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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.


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 to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD's 30-year history.

2013 May 08 Channels BIM Objects from BIMobject®

GRAPHISOFT, the developer of ArchiCAD, the Number One choice of architects for BIM solutions, will now channel BIM objects from the BIMobject® cloud and integrate them into the organic search results on, GRAPHISOFT’s portal for parametric BIM objects, will automatically channel objects developed, maintained, and published by real manufacturers in the central cloud solution at

The brand recognition of BIMobject® is well known and certifies that the objects come from real manufacturers and are real products that can be specified and sourced in real life. The unique channel concept developed by BIMobject allows building product portals to channel the BIM objects used by more and more websites around the world. For manufacturers, this offers convenience by centralizing the hosting and maintenance of their digital product data; the BIMobject® cloud handles all the building product searches to be updated.

The cooperation between GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject® will increase the visibility of the manufacturers’ BIM objects and simplify the way architects and engineers can search for BIM objects and download them to their favorite BIM system.

These high quality BIM objects are guaranteed to be by the manufacturers and quality controlled by BIM experts from BIMobject®.

”The integration with, the world's leading manufacturer specific content provider, offers direct access to an extensive collection of high quality BIM content by real manufacturers available both in ArchiCAD 17 and on This creates a huge value for our users by providing the quality and details very much a standard for the BIMobject® content,” said Akos Pfemeter, Director of Global Marketing, GRAPHISOFT.

”We are very pleased to have BIMcomponents as the latest in a long row of channel partners. We continue to serve building and interior product manufacturers to create a dynamic and maintainable infrastructure for product content   management. We expect the collaboration to be very useful for both ArchiCAD users as well as the manufacturers in the building industry,” said Stefan Larsson, CEO of BIMobject AB.



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2013 Apr 03

Live, online seminar: Architectural visualization featuring ArchiCAD and Artlantis

GRAPHISOFT's next live, online seminar will take place on April 30, and will focus on architectural visualization. We will feature Artlantis, the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers. Artlantis is ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, iVisit 3D Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects, and animations. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries, including thousands of ArchiCAD users.

The graphic presentation of a design has always been a key factor in the success of a project. Architectural visualization allows us not only to place the project in its future environment and highlight the beauty of the design, but also to bring the concept to life through photo-realistic objects, colors, lighting, and textures.

We will be joined by Xavier Vanabelle of Asymetrie, a graphic design studio located in Beaumont, Belgium. Xavier will present an exciting new project modeled in ArchiCAD and rendered in Artlantis. With over ten years experience in architectural visualization, the team at Asymetrie has collaborated on a variety of projects, including the design of urban areas, private homes, museums, and schools.

Join us on April 30 to learn how to export an ArchiCAD model to Artlantis to create jaw-dropping, photo-realistic renderings and animations!

Space is Limited - Register Today!

Please register for any of the times below to join the FREE, online seminar!

For Australia and Asia:
For Europe, Middle-East and Africa:
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Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration with information needed to join the webinar.

System Requirements
  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer
Don't have ArchiCAD yet?  Please proceed to the download & registration page to get it for FREE!

Don't have Artlantis yet?  Click here!

2011 Jan 29

ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2010

ArchDaily, the world's most visited website for architects, is once again showcasing the finest architecture from around the world in 2010 with its annual awards. Click here to learn more about the nominating process. Hurry! Nominations close on Monday, January 31. Five buildings per category will then advance to the final voting round. Voters will be eligible to win one of 2 iPads. In addition, the office with the most votes during the final round will receive an HP printer.

Vote for YOUR favorite buildings from 2010 TODAY!

2010 Oct 29

ArchiCAD 14 Turkish version released

GRAPHISOFT announced today that the Turkish version of ArchiCAD 14 has been released and started shipping October 27.


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