Graphisoft acquisition set to significantly broaden the scope of the Virtual Building


ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 1 July 2000




(2000), "Graphisoft acquisition set to significantly broaden the scope of the Virtual Building", Facilities, Vol. 18 No. 7/8.



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Graphisoft acquisition set to significantly broaden the scope of the Virtual Building

Graphisoft acquisition set to significantly broaden the scope of the Virtual Building"!

Keywords: Computer simulation, Buildings

Graphisoft, developer of the award winning ArchiCAD system, has announced the acquisition of Bristol based building services software firm, Cymap. The agreement became official on 4 January 2000 and adds CADLink to the globally acclaimed Graphisoft Virtual Building technology.

Cymap specialises in computer-aided design software for HVAC and electrical building services.. It offers its market-leading programs to consulting engineers, building contractors, local authorities, government departments, educational institutions and the property departments of large companies. Their flagship product, CADLink, is a comprehensive, graphically based software package comprising a series of co-operating modules that can be used either together or individually for applications including heating and cooling load calculations, energy consumption appraisal, wiring and lighting design and pipe and ductwork analysis.

"Our customers have expressed a strong interest in such an addition. to our Virtual Building technology", said Graphisoft president and CEO GÄbor BojÄr. "Over the last 18 months we have examined many companies in various markets and found Cymap to be the optimal choice. This acquisition guarantees that our users will get even more value out of Graphisoft products."

Cymap managing director Jonn Fredericks added, "Over the next year, we will fully integrate our technology with Graphisoft's 3D model-based, building simulation concept. We are excited about working together and look forward to establishing an international presence for our products through Graphisoft's global distribution channel."

Graphisoft, developer of the Virtual Building concept and acknowledged technological leader of the 3D architectural design software market, has just released the UK version of ArchiCAD 6.5. The upgrade for the new millennium builds upon the company's 15-year leadership in 3D building modelling, and confirms a total commitment to advancing the industry's adoption of object-based, 3D architectural design.

Founded in 1982 in Budapest, Hungary, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world with offices in Budapest, Munich, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, São Paulo and Santiago. Graphisoft's flagship product, ArchiCAD, is used by more than 65,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries.

Graphisoft shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH.

The system is marketed here by Graphisoft UK Ltd, 188-194 York Way, London N7 9AS. Tel: +44 (0) 207 700 9930. More information about Graphisoft is available at www.graphisoftcom

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