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  • Configura heads to NeoCon with 360-degree video technology

    Configura heads to NeoCon with 360-degree video technology

    CET Designer 8.0 lets designers create 360-degree walk-thru videos. Experience the technology at NeoCon 2017 in Configura's space, 7-5129.

    NeoCon Press Kit
    https://goo.gl/QAfKdy

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—June 1, 2017—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, heads to NeoCon 2017 this June 12-14 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago ready to exhibit 360-degree walk-thru videos for its space-planning solution, CET Designer.

    CET Designer 8.0 includes the new technology.
    Configura recently announced the release of CET Designer 8.0, which includes the ability to create 360-degree walk-thru videos. Also with CET Designer 8.0 are enhancements to Configura’s Virtual Viewer VR Extension. The VR Extension along with a VR headset (such as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift) offers an immersive, virtual reality experience of a designed space. Support for HTC Vive headsets launched with CET Designer 8.0 and will be demo’ed by Configura at NeoCon. Oculus Rift headsets already are supported by the Virtual Viewer VR Extension.

    “Democratized” VR and Google Cardboard headsets giveaway plus Yulio drawing.
    Meanwhile, Configura’s recent collaboration with Yulio “democratizes” VR through the use of inexpensive 3D headsets such as Google Cardboard. Configura will demo the Yulio technology and be giving away Yulio-supported Google Cardboard 3D headsets at NeoCon. Visitors to Configura’s booth also can enter a special Yulio-sponsored drawing for a Samsung Gear VR headset and a yearlong Yulio subscription.

    Speaker reveal for Configura’s 10th annual CET Designer User Conference
    On Monday, June 12, at 3 p.m., Configura will welcome to its NeoCon booth a special guest – the keynote speaker for the 10th annual CET Designer User Conference (the conference is Nov. 8-9 in Las Vegas). NeoCon attendees are invited to attend this special announcement and meet the speaker – a leader in the international design community.

    During NeoCon, Configura will open up “early bird” registration for discounted pricing to the user conference. Users also will have the chance to win a free registration to the user conference, a $475 value. The winning name will be drawn Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. in Configura’s NeoCon booth. (Entrants need not be present to win. Some restrictions apply.)

    Global manufacturers, thousands of users.
    CET Designer is used by thousands of designers, specifiers and salespersons around the world. Global office furniture manufacturers and suppliers that have invested in CET Designer Extensions for their companies and dealerships include AJ, Allsteel, Aurora Storage Products, Bisley, Carvajal Espacios, ChargeSpot, Chief, Connectrac, Dekko, Euro Chair, Haworth, Herman Miller, HON, Inscape, iTab, KI, Kimball Office, Maars Living Walls, Midmark, National, OFS Brands, Oi Furniture, Solinoff, Spacefile, Steelcase, Sunon, Teknion and Tranquil Systems International. Several of these manufacturers will be demo’ing their CET Designer Extensions at NeoCon.

    Configura will demo CET Designer 8.0 and related technologies at NeoCon 2017 in space 7-5129 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

     

  • Configura announces June CET Designer webinars

    Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free June webinars with CET Designer instructors:

    Allsteel CET-Beyond Webinar: Proposal, Shop and Installation Drawings
    June 1, 3 a.m. EDT
    June 1, 11 a.m. EDT

    360 Rendering
    June 1, 4 p.m. EDT
    June 20, 4 p.m. EDT

    Getting Started with CET Designer
    June 5, 4 p.m. EDT
    June 15, 4 p.m. EDT

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Learn more at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.

  • Configura releases CET Designer 8.0

    Configura releases CET Designer 8.0

    New with CET Designer 8.0 is the ability to create 360-degree movies

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—May 18, 2017—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the release of CET Designer 8.0. The latest version of the award-winning space-planning software includes the ability to create 360-degree movies, enhancements to the Virtual Viewer VR Extension and other improvements making it easier than ever to produce photorealistic, panoramic renderings.

    “CET Designer 8.0 offers amazing visualization capabilities for designers,” Configura Vice President of Global Customer Experience Tracy Lanning said. “Our software helps people bring spaces to life like no other design-and-specification tool.”

