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hülsta A world in itself

hülsta offers its customers endless possibilities to create inspiring and individual interiors. However, we are aware, that this vast choice does not always make life easy for you. Attention to detail is crucial, which is why we have created furn plan. This software simplifies designing with hülsta furniture and helps you on a daily basis to inspire your customers and avoid errors. This “manual” accompanies the seminar and will be a great help when working with furn plan.

It will not only give you basic instructions on how to work with furn plan but also introduce you to specific features of a software, that will help you to fulfill your customers’ individual design requirements.
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I hope that you will enjoy the seminar and wish you continued success for your work with hülsta furniture.

Kind regards Thomas Lüfkens, Marketing Services Manager

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Index ........................................................................................................................ 2 Introduction ............................................................................................................. 3

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Sell hülsta ............................................................................................................ 4––5 Sell with furn plan .................................................................................................. 6––7 Furn plan concept ............................................................................................ 8––29

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Decades of experience in combining original materials with high-quality workmanship have made us into one of the most renowned furniture manufacturers world-wide. We do our utmost to provide all that is required for your customers to feel comfortable. You can be sure of that – we are, too.

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Extraordinary diligence, attention to detail and perfect craftsmanship allow hülsta to put their philosophy of creating individual and comfortable homes into practice. Beautiful high-quality furniture, which provides individual solutions adapted to the personal requirements of your customers, ensures a completely new form of wellbeing.

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Until the furniture is finally installed at your customer, you will have to meet a number of challenging requirements. hülsta produces premium quality furniture, exclusively made from selected veneers and solid woods from sustainable sources. Attention to every detail ensures perfect craftsmanship. Well-balanced material thicknesses and traditionally crafted dovetail joints are some of the distinctive features of hülsta furniture. The entire hülsta range is manufactured on four different sites in the “Münsterland” (Germany), and each site follows the same principle: to create a timeless design and ensure proven high quality. We actually state this in writing to your customers: The hülsta quality passport provides

3 years guarantee on all brand furniture manufactured by the hülsta-werke. This guarantee covers the perfect workmanship of all units, the functional safety of the technical parts as well as the quality of materials and the finish of the solid wood, veneers and lacquers. Furthermore, all incoming orders are meticulously checked before going into production. Production only starts upon receipt of order, giving both you and your customer the necessary security.

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:: Design with your logo Personalise the lists of items with your own logo. This will give your furn plan-offer the personal touch. :: More customers through hülsta.com A list of dealerships on the hülsta furn-plan website directs customers to your showrooms.

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:: No additional hardware furn plan does not require any expensive hard or software and works on all common Windows operating systems. :: No additional programming Simply practical: The original manufacturers product catalogues can be easily transferred into the furn plan software. :: Perfect processes furn plan has been designed as an ideal interface between sales, purchasing and manufacturer. Furthermore, it is 100% compatible with inventory control software and all common e-mail systems. furn plan also works in a network environment. :: Comprehensive data exchange furn plan offers a wide choice of safe possibilities to convert or exchange your data by e-mail, PDF, DXF or JPEG.
HOW TO BECOME A “FURN PLANNER”

Register for a seminar. After the first seminar, you will already be able to independently design and send an order with furn plan. Each user can contact the furn planhotline. Your contact for a first furn planseminar: Judith Winkelhaus Tel.: +49 (0) 25 63 - 86 14 93 E-mail: judith.winkelhaus@huelsta.de

:: Automatically up to date The software is always as up to date as the furniture. Youth. B ET T ER A D VIC E C O N F ID ENT PL ANNI NG :: More competence Simple application – comprehensive results! Furn plan enables you to extend your design competence and guarantees customer advice at the highest level. easy to modify special combinations ensure efficient advice to your customers. Furn plan therefore helps you to reduce the number of complaints and ensures highest customer satisfaction. Should you require further information with regard to the respective seminars. :: Faster design Speed is our strength. . :: One software for many manufacturers Many furniture ranges of the hülsta group (such as hülsta and Loddenkemper) can now be designed using furn plan. furn plan allows you to send your orders by e-mail. furn plan is currently the fastest furniture design software on the market. Further ranges will follow. :: One software for all segments The innovative design software furn plan works perfectly.F U R N P L A N EASILY NEW DESIGNING IN DIMENSIONS Quality down to the last detail: furn plan is innovative design software for service-oriented furniture dealerships. :: Faster implementation of customer requests Furn plan provides a flexible design service that makes the implementation of individual customer requests simpler than ever! The true to scale graphic representation transforms your entire furniture design into a visual experience. Sleeping. Working. furn plan offers you a simplified and error-free design for the bedrooms. Furn plan always provides you with the current price and product details. which are tailor-made to all levels of knowledge ranging from PC-newcomer to advanced furn plan user. please contact us via the hülsta hotline or by e-mail. offers all the advantages of a serviceoriented full design service for the different living sectors (Living. Take advantage of it! :: Success made easy furn plan is based on well-known design principles and distinguishes itself by outstanding user-friendliness. :: Design on the highest level furn plan provides first hand know-how. It has been created by experts and is constantly being updated. the integrated furn plan error alert. Children and Hallway). 6 :: Avoid errors Design errors are virtually eliminated due to the Redbox. furn plan therefore continuously offers the trained salesman new ideas. :: Thinking of the future hülsta offers free of charge furn plan seminars. living rooms and home offices and enables you to concentrate on what is important: your customer. which saves time for both you and your customers. :: Less effort – more success The automated furn plan system “thinks” for you and carries out many of the design steps – up to the price calculation – for you. The uncomplicated. intuitive user interface makes starting to work with furn plan incredibly easy.

