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Try CET Designer for free at www.configura.com/cet. We’ll get you started! Call us at 877-238-0808. May learning opportunities 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 www.configura.com/cet/training.

Special May Webinar: Learn What’s New In 2.5.2! – FREE This webinar covers the new features and enhancements in CET Designer 2.5.2, releasing May 16! You don’t want to miss this webinar, designed for current CET Designer users who want to learn the latest and gain even more power from the program! May 18, 11-12 Noon ET May 18, 3-4 pm ET May 19, 11-12 Noon ET May 19, 3-4 pm ET May 20, 2-3 pm ET (Note: Previously scheduled CET Designer 2.6 release has been rescheduled to Aug 15.) See our complete list of free webinars – including free on-demand webinars – at www.configura.com/cet/training. * CET Designer Beginner and Advanced classes are IDCEC approved courses. CEUs are accepted by ASID, IDC, and IIDA.

Regularly Scheduled Webinar in May: Using CET Designer’s Movie Studio and Google SketchUp Extensions – FREE May 20, 11-12 Noon ET May 25, 2-3 pm ET May 31, 2-3 pm ET

Upcoming Events: 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. Beginner: May 10-11, June 21-22, July 19-20, Aug 23-24 Advanced: May 12-13, June 23-24, July 21-22, Aug 25-26 Sign up at www.configura.com/cet/training.

Regional Training for Haworth and Steelcase Users* Configura is partnering with Steelcase and Haworth to offer regional training in 2011. Classes are held 8:30 am – 5 pm: New York: May 24-25 Beginner, May 26-27 Advanced Chicago: July 12-13 Beginner, July 14-15 Advanced Los Angeles: Aug 9-10 Beginner, Aug 11-12 Advanced Dallas: Sept 13-14 Beginner, Sept 15-16 Advanced Haworth dealers can sign up at https://learning.haworth.com. Steelcase dealers can sign up on the Steelcase University website. Please contact tracy.lanning@configura.com for more info. Save the Date!

4th Annual CET Designer® User Conference Venetian Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada – Oct 26-27, 2011 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.


Meet CET Designer user Kari Paris, IIDA, creator of our May rendering Kari is a designer at Wittigs Office Interiors, a Haworth dealership where she’s worked since June 2008. Her responsibilities include space planning, client meetings, furniture and architectural product specifications, interior finishes and AutoCAD drawings. She has also helped to develop and implement a 3D rendering program at Wittigs to help meet additional client needs. A CET Designer user for almost three years now, she completed a huge job for a U.S. Air Force Base using the software. “I like the fact that I can turn around something to the client in a fraction of the time versus having to draw everything in AutoCAD,” she said. A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. in Interior Design, and an active IIDA member, she enjoys volunteering for programs that benefit the community.

Meet Tracy Lanning, CET Training and Support Manager Tracy Lanning is the CET training and support manager for Configura Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has been with the company for three years and has developed the support and training team in the Grand Rapids Office. Although her college degrees are in interior design and business, Tracy’s career has primarily been in training and marketing within the furniture industry. She enjoys helping users to adopt CET Designer as a strategic tool for their business. Tracy has an 18-month-old son, Charlie, and in her spare time she enjoys gardening and renovating her 100-year-old house.

Visit Us at NeoCon!

Special Promotions:

June 13-15 — Booth 7-7046 Stop by our booth to see demonstrations of the new features in CET Designer 2.6! Check out videos of our users describing their CET Designer successes. Bring a friend! Contact amy.edintgon@configura.com to reserve a time in advance for a presentation.

If you have 5 or more CET licenses, we will come to your dealership to lead a two-day training session for $1,000! If you have a new user attend a CET two-day class in 2011, they can receive a free trial license during NeoCon week for the rest of 2011! Contact tracy.lanning@configura.com for more info.


Simplify

in May by using the CET Movie Studio Extension to create stunning

walk-through videos of your design. Use the Google SketchUp Extension to add realistic objects and images to your 3D rendering.

May’s Featured Tips Movie Studio and Google SketchUp are free CET Designer Extensions. The Movie Studio Extension enables you to create a walk-through video of your layout, giving your customers the ultimate visualization presentation. The Google SketchUp Extension lets you add images of people, plants and other accessories to make your 3D renderings even more realistic. (Note: Movie Studio requires using the “Advanced” graphics engine in CET Designer, which has higher hardware requirements. Please call CET Designer Support at 877-238-0808 for help with checking your hardware capabilities.) You can download the Movie Studio and Google SketchUp Extensions for free under the “Download Extensions” tab in the CET Designer Extension Manager, found in the “Other” section under Configura Extensions and the Commercial Furniture Catalogs. Once downloaded, you’ll see new icons in your Components Tab area. Configura is offering free webinars in May on using the Movie Studio and Google SketchUp Extensions.

Google SketchUp Extension

CET Designer Movie Studio Extension


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