Professional, Cost-Effective
PDF Publishing for CAD

Publish is a general-purpose, cross-platform toolkit for creating high-quality PDFs from CAD data.

Supported formats

Autodesk® Revit®*  
.rcs (Autodesk® Recap®)  
DAE (Collada)  
PDF (2D)  
PDF (3D PRC-based)  
VSF (Visualize Stream Format)  
Coming Soon  
Autodesk® Navisworks®*  

*Requires an additional annual licensing fee

Supported Formats

Publish works with all file formats supported by ODA.

Standard Features

Geometry and Attributes

Create simple geometry, NURBS, images and more from any data source. Set layers, linetypes and other attributes.

Extensive Configuration Options

Fine-tune the final PDF output with parameters to control text quality, compression, HLR, hyperlinks and more.

Compact File Size

Extensively optimized to create PDF files with the smallest possible footprint.

3D Solids

Store 3D models and meshes or b-reps, compressed or uncompressed.

Complete PRC API

Leverage the full set of PRC entities to convert any custom 3D data to 3D PDF.

ISO Compatibility

All generated PDFs are 100% compatible with ISO standards and Adobe(r) tools.


Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Standard Features

Use the feature-rich API to create sophisticated PDF content.

Advanced Features


Create complex animations using JavaScript or control animation parametrically.

Custom Views

Add custom views with a scrollable interactive view list.

Parts Lists

Build parts lists that can interact with elements in a view.


Optionally including original scale and measurement information in a document.


Create sophisticated product and manufacturing information (PMI) including dimensions and tolerances.

Advanced Features

Create interactive 3D PDF documents with animation, navigation and other advanced features.


Part of Standard ODA Membership

Publish is included in all ODA membership levels, at no additional cost beyond the standard membership fee.

Web Applications & SaaS

Web applications (including SaaS) are permitted under the Sustaining, Founding and Corporate membership levels (no limits on distribution).


ODA offers free technical support for all membership levels.

About ODA

As a non-profit technology consortium, ODA develops engineering solutions at cost, for the benefit of the industry. See about oda for more details.


SaaS-friendly licensing, with transparent pricing.