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GRAPHISOFT Acquires Zermatt Virtual Reality Solution

BUDAPEST, June 15, 2010 - GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Virtual Building™ solutions, today announced the acquisition of Swedish developer Zermatt’s Virtual Reality Solution, which has been providing the core engine for GRAPHISOFT’s Virtual Building Explorer product. The acquisition opens new horizons for innovation in this revolutionary BIM presentation tool.

GRAPHISOFT Virtual Building Explorer (VBE) is an industry-first interactive BIM model presentation tool. Leading technology allows presentation of full BIM models in self-running interactive environments, without the need for the original BIM authoring software. GRAPHISOFT’s Virtual Building Explorer combines video game-like navigation in a high-end graphical environment with live Global-Illumination (Radiosity) technology and native BIM features, including measurement of real building dimensions and retrieving detailed building element information on the fly, making it the de facto leader in architectural BIM presentation.

”GRAPHISOFT is known for developing best-of-breed model-based design solutions for architects, and Virtual Building Explorer continues this tradition,” said Miklos Szovenyi-Lux, Vice President of Product Management at GRAPHISOFT. ”Our ultimate goal with the acquisition of this cutting-edge technology is to extend our options for development and distribution of this great product to the widest range of our users.”

For more information about GRAPHISOFT Virtual Building Explorer visit the official product page.