1 Jul 2019
ODA Releases Drawings SDK 2020
Strategic improvements for .dwg technology
Scottsdale, AZ: July 1st, 2019 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), leading provider of
CAD interoperability and component technology, announced today the release of
Drawings SDK 2020. Drawings is a development platform for desktop, mobile
and web applications that work with .dwg and .dgn data.
“Drawings 2020 marks a significant milestone for several of our longer-term
.dwg technology initiatives,” commented Neil Peterson, ODA President. “The first
of these is Common Data Access (CDA). CDA is a platform-neutral framework for
accessing model structure and property information in a common manner for all
ODA-supported formats. For example, CDA will allow applications to access data
from .dwg, .dgn, Autodesk® Revit® files, and other formats using a common
interface, greatly simplifying the development of multi-format viewers, markup
editors, and other applications. Drawings 2020 contains the initial CDA
framework, and we are expecting CDA to be completed by the end of this year.”
Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Development Director, said, “Drawings 2020 also
implements the first phase of our upcoming support for model documentation
views for .dwg. This feature will allow sophisticated detailing of 3D models using
associative views. Full support for model doc views will be available by
“A third area of strategic focus for ODA is basic, economical 3D solid modeling.
Many ODA members are developing applications that require a limited set of 3D
modeling operations, and they don’t want to license an expensive third-party
modeler. ODA Solid Modeler 2020 can now create sweeps and extrusions along a
path, and save these to .dwg as ACIS®-compatible 3D solids. Importantly, ODA
Solid Modeler is offered as a standard part of an ODA membership, at no
additional cost to members.”
Drawings 2020 contains a number of additional features including
enhancements for .dgn support and improvements to the ODA geometry subsystem,
as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues. The SDK
and full release notes are available for download at www.opendesign.com.
About Open Design Alliance
Open Design Alliance is the “Equalizer” for CAD development. We are a nonprofit
technology consortium that provides high-value SDKs for engineering
applications. Our product portfolio includes solutions for interoperability,
visualization, publishing, and more, running on all common desktop, mobile and
web platforms. Learn more at www.opendesign.com.
ACIS is a trademark or registered trademark of Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary.
Autodesk and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries.
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