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HON Announces Launch Of CET Designer Extension

MUSCATINE, Iowa, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The HON Company is excited to announce enhanced design and specification tools with the launch of a CET Designer Extension. Used by thousands of people globally, CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers by providing a compelling software solution for space planning and product ordering. This new technology solution aligns HON with leading design and space planning solutions, thereby better serving our customers.

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With HON's continued focus and development of our Configure to Order business, significant investments have been made to enhance our design and specification tools. These tools, such as CET Designer, Revit, and SketchUp, demonstrate our persistent dedication to support our dealers and dealer designers.

"We are excited to publish the entire HON offering on CET Designer, which is quickly becoming a new standard in the industry," says Andrew Benner, Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) Manager at The HON Company. "This software will allow the Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) team, as well as our dealer partners' teams, the ability to offer more accurate specifications with enhanced deliverables in the same or shorter time frames. CET Designer is a powerful tool that allows manufacturer and dealer designers the ability to design, specify, and visualize projects all in one software. Our transition to a CET Designer Extension will allow us to keep with The HON Company's culture by being able to offer our customers more, better, and for less."

CET Designer is Configura's "core" Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer's products. HON's full product offering is now within a CET Designer Extension with new Smart Symbols for HON Systems Abound and Accelerate. Additionally, HON has invested in Revit by developing 2300 key symbols and 450 SketchUp symbols with more planned shortly.

Through this Extension, HON will greatly improve our customer's experience. Users will be able to drag and drop selected components into a layout that functions with HON's model numbers, pricing, and rules for valid configuration. These "Intelligent products" know how to behave, thereby eliminating possible errors or misconfigurations.

Moreover, enhancements made to HON's Tailored Solutions process coupled with over 4,000 graded in fabric options showcase our continued commitment to work with and inspire designers.

About The HON Company
Since 1944 The HON Company has delivered inspired practicality to the workplace. By obsessing over tiny details and emphasizing timeless over trendy, HON designs and manufactures workplace furniture including chairs, tables, desks, workstations and storage. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal distribution partners. The HON Company is the largest operating company of HNI Corporation, a leading global office furniture manufacturer (HNI). For more information, visit hon.com. 

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, including CET Designer, are used by more than 12,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Gothenburg, Sweden; Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Shenzhen, China. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with over 160 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $18 million USD. More information at www.configura.com. 

About CET Designer
Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It's a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer, components that represent manufacturers' products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet



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