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Graphisoft Announces "SalesCAD" for 3D Computer-Aided Sales

Austrian retailer BauMax-x to debut SalesCAD workstations in stores across Central Europe

Budapest/Vienna - November 11, 1998

Graphisoft (Frankfurt Neuer Markt: GPH), a leading provider of CAD software for architects and building professionals announced "SalesCAD", a new software product to facilitate and accelerate sales of building products and appliances to builders and homeowners. The Austrian retail chain bauMax-x will be the first customer and debut SalesCAD workstations in its Mega-bauMax-x-Markets across Central Europe. The SalesCAD software has been customized for them with libraries of bauMax-x merchandise and tailored to the chain's individual requirements.

Based on Graphisoft's award winning ARCHICAD, SalesCAD is a unique program developed specifically for retailers of kitchen and office furnishings and the retail building products industry. With a user interface and method of working similar to that of ARCHICAD, SalesCAD's features are streamlined for the retailing industry and operation by a sales associate. SalesCAD customers will be able to customize the user interface for their own stores and create 3D parametric libraries of the branded products that they sell. Using the program's powerful visualization features, an associate will easily be able to illustrate interior options and furniture configurations in 3D for a customer and at any point during the planning session print 3D renderings and generate quotes including a complete list of products, materials, services and retail prices.

"Our core Virtual Building concept and object technology offer vital advantages to building product retailers as well as other building professionals," states Graphisoft Vice-president of New Business Development, Imre Pakozdi. "SalesCAD helps these retailers communicate better with their customers and tailor their products and price quotes to the individual customer's needs."

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