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GRAPHISOFT Acquires Cigraph Distribution Unit in Italy

GRAPHISOFT opened its Italian office on January 15, 2015 with the intend to accelerate their business growth in one of Europe’s most dynamic architectural markets.


Graphisoft, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, announced today that it has acquired the ArchiCAD and Artlantis distribution unit of Cigraph, its first distributor partner in Italy, as part of a strategic market development plan in Europe.


Graphisoft and Cigraph have agreed that Graphisoft Italy will take on most of Cigraph’s employees in its newly-formed Italian office. Graphisoft Italy will continue to sell all Graphisoft products with the current Italian ArchiCAD reseller partners, and will offer SSA services directly to customers located in Italy.  Cigraph will continue operations from its current location.

01 - GRAPHISOFT's new ArchiCAD 18 and its company BIMcloud technology are now available in 4 markets and rolling out to 23 others markets around the globe over the next few weeks and months.

01 – GRAPHISOFT’s new ArchiCAD 18 and BIMcloud are leading BIM software solutions used worldwide.

Cigraph’s partnership with Graphisoft dates back to 1984. With over 30 years of deep product and market knowledge in Italy, Cigraph will now focus on two core business activities:

  1. Research on ArchiCAD and Artlantis training methodology and services offered to the Italian market, and:
  2. Continued software development of ArchiSuite, which will now be expanded to include more vertical market solutions than prior offerings

“We are excited about this new phase in Cigraph’s history, and look forward to continuing our efforts to grow the ArchiCAD market in Italy through expanded training and research opportunities,” said Istvan Toth, President of Cigraph.


The Cigraph team has always consisted of some skilled programmer talent and their ArchiSuite software is a popular grouping of individual ArchiCAD plugins. As add-on software, ArchiSuite plugins add functions to ArchiCAD that are not built into the main BIM program itself.

ArchiSuite 18 has 18 different plugin tools to it. The latest plugin is ArchiTiles 2. Plugins include tools for designing, tools for more advanced modeling and terrain modeling, and tools for communication needs. Finally, there are tools for work with data and verification. ArchiSuite 18 works on both Mac and Windows versions of ArchiCAD 18. To be clear, the Cigraph Factory team responsible for the development of ArchiSuite appears to not be included in this acquisition and will remain an independent development firm.

About Cigraph

Cigraph Group has been operating in Italy for over 30 years in the IT arena and was one of the first Italian producers of architectural CAD software for design studios of all sizes and types.  Since its establishment, Cigraph has specialized in computer-aided design, with a focus on the building industry; its products are designed mainly for Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Designers.  Cigraph’s ability to develop and offer software packages that are easy to use and understand led to the fast and consistent distribution of its tools in Italy as well as in the rest of Europe and America.


GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry-first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.  Visit to see the most important milestones in ArchiCAD’s 30-year history.

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