GRAPHISOFT Acquires Artlantis and ArchiCAD Distribution Unit in Italy

PARIS, January 28, 2015 -- Abvent S.A., developer of Artlantis, a family of stand-alone rendering applications developed especially for architects and designers, has announced that GRAPHISOFT has acquired the Artlantis and ArchiCAD distribution unit from Cigraph in Italy.  Effective January 15, 2015, Artlantis will be distributed on the Italian market by GRAPHISOFT Italy.

Cigraph’s partnership with Abvent, one of the world’s leaders in 3D architectural visualization and animation, dates back to 2002.  This strategic alliance allowed Cigraph to expand its product range to include Artlantis, a program that combines the most advanced and efficient functions for the realistic simulation of materials and lighting needed for any 3D project.

With over 30 years of deep product and market knowledge in Italy, Cigraph will now focus on two core business activities:

  • Research on ArchiCAD and Artlantis training methods and services offered to the Italian market; and
  • Continued development of ArchiSuite, which will be expanded to include more vertical problem solutions than before.

Cigraph will continue operations from its current location.

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.

About Artlantis

Artlantis is a family of stand-alone rendering applications developed especially for architects and designers by  Abvent. Artlantis Render is designed for those seeking high-resolution 3D renderings, while  Artlantis Studio is ideal for quickly and easily creating high-resolution 3D renderings, as well as  iVisit 3D panoramas, iVisit 3D VR Objects, and animations. Artlantis interfaces directly with ArchiCAD™, Revit™, SketchUp™ Pro, Vectorworks™, and Arc+™. DWF, OBJ and FBX import formats as well as DXF, DWG and 3DS plug-ins ensure seamless interaction with all the leading CAD software. Themed collections of materials, parametric textures, and objects known as Artlantis Media enable users to simulate life-like scenes in a realistic environment.  A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.

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Julianna Gulden
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