DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visual Applications, Inc. a CD-ROM and Internet applications developer of home design software and visualization technology, announces that James Hardie Building Products has launched its cMyVision EZ home design tool on the James Hardie Web site at www.jameshardie.com.

James Hardie selected the Visual Applications cMyVision EZ home design technology to provide consumers and design professionals with a fast, scaleable, easy-to-use design tool that would showcase James Hardie siding products in a world-class visualization application.

The cMyVision EZ home design tool allows users to view James Hardie siding products on an array of home exterior designs. Users simply click on the home style, the product of choice, then the color -- and their custom designed exterior appears on the screen.

Viewers can select from Hardiplank lap siding, Shingleside shingle products, and Hardipanel vertical siding as well as a color palette featuring more than 100 exterior paint colors. In addition, a feature to select and view exposure sizes is available along with a state of the art Zoom feature for close up detail.