Technology has always played a role in event design, from measuring layouts to recommending styles. That technology continues to evolve, gaining new capabilities that help streamline processes and embrace collaboration. Companies in the event space are eager to tap into this functionality, removing barriers for event planners throughout the planning process. Along with others, event planners can leverage the following new capabilities to streamline planning and ultimately improve your design.
3D SPACE PLANNING
Just a couple years ago, space planning involved complicated software that professionals would need to take classes and stay updated on to be able to fully leverage. While that complicated software is still active for large-scale projects, such as designing the interior for a full office building, there are much more user-friendly options for most event designs.
Social Tables is one of these options as the leading event diagramming and design software.
Social Tables is now seamlessly integrated in CortEvents.com, allowing clients to design their event in 2D as well as view and share in 3D. With access to Social Tables’ growing library of floor plans, event planners can create professional layouts of CORT furnishings with user-friendly software.
As any event planner knows, collaboration is key to a successful event. Planners need to balance the requirements and reviews of clients, vendors, attendees, teammates and more. Design is one part of that collaboration, requiring input and agreement on everything from the space layout to the tables and sofas. Sharing in 3D helps bring a design to life as planners share their vision with team members and their client.
Social Tables goes one step further with its integration in CortEvents.com. The software integrates simple collaboration tools, allowing event planners to communicate in real time with everyone planning the event. Now an event planner can be in California, speaking with a client on the East Coast, and demonstrate layout changes in real time. There’s no need to send multiple versions or send messages back and forth for approval.
Once your vision is outlined, the next step is to bring it to life by ordering rental furniture and supplies needed. Where this may have involved multiple steps just a couple months ago, CORT clients are now able to automatically request quotes for CORT products based on their design on the integrated Social Tables software.
Advanced functionality allows clients to select items from their CORT shopping cart and add them into any space plan to create accurate and concise designs.
CORT Events is the first rental company in the industry to offer 3D space planning technology free of charge to its clients with its integration of Social Tables space planner on CORT’s website. As technology continues to evolve, we look forward to continuously identifying ways to help event planners streamline their design process.
Kevin Dana is director of marketing and product development at CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings. To learn more about CORT’s exhibit and event rental collections or its Social Tables integration, visit www.cortevents.com.