Save project 9 Print Uses the current standard settings. Room planning You can use either standard rooms or create individual room situations according to requirements. Back Each mouse click takes you back one design step. Send current design by e-mail The hülsta address is already preset. .FU R N PL A N F UN CTI O NS en :: Functions of the upper toolbar Show and hide product catalogue :: Comments Project manager Saves/modifies the design object. Load project Search for or load an existing project. A short description is sufficient. Create new project The current project is deleted.

Select individual articles and insert them by mouse click into the 3D-planning screen.IN T ER FA C E The different areas on the furn plan user interface indicate the respective design and processing possibilities. . 8 :: 3D-planning screen This is where the planned objects are positioned and shown three-dimensionally. :: Product catalogue This shows the current furniture ranges. from first concept. pricing and itemisation through to sending the order by e-mail to the manufacturer. during the further planning stages. A click will show you all the important basic functions.F U R N P L A N THE FURN PLAN CONCEPT Perfect planning: furn plan actively helps you with every step of your furniture sale. :: Lower toolbar Optimise your design by further adjustments in the lower toolbar. T H E F U R N P L A N U S ER . you will be able to use many practical detailed functions. :: Upper toolbar This toolbar supports you with important standard functions during design.

:: Comments Show or hide all fronts 11 Show or hide shadow Shows an image of the room to great effect.:: Functions of the lower toolbar Animation Door and drawers open and close. Redbox Red-white marked units highlight possible design errors. Accessories A selection of decorative objects. Direct perspectives A pre-selection of possible room elevations. . Perspectives The navigation tools let you see each piece of furniture from different angles.

.F U R N P L A N F U R N P L A N F U N C T IO N S en :: Functions of the upper toolbar Copy object :: Comments 10 Move object Revolve object Delete object Object standard mode Help en Language selection Raster interval Allows adjustment of raster intervals within a design. Design directions Information on design directions is available on page 14.

The Redbox error message should not be mistaken for a collision.:: Redbox :: Collision 13 If the Redbox is displayed during design. i. the error will be displayed in a yellow field on the bottom left hand side of the planning screen.e. There is no error message in this case. one or more units are marked with a wide red-white border. A collision of two or more units is displayed by a blurred red border. . the design error is shown by clicking on the button “Redbox”. Simply drag the cursor over the red-white marked unit.

Re-position object. :: Object selected – thick green frame Move object up/down. Move object in all directions. :: Object activated – blue frame :: Move objects – red frame If you move the cursor onto an object with the move button being active. The frames and the arrow indicate in which direction the object can be moved. it changes into a black directional arrow and different red frames are displayed. Move object left/right.F U R N P L A N FRAMES There are multi-coloured frames in furn plan. . The units are selected. 12 The unit is activated.

The object will now be positioned in the 3Dplanning screen. furn plan accepts every possible raster interval (small raster). The standard raster interval is set to orange (in all three fields). If this button is reduced to 2 orange fields. Otherwise certain gaps might have to be set manually. you will find the range catalogue. which means that the automatic raster interval for hülsta furniture in furn plan is activated (large raster). you reduce the automatic raster interval (medium raster). It allows you to select the range you would like to design with. You modify the standard 2 raster intervals to 1 raster interval in “Freely selectable features”. Design with article number If you know the article number of the object you want to design with. you can type it into the white field below the range catalogue and confirm your entry with the green tick. 15 PLEASE NOTE Range catalogue In the upper part of the product catalogue. which requires advanced knowledge of the hülsta furniture ranges. If only one field is orange.RASTER INTERVAL R A S TE R I N T E RVAL “Raster interval” allows you to adjust the pre-set raster intervals when designing. Important: We recommend using the standard raster (large raster). .

In this case. which is marked (with a blue border). down or to the left – starting from the object in the design. Set the design direction to “Free positioning”. If you do not want to position a further shelf. furn plan automatically positions the object in front of the wall. The respective red frame appears. If you then move the cursor into the 3D-planning screen. 14 :: On walls :: Alternative design directions There are of course many design situations requiring a different design direction. that the shelf is attached to the cursor. Select the respective wall mounted shelf from the product catalogue (this example: 96 cm width). the design direction can be up. remove it by doing a right mouse-click. set the design direction to “free positioning”. dragged into the planning screen and positioned by mouse click in the requested place as often as you wish. As before. the design direction is automatically set to the right (right arrow is marked orange). you will notice. :: Free positioning A further design direction is the “Free positioning”.F U R N P L A N DESIGN DIRECTIONS G EN ER A L F R EE P O S IT IO N ING :: On Objects :: Standard design direction The general design direction with furn plan is from left to right: After positioning the first object. This function is activated when the square in the middle of the button is active (orange): Objects can be selected from the product catalogue. After selecting the object from the product catalogue. it is attached to the cursor and you can decide where to position it. Move the cursor onto the outside of the object. now click to confirm your selection. . Move the cursor onto the wall.

Activate the button “Move object” and move the cursor onto the object. . 2. click on the arrow in the product catalogue. a yellow frame appears. :: Position unit 1. so that the red frame in the middle appears. A green border will appear around the shelf. in the case of now! no. By pressing the left mouse button you can move the shelf up or down.3 for instance. furn plan differentiates between main and subarticles. Keep pressing the left mouse button and move the cursor onto the objects next to which the unit should be positioned. Move the cursor onto the shelf that you want to move. In order to move sub-articles. :: Move sub-articles 2. if you want to change the position of an object and do not achieve the required result by “Move object”. Another mouse click allows you to set the shelf into position. This allows you.R E -P O SI T I O N Example: now! no. you can now release the left mouse button to set down the object.7 :: Select function move 17 1.A RT ICL E Example: now! no. to move shelves.3 :: Aufzaehlung_head Aufzaehlung_copy :: Select function M O V E SUB. Once the objects are correctly placed next to one another. Main articles can be moved by the “Move object“ button. The function “Re-position” is helpful.

