Open Design Alliance (ODA) today announced the production release of Teigha Cloud, its framework for visualizing engineering data on the web.
Teigha Cloud allows engineering drawings to be rendered within any WebGL™-compatible browser. Rendering is in 3D with support for zoom, pan, 3D rotate, render mode, layout selection, and layers. Entity selection and data inquiry are also available.
Teigha Cloud works with all file types supported by Teigha on the desktop, including .dwg and .dgn files. Drawings can be stored on a web server and accessed in a browser or thin client using a standard client-server framework. Teigha Cloud is provided as a technology rather than a service, allowing ODA members to customize and adapt it to meet their specific needs.
“Teigha Cloud provides a standard platform for visualizing engineering data on the web,” commented Neil Peterson, ODA President. “It uses the same code base as Teigha on the desktop, giving clients consistent results across desktop and cloud-based applications.
“Teigha Cloud also offers a high degree of flexibility and customization. The server side runs on any platform supported by Teigha, including Linux. Drawing files can be hosted using public cloud services, or they can be hosted securely in a private cloud. On the client side, the technology can be used stand-alone or it can be incorporated into other solutions as needed.”
The initial release of Teigha Cloud is optimized for small to medium drawing files, in the range of 10-20 MB depending on model complexity.
“This initial production release is a significant milestone for us, but it’s only the start of our plans in this area,” added Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Development Director. “In the coming months we will continue our focus on performance and usability, and we will also be working on extending the solution to support web-based editing.”
Teigha Cloud is available to Teigha subscribers at www.opendesign.com. A public demo is available at cloud.opendesign.com.