Learning a CAD programme can seem daunting to some KBB users, especially those new to CAD. Virtual Worlds at Logicom recognises this and has created three new audio training videos, which teach the basics in less than ten minutes. The videos explain the prime navigation and key functions, enough for new users to begin to create their first 3D interactive room plans.
The three videos complement the existing available training, which includes a one-day Virtual Worlds Foundation Training Course for new users, and is backed up by the invaluable Virtual Worlds technical support helpdesk. The new videos introduce three core areas: An Introduction to Virtual Worlds, Navigating the 3D Environment, and Using Manufacturers’ Catalogues. Topics covered include how to use unique functions such as the customer Fly Tool and the 3D elevation, how to create rooms to exact dimensions and how to search and access the thousands of manufacturers’ products freely available as 3D models with the Virtual Worlds software.
Nathan MacLean, Acting Managing Director at Logicom explains: “In our experience, new customers to Virtual Worlds are eager to dive in and familiarise themselves with the software, but initially they need a bit of hand-holding. However, they do not necessarily want to wait for a formal training session. Our new videos are available 24/7, so they can get a good handle on the key navigation and interactive 3D functions within just ten minutes and at a time to suit them”.
Virtual Worlds Professional from Logicom is the popular 3D interactive and powerful CAD design software, which features thousands of KBB products from leading kitchen, bathroom and bedroom manufacturers and provides engaging 3D visualisations for customers.
Virtual Worlds from Logicom ran a CAD training day for Fiora Bath Collections’ UK sales team on October 1st, at its Milton Keynes offices. Fiora, best known for its bespoke textured and coloured shower trays across Europe, has recently made its range exclusively available for download on the widely used Virtual Worlds Professional CAD platform.
Focus was given to teaching the sales team the skills to design merchandise displays for retailer showrooms and to highlight how designers can easily include the bespoke finishes of Fiora’s products in their designs.
UK & Ireland Manager Steve Middleton attended the training day with his sales team: “As far as we are concerned, Virtual Worlds is the number one CAD system. This is a ‘must-have’ software for any retailers serious about being a design led showroom; its ability to close deals is fantastic. We are seeing a return on our investment just weeks after our catalogue went live, as retailers are already specifying a wider selection of our products and more frequently. This training day has been excellent and has opened our eyes to just how flexible a design and merchandising tool Virtual Worlds actually is.”
Fiora Bathroom Collections Export Area Manager Guillermo Rubio likewise attended the Virtual Worlds’ training day. CAD is not such a well-established design tool in Fiora’s home market of Spain, where showrooms tend to be larger and customers often select their own products from those on display. He explained: “Fiora’s product range is unique and includes a wide choice of finishes, colours and textures; Virtual Worlds will play a key role in making our products easily accessible and appreciated amongst leading designers and retailers, here in the UK”.
Fiora has already committed to launching further new product ranges on Virtual Worlds in the near future.
For further information T: 01908 663848 www.virtualworlds.co.uk