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CAD - Interoperability Organizations

  • Building Lifecycle Interoperable Software Project (BLIS) - collaborative effort among software vendors initiated to help ensure adoption of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standards by both vendors and AEC industry. BLIS certification denotes compliance of IFC data exchange for specific use cases, such as architectural CAD design to quantity takeoff, cost estimating
  • Open Design Alliance - association of software developers, users committed to promoting open, industry standard formats for exchange of CAD data
  • Open Design Alliance (ODA) - non-profit consortium of software developers involved in all areas of design, Teigha technology, platform supports .dwg, .dgn, and .pdf files