ODA Releases IFC SDK for BIM Data Exchange

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, July 9, 2019 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), leading provider of CAD interoperability and component technology, announced today the first release of IFC SDK, a new toolkit for reading, writing and visualizing IFC, the international standard format for BIM data exchange.

“IFC is an open standard—anyone can download the spec and write a basic parser without much effort,” commented Neil Peterson, ODA president. “Our solution goes far beyond that by including a professional-grade visualizer, complete with a facet modeler and basic 3d solid modeler to handle the implicit geometry found in the format. All of this is included in a standard ODA membership at no additional cost. No other IFC solution on the market offers the same level of functionality at a comparable price.”

Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA development director, said, “IFC SDK contains full support for version 2×3 and version 4 IFC files, with the ability to read, write, edit and create. It’s fully thread-safe, making it ideal for web servers, and it’s designed for high-performance even with large data sets, based on our more than 20 years of experience developing CAD and BIM solutions.”

IFC SDK is available on all common desktop and mobile platforms. Web visualization is also supported. The SDK and full release notes are available for download at www.opendesign.com.

About Open Design Alliance

Open Design Alliance is the “Equalizer” for CAD development. They are a non-profit technology consortium that provides high-value SDKs for engineering applications. Their product portfolio includes solutions for interoperability, visualization, publishing, and more, running on all common desktop, mobile and Web platforms.

Learn more at www.opendesign.com.

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