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15 June 2001


MacCAD news: EON to work with ArchiCAD/GDL

Architosh has learned that EON Reality, a pioneer in the area of interactive 3D software, has announced a partnership with GDL Technology of Hungary. The two will integrate and market each other's products.

EON has native support for Graphisoft's GDL/ArchiCAD geometry formats and this new partnership will strengthen ArchiCAD's Web and interactive 3D capabilities. Initial products will include GDL Object Explorer, GLD Object Web Plug-in, GLD Object Adapter, GDL Object Publisher and GDL SalesCAD. As stated by EON President:

"The partnership with GDL Technology is a very natural extension from our partnership with Graphisoft regarding Add-On development. GDL provides the next level of efficiency enhancement for the building industry. The unsurpassed object technology of GDL will allow us to provide a stronger value proposition to our customers. Building component manufacturers and distributors can benefit not only from the on-line sales and marketing configuration capabilities of EON, but also market on-line GDL catalogues of their products accessible to any architecture firm in the world", commented Mr. Mats Johansson, President/CEO, EON Reality Inc.

With the planned support of Mac OS X by EON Reality and the excellent OS X support by Graphisoft, Macintosh-based professionals should be getting more opportunities in the interactive Web 3D space, an area where the Mac has not kept pace with the PC.

GDL Technology is a daughter company to Graphisoft that was founded in 1982. Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices worldwide in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's products are used by nearly 100,000 architects and building professionals all over the world. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Market (GPH) and on the Budapest Stock Exchange (GRAPHI). More information about Graphisoft is available at More information about GDL Technology is available at

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