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Compass adds new features to stair building software

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Compass Software has enhanced its staircase production software by providing internet-based drawing compatibility and augmented reality viewing.

The software, which has been around for decades, offers a complete solution for staircase construction, including CAD drawing tools, cost calculations, and automatic code generation for CNC manufacturing.

Milena Schaefer, the company’s general manager, says two additional modules were introduced last year to make the software more globally compatible and feature rich.

“Our online option, the Staircase Configurator, allows you to use the software anywhere in the world, on any device, with a working internet connection. So, the user can sit down with a customer and change things on the spot, and the customer can see everything in 3D. It helps somebody who doesn’t know a lot about stairs to see it in a 3D picture,” she says.

“The designs can also be exported to Microsoft HoloLens, the augmented reality (AR) glasses, which makes it possible to project those staircases in a life-like way. Customers can literally walk around the stair and see it life-like from any angle. And in the end, everything is saved for processing, so no further design work is necessary. This option is risk-free, easy and convenient, allowing stair builders to save time and money.”

For more, visit www.compass-software.com.

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue.

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