ODA Drawings Explorer

For rendering and testing

ODA Drawings Explorer

ODA Drawings Explorer incorporates the power and flexibility of ODA into a single application that can render both .dwg files and .dgn files using a common command interface for both formats.


  • Load, save, print, and render .dwg and .dgn files.
  • Recover and audit damaged .dwg files.
  • Create new .dwg files.
  • Import .dgn files.
  • Work with architecture objects (uses ODA Architecture integration).
  • Draw simple entities: boxes, spheres, circles, texts and lines.
  • Zoom, pan, orbit and select various preset 3D views.
  • Select an active layout via drawing window tabs. Switch the current viewport.
  • Select and deselect items in a drawing. Delete items from a drawing. Use grips in .dwg files.
  • Undo and redo operations in .dwg files.
  • Edit general properties of entities; edit all properties of lines and arcs in .dwg files.
  • Edit layer properties using the Layer Properties Manager (turn layers on/off, etc.).
  • Use menu, toolbar, and command window interfaces.
  • Customize menus and toolbars via .cui files.
  • Switch windows.
  • View and change system variables, and reset system variables.
  • Load .NET TX plug-ins (Windows only, ODA members only).
  • Execute loaded commands via a menu item.
  • Define in a Startup Suite the applications to load automatically when ODA Drawings Explorer starts.
  • Enter arguments and switches when running the ODA Drawings Explorer executable to automatically open files, run scripts, and load TX applications. Enter /? for a list of arguments, for example: /?.


A complete list of commands available within ODA Drawings Explorer is available here.

ODA Drawings Explorer Downloads


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OpenSUSE11.2/Ubuntu 20.10 x64 or later. GLIBC version 2.28 or higher is required. Now Qt runtimes are integrated into the packages!

RPM packages: Use system software to install, for example sudo yum localinstall ODADrawingsExplorer_QT5_lnxX64_8.3dll.rpm. When installing several products of the same version, it may require using console to force resolving conflicts (sudo rpm -i --replacefiles ODADrawingsExplorer_QT5_lnxX64_8.3dll.rpm).

DEB packages: Use system software to install, for example sudo gdebi ODADrawingsExplorer_QT5_lnxX64_8.3dll.deb, from the terminal command line. You may need superuser privileges to install.

AppImage packages: Runs as portable version of software from disk image. Does not require installation at all!


Mac OS X disk image Mac OS X 11.0 x64 or later ODA Drawings Explorer for Mac OS X
Mac OS X installer package Mac OS X 11.0 x64 or later ODA Drawings Explorer for Mac OS X
Windows Windows XP or later (x86)
Windows 7 or later (x64)
ODA Drawings Explorer for Windows x64