BOSTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, has been selected as the winner in the desktop category of Architosh's Best of Show awards for software presented at the 2012 AIA National Convention & Exposition recently held in Washington, DC.
Architosh is an Internet magazine dedicated to Mac and iOS CAD and 3D software applications led by Senior Associate Editor, Pete Evans, AIA and Editor-in-Chief Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED, AP. Evans and Frausto-Robledo selected the best software items in two categories: desktop and iOS mobile.
"ArchiCAD 16 introduces powerful, new direct-modeling technology," Frausto-Robledo stated, "and explicit modeling has been clearly identified in BIM market research as a need, including Architosh's 2010 BIM report. In addition, the integration of GRAPHISOFT's EcoDesigner into ArchiCAD 16 encourages architects to design buildings with the environment in mind."
"GRAPHISOFT is committed to bringing products and services to market that add value to the design process and extend the reach of the architecture building information model," said Steve Benford, GRAPHISOFT North America managing director. "We are pleased and honored ArchiCAD 16 was selected by the Architosh editors for a Best of Show award."
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world's first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™, the world's first fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT's innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.