Industy Resources

The following resources are listed to assist you in creating better specifications. All resources are listed alphabetically by name. If a known resource is missing from this listing that you would like to add please feel free to submit. ///

2020, is the resource for message boards, downloads and new tips/ tricks for CAP, GIZA, e-magine and Worksheet users. Register to participate in online discussions on topics troubling others as they could be answers for you one day.

ADA, design challenges come up when trying to create universal access design. You can download the revised regulations in PDF format here.

ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers offers local opportunities to learn more about the interior design profession regardless of discipline. The website can also assist with industry events, job searches, education and more…

AUGI, is a great resource forum for those who use AutoCAD products. Find tips and solutions for various commands while building a network of local resources. They have a publication in which annually reviews salary of those using AutoCAD products. You can also vote on the next 10 commands to be released on AutoCAD.

Autodesk, if you use AutoCAD (Architecture) or Revit and I think you do for furniture specification… the latest news can be found to determine when you need to upgrade.

BIFMA, check out the voice of the contract furniture industry.

CAD Trainer Guy otherwise known as Michael Beall offers tips, a book, and face-to-face training. He has a new website so I would suggest bookmarking this one.

Configura, is the parent company to CET Designer. This tool will soon launch Kimball Office data. The advantage of this tool is offering an all-in-one solution versus going to market with individual solutions. The tools mimic the experience with Revit and SketchUp.

CSC+D, is a resource on specification, training, facility management, etc. Cate has years of industry experience. She is an invaluable training resource on CET Designer.

EasyKeys, is a resource for a customer who has legacy product however now needs just a key.

EcoScorecard, offers designers tha ability to tally up LEED points just a bit easier with all the details needed for submitting a project. If you need help reach out and I would be happy to walk you step-by-step.

EllenFinkelstein.com, has a wealth of knowledge based on AutoCAD and PowerPoint.

IFMA, the International Facility Management Association is another advocacy group which can assist in helping you network, advance your career, learn within a local chapter or larger events.

IIDA, the International Interior Design Association offers forums based on discipline in addition to education opportunities, jobs, and advocacy for interior design.

Level, let’s you in on understanding how the furniture industry can be more sustainable.

MMQB, is known to reflect the chatter of the contract furnishings industry however it does come at the cost of a subscription.  You may want to check out the job postings if looking which is free.

OFDA, can assist in creating a supporting environment for dealer strategies regardless of role. You can also find group discussions on LinkedIn, Twitter as well as Facebook.

OfficeInsight, brings a voice to workplace design. This resource provides thoughts into the moves various industries of influence.

ProjectMatrix, parent company to ProjectSymbols for CET and AutoCAD is an eTool that contain a large variety of manufacturing content. All Kimball Office catalogs have been provided for over 26 years.

Seek provides Revit content for the A&D industry.

SketchUp is an alternative drawing platform for content. This is an easy to learn platform that had additional plug-ins that will push you content forward to VR and 3D printing. Check out Kimball Office content, of course.

SmartBim, is a new way to work with building and manufacturer information. This new product/ website is brought to you by the maker of EcoScorecard.

USGBC, is your resource for everything LEED. Also capture the latest on the Greenbuild Conference.

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