Should you wish to move several objects. you need to select the objects via the context menu (right mouse-click). .3). To move one object or the entire combination. click onto the button “Move object” in the upper toolbar.F U R N P L A N MOVE OBJECT S TA N D A R D Example: now! no.or multi-lateral directional arrow. Move the cursor above the object. it will change into a bi. You see your combination consisting of three units in the 3D-planning screen (example now! no. You can now drag the element into the required position. The arrow indicates in which directions the moving is active. 4. :: Move several objects 2. keep pressing the mouse button in the required arrow direction. The objects can now be moved as before. In order to move the object to the right.3 MO VIN G :: Select function :: Select direction 16 1. :: Select unit 3.

SAVE PROJECT GEN E RA L P RO JE CT M A NAG E R :: Select function Click on the “Save” button on the upper toolbar. :: The project manager Clicking on the project manager enables you to save different services and entries with regard to your design. . By clicking “Save as new”. the current design is filed under the entered short description. If you simply want to save your design under a certain name. the project manager opens (see illustration). 19 :: Make entries You can make all necessary entries for your design in the project manager. Some of the entries in the project manager also later appear on the printed copy. Additional data such as delivery date. further comments about the design as well as the type of order can be entered on the right hand side of the project manager. an entry under “short description” is sufficient. You can enter the current design data into this user interface and save the project under its name. Should you save your project for the first time. If the design is a current project already saved previously. clicking the “Save” button will ensure that the modifications will be saved under the already entered project name.

7 :: Select function delete 18 1. In order to delete sub-articles.F U R N P L A N DELETE OBJECT Z IS EE AL DE 2 SW TA NC DH AE RN D HD T IN G Example: now! no. Should you wish to delete one object or an entire combination. Tipp: The button “Delete object” can be neutralised by the button “Standard mode”. . the shelf will be deleted. 2. Main articles can be deleted by the “Delete object“ button in the product catalogue. click on the unit to be deleted. Move the cursor onto the shelf to be deleted. that can be found in the second upper toolbar.3 shelves for instance can now be deleted. A green border will appear around the shelf and an arrow comes up. simply click on the button “Delete object”. now! no. 3. Your unit has been deleted. :: Delete sub-article 3.3 :: Aufzaehlung_head :: Aufzaehlung_copy Select function D EL ET E SU B -AR T I CL E Example: now! no. :: Delete object 1. 2. By pressing the left mouse button. Next. click onto the eraser in the product catalogue. furn plan differentiates between main and sub-articles.

If you wish to check the text once again. 21 Please enter your text in the left hand field. a window opens that allows you to enter these texts. . click on the lower button with the two arrows and your text is saved in your text data base on the right hand side.H EA DE R A N D F O O TE R :: Header and footer Headers and footers can be entered into the project manager. You will now see a small window showing the text of your file. In order to select a text from your database for your current project. then on the upper button with the two arrows. Next. You can cancel the text file if you select it and then click on “Delete”. Under “Save text as” you can allocate a file name for your text. please first click on the respective text file. click on the file name and then on “Show contents”. If you click on the button “header” for instance.

20 :: Make entries By clicking on “New address”. :: Record customer data You get to the user interface for customer data by clicking on “Change” under “Customer address” in project manager. click on “Delete address”. Simply select the customer in the database and all relevant information will appear on your screen. Please enter the customer name in the white field under “Search/Filter” and click on “Search/Filter”. the customers are put in alphabetical order. You can search for an entered customer in the customer database. By clicking “short description”. the complete customer information can be entered. By clicking the button “OK/ Select” you assign the current design to the selected customer. . All customers are displayed by clicking on the button “All/without filter”.F U R N P L A N SAVE PROJECT C U S T O MER D ATA B A S E :: Customer database You will find your customer database under the user interface. Please click on “New address” or “Clear mask” in order to enter the next address. The data can be saved via the button “Save”. You can change a customer address that has previously been entered. Clicking on “Edit address” allows you to alter the customer data. Your customer database does not only allow searching but also sorting of data. The requested customer is displayed. If you want to delete this customer.

This will allow you to choose further print options. a 3D-view and a 2D-sketch with all dimensions. :: Further print functions Clicking on the button “P” on the right hand side in the lower toolbar will open a submenu in the product catalogue. 23 . Please follow the directions in the displayed fields.PRINT PR IN T :: Print design A click on this button will generate a print preview of the current project. you can start the printing process. By clicking on the print button above left. The print preview shows a list of all planned items.

it is not lost. a small preview of this project appears in the lower right hand corner. Re-open furn plan and click on the button “BAK” shown above. A window opens showing a list of all previously saved projects (sorted by date as standard). you will find it in the lower tool bar on the right. 22 :: Export In the window that appears. . Please now highlight the project in order to load it. you can import projects from external applications or export projects. Select the resolution and click on the button “jpg”. :: Filter criteria Different filter criteria allow you to sort and quickly find the respective projects. :: Create image – raster formats Here you can save your project as an image. By clicking on “OK/Open” you can load the selected furn plan project into the planning screen. If you select a project by clicking on it. furn plan restores your project. The following user interface appears: :: Buttons Now select the different functions: Import A window that allows you to select and open the respective project will appear. IMPORT AND EXPORT L O A D P R O J EC T IMP O R T /EX P O R T :: Select function Please click on the respective button in the upper toolbar.F U R N P L A N LOAD. :: Select function With furn plan. Make use of the practical filter function (see below) or select the requested project from the displayed list. :: BAK Should your PC or furn plan crash when you have not yet saved your current project. Click on the button “E” shown above. determine the file name and location of the project. You can now save your image in any file.

