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Software powers up on ‘The Stage’ at AWFS fair

Playing a prominent role in this year’s AWFS fair is a new feature called “The AWFS Stage,” a show-floor destination that will be the site for a variety of programs, including a software-intensive exhibit.

Formatted as a “drop-by and learn,” the host of software presentations are designed to give show-goers a taste of the variety of industry-specific software on the market, and assist them in making informed choices for their own work environments.

A series of 30-minute presentations will run on all four days of the show.

Participating companies include: Alphacam-Cabinet Vision-Cabnetware; KCD; CabinetPro; RSA Solutions (formerly Roger Shaw); Mozaik; Microvellum; CIM-Tech; TopSolid; Mastercam; DelCam; Amazon Canvas, and Weinig USA.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about software features, applications and problem solving.

“Learning about software is a priority for attendees so this is an attempt to address that priority,” Steve Regele, chairman of the College of Woodworking Knowledge Committee for education at the AWFS fair, said.

Topics range from maximizing CNC capabilities and using tablet PCs in your shop to learning tips for purchasing software, researching software, online learning and more.

“We are very excited, this is a unique opportunity,” says one participating company. “We exhibit in a lot of shows but no one has offered this to us before.” Slots for “The Stage” presentations filled almost immediately. “The Stage” will be located on the main show floor, in Booth No. 5531.

“The Stage” will also be the destination for a variety of power tool demonstrations and awards presentations. Attendees can pick up a full schedule of Stage presentations on-site.

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