2020 Design version 11 provides ultimate flexibility and realism for kitchen and bath designers
Laval, QC, April 23, 2015 – 2020, the world’s leading provider of applications and enterprise solutions dedicated to interior design, space planning and furniture manufacturing, today announced the release of the latest version of the market-leading kitchen and bathroom design software, 2020 Design version 11. The new version provides a host of new features and content, including a vast selection of new countertop textures and paint colors, the introduction of new lighting options based on true IES profiles and a new Sketch rendering mode.
2020 strives to provide designers with the tools to create great designs in less time with more accuracy. To achieve this end, 2020 provides the largest collection of content catalogs and the release of 2020 Design version 11 continues to grow this library. The latest release adds over 300 Wilsonart® abstract, solid, stone and woodgrain countertop textures and nearly 1,500 paint colors from Sherwin-Williams® to the library. Designers can now match paint colors in 2020 Design to the actual Sherwin-Williams colors to provide clients with even more realistic designs. 2020 Design version 11 also expands the included generic catalog library with over 100 new moldings, toe kicks, and corbels to offer more flexibility and realism in the designs. For ease-of-use, there are three new wizards for door and window, cabinet door and customer material to streamline the design process.
“Customers want to see what they are buying and how their counter will look with all the other kitchen elements,” stated Alison DeMartino, marketing communications director, Wilsonart. “By partnering with 2020 to provide our catalog content to designers, we help take the guesswork out of what style of countertop will look best in a kitchen. With the realistic renderings generated by 2020 Design, clients can see how their finished kitchen will look before anything is ordered.”
“We are excited to provide designers the ability to showcase Sherwin-Williams paint color selections in 2020 Design,” stated Jeff Winter, director of marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “Wall color is an integral part of any design and now designers and their customers will have the opportunity to easily try different palettes to envision how their finished design will look. We believe this eases the design process by ensuring the finished room colors and overall design meet customer expectations.”
To enhance the realism and feel of scene visualizations, 2020 Design version 11 also provides new lighting capabilities by adding support for Physical Light Properties and thirty Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) profiles. Using IES profiles, designers can accurately replicate the true visual effect of the lights in their design.
“The addition of IES lighting profiles opens up a whole new world of lighting visualization options to kitchen and bath designers,” stated Roberto Ferrer, 2020 Design product manager. IES profiles can show the overall spread of light in a space for a specific source, by providing this level of detail early in the design process a designer can be sure a customer is getting the desired ambience they want which plays an important role in their overall satisfaction.”
For those looking for a more casual yet artistic viewing option, the new rendering sketch mode renders in a format that resembles hand-drawn sketches. It renders quickly and provides another way for designers to present their ideas to clients. Users will also experience general rendering speed improvements across most rendering modes in 2020 Design version 11.
For more information visit www.2020spaces.com/2020-design-new-features or login to our online community to ask questions or let us know what you think of the latest release at www.2020spaces.com/2020-design-forum.
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2020 helps professional designers, retailers and manufacturers in the interior design and furniture industries capture ideas, inspire innovation and streamline processes. By providing end-to-end solutions and the world’s largest collection of manufacturers’ catalogues, 2020 provides businesses with the software and content to be more efficient, integrated and productive. 2020 applications allow professional designers to create kitchens, bathrooms, closets and commercial offices which look as stunning on the screen as they will in reality. 2020 helps interior home improvement retailers to inspire the imagination of their customers and our solutions for furniture and cabinet manufacturers provide a complete manufacturing operations management capability.
For more information, visit www.2020spaces.com.
Through its more than 4,000 stores and 2,400 sales representatives, Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive service and personalized, expert advice to meet the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. As North America’s largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings, Sherwin-Williams is proud to have earned the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its innovative acrylic alkyd technology. Visit sherwin-williams.com or join Sherwin-Williams on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
Wilsonart is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of High Pressure Laminates, Quartz, Solid Surface and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates under the Wilsonart, Resopal, Polyrey, Durcon and Arborite brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on continuously redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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