Roman Upgrades to Ultimate 3D Interactive CAD Design Software for Retailers

Roman has significantly upgraded its presence on CAD, ensuring its entire range is accessible on the latest, 3D interactive platform − Virtual Worlds Professional from Logicom.

The result is a major boost for Roman’s extensive nationwide network of retailers. They are now able to design specifying from the complete Roman range, including enclosures, showers and accessories, using the latest CAD technology. This will allow them to create bathroom designs faster and more accurately than ever before.

Roman has committed to an on-going programme of 3D modelling with Virtual Worlds, so as to ensure its CAD product catalogues are always current and comprehensive.

David Osborne, Managing Director of Roman, commented: “Virtual Worlds CAD is now a vital tool for our retailers to allow them to effectively present all our products in 3D, real room set situation and inspire their customers. The visual bathroom representation that Virtual Worlds presents is critical for customers making a purchasing decision and improves the whole customer experience.  We are confident that our collaboration with Virtual Worlds will further enhance our retailers’ sales performance.”

Virtual Worlds Professional is the 3D interactive CAD design package which brings to life designers’ creative ideas.  Users design in 3D, producing a room which is life-like from the out-set.  The Roman catalogue will include all the latest functions, including product image previews for ease of searching, automated connection points, an upgraded rendering facility and area lighting.

Virtual Worlds Leads the Way with Bosch Appliances

The latest version of Virtual Worlds Professional design software 5.9 has been released including the major addition of Bosch appliances and an enhanced kitchen catalogue. The Bosch catalogue has been widely requested by retailers and includes its latest induction hobs, ovens, extractor fans and microwaves.
The updated 5.9 version also provides practical new functions such as the ability to create layers, an upgraded rendering facility and area lighting, helping to make it a powerful design and merchandising package for retailers.

Bosch retailers now have access to powerful, 3D interactive CAD design. Once again, Virtual Worlds has come up with new, time-saving tools, which are sure to delight retailers and designers alike. The search facility is sophisticated, allowing users to choose by handy criterion such as energy rating, depth or style. Appliances such as extractor hood chimneys are parametrically scaled, to reflect their adjustable specification, whilst connection points automatically align appliances such as ovens with the appliance housing unit.

Andrew Jones, Bosch Group Marketing Manager “We are delighted that Bosch kitchen appliances are now included in the latest version of Virtual Worlds Professional software. As the winner of the Which? Best Home Appliance Brand 2013, Bosch is a popular choice amongst consumers and the development of a 3D interactive catalogue is the next step for complete visibility for both consumers and retailers. The option of an 3D service not only allows complete clarity to those looking to purchase but also for retailers to give a complete forecast of a kitchen design ensuring ease of installation and possible selling up opportunities – we’re looking forward to seeing it develop.”

The expanded, generic kitchen catalogue will likewise be a popular addition providing a comprehensive choice of kitchen furniture in every conceivable shape, style, size and colour.

For further information T: 01908 663848 www.virtualworlds.co.uk

Bathrooms brought to life – Duravit partnership with Virtual Worlds strengthens

With immediate effect, Duravit is delighted to announce the strengthening of its partnership with Virtual Worlds, the leading 3D room-planning software package, widely used throughout the KBB sector.
A three year programme has been agreed until 2016, during which time the main catalogue will be uploaded and continually updated to ensure that Duravit partners will have access to Duravit’s most recent product imagery. A highly regarded interactive tool for planning and designing bathrooms, Virtual Worlds offers rapid and simple integrated solutions and is proven to help convert prospects into sales.
As part of the agreement, Duravit partners who are not signed up to Virtual Worlds will be offered an incentivised package in order to take advantage of the partnership. UK Managing Director, Gary Dart, comments, “With increasing demand for 3D bathroom presentations, we believe that our commitment to Virtual Worlds will be a valuable tool for our retailer partner and ensure that the entire Duravit product portfolio is portrayed realistically and is always on hand to help create attractively designed bathroom solutions.”

