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June 2012 rendering created by CET Designer User Tasha Mueller, a project space planner with Heritage OďŹƒce Furnishings, Vancouver, BC.

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CET Designer 3.0 Call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at Cloud-based freedom


CET Designer 3.0 releases June 18. The primary benefit of CET Designer 3.0 is the new User-based license model, which means Users can install and use CET Designer on as many computers as they want. It is simply managed by the User’s login info (a MyConfiguraID) to verify a valid license. CET Designer 3.0 also includes the launch of MyConfigura, a community where you can store projects and share information via the Internet. We are pleased to offer these enhancements to CET Designer to continue to Simplify the way you work!

For Buyers – How to set up licenses with CET Designer 3.0: June 4 – 1 pm ET June 4 – 3 pm ET June 5 – 11 am ET June 6 – 11 am ET June 7 – 11 am ET

We recommend that Buyers, Users and IT Managers attend a Webinar to learn how to make the transition to CET Designer 3.0. Recommended timeline/checklist for CET Designer 3.0: Week of June 4: ∫ Buyers set up MyConfigura profile ∫ Buyers verify licenses and Users ∫ IT Managers verify settings in place for firewalls and proxy servers (see Week of June 11: ∫ Users set up MyConfigura profile Week of June 18: ∫ Everyone upgrades to CET Designer 3.0!

For Users – How to use CET Designer 3.0: June 6 – 3 pm ET June 7 – 10 am ET June 14 – 2 pm ET June 19 – 11 am ET June 20 – 3 pm ET June 21 – 11 am ET For IT Managers – IT changes and CET Designer 3.0 overview: June 5 – 1 pm ET June 6 – 1 pm ET June 8 – 1 pm ET More info at

meet Tasha Mueller, CET Designer User

Nick Kuzmin, Employee of the Month

For three years, Tasha Mueller was the lead vocalist in an all-girl rock band.

Nick Kuzmin joined Configura’s Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Support and Training team in April.

She still loves to sing – but she also loves to design. And, after seeing the rendering she created for our June calendar, we think she’s a CET Designer rock star!

He’s already taken a lot of Help Desk calls, so you may have personally gotten to know Nick’s voice or had an e-chat with him.

She’s learned how to use the technology to her creative advantage in a very short amount of time. Tasha graduated with honors from the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver, receiving her diploma in interior design in March 2011. Steelcase dealer Heritage Office Furnishings in Vancouver hired her as a project space planner just three months later, and she’s been using CET Designer ever since. In less than a year, she’s become proficient in all aspects of the software. “I love using CET Designer because it allows you to create 2D and 3D plans simultaneously, making projects much more efficient and uncomplicated,” she said. Clients love the solution: “It’s always great hearing clients’ comments on the renderings. They are amazed that we can show their space with our furniture in it, and with such detail. It really makes a strong impression.” As a designer and an artist, Tasha says inspiration can come from anyone or anything – “you can think up an idea and make it reality,” she said.

“I like the fact that everyone here genuinely seems to enjoy their job. People really seem to care about what they are doing,” he said of Configura. “I really like the challenges the best. I love learning and troubleshooting a wide ranges of issues,” Nick said. His favorite thing about CET Designer is its rendering capability: “I absolutely love rendering really beautiful design images when I see different plans.” Before Configura, Nick was the support manager for a small website developer in the Grand Rapids area, which had developed content management software for users to manage/change their own sites. There, he also provided general office networking and computer troubleshooting services and managed live and development servers. Nick attended Grand Valley State University and holds Net+ and A+ computer certifications. He has studied many Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert topics. His favorite hobby is competitive slow-pitch softball. “I play on a travel men’s tournament team and we do quite a few tournaments on the weekends. We will be headed to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, later this summer for one of the bigger national tournaments,” he said.

Connect with Configura Training Opportunities


CET Designer Academy, Grand Rapids, MI Classes* These two-day Beginner and Advanced classes in CET Designer are interactive and hands-on. The cost is $300 per two-day session and includes course materials. Sign up at

Visit Configura at NeoCon June 11-13, 2012 We are in booth 7-7046 and will be showing all the new features of upcoming CET Designer 3.0 and MyConfigura. Also, Configura invites CET Designer users to stop by our booth on June 11-12 to register for the chance to win a free trip to our 5th annual CET Designer User Conference in Las Vegas. The winner will be drawn June 13 at 10:45 a.m. at Configura’s booth. The winner does not need to be present to win. Be sure to attend our NeoCon party in our booth on June 11 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Enjoy signature Swedish cocktails and meet and mingle with your Configura friends!

Beginner: Aug 14-15, Nov 13-14 Advanced: Aug 16-17, Nov 15-16

2012 North American Training Tour Regional CET Designer Classes* for Haworth and Steelcase Dealers Configura again partners with Steelcase and Haworth to offer CET Designer classes in cities across North America in 2012! Classes are held 8:30 am – 5 pm. We’re able to offer these two-day Beginner and Advanced classes at a discounted rate of $100 per attendee. Watch the calendar for more location announcements. STEELCASE: New York: July 10-11 Beginner, July 12-13 Advanced Santa Monica: Sept 18-19 Beginner, Sept 20-21 Advanced

HAWORTH: Denver: July 24-25 Beginner, July 26-27 Advanced Toronto: July 31-Aug 1 Beginner, Aug 2-3 Advanced Washington, DC: Sept 11-12 Beginner, Sept 13-14 Advanced

Steelcase dealers can sign up on the Steelcase University website. Haworth dealers can sign up at https://learning. For more info: *CET Designer Beginner and Advanced classes are IDCECapproved courses. CEUs are accepted by ASID, IDC and IIDA.

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User Conference The 5th Annual CET Designer User Conference will be held Oct 24-25, 2012, at the Venetian/Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This annual event is full of informative sessions led by Configura team members and “Power Peer” presenters who share best practices, new information and hands-on instructions on using CET Designer. Look for more info soon at

Configura recently opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! We are always looking for talented team members at our offices around the globe. More details at


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