ARCHICAD 6.0 Spurs US Sales to Record High
Worldwide Second Quarter Results Likely to Meet or Exceed Target
Budapest, Hungary - July 6, 1998
Graphisoft® (Frankfurt Neuer Markt: GPH) announces that ARCHICAD® 6.0 began shipping more than two weeks ahead of schedule in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong spurring record sales of new products and upgrades. Sales of ARCHICAD in the United States reached their highest level since the company first opened its US office in 1989.
"We're very proud of our development team for actually beating their deadlines without sacrificing quality" says company president, Gábor Bojár, of the June ship date. "Our beta testing indicated that ARCHICAD 6.0 is robust and ready for release. Users were anxious to take advantage of its hundreds of new features, and we were happy to give them the opportunity earlier than announced."
ARCHICAD 6.0 is the most comprehensive upgrade to ARCHICAD since its launch in 1984. Its new features, including direct 3D editing, database links, an open API, and a multitude of 2D drafting tools, address every facet of architectural practice. ARCHICAD 6.0 was released simultaneously on Windows 95/NT and Mac OS.
"ARCHICAD 6.0 represents a milestone for Graphisoft," says Tamás Hajas, president of Graphisoft U.S., Inc. "It is the 'fruition' of many efforts begun as far back as our version 4.5: the virtual building, database communications, working in multiple views and add-on customization. Working with our users, we've developed each of these themes to create the most comprehensive and mature ARCHICAD upgrade ever."
Gábor Bojár also stated that company revenues and profits for the second quarter are expected to be in line with the company's internal projections and its history of consistent growth and stable profitability. Final results for the company's 1998 second quarter which ended June 30 will be available in August.
Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at www.graphisoft.com.