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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:31:12 EST GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Configura (http://www.configura.com) releases CET Designer 2.7 on Monday, Feb. 20. The all-in-one design, specification and ordering software offers several enhancements, including the new Reconfiguration Tool, a free utility Extension with 2.7 that provides an easy way to manage product inventories and reconfigurations of complex facilities. The Reconfiguration Tool uses simple graphical representations in flow-chart form that let the designer:
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—Configura (http://www.configura.com) releases CET Designer 2.7 on Monday, Feb. 20. The all-in-one design, specification and ordering software offers several enhancements, including the new Reconfiguration Tool, a free utility Extension with 2.7 that provides an easy way to manage product inventories and reconfigurations of complex facilities. The Reconfiguration Tool uses simple graphical representations in flow-chart form that let the designer:
For more information, anyone can attend one of Configura's free February Webinars: What's New in the 2.7 Release / Reconﬁguration Tool. Dates and times: Feb. 20 – 11 a.m. ET, Feb. 21 – 1 p.m. ET, Feb. 22 – 3 p.m. ET. 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. To contact Configura directly with any questions or suggestions, call 877-238-0808.
CET Designer is developed in collaboration with leading manufacturers who have invested in a smart, rules-based CET Designer Extension:
· Haworth's Canvas Extension
· Steelcase's SmartTools Extension
· Teknion's Storyboard Extension
· Spacefile's SpaceTools Extension
· Carvajal Espacios' iMAGINA Extension
· KI's SpecEngine Extension
· Inscape's Extension
· Connectrac's Extension
· Aurora Storage Products' Extension
Another Extension developed in collaboration with ProjectMatrix – the ProjectSymbols Extension – includes symbols representing more than 80 percent of office furniture industry products.
Configura Extension Technology (CET) is the basis for CET Designer software and Extensions. CET is based on Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC), a technology and business model developed by Configura that simplifies the complex selling process for those who specify configurable products. Because product details and rules are built into Extensions, dealerships that sell the product lines can focus on design and specification while 'behind the scenes' the software automatically and accurately calculates the technical information, including quantities, parts numbers and pricing. The software produces photo-realistic renderings, accurate bills of materials and complete installation instructions – without relying on AutoCAD, although the software easily integrates with AutoCAD.
'Parametric Graphical Configuration is the crux of our solution,' Configura CEO Johan Lyreborn said. 'Because of PGC, our software is smart – manufacturers' product rules are built-in – the software won't let users make mistakes. It's a beautiful rendering tool, but much more than that, it is a calculation tool for simplifying the specification and ordering process of complex products.'
About the company
Configura's mission is to set the industry standard in software tools for automating, simplifying and speeding sales and order processes. The company's software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 8,300 people in companies around the world. Well-known European office furniture manufacturers, including Kinnarps and Martela, use Configura software, as do North and South American companies Haworth, Steelcase, Teknion, ProjectMatrix, Spacefile, Spacesaver, Borroughs, TAB, Carvajal Espacios, KI, Inscape, Aurora Storage Products, Connectrac and Solinoff. Configura Inc., based in Grand Rapids, Mich., USA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Configura Sverige AB, with global headquarters in Sweden. More information at www.configura.com