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Rendering created using Photo Lab in CET Designer by Alexandra Tseos, LEED AP ID+C

Try CET Designer for free at We’ll get you started! Call us at 877-238-0808. July learning opportunities

Regularly Scheduled Webinar in July: Using CET Editables – FREE

Free webinars for anyone, whether a beginner or advanced user. Please call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662 and join by clicking on “Join Webinar Now” at

The new Editables tool allows you to edit an object in CET Designer and make it “special” both visually and in the bill of materials. The tool eliminates the need to create special symbols in AutoCAD. You can change the height, width and appearance to create your special products. July 6, 11-12 Noon ET July 18, 2-3 pm ET July 26, 11-12 Noon ET

Special July Webinar: Sneak Peek at Photo Lab in CET Designer – FREE

Upcoming Events: CET Designer Academy, Grand Rapids, MI Classes*

Get a sneak peek at the new Photo Lab in CET Designer, introduced this year at NeoCon! Photo Lab is a new CET Designer Extension for creating photorealistic renderings with minimal time and effort. Photo Lab releases later this year with CET Designer 2.6.

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. Beginner: July 19-20, Aug 23-24, Sept 20-21 Advanced: July 21-22, Aug 25-26, Sept 22-23 Sign up at

July 7, 11-12 noon ET July 12, 2-3 pm ET July 15, 11-12 Noon ET See our complete list of free webinars – including free on-demand webinars – at

*CET Designer Beginner and Advanced classes are IDCEC approved courses. CEUs are accepted by ASID, IDC, and IIDA.

Regional Training for Haworth and Steelcase Users Two-day Beginner and Advanced classes, $100/person Week of July 11 – Chicago Week of Aug 8 – Los Angeles Week of Sept 12 – Dallas

Special Promotions: If you have five or more CET Designer licenses, we will come to your dealership to lead a two-day training session for $1,000! Contact for more information.

4th Annual CET Designer® User Conference Oct 26-27, 2011 The Venetian Palazzo, Las Vegas, Nevada - Classes taught by Configura experts - Sessions led by power-peer users - Manufacturer breakout sessions The CET Designer User Conference is two full days of learning, networking and fun! Attend presentations led by Configura trainers, developers, peer users and manufacturer representatives. Learn the latest features and best practices of CET Designer and the manufacturer Extensions. Join 100+ attendees from North and South America to experience the solution that’s changing the contract furniture industry. Configura announces Google Product Evangelist Aidan Chopra as the keynote speaker of its 4th Annual CET Designer User Conference in Las Vegas! The author of Google SketchUp™ for Dummies, Aidan Chopra knows his way around the world’s most famous search engine and its offshoots – Google SketchUp™ and Google 3D Warehouse.

For CET Designer users, tapping the power of Configura’s Google SketchUp™ Extension means opening a world of additional imagery possibilities. Aidan Chopra works at Google as the Product Evangelist for Google SketchUp™, a 3D modeling tool used by design professionals, engineers and 3D enthusiasts all over the world. Aidan holds an undergraduate degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, and a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in Houston. At Google, his job is to be an advocate for the everyday communication of concepts, ideas and places in 3D. Aidan is responsible for the SketchUpdate e-newsletter and blog, and contributes to the efforts of SketchUp’s marketing, training, product management and development teams.


by using the great features of Photo Lab in CET Designer!

July’s Featured Product

Photo Lab in CET Designer Photo Lab is a new, free functionality releasing later this year with CET Designer 2.6. Photo Lab is a new rendering tool that creates photorealistic renderings and manages the rendering process, simplifying the way you work. It was previewed at Neocon in June and will also be demonstrated during July webinars.

Unique features and benefits of Photo Lab: • Creates high-quality renderings with natural light, luminance and realistic shading previously only available in dedicated rendering applications • Can use HDR (high dynamic range) imaging, which allows greater range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image • Offers expanded features and functionality for precise control of the image • Renders multiple images at once • Enables immediate post-rendering processing and post-rendering changes (i.e., tweaking lighting, shadows) without the need to re-render • Automatically updates changes made by the user in the rendering to ensure accuracy • Allows user to continue working in the program even as renderings are being processed


JULY 2011 M T W T F S S Rendering created using Photo Lab in CET Designer by Alexandra Tseffos, LEED AP ID+C


JULY 2011 M T W T F S S Rendering created using Photo Lab in CET Designer by Alexandra Tseffos, LEED AP ID+C