Configura Launches CET Designer 4.0

Newest version includes design and rendering improvements, including custom shapes.

Configura, maker of CET Designer software, has officially launched CET Designer 4.0

The new version includes design improvements, such as the ability to create custom shapes and work surfaces, and rendering improvements that include the ability to make walls partially or fully transparent. CET Designer 4.0 also includes a Material Lab and component blocks, a feature allowing users to quickly replicate and edit blocks of components, independent of panels.

CET Designer helps interior designers specify manufacturers’ contract furniture products in 2- and 3-D space through rules-based, parametric tools that are easy to use. The all-in-one tool enables users to create layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, drawings, movies and reconfigurations.

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Jennifer Newton, a designer with NBS, a Steelcase dealer in Michigan, used CET Designer to win a project consisting of 450 workstations. According to Newton, CET Designer was 100 percent accurate on the project. She estimates she is at least 50 percent faster in her work using CET Designer.