ODA DevCon 19 features integrated BIM workflows for cloud
Scottsdale, AZ: September 11th, 2019 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), leading provider of CAD interoperability and component technology, concluded its sixth annual DevCon event in Milan, Italy. With an expanded format this year, DevCon 19 featured partner presentations from Microsoft and buildingSMART International and technology demos from ODA members, in addition to comprehensive coverage of new ODA technologies. The event was a strong success with member attendance up fifty percent from the previous year.
buildingSMART Partnership and Industry-Leading IFC Support
During the conference keynote, ODA announced a new strategic partnership with buildingSMART International (bSI), to work together on strengthening open standards-based interoperability within the BIM industry. Jeffrey Ouellette from bSI explained how the partnership benefits both organizations, due to the synergy between their respective missions.
Jeffrey Ouellette of buildingSMART International discussing the new partnership between buildingSMART and ODA.
Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Director of Development, presented a technical overview explaining why ODA’s new IFC SDK is the best-in-class solution for IFC development.
Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA Development Director, presents ODA’s new best-in-class IFC toolkit.
New Open Cloud Initiative and Microsoft Partnership
ODA announced their new Open Cloud technology, a set of tools for fast development of cloud-based applications for CAD and BIM. Open Cloud gives developers and users a powerful yet simple set of REST APIs for cloud-based visualization, data access and automation.
Ilya Zavyalov presents ODA’s new Open Cloud technology.
Diego Tamburini and Ercenk Keresteci of Microsoft present the advantages of Azure for hosting Open Cloud applications
ODA BIM Suite with Unified Workflows
Sergey Vishnevetsky’s presentation on the ODA BIM Suite explained how unified workflows make it easy for developers to build powerful multi-format applications for BIM. The Suite offers access to BIM data from Autodesk® Revit® files, Autodesk® Navisworks® files, IFC, .dwg and DGN, within a single application using a common API.
ODA’s new Common Data Access framework uses a single API to access CAD and BIM data from any format
The Suite also supports unified visualization and markup editing for any BIM format within any desktop or web application.
ODA BIM Suite supports markup editing of any CAD or BIM format in one application, on desktop or browser
New ODA Technology Stack
ODA unveiled its new Technology Stack for CAD, a set of professional-grade components that can be used to quickly develop sophisticated CAD and BIM applications. The Technology Stack is included in a standard ODA membership at no additional cost, and includes components for Visualization, Publishing, Solid Modeling, Facet Modeling, and Open Cloud development.
Noteworthy among the Stack is a new Solid Modeler SDK that is the industry’s first lightweight solid modeler specialized for BIM applications.
ODA’s Alex Rumjantsev presents ODA’s new lightweight solid modeler for BIM
ODA’s Visualize SDK was also prominently featured, with impressive demos of large BIM visualization, fast selection, and advanced features such as collision detection.
Industry-Leading .dwg Technology
ODA presented its latest advancements in .dwg technology, including a new low-memory .dwg visualization solution targeted to iPad and other mobile devices, improvements to its Git-like version control system for .dwg, and new solid modeling functionality included as part of its standard Drawings SDK with no additional licensing requirements.
ODA’s Visualize SDK supports low-memory visualization of .dwg files, targeted for mobile devices
John Matthews, CEO of InGraData, demonstrates the use of new built-in extrude and revolve functionality from ODA Drawings SDK, in a professional process and piping application.
John Matthews of InGraData demonstrates ODA’s new Solid Modeler
New Point Cloud Toolset for Autodesk® ReCAP® Files
Finally, ODA presented a complete interoperability solution for Autodesk® ReCAP® point cloud files. Full read and write access is now available for ReCAP .rcs files, along with level-of-detail (LOD) support for large point clouds. Using the new LOD support, a 25Gb+ point cloud containing more than 1GB points was loaded and visualized in 4 seconds. Unstructured point cloud data can also be converted to structured .rcs data.
Alex Borovikov presents new ODA’s interoperability solution for Autodesk® ReCAP® files
Defining a Better Future with Open Cloud
ODA President Neil Peterson presented his vision for the future of cloud-based CAD and BIM technology, based on open solutions from ODA. He warned that the today’s growing collection of closed, proprietary cloud solutions are a double-edged sword, providing benefits to users but with significant risks and drawbacks, and he explained how ODA is developing its new Open Cloud technology to help mitigate the risks of proprietary cloud systems.
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