up or down and to the front or to the rear. c Maximum move This button allows you to carry out the maximum move of an object in a certain direction.MOV E :: Select function This menu allows you to move objects to the left or right. If a suspended unit is to be positioned at a specific height for instance. The following explains which functions can be carried out with the respective options.2 cm each. Select “Move”. as these can only be moved in intervals of 3. wall mounted shelves and fitted shelves at a certain height from the floor. A click on the button “Absolute top rim” positions the unit exactly at that height. Please proceed as above for “Absolute bottom rim”. then this value is entered first of all. The context menu opens. d Absolute top rim – absolute bottom rim This command allows you to put suspended units. a Limit This shows by how many cm maximum the object can be moved to the left. Right-click on the unit to be moved. 25 a b c d . and the following window appears: b Move by Enter by how many cm you want to move the object and click on “Process”. This command is not recommended for fitted shelves between side panels.

arrangement in groups).delete all objects a single object Selects a clicked-on object b objects on a wall Selects objects on a wall c group Selects a group of objects d all Selects all objects e cancel selection Cancels the selection .ex.delete single object . positioning (f.ex. Under “Delete” select between the following two possibilities: . The context menu opens. rotation). do a right-click and the context menu opens. S EL EC T IO N :: Select function a b c d e D EL ET E :: Select function Move the cursor onto the respective unit. Depending on the selected unit.F U R N P L A N CONTEXT MENU The context menu displays every function that could currently be carried out on the respective unit.ex. move) and elevation (f. which facilitate the selection (f. 24 Right-click on the unit to be deleted. these are different additional functions.

Alter width Select “Execute on column” to avoid that only one shelf will be reduced. Alter height Determine on which units the height reduction should be carried out. Limits This shows the minimum and maximum sizes. Current size This shows the current size. Fixation Indicate in which direction the alteration should be made. Limits This shows the minimum and maximum sizes.a Width b Depth c Height 27 Current size This shows the current size. New size in cm Enter the required depth. . New size in cm Enter the required height. Selection of objects Indicate on which units the depth reduction should be carried out. Fixation Indicate in which direction the alteration should be made. New size in cm Enter the required width. Current size This shows the current size. Limits This shows the minimum and maximum sizes. Adjoining objects This is where you can select to have the adjoining objects automatically moved accordingly.

F U R N P L A N CONTEXT MENU A LT ER D IMEN S IO N :: Before the alteration Move the cursor onto the unit that requires alteration. widths and depths on your group of units. Interior fittings might have been deleted due to the later alteration. width and depth reductions. Furn plan automatically calculates any surcharges for height. In the context menu (right mouseclick) you select “Alter size” and click on this category. :: Select function a b c 26 Here you can carry out any additional alteration requirements such as special heights. The product catalogue (right) shows the respective window. :: After the alteration Check and amend the interior fittings of the altered units. .

You can now alter the version by clicking on the respective units in the 3D-planning screen. you will find a selection of all possible versions in the top of the product catalogue. One click brings you back to where you were beforehand! . A LL O B J E C T S SUBSE Q UE NT ALTE RATI O NS :: Select function :: Select function Should you wish to subsequently alter the version. MADE A MISTAKE? No problem! If you have made a mistake during your design.ALTER FINISH “Alter finish” allows you to alter individual segments of your design. the arrow key allows you to undo your last step. Simply click on the graphics. 29 In the case of ranges with several versions. always select the version when positioning the units.

28 a 90°left The object rotates 90˚ to the left b -90°right The object rotates 90˚ to the right c 45°left The object rotates 45˚ to the left d -45°right The object rotates 45˚ to the right e ?° You define by which angle the object rotates f 0°Absolute The object rotates back to the original situation . Temporarily cancel global grouping The arrangement in groups is cancelled. Group marked objects The marked objects are arranged in groups.F U R N P L A N CONTEXT MENU R EVO LVE :: Select function C H A N G E H IN G E P O S IT IO N :: Select function A R R ANGEMENT IN GR OU PS :: Select function a b c d e f Only some ranges allow you to change the hinge position via the context menu.

…) which places it in the 3D-planning screen. the category can also be selected via the product menu. The complete article overview will appear. 4. which can be found above the article overview. 5411. 2. The row of units develops.3 T H E R O O M :: Select range :: Position units 31 1. Click on the required unit (example 5421. example: now! no. Clicking on it puts it into the planning screen (example shown: 5421. The respective article overview appears. In order to position a unit. Then select the unit you want to position next (example 5411. Alternatively. Make sure that the design direction is to the right. . and the hinge position will be changed. 5421).3.…). Now click on the unit. This button allows you to change the hinge position. 5. Select the required range from the range catalogue (top right in the product catalogue). select the design direction “right” and activate the wall you want to use for your units. Now click on the product catalogue on the right and select “Side panel system/ units”. :: Position units 3. It can be activated by mouse-click.D ES IG N I N Example: now! no.

F U R N IT U R E D ES IG N THE FIRST UNIT D ES IG N Example: now! no. The row of units develops.…). Now click on the unit.…). It can be activated by mouse-click. Make sure that the design direction is to the right. the category can also be selected via the product menu. The complete article overview appears.3 :: Select range en :: Position units en 30 1. Alternatively. Now click on the required unit (example: 5421. Then select the unit you want to position next (example 5411. 2. 5411. Select the required range from the range catalogue (top right in the product catalogue). (Example: now! no. 5421). 4. Clicking on it puts it into the planning screen (example shown: 5421.3). In order to position a unit. which can be found above the article overview. select the design direction “right” and click on the category “Side panel system/units” in the range graphics displayed on the right. This button allows you to change the hinge position. which places it in the 3D-planning screen. :: Position units 3. . 5. The respective article overview appears. and the hinge position will be changed.

