ARCHICAD® 6.o Sales Build Worldwide Momentum
Market Share Grows as Adoption by Current ARCHICAD users Exceeds Expectations
San Francisco/Budapest (October 19, 1998)
Graphisoft® (Frankfurt Neuer Markt symbol: GPH) announced today that update sales of ARCHICAD 6.o have exceeded company projections since its initial release in June, 1998 and sales of new ARCHICAD licenses have increased significantly in all markets where ARCHICAD 6.o is shipping.
"More than 11,000 licenses have been shipped since releasing ARCHICAD 6.o in the US on June 29 and in Germany on July 29," reports Graphisoft CFO Sándor Bihari. "Localized versions of ARCHICAD 6.o will begin shipping in Japan, France, Italy and other major markets in Q4. Based on third quarter sales where ARCHICAD 6.o is already available, we expect similar success around the world."
Reaction from ARCHICAD users and the press has been consistently positive. States Kimon Onuma, Onuma & Associates, Pasadena, CA, "Graphisoft has added lots of new features in this upgrade, but they still managed to keep the interface simple and user friendly. It's easy to get up to speed."
Bradley Skaggs of STUDIOS Architecture, which recently upgraded their 100 licenses to version 6.o, says, "Regardless of the type of architecture a firm is involved with, ARCHICAD 6.o has enhancements for all users. From better 2D drafting tools and operations to editing in 3D, we think ARCHICAD 6.o is a must have upgrade."
Jerry Laiserin writes in CADENCE Magazine, "Those of you familiar with ARCHICAD will be delighted by new features, such as full editing in any 3D view, rotated grids, enhanced snaps and a crisp updated interface" and "ARCHICAD 6.o could very well be the first truly no-compromise architectural CAD software."
Geoffrey Moore Langdon, also writing in CADENCE Magazine, states, "[ARCHICAD 6.o] is currently one of the best, easiest, most automatic collaboration systems in the industry."
Graphisoft is currently shipping ARCHICAD 6.o r3/v3 in English and German speaking markets including the United States, Germany, Australia, Austria, Canada, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. This latest version of ARCHICAD 6.o includes speed and other enhancements such as 6.o-compatible LiveStyles rendering engines, SVF (Simplified Vector Format) output for publishing drawings on the Web and a direct link to Aperture facilities management software. The r3/v3 version is available for free to current ARCHICAD 6.o users.
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 www.graphisoft.com.