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ARCHICAD Design/Build Series Launches at International Builders' Show.

Graphisoft (Frankfurt Neuer Markt symbol: GPH) announced today that it will offer two new add-ons to ARCHICAD 6.0 for US residential designers and builders at the 1999 International Builders Show in Dallas, Texas, January 15-19. Graphisoft is on booth 3293.

The ARCHICAD Design/Build Series add-ons, which run with ARCHICAD 6.0 and replace the current Builder's Edition sold in the US, consist of three-CD sets scheduled to be delivered in January, May and October. Each CD will carry a combination of API software, library parts, templates, details, modules and sample files that tailor and enhance ARCHICAD for the builder and residential designer.

The Design & Presentation CD #1 includes:

RoofMaker enables users to frame roofs in both 2D and 3D fast and effectively. Launched from ARCHICAD's Tools Menu, RoofMaker creates ridges, valleys and rafters as editable ARCHICAD library parts over roof surfaces.

Choose from more than 50 molding profiles and MoldingMaker quickly creates base, chair and crown molding, and wall paneling with perfect mitered connections for great presentations.

Web site Templates
Two sample Web sites for users to quickly publish their work on the Web or use a browser as a presentation tool. Users simply save drawings as renderings, VRs and animations under specified names and they appear in the Web sites.

Additional Library Objects
More than 100 additional residential library parts including steel beams, TJI joists, classical columns, skylights, bathroom fixtures, chimney caps, HVAC grills, deck rails, furniture, corrugated siding, people, vehicles, trees and hedges.

Room Modules
47 ready-to-merge room modules give designers a head start planning kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, living rooms, baths and garages.

Four sample projects from KTGY, House+House and Dan Hruby.

Special ARCHICAD edition of StoneCAD, a design & detailing tool from Cultured Stone®. StoneCAD Includes: 80 Cultured Stone® textures, 36 Cultured Stone® installation details as GDL and PlotMaker drawings and 20 Cultured Stone® hatch patterns.

The Production & Estimating CD #1 includes:

Cost Estimating
Interface includes ARCHICAD properties, a list set-up and a WinEst filter that tie ARCHICAD elements to residential construction databases' parametric assemblies.

Several schedule templates as well as a special ARCHICAD object for customizing the schedules for your own office.

Construction Details
Drawn from the libraries of ProjectResource, MSA Detailer, and many ARCHICAD users, more than 600 construction details are available for use in drawing sets. Includes details from Simpson Strong Ties® and Cultured Stone® Products.

Five ready-to-merge assembly modules, including: Fireplace/Chimney, Deck with rail, Foundation systems, Gabled dormers and Hipped dormers.

Sample Files
Three detailed and complete residential projects from Miles Ostermann Homes.

Special ARCHICAD edition of StoneCAD, a design & detailing tool from Cultured Stone®. StoneCAD Includes: 80 Cultured Stone® textures, 36 Cultured Stone® installation details as GDL and PM drawings, 20 Cultured Stone® hatch patterns.

"We've listened to our clients who purchased the ARCHICAD Builders Edition, and focused on supplying a well-rounded business solution for the residential designer and builder," reports Graphisoft Director of Technical Services Ferenc Lázár. "Coupled with the outstanding new features of ARCHICAD 6.o such as full 3D editing, TeamWork, database connections and numerous drafting aids, the Design/Build Series Add-ons offer features and services to make ARCHICAD even more productive and profitable."

The add-ons can be purchased separately or in various bundle configurations with and without ARCHICAD. Both include three CDs and documentation delivered in January, May and October. Each CD adds additional templates, library parts, sample projects, modules and API-based add-on software as well as updates to earlier add-on software if any. The documentation is delivered in a 7 x 9" 3-ring binder that can fit in the ARCHICAD box.

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