Testimonials – Manufacturers

Here at Virtual Worlds, we work very closely with our manufacturer clients. The number making their products available on Virtual Worlds, is continually growing and to see just how happy they are, why not read some of their comments below:

Heritage Bathrooms

“Heritage Selected Virtual Worlds as their supplier in this project as they were the ideal partner within the market place, with a great product and overall service level…. Virtual Worlds is a fantastic piece of kit that enables retailers to showcase a really wide choice of products and to increase sales opportunities. From a commercial perspective, not being able to visualise the finished look is often a stumbling block in the sales process. With the new Heritage Bathrooms 3D planner on Virtual Worlds, it will be much easier for the showrooms to help customers bring their dream bathroom to life. As such, we are expecting to see a much easier conversion of initial interest into actual sales”

Zehnder

“From the very concept of there being a Zehnder product catalogue, right through to it’s completion and release, the team at Virtual Worlds have been simply terrific and consummate professionals at all times. Here at Zehnder, we fully appreciate the importance of reaching as many of our retail partners as possible, to enable Zehnder product selection at that pivotal design stage. By joining Virtual Worlds, we can ensure the growing number of retailers investing in the software have full access to our range, whilst providing an unrivalled customer experience and maximising the chance of that all important sale!”

Grohe

“Virtual worlds offers a bench mark solution to the bathroom industry as a whole, as well as wide accessibility across retail showrooms in the UK. The planning software gives bathroom retailers an easy method in selecting the latest products from manufacturer portfolios, whilst delivering a vital platform to ensure their consumers can gain a visual bathroom reference – an essential tool when consumers are considering and making buying decisions.”

Imperial Bathrooms

“We already know that Virtual Worlds is of great importance and assistance to our retailers and specifiers when they are presenting and selling our product portfolio to their customers and designing spectacular new bathrooms, incorporating our UK manufactured classic ceramic ware.”

Dansani

“Dansani is very pleased to support the Virtual Worlds Cad program, which we believe is the best on the market for us. Dansani has a clear strategy to support our retailers who invest into the Virtual Worlds, and keeping our catalogues up to date is therefore of paramount importance. The quality of the program enables our retail partners to produce very professional presentations, ensuring they get that all important sale.  We happily recommend and endorse not just the program, but all the staff at Logicom. They are a pleasure to do business with!”

Testimonials – Virtual Worlds Users

Not wanting to ‘blow our own trumpet’ – but why not read what some of our satisfied customers have to say about Virtual Worlds…

Mr M Munir, Leigh Plumbing Merchants

‘I am writing to express my appreciation and extend my gratitude to you and your team. I am extremely impressed at the level of customer service I received from your representitive Kiran last week, who helped me in resetting Virtual Worlds on my new PC after losing data. Kiran is a credit to your team and it was wonderful to have such a knowledgeable and helpful agent to guide me through the process. I hope this fantastic level of service continues and once again, many thanks’  

Tony Loveridge, Loveridge Kitchens & Bathrooms

Virtual Worlds is fast becoming the kitchen and bathroom presentation aid we should all have. The range of this easy to use software is increasing all the time and should you require assistance, the support team at Logicom are always pleased to help. I would have no hesitation in recommending Virtual Worlds to anyone wanting to improve the quality and appearance of their quotations.

Alan Wagstaffe, Fairfield Builders Supplies

‘I have been using Virtual Worlds for bathrooms for 4 years, on average 500 plans a year. The updates have been fast, back up superb, the best bathroom sales tool on the market’.

Andrew Norman, Simply Bathrooms

‘Virtual Worlds allows us to give our customers an extensive quotation package, which has transformed the way we present our quotations. Not only can we price but we can provide an accurate image giving us a better success rate. Virtual Worlds is always looking to move forward and work with the manufacturers and end user. Also the technical team are always available and provided excellent help and support’.

Stuart Done, S.J. Building Services

‘I cannot tell you how much the software has helped me in presenting a professional looking and effortless response to all enquiries. The acceptance percentage has increased by an amazing 25% in just six months and I am now able to supply a quotation within seven to ten days, when previously some clients were waiting for up to six weeks for a response’.

Steven Peffers, Gordon Forsyth Building Services

‘Virtual Worlds is the essential way forward for selling the Bathrooms of the future’.

Ralph Leaney, Leaneys of Lancing

‘At last, at last, Virtual Worlds, brings high quality photorealistic images from a CAD system into the bathroom retailers sales aid toolbox’.