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  • Full access to the ODA Platform for building and running sample applications and for working with your own applications.
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  • Quick & clear Just a few minutes to apply and access. Detailed video for obtaining trial archives.

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    Choose ODA Products for evaluation

    1 for Autodesk® Revit® files
    2 for Autodesk® Navisworks® files
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    Simple instructions

    • Apply for trial and mark the ODA products you want to evaluate.
    • Confirm your email.
    • Receive email with your credentials and a link for downloading requested trial versions.
    • Download, unpack, and activate trial archives.

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    The 60-day evaluation period starts when you receive the email with your trial subscription account information.

    More about ODA trial version

    • Trial versions are available for the following products:

      • Core Package
        • Drawings
        • IFC
        • Architecture
        • PRC
      • Strategic Interoperability Group
        • Civil
        • BimRv
        • BimNv
        • Mechanical
      • .Net and Java Wrappers
        • Drawings for Java
        • Drawings.NET
        • PRC.NET
        • Architecture.NET

      ODA software supports a wide list of platforms, but trial versions are available only for the Win64 platform as DLL configurations for Visual Studio 2017 (vc15).

      Trial and full version archives are updated and released at the same time.
      Each trial version runs on one computer only and is valid for 60 days.
      During the trial, users have full access to the documentation and support forum (login required).
      Trial versions require a subscription account and license activation.

      • When filling in the subscription application form, specify the list of ODA products you want to evaluate.

      • After approving your e-mail address, you'll receive your credentials and the link for downloading an archive that contains all the trial ODA products you requested.

      • Follow this link to download and unpack the archive for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (vc15). Now you need to activate your trial version (see the next section for details).

    • To activate the trial archive, switch to exe/vc15dll and run an example (for instance OdaMfcApp)

      Enter the serial number (sent in the same email as credentials) and obtain the Hardware code

      Follow this link and enter your login and password obtained at the subscription step (the login and password are the same as what you used to download the trial archives).

      Use your Hardware code to generate the Activation Key.

      Copy it and click Next. After successful activation, you can start using the ODA product.

    • Sample applications are pre-built in the exe<configuration> folder and can be run immediately after activating the trial versions. At the command prompt, run any sample application without argumentsto display information about its usage.

      To use a sample, enter the sample application executable filename followed by arguments, for example:

      OdCopyEx test.dxb test_copy.dwg


      If you run samples without a valid license key, errors display and the command prompt closes

      The following samples are recommended as a starting point for evaluating ODA software. For a full list of samples and their descriptions, go to: this page (login required).

      Converting a Drawing File to a New Type and Version

      OdCopyEx reads a drawing file and saves it as a new .dwg, .dxf, or .dxb file. It illustrates:

      • ODA platform initialization
      • File loading into a database
      • Auditing of a loaded database
      • Saving a database to a specified file version and type
      • Assert function customization

      See the video for an OdCopyEx sample overview

      Reading a Drawing File

      OdReadEx reads a drawing file and displays all information about the entities and object types located in the file. It illustrates:

      • ODA platform initialization
      • File loading, including password-protected files
      • Parsing of a loaded database
      • Switching on entity/object types using protocol extensions
      • Accessing various object properties
      • Getting entity geometry via vectorization
      • Assert function customization

      See the video for an OdReadEx sample application overview

      Creating a Drawing File

      OdWriteEx creates a new drawing, populates it with various entities, and saves to a file. It illustrates:

      • Creating various entities and objects
      • Freezing local time to create drawings with the same creation/modification time (useful for comparing created drawings while testing)
      • Providing a bitmap device for drawing preview creation
      • Using a custom AuditInfo object to save audit messages to a file
      • Using support files (fonts, etc.) from a third-party, if available
      • Saving a password-protected file
      • Assert function customization

      See the video for an OdWriteEx sample application overview

    • Overview of ODA Software Contents

      The following obligatory folders are created when the trial archive is unpacked:

      • Components
      • Exe
      • Platforms
      • Kernel
      • lib
      • ThirdParty

      The following optional folders may be created depending on the projects selected for trial evaluation:

      • Drawings
      • BimNv
      • Visualize
      • BimRv
      • IFC
      • and so on
      Building the Samples
      1. In Microsoft Visual Studio, open a sample application solution file located in the Platforms\<configuration> folder. These solution files have next structure:<Product>_vc15dll_ex.sln
      2. Build the solution to generate binary executable files and libraries for the samples. (Press F7 or choose Build > Build Solution.
        If the build is successful, binary output is placed in the exe\<configuration> folder)
      3. Modify or add your own code to the source code located in the Examples folder to further evaluate ODA software.
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