VectorWorks Architect 2008 Named #1 Software
in Architect Magazine’s ACE Awards

Columbia, Maryland (December 20, 2007)—Architect magazine has honored Nemetschek North America’s VectorWorks Architect 2008 design software with first place in its 6th Annual Architect's Choice for Excellence (ACE) Awards in the computer software category. Voted on by Architect magazine’s readers, the ACE Awards recognize companies that offer outstanding product durability, exceptional customer service, superior value, and innovative designs.

VectorWorks Architect 2008 is cost-effective, cross-platform architectural design program with cutting-edge BIM (Building Information Modeling) capabilities. With VectorWorks Architect 2008, firms can draft in 2D, create illustrative presentation drawings, explore 3D forms with solid and NURBS modeling tools, or work in an integrated design environment that links plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, reports, and even rendered views, so a change in one updates the others. Files can also be exported as DWG/DXF or IFC files that can be read by other design, analysis, and construction programs.

“Given the wide variety of excellent firms serving the architectural and design community and the number of new companies and products that regularly enter the field, to be chosen to receive an ACE Award is a singular honor indeed—a distinction that demonstrates the company is highly regarded,” says Russell Ellis, Publisher of Architect.

“We salute all of the winners, as voted on by our readers, for their commitment to product excellence. Innovation, customer collaboration, and superior performance are hallmarks of all these companies as they strive to meet and exceed design expectations, cost criteria, and demanding deadlines.”

According to the magazine, hundreds of companies are nominated for an ACE Award. To earn this achievement, Architect's 88,000 readers received a ballot and cast their votes. The results can be seen in Architect’s January 2008 issue.

Nemetschek North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Nemetschek Group. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek North America has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. VectorWorks, its flagship product, is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications. An all-in-one solution that's easier to learn and use and more cost-effective than most other CAD programs, VectorWorks is ideal for firms that don't have unlimited IT budgets. For more information, visit www.nemetschek.net