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ARCHICAD 16 Debuts at AIA 2012 National Conference

Boston, MA - May 15, 2012 – GRAPHISOFT introduces ARCHICAD® 16, the latest version of its premium BIM software, at booth #2209 at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington DC, May 17-19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Architects are invited to join GRAPHISOFT for software demonstrations that will focus on design freedom, accessibility to BIM components and sustainable design, which make ARCHICAD 16 the best architectural modeling tool available today.

“Washington, DC is a great location for the event. We're looking forward to catching up with the local ARCHICAD community and showing off our new features,” said Steve Benford, Managing Director, GRAPHISOFT North America. “These really are exciting times, with great challenges matched by equally great rewards. Change happens fast. To succeed, participants need to be nimble and swift. ARCHICAD is truly one of the great tools for firms to express their proprietary advantage and stay ahead of their competitors.”

Top design and technical experts will be on hand to explain how GRAPHISOFT’s array of software solutions helps firms adapt to the evolving world of Building Information Modeling. Monte Chapin, GRAPHISOFT Business Process Leader, North America and Yanni Alexakis, CSI, Int'l Association AIA, GRAPHISOFT Product Manager, will discuss how the OPEN BIM movement meets industry’s demands for interoperability and interdisciplinary collaboration. The upgraded BIM Server™, Cloud-integrated model sharing, and support for the IFC 2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0 for facilitating Open BIM will be on display as well.

Demonstrations of the new MORPH™ tool, found in ARCHICAD 16, will show how it enables creation of freeform elements directly in ARCHICAD. Since MORPH has no geometric limitations: every node, edge and every surface can be moved and shaped in any direction.

Visitors to the GRAPHISOFT booth will also see the latest enhancements to the revolutionary presentation and communication tool, BIMx for ARCHICAD 16. BIMx provides a dynamic way to share architectural designs on a mobile device or tablet. Now, with ARCHICAD 16, cloud-integrated model sharing service is available for BIMx users. Attendees will be provided 3D glasses to enhance their experience as they explore designs through BIMx in a 3D environment that supports real-time 3D navigation using familiar navigation techniques.
GRAPHISOFT will also demonstrate important workflow and productivity updates to its growing portfolio of solutions. From 11.00 AM-2.00 PM on May 17th and 18th, the new e-SPECS Specification Management product suite integration with ARCHICAD will be featured.