Virtual Worlds Transforms CAD with New Rapid Rendering
The latest generation of Virtual Worlds Professional (5.9) has been launched (January 2015); it delivers higher quality photo-realistic renders, 25% faster than ever before. The significant advances have been introduced to save designers and retailers time and further improve customers’ quote to order conversions.
A new facility using ‘layers’ has also been introduced to the latest Virtual Worlds, which impacts the 2D and 3D plan formats. When presenting options to a client, designers can now rapidly flick between alternative 3D layouts, highlighting style, colour and budget options. At 2D level, specific dimensions can now be isolated, which will help reduce installation errors.
Nathan MacLean, Acting Managing Director at Logicom explains the driving force behind the latest generation of Virtual Worlds Professional: “As a former KBB designer and a CAD user myself, I understand the importance of meeting mainstream expectations and delivering exciting new and optional functionality for advanced users, all at ever-increasing speeds. Our development team works closely with CAD users and we are already looking ahead to later in the year when we anticipate launching an impressive real-time lighting option, for added impact at presentation stage”.
The new Virtual Worlds Professional is available free of charge to current users, along with the latest new product catalogues from leading bathroom, kitchen and bedroom manufacturers. Virtual Worlds supports its CAD software with a comprehensive training programme and a manned, technical hotline for answering any individual queries.
Tissino, the luxury bathroom manufacturer, has unveiled its entire product range exclusively on the Virtual Worlds Professional CAD platform, linked to a powerful online planning tool for consumers. Tissino’s investment in gaining a major presence on the popular Virtual Worlds design software endorses the company’s strategy to attract top end designers and retailers.
The entire Tissino luxury bathroom collection is available for download in both 3D and also 2D format on Virtual Worlds from Logicom. Retailers and designers will therefore be able to create 3D interactive bathroom designs for their clients to appreciate, invite them to ‘step inside’ to experience an impressive and life-like preview and then print out glossy, photo-realistic images.
The Tissino website is likewise cutting-edge when it comes to engaging with the consumer. A special Planner design tool has been created by Virtual Worlds. This enables interested consumers to access Tissino’s products and start to plan their own bathroom, online, at any time of the day or night. Their own designs appear as inspiring 3D visuals, on-screen, which they can then save and Tissino can forward to retailers to progress the sales conversation.
Colin Hayward, UK Marketing Manager at Tissino comments: “Tissino is relatively new in the UK and so we decided to work with Virtual Worlds, the CAD company with greatest market share and popularity with retailers, to help us rapidly establish the brand. Our products are high quality, high performance and desirable and designers can create rooms and specify them confidently. Allowing consumers to design and see their new bathroom through our website is very powerful, especially taking into account the lead generation possibilities of the system”.
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For the first time, the showerlab’s product portfolio is available in CAD format. Theshowerlab’s standard and bespoke catalogues are recent additions to Virtual Worlds Professional CAD software and are made available to all current users, free of charge, in 3D interactive and 2D plan format.
Virtual Worlds has developed new functions, which enable the rapid and accurate creation of bespoke designs. Controlled Parametric Scaling allows glass panels and doors to be resized, automatically and proportionally re-sizing components, such as profile channels and connecting glass enclosure panels. Resize and Track facilitates rapid editing of an existing design and automatic sizing of selected products, whilst Hole Cutting replaces previously time-consuming elements such as inserting finger hole handles, with a single mouse click.