Crossville Inc. and Maticad USA, Inc. recently partnered on the development of an online Pattern Visualizer, released alongside the Cursive wall tile collection from Crossville in February.
The first digital tool of its kind, the Pattern Visualizer lets designers build custom repeatable patterns by combining different tiles using a simple online interface.
“Our Cursive wall tile collection has lots of colors, shapes, and sizes.” explained Karli Carter, Product Launch Manager at Crossville. “We needed a visualizer capable of accommodating all the unique elements within the line. With the Maticad solution, we found the breadth of capabilities necessary to make it simple for interior designers to create with and specify this fun product.”
Once users create a pattern, they can view it in 3D, see it in different room scenes, and automatically calculate how many pieces they need to order for an installation.
“The Maticad visualizer offers the creative freedom to explore the nearly endless combinations achievable with the Cursive collection and design custom patterns with confidence,” continued Ms. Carter.
Maticad, with nearly 30 years of experience creating technology for the tiling industry, jumped at the opportunity to work on the project.
“When Crossville approached us with this idea, we were thrilled for the chance to develop this tool with them,” said Michael Psitos, Sales Manager at Maticad USA. “To build it for the web, we expanded upon a design module from our professional software DomuS3D and then refined it alongside the Crossville team; they are absolute leaders in the industry when it comes to creating digital resources for their clients.”
Ms. Carter summed up the experience with Maticad by saying that “not only does Maticad's visualizer provide the full range of capabilities we required, but the company is one of the most proactive partners in the digital sector that we've worked with thus far. They didn't just wait for our team to make requests. They take such pride in their product that they want it to be perfect.”
Maticad adds the Pattern Visualizer to a suite of web tools, including their 3D product visualizer, TileInspector, and their online design tool, TilePlanner.
To learn more about Maticad’s online tools, visit www.maticad.com.
To learn more about the new Cursive collection from Crossville and to try out the visualizer, visit www.crossvilleinc.com.