    CET Designer 8.0 details:

    • The ability to create 360-degree movies. With the release of 8.0, the CET Designer Movie Studio Extension will enable users to create and render 360-degree, panoramic videos – offering an incredibly expansive view of a designed space. View a 360 Video. 
    • Enhancements to Configura’s Virtual Viewer VR Extension. Support for HTC Vive headsets launches with CET Designer 8.0; meanwhile, Oculus Rift headsets already are supported by the Virtual Viewer VR Extension. Plus, Configura’s recent collaboration with Yulio “democratizes” VR through the use of inexpensive 3D headsets such as Google Cardboard. Configura’s Virtual Viewer VR Extension along with a VR headset offers an immersive, virtual reality experience of a designed space. This year at NeoCon (June 12-14 in Chicago), Configura will demo these VR technologies and be giving away Yulio-supported Google Cardboard 3D headsets.
    • Additional enhancements coming with CET Designer 8.0:
      • Improvements making it easier than ever to produce photorealistic renderings and 360-degree panoramic renderings
      • The ability to do “custom shape tagging” – a popular request made by CET Designer users
      • Added support to the CET Designer “Edit Graphics” (Meshes) tool for mirroring parts and whole objects
      • Updates to the Stairs Extension – expanded styles, materials and abilities to attach staircases and adjust railings
      • A new “omni” light source in the Lights Extension
      • More kitchen and home accessories

    CET Designer has become one of the leading space-planning solutions used today. It is used by thousands of designers, specifiers and salespersons around the world. Global office furniture manufacturers and suppliers that have invested in CET Designer Extensions for their companies and dealerships include AJ, Allsteel, Aurora Storage Products, Bisley, Carvajal Espacios, ChargeSpot, Chief, Connectrac, Dekko, Euro Chair, Haworth, Herman Miller, HON, Inscape, iTab, KI, Kimball Office, Maars Living Walls, Midmark, National, OFS Brands, Oi Furniture, Solinoff, Spacefile, Steelcase, Sunon, Teknion and Tranquil Systems International.

    Configura will demo CET Designer 8.0 at NeoCon 2017 in space 7-5129 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

  • NeoCon 2017 Product Profile

    Configura offers NeoCon preview, announces enhancements to CET Designer

    New: Ability to create 360-degree movies

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—April 11, 2017—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces enhancements and new functionalities with the release of CET Designer 8.0, unveiling this spring and showing at NeoCon:

    • The ability to create 360-degree movies. With the release of 8.0, the CET Designer Movie Studio Extension will enable users to create and render 360-degree, panoramic videos – offering an incredibly expansive view of a designed space.
    • Enhancements to Configura’s Virtual Viewer VR Extension. Support for HTC Vive headsets launches with CET Designer 8.0; meanwhile, Oculus Rift headsets already are supported by the Virtual Viewer VR Extension. Plus, Configura’s recent collaboration with Yulio “democratizes” VR through the use of inexpensive 3D headsets such as Google Cardboard. Configura’s Virtual Viewer VR Extension along with a VR headset offers an immersive, virtual reality experience of a designed space. This year at NeoCon, Configura will demo these VR technologies and be giving away Yulio-supported Google Cardboard 3D headsets.
    •  Additional enhancements coming with CET Designer 8.0:
      • Improvements making it easier than ever to produce photorealistic renderings and 360-degree panoramic renderings
      • Enhanced collaboration possibilities for large drawings where different users can work on separate parts of the same drawing and see each other’s work
      • The ability to do “custom shape tagging” – a popular request made by CET Designer users
      • Added support to the CET Designer “Edit Graphics” (Meshes) tool for mirroring parts and whole objects o Updates to the Stairs Extension – expanded styles, materials and abilities to attach staircases and adjust railings
      • A new “omni” light source added to the Lights Extension
      • More kitchen accessories o More home accessories

    Configura will demo CET Designer 8.0 at NeoCon 2017 in space 7-5129 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

  • Configura announces May CET Designer webinars

    Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces free May webinars with CET Designer instructors: 

    Getting Started with CET Designer
    May 3
    May 31

    CET Designer 8.0 Update
    May 15
    May 16
    May 17
    May 18
    May 19
    May 23
    May 24
    May 26

    Kom igång med CET Designer (Swedish)
    May 29

    The free webinars are for anyone, whether a Beginner or Advanced CET Designer user, anywhere in the world. Learn more at www.configura.com/cet/training. To contact Configura with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.