Go to product catalogue and click on the cover shelf in the correct length. The cover shelves can be found in the category “Carcase planning”.:: Design continuous cover shelf 33 5. PLEASE NOTE Design with lighting Please remember that a footswitch is required for a design with lighting. A collision will appear. . the separate cover shelves will be replaced by a continuous cover shelf. Confirm your selection by mouseclick. Now move the cursor in the 3D-planning screen onto the left hand upper part of the carcase.

The fitted shelves can be found further down in the same category. :: Position carcases 3. Select a front and position this by moving the cursor onto the respective carcase. Click on the illustration carcase design in the top of the product catalogue and select the respective carcase by clicking on the version graphics. . Now go to the category “Front planning”. Repeat this process for the remaining fronts. Repeat this process three times. The software will give you a choice of possible positions. 4. :: Add fronts 2. Select now! time from the range catalogue and activate the design direction “Right”. Click on the respective graphics of the fitted shelves or constructional shelves and move the cursor onto the carcases in the 3D-planning screen.F U R N IT U R E D ES IG N CARCASE DESIGN D ES IG N Example: now! time :: Select range en :: Add fitted shelves 32 1. Confirm your selections by mouse-click.

4. dann im Baukasten den roten Rahmen suchen und die linke Maustaste klicken. Complete your design by adding lighting. side panel). Now change the design direction to “Free positioning” and select the carcase unit by mouseclick. shelf. Position the light by mouse-click. :: Add fronts 3.10 :: Add shelves :: Position side panels HINWEIS ZU NOW! NO. Alter fitted shelves In order to delete or move the fitted shelves or angular shelves. side panel. You have positioned the side panel system as shown (example: side panel. shelf. side panel.D ES IG N Example: now! no. Tip: Please remember to include a foot switch for the lighting. side panel. A red selection will appear. Repeat this process for the other unit and the drawer units. TV-unit. side panel. . Add further shelves and the CD-unit with “Free positioning”. By moving the cursor onto the side panel and mouse-click you can position the unit at the requested height. Alter fronts Use the following buttons in order to delete or move fronts or to alter a hinge position. Glasbodenbeleuchtung Gewünschte Beleuchtung auswählen. shelf. activate the respective button (delete or move) and click on the respective shelf. shelf. Select the lights from the product catalogue and move the cursor to the upper shelf. 35 :: Design lighting PLEASE NOTE 2.3 1.

Select now! time from the range catalogue (top right). As previously explained. You can position the shelves at the requested height by moving the cursor onto the side panel rectangle in the 3D-planning screen and by mouse-click. Move the cursor to the illustration “Side panel planning” at the top of the product catalogue.F U R N IT U R E D ES IG N SIDE PANEL DESIGN D ES IG N Example: now! time :: Select range :: Add shelves 34 1. 7. Three side panel rectangles in the required version have now been positioned. Click on the illustration “Front planning” at the top of the product catalogue. :: Position a side panel rectangle 5. now add the 4R wooden angled doors and the drawer units to the side panel rectangles. move the cursor onto the required version of the respective shelf and confirm by mouse-click. A new interface will appear. In order to position fitted or angular shelves. . 2. 8. Now move the cursor onto one of the illustrated versions for the side panel rectangle. 6. A new interface will appear. 4. Click three times on the illustration. :: Add fronts and drawers 3.

Simply activate the button and click on the object that should be deleted in the 3D-planning screen. Wandsteckboard über “Frei Platzieren“ auswählen und anschließend mit dem Mauscursor auf den Baukasten fahren. Beim Überfahren positioniert sich das Wandsteckboard entsprechend der Mauscursorposition.7 :: Baukasten setzen Wandsteckboard rechtsbündig zum Baukasten Hängeelemente und Wandsteckborde können in Abhängigkeit der darunter stehenden Elemente gesetzt werden. 37 Wandsteckboard mittig zum Baukasten PLEASE NOTE Wandsteckboard linksbündig zum Baukasten Delete-button Should you wish to delete additional equipment such as base frames.PLA N UN G Beispiel: now! no. which is marked with a cross. you can do so by using the button “Delete”. mattresses or box drawers. .

7 :: Select range :: Add box drawer 36 1.F U R N IT U R E D ES IG N BED UNIT D ES IG N Example: now! no. :: Position units 4. confirm this by mouse-click. When positioning the base frames and mattresses. 2. Proceed the same to place a set of cushions. The lighting has been placed. A red selection will appear.3 from the product catalogue (top right). Proceed as before to add base frames and the correct mattresses to the bed. Select the range now! no. . Click on the illustration “Lighting” in the product catalogue and move the cursor to the headboard of the bed. 5. A new interface will appear. 6. Select design direction “Right” and click on the illustration of the requested unit to position all of the units according to the order shown in the 3Dplanning screen. the correct dimensions are automatically calculated. move the cursor over the bed and confirm the red selection by mouse-click. Simply click on the respective illustration in the product catalogue. Move the cursor onto the illustration of the bed unit and confirm by mouse-click. 7. :: Add base frames and mattresses 3.

