Configura Unveils Transformative Updates with CET CI 15.0 Major Release

Configura, a leading provider of innovative design solutions for the commercial interiors industry, is thrilled to unveil exciting changes in the latest 15.0 Major update to CET. The update includes a¬†sleeker, more modern interface that’s easier on the eyes and smoother to navigate.

‚ÄúThese enhancements mark a significant step forward in our commitment to fostering greater feedback and communication within our user community,‚ÄĚ said Erin Corrill, Global Head of User Community at Configura. ‚ÄúUs Configurans are dedicated to continuously improving our products to enhance design flow, speed and overall user experience. By listening closely to our users and implementing their valuable feedback, we can ensure our products remain at the forefront of innovation in the design industry, empowering designers worldwide to achieve their creative visions with greater efficiency and ease.”

A NEW LOOK FOR CET

While maintaining the beloved CET user experience, Configura introduces this facelift as part of its steadfast commitment to enhancing usability and delivering a standardized user experience across the platform. Users have complete control over whether they want to opt in and embrace the makeover or prefer the classic look; both options will coexist for a seamless transition.

Users can acquaint themselves with the new interface by simply switching between the two with the convenient UI toggle at the top right of the window or by participating in an interactive tour of the new features.

PARTNERSHIP WITH EPIC GAMES

Configura is also excited to announce an expanded partnership with Epic Games. This partnership will make Twinmotion the preferred fly-through tool, sunsetting Configura’s in-house solution, Movie Studio. Collaborating with Epic Games offers CET users first-class rendering and flythrough opportunities, elevating design projects to new heights.

As an authorized reseller, Configura offers a Twinmotion bundle for just $445 USD. This includes one year of the Twinmotion for CET Extension and one year of Twinmotion, offering a $100 USD savings. Users who already have a Twinmotion license can still enhance their CET experience with the Twinmotion for CET Extension available in the Configura Marketplace.

COM DIALOG UPDATES

In the design world, it’s common for users to have multiple unique Customer’s Own Materials (COMs) that are consistently used across various products within the same drawing. To simplify and standardize the time-consuming process of integrating COMs, Configura is releasing several updates to the COM dialog box in CET. By implementing these changes, Configura stays committed to streamlining its users’ design workflow, reducing the time spent on COM integration and setting the stage for greater efficiency.

CAD IMPROVEMENTS

The 15.0 Major update also significantly improves CAD functionality to ensure a more stable and efficient experience when working with CAD files. These updates ensure users can work seamlessly with CAD files from different sources without a disrupted workflow caused by frequent bugs or performance issues.

The latest updates in CAD functionality include the option to import materials in the CAD Settings dialog, requiring materials to be locally available for import. Additionally, the Export CAD drawing dialog now offers the ability to export materials to DWG format, enabling the retention of CET materials for rendering within DWG drawings. Another new feature allows users to flatten 2D in the 3D view when importing CAD drawings, giving more control over the visualization. Lastly, users can now resize the CAD Settings dialog for improved readability, facilitating adjustments to window size and space distribution within the dialog.

ENHANCEMENTS TO DIMENSIONS

Additional improvements to Dimensions empower users to create, measure and position objects with greater efficiency and precision. The new Quick Chain Dimensions and Quick Measure Mode tools make dimensioning faster and more intuitive.

The Quick Chain Dimensions tool lets users place chain dimensions faster and with fewer clicks. Once placed, Quick Chain Dimensions work with any type of object in CET from any Extension, and their properties and behavior are equivalent to those of the regular chain dimensions. With Quick Measure Mode, CET can automatically detect and measure distances, boosting design accuracy and speed.

For more information on these exciting updates, explore Configura’s Roadmap, where users can discover upcoming projects, read full release notes and rate the importance of current ideas and projects.

ABOUT CONFIGURA

Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the contract furniture, kitchen and bath, material handling, industrial machinery, and laboratory and healthcare industries. The company’s software products are used worldwide. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned, with 275 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $30 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.