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News Release
June 8th, 2000

Planning a Custom Home has never been easier with IMSI's Floorplan 3D Design Suite v5
Newest release of IMSI's award-winning home design software features walk throughs you can navigate and share plus photo-realistic LightWorksr rendering.
LONDON, England - 8th June 2000 IMSI, a developer and publisher of graphics design software, today unveiled the latest version of its popular home design software, FloorPlan Design Suite v5. This comprehensive, easy-to-use product gives you everything you need, from 2D and 3D tools to impressive LightWorks rendering - plus garden and project planning software.

"FloorPlan 3D Design Suite is the only product in the consumer Home Design market that allows you to export your walkthrough to VRML (Virtual Reality Markup Language) format," says Cathe Anderson, Director of Product Management for IMSI's FloorPlan division.

Anderson explains that the advanced photo-realistic rendering allows you to see your virtual home with realistic shadows and reflections. No other product combines powerful design tools with award-winning LightWorks Technology.

FloorPlan 3D Design Suite allows you to get started quickly by editing an existing layout or starting from scratch using over 100 intuitive drawing tools. Creating custom walls, windows, doors, roofs and even spiral stairs has never been easier!. Simply enter exact wall measurements into the 'Inspector bar' to create an accurate representation of your plans. As each room is completed or edited, the square footage will calculate automatically and display on screen. Complete your home by adding furniture and fixture symbols, then edit their placement, color and texture until you find the perfect combinations. FloorPlan also includes an integrated web browser that provides direct access to product information, tips & tricks and downloadable content.

"The Internet Palette gives users direct access to the latest information and content from within the product's user interface," says Anderson. "Whenever we have new home plans or furniture symbols to offer, users can get them with a click. We also have professionally written home improvement articles and a time-saving tips & tricks section."

FloorPlan 3D Design Suite includes landscape and project planning software to complete your home layout. Drag and drop plants, flowers and trees to create an accurate landscape in minutes using 3D Garden Designer, then use TurboProject v3 LT to schedule and view the details of your design plans.

Availability Pricing & System Requirements
Available in July. FloorPlan 3D Design Suite v5 has a SRP of 39.99 inc. VAT.
Floor Plan 3D Design Suite v5 is Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4.0 compatible*. System Requirements include a Pentium 133 CPU, 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended), 60 MB hard disk space (140 MB recommended), a SVGA graphics card and CD-ROM drive.

*3D Garden Designer is not Windows 98 compatible

About IMSI Founded in 1982, IMSI (International Microcomputer Software, Inc.) (NASDAQ: IMSI) is a developer and publisher of precision and graphics design software and web sites. Headquartered in Novato. The company produces and sells software in 11 languages and in more than 60 countries worldwide, and has web sites receiving more than three million visitors monthly.

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