The chairs are automatically placed in a correct position in relation to the table. Alter colour intensity Alter the colour intensity in order to improve the illustration of the seating group. Select “Free positioning” and add the additional sofa by moving the cursor onto the first sofa. TIP 39 :: Add additional sofa Alter colours The colours of either complete groups or individual sofas or cushions can be altered by selecting the following buttons (at the top of product catalogue). The button “ Move object” allows you to slightly move the chairs below the table. the second unit automatically turns by 90 degrees to the right. 2.TABLE. By moving the cursor onto the first unit. In order to position the selected chairs.3 :: Position table SO FA DE SI G N Example: now! sit :: Position sofa units By touching the wall. 1. >> The number of mouse-clicks increases or decreases the colour intensity. Activate the button “Camera position” and then click on the following button. SOFA CHAIR AND DESIGN TA BLE S A N D C H A IRS Example: now! no. . move the cursor to the respective side of the table. The additional sofa automatically rotates to the right accordingly. the table can be rotated as required within a room. :: Add chairs Position the first and then the second sofa with “Free positioning”. You have positioned the first sofa in the 3D-planning screen.

you can move up the left fitted shelf and the clothes rail. Finally. Add a linen shelf including a clothes rod underneath. :: Add lighting 4. Complete the wardrobe front by adding the respective lighting.3 :: Position units WA R D R O BE Example: now! no. move the cursor to the upper wardrobe edge and confirm the red selection by mouse-click. add thee interior drawers to the right wardrobe unit. Simply click on the illustration of the requested halogen spot version.3 IN T ER I OR S :: Hide fronts 1. The upper cover shelf is automatically included. 3. First of all. 38 1. Position the wardrobe units in design direction “Right” according to the illustration in the 3Dplanning screen. hide all fronts using the respective button in the lower toolbar. :: Add doors :: Adapt wardrobe interiors 2. By clicking on the button “Move interior fitting” in the product catalogue. In order to add doors.F U R N IT U R E D ES IG N WARDROBES C O N S T R U C T IO N P R IN C IP L E Example: now! no. . 2. select “Free positioning” and move the cursor onto the wardrobe. 3.

3. select individual room 1. Further walls can be added following the same principle. After activating button “ABC”. move the cursor to a position on the floor in the 3D-planning screen and confirm by mouse-click. Now adapt the room accordingly by entering the respective values or directly click on “OK”. :: Position last wall 3. The first wall will appear. A new interface will open. the user interface showing the standard rooms will appear. . Select “Wall completed” in the context menu (right mouseclick) You have completed your individual room design. You have positioned the last wall. After activating the button “AB”. Click on “Enter wall length for segment” and enter the exact wall length in the new window. Example a shows a simple room with two walls. Click on a picture that corresponds to your planned room. 41 :: Position walls manually 2. :: Position room design 2. Move the wall with the cursor into a right angle and select the context menu (right mouse-click). The required room design (example a ) is now positioned in the 3D-planning screen. example b shows a room with a protruding chimney breast. :: Adapt room a b 1.S ZW TA IS NC DH AE RN D HR EO AO D M2 Button „AB“ :: Select Aufzaehlung_head :: standard room Aufzaehlung_copy I NDI V I DUA L Button „ABC“ ROOM :: Design direction right (clockwise). Confirm by “OK”.

R O O M D ES IG N THE ROOM DESIGN PRINCIPLE Standard room or individual room design? Select the room design option that perfectly corresponds to the requirements of your customer: In addition to the standard room floor plans. DW ES IG Z IS CN H EN H EA D :: Aufzaehlung_head Create room situation Aufzaehlung_copy 2 40 1. If you plan a standard room. click on “ABC”. Click on the button “Room planning” in the upper toolbar. If an individual room is required. click on the button “AB”. . :: Select room design 2. The room design program will open on the right in the product catalogue. Next select the type of room. indicate the room height and confirm with Enter. First of all. Familiarise yourself with the different functions of room design. the room design level offers functional keys which will allow individual room design.

Move the cursor onto the respective dimension. Alternatively. Your alterations have been implemented. All wall dimensions are shown. . Confirm with “OK” or move the cursor into the 3Dplanning screen. De-activate the overall room height and enter the requested value for wall height and wall thickness. A red selection will appear. Confirm this by mouse-click and a new window will open. 3.MOVE WA L L WA LL HEIGHT / THI CK NES S :: Call up menu :: Call up menu 1. Click on “Work on room” as previously explained. Move the cursor from the top onto the wall to be moved. Highlight the wall that requires alteration by mouseclick. you can move several walls simultaneously. Move the cursor onto the required wall and select “Attributes” in the context menu (right mouse-click). 43 :: Carry out adjustments 2. keep pressing the left mouse-button and now move the wall as required. Activate the button “Work on room” (on the right in the room design interface). you can also move the wall as required. Enter the requested value there and confirm with “OK”. The wall will be altered accordingly. 2. Please note: By clicking on and highlighting further walls. 1.

Move the cursor onto the left wall.R O O M D ES IG N CHANGE WALL DIMENSIONS Room design completed? Perfect. 3. You will see a niche on the right. Keep pressing the left mouse button and move the cursor onto the right wall in order to close the niche and attach the left wall directly onto the right wall. you can also alter the wall length by using the chewing-gum effect. With “Size” and “Length fixed on left” you can alter this wall. :: Shorten wall on right 1. Enter the requested value there and confirm with “OK”. :: Call up menu :: Shorten wall on left 42 Activate the context menu (right mouse-click) and select “Size” “Length fixed on right” with one mouse-click. S H O R T EN WA L L C H A N G E D IMEN S IO N S Standard :: Call up menu CH ANGE DI MENS I ONS Chewing-gum effect Alternatively. 2. All wall dimensions are shown. The wall remains on the left and will be shortened on the right. Activate the button “Work on room” (on the right in the room design interface). Alternatively. Confirm this by mouse-click and a new window will open. The wall will be altered accordingly. A red selection will appear. 3. Activate the button “Work on room” (on the right in the room design interface) and highlight the wall that requires alteration by mouse-click. Confirm dimensions with “OK”. :: Close niche Activate the context menu (right mouse-click). :: Change dimensions 1. Enter the requested size into the new window and confirm with “OK” The wall remains as it is on the right but will be shortened on the left. . you can close the niche by holding the mouse button and moving the cursor from the top onto the left wall. Move the cursor onto the respective dimension. furn plan also allows later changes to individual walls! This makes creating your customer’s room very simple. 2.

