Ann Arbor, Mich. — April 26, 2011— QualityCabinets™ is simplifying the design process for professionals with the introduction of 3-D cabinet models available in the Google 3D Warehouse. With the new model offerings, designers can select from a wide range of QualityCabinets styles and color options for almost any kitchen, bath or other space. The new collection is launching from the 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at QualityCabinets booth #C4837.
“QualityCabinets 3-D product models translate nicely into any professional software rendering program, so there’s no need to sketch twice,” said Mark Johnson, FAIA, CKD, AIBD, director of architect relations and education for QualityCabinets. “These cabinet models make it easier for design professionals and their clients to visualize the space and determine what product options will work best.”
The collection will also include a 3-D kitchen model of a loft space designed with QualityCabinets to meet the needs of Generation Y. Attendees of the show can tour the loft at the QualityCabinets booth during the 2011 K/BIS. In addition to incorporating QualityCabinets, the loft includes DeNova™ countertops, which are also available in the 3D Warehouse.
Google SketchUp™ was developed to provide quick 3-D forms for conceptual stages of design, including a repository of 3-D objects that accelerate the design process, called the Google 3D Warehouse. SketchUp models can be converted into all major CAD products without having to draw designs twice.
The QualityCabinets 3-D models are modeled as Google Dynamic Components, allowing designers to show their clients a virtual kitchen, bath, home office or laundry room design with animated cabinet doors and drawers. The cabinets and countertops can be sized and resized to any of the brands’ available dimensions. Plus, users can access specification information embedded within each model and link back to each brand’s website for more information.
To Get Started Using Google SketchUp and QualityCabinets and DeNova 3-D Model Offerings:
1) Download the free or professional version of SketchUp Version 7 from Googleby visiting http://sketchup.google.com .
2) View free SketchUp Show video tutorials by visiting Igloo Studio’s “School” website, http://www.go-2-school.com/ .
3) Get started designing with QualityCabinets and DeNova 3-D product models by downloading them from the Google 3D Warehouse at http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse . Search “Collections” using the key words, “QualityCabinets” and “DeNova.”
QualityCabinets creates an environment based on defining what value means. Why? Because helping build a better bottom line is what it’s all about. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and part of the Masco Cabinetry, QualityCabinets is one of America’s most respected cabinetry brands. It is favored by builders, kitchen and bath dealers and distributors for providing affordable, high-quality products and unmatched customer service. All QualityCabinets products carry the seal of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer Association (KCMAA leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry is ISO 14001 certified and has been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the KCMA. www.qualitycabinets.com
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., and part of Masco Cabinetry, DeNova™ countertops include natural granite, natural quartz, and solid surface tops, in stock, semi-custom and custom configurations for bath, kitchen and beyond. DeNova features a simplified selection process, artisan-quality fabrication and unique, white glove installation service. With Masco Cabinetry brands KraftMaid®, Merillat®, and QualityCabinets™, DeNova is part of a fully integrated countertop/cabinetry solution that delivers beautifully coordinated design, and efficient same-day countertop and cabinet installation. www.denovasurfaces.com
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