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ARCHICAD 7.0 Boosts UCLA Lab

60 additional ARCHICAD 7.0 licenses at the University of California, Los Angeles' School of Arts and Architecture Computer Lab

January 31, 2002 - Boston, Budapest - Graphisoft continues its commitment to education through student and education versions of its flagship product, ARCHICAD 7.0. UCLA quadruples the number of their ARCHICAD® licenses providing architecture students with next-generation 3D CAD at California's largest university.

ARCHICAD 7.0 provides students an intuitive tool to explore concepts of architecture in an easy to use system and allows professors to spend less time teaching software use, and more time teaching design.

"I find ARCHICAD to be a very useful combination of 3D simulation and drawing tools that is easy to navigate even for those with no prior architectural design experience, "says UCLA Professor of Architecture Mark Mack. "It is not engineering-based, but uses an architectural platform so you can build just as you would a physical model."

Graphisoft's ARCHICAD has long been an essential training component in more than 125 high schools and universities in the US, including the distinguished Texas A&M University, Harvard Design School, and Yale University's School of Architecture. Worldwide ARCHICAD is being taught in close to 1,000 architectural faculties.

"In my years of experience teaching CAD professionals, I've found that ARCHICAD is uniquely powerful software for architects," says Eric Bobrow, principal of Bobrow Consulting Group in California, the largest ARCHICAD reseller in North America. "Even new users can create and refine a design in 3D and understand how 2D documentation is derived in the process."

"Today's architecture students are computer-savvy, and they expect to use CAD to do more than drafting," says Chris Barron, AIA, Graphisoft's vice president of marketing and sales for architecture. "Students love working with ARCHICAD because it's fun, it allows them to explore concepts in 3D, it's all about design-and it takes the drudgery out of documentation."