thru videos of the designed space, and generate accurate bills of materials and detailed installation documents.

    CET Designer is Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software residing on the Configura Extension Technology (CET) platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers invest in proprietary CET Designer Extensions to make selling products easier, faster and more accurate.

    Users of CET Designer simply “drag and drop” manufacturers’ product symbols into the highly visual 2D and 3D layouts while the software handles the technical product details behind the scenes, automatically calculating parts and prices. This functionality lets the user focus on design, and even collaborate with customers in real-time to plan spaces and order products.

    “CET Designer simplifies space planning. Dealers, designers and their customers are already benefitting from having Dekko products in CET Designer,” Configura Business Development Manager Brooke Snow said. “We’re excited about working with Dekko on getting more of their products into CET Designer.”

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    About Configura
    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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.

    About Dekko
    Dekko is a privately held company and North American leader in workspace power solutions with 1,300 associates across seven facilities in three states and Mexico. For over 40 years, Dekko has been a preferred electrical distribution product solutions provider for leading office furniture original equipment manufacturers. The Ashley product line is being specified in office, hospitality, education and medical markets. The company, founded in 1952, is headquartered in Garrett, Indiana, USA. More information at www.dekko.com.


    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Configura
    Molly Klimas
    M: (616) 443-4647
    klimas [at] intentpr [dot] com
    klimasmolly [at] gmail [dot] com

    Dekko
    Bonnie Joustra
    Office: 260-599-3143
    bjoustra [at] dekko [dot] com

     

  • Configura, Kimball Office to partner for CET Designer Extension

    Extension is planned for all Kimball Office product lines


    Press kit with images of Kimball Office products is here: http://bit.ly/1Tf0Mq7

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA—Feb. 11, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, today announced a collaboration agreement with Kimball Office, a leading manufacturer of products for commercial, education, healthcare and government markets. Configura will partner with the Jasper, Indiana-based company to develop a CET Designer Extension that incorporates all Kimball Office product lines into CET Designer.

    “Technology has changed the way products are visualized, and CET Designer has met the challenge of how end-users and the A&D industry partner in a responsive drawing environment,” Kimball Office Vice President of Sales Mike Donahue said.

    CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers and designers to more quickly bring products to the end customer; the technology simplifies the specification and ordering of products by providing a single software solution for the entire space-planning process.

    CET stands for Configura Extension Technology. CET Designer is Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software; an Extension is an addition to CET Designer with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers invest in proprietary CET Designer Extensions to make specifying products easier, faster and more accurate.

    “We’re proud to welcome Kimball Office, and to partner with them for a CET Designer Extension,” Configura Business Development Manager Brooke Snow said. “Kimball Office and all of our customers are collaborators with us in the process of bringing a single design and specification solution to the entire contract furniture industry. Together, we’re simplifying the space planning and selling process.”

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    About ConfiguraConfigura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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.

    About Kimball Office

    Kimball Office has been transforming workspaces for nearly 45 years with an ever-widening breadth of relevant, sustainable office furniture solutions. As one of America’s most respected environmentally-conscious contract office furniture manufacturers, they provide architects, designers, facility managers, and employers with open plan system solutions, both modern and classic desking, and a range of conference and seating options. The company is a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc., (NASDAQ:KBALB), a publicly-traded company headquartered in Jasper, Ind.  Learn how Kimball Office is changing workspaces by visiting www.kimballoffice.com.

  • Configura announces free February CET Designer webinars

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Jan. 28, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free February webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Getting Started with CET Designer

    Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. ET
    Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. ET
    Feb. 29 at 4 p.m. ET

     

    Tools for Working in CET Designer: Favorites, Blocks and Alternatives

    Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. ET
    Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. ET

     

    Edit Graphics in CET Designer

    Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. ET
    Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. ET

     

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Please call 877-568-4106 and click on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura 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 Configura

    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 free January CET Designer webinars

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Jan. 8, 2016—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free January webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Photo Lab and Rendering
    Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. ET
    Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. ET

     

    Getting Started with CET Designer
    Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. ET

     

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Please call 877-568-4106 and click on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura 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 Configura

    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 free December CET Designer webinars

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Dec. 3, 2015—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free December webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Getting Started with CET Designer
    Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET
    Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET
     

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Please call 877-568-4106 and click on “Join Webinar Now” at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura 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 Configura

    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 launch of CET Designer Extension for OFS Brands

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Nov. 18, 2015—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, today announced that the CET Designer Extension for OFS Brands products has launched. OFS Brands based in Huntingburg, Indiana, manufactures furniture, cabinetry and seating for office, healthcare, education, government and home office markets around the world. “One of our biggest goals is to make sure we’re giving our dealers and designers the tools they need to be able to sell our products, and CET Designer is perfect for that,” OFS Brands eTools Developer Steven Dunn said.

    OFS Brands became a Configura partner in June when work began on developing the Extension. CET Designer is Configura’s “core” Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers invest in proprietary CET Designer Extensions to make selling products easier, faster and more accurate.

    “We partnered with Configura because CET Designer offers a simple approach to specifying option-rich products,” OFS Brands Technology Manager Wes Harper noted. 

    Configura had surveyed its CET Designer users around the globe, and many said they wanted OFS Brands included in CET Designer.

    “We’re excited to offer OFS Brands products in CET Designer,” Configura Vice President Peter Brandinger said. “More products in CET Designer give dealers and customers more choices to meet their space-planning needs.”

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    About Configura
    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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 releases CET Designer 6.5

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA—Nov. 16, 2015—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the release of CET Designer 6.5 with enhancements that include more image-rich options and rendering functionality, as well as the top “feature vote getter” requested by CET Designer users – the hatch fill option.

    “Our users are our collaborators in continuing to make CET Designer the best solution for design, specification and space planning,” Configura Vice President of Global Customer Experience Tracy Lanning said. “We work to bring them the new features and improvements that make CET Designer a great tool.”

    CET Designer 6.5 features the new hatch fill option. The much-asked-for hatch fill option works with 2D circles and rectangles as well as custom shapes. CET Designer users can use default patterns or import their own patterns from other programs, including from AutoCAD.

    CET Designer 6.5 includes more image-rich options that bring enhanced realism to renderings. More office accessories have been added to the software, including furniture, bags and backpacks, file notes and vases. Additionally, users can apply their own images to different displays by dragging-and-dropping or double-clicking. Users can also apply logos – such as a logo of their dealership – to the office accessories, bringing further realism and branding to renderings produced in CET Designer.

    With simplified 3D clipping now available in CET Designer 6.5, portions of drawings can immediately be sent to CET Designer’s Photo Lab for quick rendering. Another new render option is the Outline Overlay. With this new option, CET Designer renders two images: one normal render, and one contour render, which are then “overlayed” to create detailed outlines that can then be further adjusted in the post-processing stage. 

    Learn more about what’s new in CET Designer 6.5 at http://configura.com/cet/whats-new.

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    About Configura
    Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare 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.

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