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Graphisoft Developer Partner Takes Top Prize in Swedish IT Competition

Lasercad Product Named "Best IT Solution" In the Building Industry

Stockholm/Budapest, October 8, 2001 - Lasercad of Sweden, an API developer and distributor of ARCHICAD, ArchiFM 7.0 and GDL technology, received the outstanding award for "Best IT Application for the Building Industry In Sweden" in the prestigious faceIT2001 (Facility, Architecture, Construction, Engineering IT) competition.

At the award ceremony of the building industry-wide competition, Lasercad's entry, iCatalogs - Intelligent Digital Products, was rewarded for its excellence and strong commitment to a globally applicable technology in the construction industry. The event was hosted by a consortium of Swedish companies and organizations such as Skanska, NCC, Peab, AI and Swedish Technic & Design.

Lasercad's iCatalogs were commended by the jury of industry professionals and architects for providing the technology to manage the lifecycle information of building components, on a global scale. Jury president Ines Uusmann stated, "GDL represents cutting edge technology and its information structure is parametric, extremely compact and flexible. The strong commitment for an open product-based system and support for published versions of IFC standards, as well as plug-in possibility to large numbers of leading software products, makes the GDL based databases accessible for a large group of end users within the building industry."

"We are very pleased with this reward, as it shows that the industry has faith in GDL and related technology," said Magnus Dulke, Lasercad Sweden regional manager. "An iCatalog containing GDL objects can create a cost effective and flexible solution for contractors, manufacturers, builders and facility owners. The fact that GDL can communicate with other key software and is fully compatible with IFC industry standards helps when companies choose which technology to invest in."

More information about the competition can be found at www.itbof.com.

Based in Malmö, Sweden, Lasercad has offices in the major Swedish cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm as well as Copenhagen, Denmark. Lasercad has been a distribution and development partner of Graphisoft since 1988. Lasercad focuses on ARCHICAD sales, service, training and API development, and ArchiFM sales. Lasercad is also a world leader in the production of GDL object-based building product catalogs.

Graphisoft is a leading provider of building design and management software solutions for the architectural profession and building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 13 offices worldwide in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's products are used by nearly 100,000 architects and building professionals all over the world. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt (GPH) and on the Budapest Stock Exchange (GRAPHI). More information about Graphisoft is available at www.graphisoft.com.