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DWG update: a new view of an old standby

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GfxS staff

DWG plays a strong role in modern CAD workflows. The year 2022 marks the 40th birthday of AutoCAD and its ...

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ODA updates its Drawings SDK and Visualize SDK

BY
Ruchika Saini

Open Design Alliance has been expanding its focus on DWG interoperability and adding additional formats and capabilities. This year, ODA ...

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ODA makes good on promises

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Kathleen Maher

Advancing the capabilities of CAD. At the annual DevCon event, ODA and its member companies demonstrated the strength of open standards and the organization’s ability to meet the demands of end customers.

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The AutoCAD workalike market in 2019

BY
Ralph Grabowski

AutoCAD is targeted by many workalike software vendors precisely because it is the most successful general 2D/3D CAD program of ...

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New releases tumble out of the ODA

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Kathleen Maher

The Open Design Alliance has shipped new releases of its software at the opening of 2019 including updates for Visualize, Drawings, Civil 2019.2, which now has clash detection. Clash detection is especially used in piping applications, but also for AEC and any engineering process. It can be set to run on a static model to find all clashes and it can be associated with objects to detect clashes as objects are moved.

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Open Design Alliance powers along beyond DWG

BY
Ralph Grabowski

A report from Prague: The ODA finds new opportunities in APIs and visualization. The Open Design Alliance has transformed the ...

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A new mission for the Open Design Alliance

BY
Randall Newton

Having solved interoperability with AutoCAD files, ODA now aims to extend the value of the .dwg format. By Randall S. ...

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ODA Teigha to introduce version history to .dwg

BY
Randall Newton

The Open Design Alliance returns to Prague for a third straight year to introduce new technology to its member companies.  ...

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BricsCAD officially compatible with Intergraph CADWorx Plant

BY
Randall Newton

For tiny Bricsys the deal a big step forward in its battle to be taken seriously as a legitimate alternative to ...

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Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

BY
Randall Newton

The only CAD developer with compatible solutions for desktop, mobile, and cloud deployments offers simplified subscription management. The developer of ...