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Press-releases      15 May 2023

ODA Starts MCAD Development

Open access to SOLIDWORKS® and CATIA®, Siemens® Solid Edge®, PTC® Creo, JT and more


Scottsdale, AZ: May 15th, 2023—Open Design Alliance has officially started development on its new MCAD SDK, the industry’s first open exchange framework for 3D mechanical CAD.

Open Design Alliance has officially started development on its new MCAD SDK, the industry’s first open exchange framework for 3D mechanical CAD.

MCAD SDK will support proprietary 3D mechanical formats including Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS® and CATIA®, Siemens® Solid Edge®, PTC® Creo, JT and more. The cross-platform SDK will provide visualization and data access on all major desktop, mobile and web platforms.

“MCAD SDK development is being funded by a coalition of prominent ODA Members,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “We’re looking for additional partners. The industry sorely needs open and affordable access to 3D design data. With our long-term focus and broad industry support, ODA is uniquely and ideally suited to develop this key technology.”

ODA is operating the MCAD SDK project at cost as a service to the industry. For more details see: opendesign.com/products/mcad-sdk.


About Open Design Alliance

ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD & BIM on web, mobile and desktop. ODA is supported by more than 1,200 member companies worldwide, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline. Learn more at opendesign.com.

Please find a link to our blog article.


Contact Information

Web: www.opendesign.com
Twitter: @realOpenDesign
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-design-alliance
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/OpenDesignAlliance


SOLIDWORKS and CATIA are registered trademarks or trademarks of Dassault Systèmes, in the USA and other countries.
Siemens and Solid Edge are registered trademarks or trademarks of Siemens Digital Industries Software in the USA and other countries.
PTC and Creo are registered trademarks or trademarks of PTC, Inc., in the USA and other countries.


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