click on the button “Plan doors”. 45 2. A red selection will appear. Enter the required value and confirm with “OK”. which is on the right in the room design interface. height and width 1. Confirm this by mouse-click and a new window will open. You can make changes to a window by clicking on the button “Plan windows”. 4. Now activate the button “Work on door “ or “Work on window” and all the respective dimensions will appear. The door or window will be altered accordingly. Should you wish to modify a door or its position. 3. You can now call up the dimensions or delete windows or doors.0 on left of the door).C H A N G E D I M E N S I O NS OF D O O R A N D W I NDO W :: Change position. . Move the cursor onto the respective dimension (example: 73. PLEASE NOTE Move the cursor over the door or window and call up the context menu (right mouse-click).

3. 4. :: Position door 2. Place the window in the required position and confirm this by mouseclick. :: Carry out adjustments 2. Now click on one of the pictures to select the respective version. which is on the right in the room design interface.R O O M D ES IG N DOORS AND WINDOWS D O O R S W IN D O W S :: Call up menu :: Call up menu 44 1. You have positioned your requested room. A new interface will open. A new interface will open. Enter the exact width and height of the planned door. Enter the exact wall height between floor and window as well as the width and height of the planned window. :: Position window 4. Activate the hinge position and then click on one of the pictures to select the respective version. Click on the button “Plan windows”. :: Carry out adjustments 1. You have positioned your requested room. which is on the right in the room design interface. Place the door in the required position and confirm this by mouse-click. Move the cursor into the 3D-planning screen and onto the respective wall. . Click on the button “Plan doors”. Move the cursor into the 3D-planning screen and onto the respective wall. 3.

Enter the length of the ceiling (you will find this on the right in the room design interface next to the button “OK”) and confirm it. adapt the sloping ceiling to the walls of the room. Move the cursor over the sloping ceiling in the 3D-planning screen and call up the context menu (right mouse-click). :: Add pediment :: Delete excess on left 2. Instead of “Right 0”.OPTIM I SE SL O P ING CE I LI NG In order to avoid irritating excess lengths. The excess length on the left will now be deleted. now select “Left 0” in the context menu (right mouse-click). Move the cursor onto the sloping ceiling and activate the context menu. :: Delete excess on right :: Delete excess on top 47 1. The upper ceiling excess will be deleted. The excess length on the right will be deleted. 3. Select “roof protrusions” and click on “Show right pediment on right”. 4. Select “roof protrusions” and click on “Right 0). Move the cursor over the sloping ceiling and call up the context menu. An entry field will open. . Repeat the procedure for the left side of the sloping ceiling. The sloping ceiling is now finished off on the right. Select “roof protrusions” and click on “Half roof profile width”.

confirm by “OK” or move cursor into the 3D-planning screen. 3. a sloping ceiling (with the previously entered dimensions) will appear in the 3D-planning screen. . At the same time. Enter the respective dimensions into the fields in the sketch. Highlight the wall that you will add a sloping ceiling to. A new interface on the right will open in the product catalogue. :: Position sloping ceiling 2. all others automatically adapt accordingly. Activate “Ceiling slope” by mouse-click.R O O M D ES IG N SLOPING CEILING D ES IG N S L O P IN G C EIL IN G :: Select wall :: Carry out alterations 46 1. When you change one dimension. Call up the context menu (right mouseclick) and click on “Attributes”. It is not a problem to make later alterations to the sloping ceiling. An illustration showing a sketch of a sloping ceiling will appear.

Also remove the upper excess on both sloping ceilings (see explanations on page 61). Complement the dormer design by showing the pediments (see explanations on page 61). Now place a sloping ceiling on the left and right hand sides. Remove the right hand excess on the left sloping ceiling and the left hand excess on the right sloping ceiling. Explanations on how to place a sloping ceiling are on page 60. :: Remove roof protrusions 49 8. .:: Position sloping ceilings 7. The middle wall automatically heightens. :: Show pediments 9.

R O O M D ES IG N DORMER D ES IG N :: Create room situation :: Position three walls manually 1. Confirm this by mouse-click. 3. Confirm the red dot by mouse-click and move the cursor to the right. The wall is now positioned. . Position a standard room (AB) in size 600 cm x 400 cm in the 3D-planning screen. All walls are now positioned. The wall in the requested width has been positioned. Select “Size” and click on “Length – fixed on left”. Activate the context menu (right mouse-click) and click on “Wall completed”. Now position the last wall. The further you move the cursor. Move the cursor to the right again and onto the reference wall (on right). Highlight the respective wall and open the context menu (right mouse-click). 6. A small red dot will appear. An entry field will open. 48 :: Shorten wall 4. 2. Once you have achieved the required length (example: 300cm) confirm this by mouse-click. Click on the button “ABC” in the room design interface (right) and move the cursor to the right hand lower edge of the shortened wall. A small red dot will appear at the bottom of the wall. The wall will be shortened on right. the longer the wall becomes. Enter the requested value (example: 150 cm) and confirm it. :: Activate “ABC button” 5.

