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Graphisoft Invests in Premier Electronic Objects E-Commerce Site

Objects Online to Use Graphisoft's GDL Object Tools to Distribute

Budapest, August 9, 2000 - Graphisoft today announced that it has invested in the US-based Objects Online Inc., acquiring a minority share participation. Objects Online is the premier e-commerce site offering intelligent 3D objects on demand for users of ARCHICAD and other CAD applications. Through continuously increasing the product families offered, the site has become the leading source of custom objects for the ARCHICAD user community.

"The first e-business to offer a catalog of downloadable GDL objects, Objects Online has proven that there is a market and a demand for immediate access to electronic building components," said Gábor Kazár, Graphisoft's vice president of sales and marketing. "We believe that the Internet is changing the way building and interior designers and component manufacturers interact. Using GDL technology, Objects Online is an e-business that can play an important role in this transition."

Objects Online has purchased the right to use Graphisoft's GDL Object Tools for publishing its product portfolio on its site. "Over the last two years, we have not only provided a much needed service to CAD users, but also opened a door of opportunity for independent object developers," said Objects Online President David Correia. " Our site is a one-stop shop offering real-world building components, and the means for developers to easily publish and distribute their products on a world-wide basis."

Released in early 2000, the GDL Object Tools are a robust set of plug-ins and applications that allow building component manufacturers and object developers to easily publish and distribute their entire product libraries on CD-ROM or the Internet. Building designers, in turn, can access and use those product representations in their designs. For more information, visit

The San Francisco, Calif., based Objects Online ( now offers the largest online collection of parametric 3D objects for ARCHICAD and other CAD applications. Visitors can immediately download single objects, small related groups of objects, entire object libraries, or utilities for use with these CAD programs.

Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) 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 12 offices worldwide in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 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