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2020 Design v9 Level I
2020 Design v9 Level II
2020 Private Training

This class is now only available as private training for groups of 4-8. Call 978-281-7265 for information.

2020 Design In-Person Training

Level l: Introduction to 2020 Design Software (v8.1 - v9.1)



2020 Design Level I Course Description

2020 Design Training Level l: Introduction to 2020 Design is an overview intended for users that are new to 2020 Design software. It teaches the core competencies required to be productive at this level. Upon successful completion of Level l, students will be able to use 2020 Design to design, quote and order the most common kitchens sold in the US today (basic L shape, U shape, and variations with simple islands and/or peninsulas).

Note: All topics covered in this class apply to both versions 8.1 and 9.1

Topics Covered

  • Navigating the Main Screen
  • Using Menus and Toolbars
  • Laying Out Walls
  • Working with Wall Properties
  • Creating Construction Lines
  • Placing Doors and Windows
  • Placing Cabinets and Fillers
  • Placing Appliances
  • Auto-Designing Countertops and Moldings
  • Adding Notes to a Plan
  • Saving Design Files
  • Using Online Help
  • Printing Floor Plans and Elevations
  • Generating Renderings
  • Assigning Doorstyles and Pricing
  • Getting a Quick Price
  • Getting a Quote and Item List
  • Using NKBA Design Assistants

Who should attend this class

  • Kitchen and Bath Designers who are new to the industry but possess the prerequisites listed below
  • Experienced designers drawing and pricing by hand who want to learn to use Computer-Aided Design and Sales software
  • Designers who have used an earlier version of 2020 Design (5.x or lower) and want to upgrade their skills
  • Designers who have used other Computer-Aided Design and Sales software that now want to transition to 2020 Design software
  • People changing careers who are seeking jobs as Kitchen and Bath designers


To be successful in Level l a Kitchen Designer/Salesperson should have a minimum of three months of full time kitchen design and sales experience or have attended NKBA's Kitchen Starter course; and, should already possess basic computer skills acquired from using other Windows based software applications.


$295 ($270 if taken as Fast Track Day One)[1]

[1] Post-training interviews indicate that students who take Level l and Level ll on consecutive days are much more productive when they return to work. We strongly encourage students at this level to take our Fast Track consisting of Level l and Level ll on consecutive days.















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