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2015 Jan 22



GRAPHISOFT Acquires Cigraph Distribution Unit in Italy

BUDAPEST, January 22, 2015 – GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, announced today that it has acquired the ArchiCAD and Artlantis distribution unit of Cigraph, its first distributor partner in Italy, as part of a strategic market development plan in Europe.  As a result of this acquisition, GRAPHISOFT opened its Italian office on January 15, 2015.

GRAPHISOFT and Cigraph have agreed that GRAPHISOFT Italy will take on most of Cigraph’s employees in its newly-formed Italian office. GRAPHISOFT Italy will continue to sell all GRAPHISOFT products with the current Italian ArchiCAD reseller partners, and will offer SSA services directly to customers located in Italy. Cigraph will continue operations from its current location.

Cigraph’s partnership with GRAPHISOFT dates back to 1984. With over 30 years of deep product and market knowledge in Italy, Cigraph will now focus on two core business activities:

  1. Research on ArchiCAD and Artlantis training methods and services offered to the Italian market, and
  2. Continued development of ArchiSuite, which will be expanded to include more vertical problem solutions than before.

“With this acquisition, we intend to accelerate our business growth in one of Europe’s most dynamic architectural markets,” said Andras Haidekker, GRAPHISOFT’s Vice President for EMEA-Pacific.

"We are excited about this new phase in Cigraph's history, and look forward to continuing our efforts to grow the ArchiCAD market in Italy through expanded training and research opportunities," said Istvan Toth, President of Cigraph.

About Cigraph

Cigraph Group has been operating in Italy for over 30 years in the IT arena and was one of the first Italian producers of architectural CAD software for design studios of all sizes and types. Since its establishment, Cigraph has specialized in computer-aided design, with a focus on the building industry; its products are designed mainly for Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Designers. Cigraph's ability to develop and offer software packages that are easy to use and understand led to the fast and consistent distribution of its tools in Italy as well as in the rest of Europe and America.

About GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. Visit archicad.com to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD's 30-year history.

2013 Sep 04



Objects Online closes its doors

It has been a long, wonderful journey, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Objects Online is closing its virtual doors and is now redirecting to artlantis.com. With the introduction of Abvent's online store and the Artlantis media store, Abvent will now be handling the distribution of Artlantis in the U.S. and Canada. Abvent will continue working with its existing reseller network to bring you localized sales and support.
 

For our ArchiSuite and Artlantis Members customers, please contact those developers directly for future sales and support. Cigraph (ArchiSuite) is online at www.cigraph.it and Artlantis Members is online at www.artlantismembers.com. For those of you in need of ArchiCAD objects, which is where it all began for us, don't forget to check out our good friends at BIMobject and BIM Components for high quality, FREE ArchiCAD content.
 

As the manager of Objects Online for the past nine years, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and best wishes to all of our wonderful customers whom we have had the pleasure of serving over the years. Thank you so much! I hope to chat with many of you again in the future as I take on the role of support specialist with Abvent.  (Chris Stringer)
 

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