ODA Adds Measurement to Visualize SDK

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 28, 2021 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), the leading provider of CAD and BIM interoperability solutions, announced today the release of measurement support in its Visualize SDK, a high-performance graphics engine for engineering applications.

Revit model annotated with measurements in ODA Visualize Viewer

The new measurement functionality allows interactive selection and measurement of distances during visualization of IFC, Autodesk Revit, DWG, Autodesk Navisworks and DGN models. It is available in ODA visualization solutions on desktop, mobile and cloud platforms.

“The new measurement capabilities in Visualize simplify the process of integrating custom design review into any application,” said Neil Peterson, ODA president. “Snapping is also supported to provide precise results during measurement.

“In addition to the new measurement ability, we’ve improved the user interface in our example applications to support selection during pan, orbit and free orbit operations. It’s a small change, but one that greatly improves overall usability of our visualization technology.”

Availability and Pricing

Measurement support is available in Visualize and Open Cloud SDKs version 22.5 and later, and it is accessible to all ODA members at opendesign.com.

The latest improvements to Visualize, including measurement and various UI enhancements, can be seen in version 22.5 of the free Open IFC Viewer available at openifcviewer.com.

Pricing for ODA memberships can be found at opendesign.com/pricing.

About Open Design Alliance

ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM. Our SDKs provide data access, creation, visualization, web collaboration and publishing for a wide range of engineering file formats. ODA is supported by more than 1,200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.

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