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 BIM planning software from Graphisoft voted best architects' software
BIM planning software from Graphisoft voted best architects' software

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Archicad is Architects' Darling

MUNICH, November 22, 2022 - Archicad is Architects' Darling again this year! This was determined by Heinze Market Research in a survey of almost 2,000 architects and planners. The BIM planning software Archicad was once again chosen as the 2022 gold award winner in the "Architects' Software" category. Graphisoft thus receives the coveted Brand Award for the third time in a row.

Nine software solutions were put to the vote. They were evaluated by the respondents in five different criteria: Flexibility, Usability, Clarity, Efficiency and Compatibility of the software. Archicad was voted the best software in each criterion.

Great importance has always been attached to these criteria in the development of the BIM planning software Archicad. They have been part of the program DNA since the first Archicad version appeared in 1984. The software is easy to learn, flexible and designed so that all users can work efficiently with it.

"We are happy about the 'Darling', but above all as a further incentive for us. Especially in the current difficult times, more efficiency, digitalization and BIM are essential for the success of architectural firms. The fact that our customers and users see themselves at an advantage with Archicad gives us further positive impetus," says Eberhard Stegner, Managing Director of Graphisoft Germany, about winning the award.

The survey conducted by Heinze market research also showed that Archicad has the highest level of awareness in the field of architectural software among the participants. In addition to the new Architects' Darling Archicad, ComputerWorks, AVAPlan, Projekt Pro, Bechmann, Cosoba, G&W, Enscape and Xeometric also took part in the survey of almost 2,000 architects and planners. This is the third time Archicad has been able to secure the coveted Brand Award, which is presented every two years, after 2018 and 2020.

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About the Architects' Darling

Heinze Market Research has been presenting its Architects' Darling Award since 2011. This year's winners were determined in a survey of almost 2,000 architects and planners. Archicad was chosen as the gold award winner in the product category "Architectural Software", which is voted on every two years. From a field of 171 participants, a total of 24 manufacturers were honored with the coveted Brand Awards. In addition, there were 12 Jury Awards as well as the Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award.

About Graphisoft and Archicad

Graphisoft launched Archicad, the first model-based design software - what is now considered BIM - in 1984. Working with Archicad is particularly intuitive thanks to its user-friendly interface and allows users to work with a central model from which all drawings and calculations are derived live. The company also leads the industry with innovative solutions such as BIMcloud®, which enables simultaneous collaboration between all partners. BIMx® from Graphisoft is the world's leading mobile application for easy access to BIM for owners and project participants. With numerous interfaces to other software solutions, the exchange of 3D and BIM information with other planning partners, such as structural engineers, building technicians or energy consultants, is accelerated and optimized. For BIM-based data exchange, the IFC interface forms the basis for the OPEN BIM process, i.e. open model-oriented data exchange.

Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group. Graphisoft and Archicad are registered trademarks of Graphisoft SE. All other trademarks are property of the respective associated companies.



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.


Julianna Gulden

Julianna Gulden

Senior Manager Global Communications Graphisoft +1 216 387 5234