Confirm “Fade in cutting plane” by mouse-click.CUTTING PLANE D ES IG N Make parts of your room invisible in order to achieve a perfect view of your design from the different perspectives. Quick change of perspective Highlight the requested wall in the 3D-planning screen. The highlighted wall will be centred in the view. :: Change perspective PLEASE NOTE 3. Call up the context menu (right mouseclick) and click on “View this wall”. 2. . Changing the perspective will give you a perfect view of your room. The opposite wall will now become invisible. 4. which you will want to focus on. Activate the context menu (right mouse-click) and select “Cutting plane”. :: Show room elevation 51 1. By clicking “Fade out cutting plane”. Move the cursor onto the wall. the invisible part of the room will reappear.

floorings and wall finishes. . activate “Amend single wall”. This will enable the customer to get a good idea of how his future room design will look like. Activate “Flooring”. there is a choice of different colour shades that will help you to create a colour combination according to the customer’s requirements. The flooring will now be changed. A new interface will open. Activate the box “Wall”. Now choose the required colour. :: Change wall colours 2. as shown here. By activating “RAL-colour palette”. confirm by mouse-click and click on the respective wall in the 3D-planning screen. D ES IG N :: Call up menu :: Change flooring 50 1. if all walls are to be the same colour. This will show a large selection that enables you to carry out colour changes. 4. Should you wish to colour individual walls.R O O M D ES IG N CHANGE COLOURS In order to give your room design the personal touch. “Wood” or “Other”. 3. Simply follow the same principle in order to adapt the design of your room as required. the respective interface will open showing a wide choice of different colours. The wall is now coloured. Open the room design interface and click on the button “Plan colours”. select the required flooring and confirm by mouse-click.

......... alter ............................. 14 Fronts.... 33 Customer database ............................................. KE Y WO RD S :: A A – I :: D Design principle.......................... 8 Decorative objects/accessoires ......................................................................... 50 Context menu .................................................................................. 52 Delete . load ............................................................ 37 Bed unit ............................................................ 26 Door dimensions..................................... 28 ...... 30 Design principle.. 19 :: I Import ........................................ 14 Design............... alter ......... 13 Colours........................ 21 Help ........................................................................ 22 Base frames ................ 9 Export ....... units in the room .................................................... 20 Cutting plane ... 18.................................................................................................. Also shown are the main pages on which they appear......... 21 Free positioning ................................................................................ 10........................................ 52 Animation............ 10..... show/hide ........................................................................................ 32 Flooring........ 29 Fitted shelves .............................................. change .............................................................................. 39 Chewing gum effect ...... 24-28 Cover shelf....................................................... 11 Arrangement in groups ............. 9............ 22 :: F Finish..... 9........ 12 :: H Header ...... save ............................. 51 :: D 3D-design level ..................... change ....................................... continuous ... 31 Dimension........ 36 Doors and windows ....................................................... include........................................ 48 53 :: E :: C Carcase design ................. 22 Design.......................... 11 Frame ............................... 44 Dormer ................................................ alter ............................................................................ 22 Email .................................. 10 Hinge position.............................. 44 Doors.................................................FU R N P L A N GLOSSARY Explanations for certain keywords or functions are listed hereafter in alphabetical order................................................... 50 Footer ............... 27 Collision ............. 28 :: B BAK ........................................................... 24 Design directions .......................................................................................................................................................... units ...................... 32 Chairs ............. 45 Accessoires/decorative objects ..............................

Finish off your room design by positioning accessoires. Now move the cursor onto the respective position in the 3D-planning screen and place the accessoires with option “Free positioning”. A new interface will appear on the right in the product catalogue. :: Put accessoires Back en 2. Select the requested accessoires by mouseclick from the accessoires interface.R O O M D ES IG N DECORATIVE OBJECTS/ ACCESSOIRES D ES IG N :: Call up menu en 52 1. Click on the button “Accessoires”. .

............... 43 Wall.......................... 51 :: W Wall colour ............................................................................. 38 Wardrobe interiors . 30 Toolbar......................................................................................................................... 45 55 ................................................................. alter ..... 44 Window dimensions..................................... 50 Wall dimensions............. 8 Toolbar................................................................. reduce ..... 43 Wall............. 38 Window design ................................................... lower ...... 42 Wardrobes ...................... alter ................ change ........................ upper .... 42 Wall height........................ 39 The first unit ................................................. 8 :: V Version............................................... move ................................ alter ....................... 43 Wall thickness.......................... change .................................. 29 View of this wall ...KE Y WO RD S :: T T – Z Tables ...........

...................... 9 :: O Object activated ......... 41 Room design............................................ 10........................................ 28 Roof profile width.F U R N P L A N GLOSSARY K EYW O R D S :: L L – S :: P Project.......................... 37 Sloping ceiling .................................................................................... 12.............. 10 Object................. 9........ 18. 47 Perspective..................... 47 Room design ... 24 Shadow. 11 New positioning ................... 19 .......................................... standard ..................................................................... 9........................................... 35 Sub-article............................ 10.................................... 16............. 35.......................... 17 New project ................... 10..................................... 10 Sub-article............ 35 Navigation tool..................... 15 Redbox ......................... 9................................. 24 :: P Pediment ..................... move .... 27 Standard mode .... 39 Special depth............................................ 25 Object...... 10............. save ............... individual .................... 27 Special width ................... 8................................................................................... 24 Object........ delete .......... 23 Product catalogue ... 9........................... load ... revolve............................................................................... move .................................... 47 Roof protrusion ................ 9 Project manager ................... 40-52 Room design......................... 13 Language selection...... 25 :: N 54 Revolve .................................................... 12 Object........................... 28 Object................................................................................................ 11 Print .............................. select.. preset . 18..... 11 Side panel design .... 34 Sleeping system ........... 12................... 10..... 46 Sofa ..................... 10....................................................... 15 Raster interval ................... 11......................................................... 27 Special height ...... 37 Move .............. 12. delete ..................................................................................... 17........................ 9............. 40 :: S Selection .......................... 10 Lighting ................................................................... half .............. 22 Project.... 16.......................... 38 :: M Mattresses ................... copy ................................................................................................................... 19 :: R Range catalogue ............................................................