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GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 20 Wins Digital Building Transition Award in France

BUDAPEST, December 1, 2016 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced that ARCHICAD 20 has won the Digital Building Transition Award in the “Design Tools” category at the first annual Digital Building Transition Awards held in Paris, France on November 29.

Distributed by Abvent in France, GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 20 took home the top prize in the “Design Tools” category. GRAPHISOFT’s OPEN BIM approach ensures that ARCHICAD is compatible with all the major BIM tools on the market today. The award-winning firm’s focus on IFC interoperability, real-time photo-realistic rendering, and an IFC/BCF collaborative platform made it the clear choice for the jury.

Established by the Government of France, the Digital Transition Plan for Buildings (PTNB) awards recognize software innovations that help building design and construction professionals transition to and work within a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. "Our objective is to highlight the digital tools that allow all building professionals to work on digital models using BIM," said Bertrand Delcambre, President of the PTNB. "Of the 93 entries, we selected 30 nominees," he said. The jury then selected 11 winners in 10 categories. Most of the participating software will be listed on the French Government’s PTNB website as a guide for design and construction professionals to consider the best BIM software tools available on the market today.

In addition to ARCHICAD 20, three other Nemetschek Group brands won awards with their products as well: SCIA Engineer, BIM+ and Solibri Model Checker.

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 is part of the Nemetschek Group.