ODA Releases Teigha Drawings 2019

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, June 21, 2018 – Open Design Alliance (ODA) today announced the release of version 2019 of Teigha Drawings, the SDK for accessing .dwg and .dgn data from any application. This release marks the first use of year-based version numbers for ODA products.

“Drawings 2019 offers PDF import and PDF underlay visualization as standard components for .dwg-based applications,” commented Neil Peterson, ODA president. “Both technologies were available previously but required an additional licensing fee. With 2019 they are now available to all ODA members at no additional cost.”

Sergey Vishnevetsky, ODA development director, said, “Drawings 2019 also extends our Boundary Representation (B-Rep) framework with new ACIS export capabilities, allowing 3D solid models from Parasolid, PRC, and Autodesk Revit files to be converted to ACIS.

“Our first use of this new technology is for .dgn import—we can now convert .dgn-based Parasolid models to ACIS entities during import, rather than downgrading them to meshes. This also opens the door for future exchange work, for example converting Revit files to .dwg while preserving the 3D solids.”

Drawings 2019 contains a number of additional enhancements including reduced storage requirements for .dwg-based revision history, support for linking Excel® tables to .dwg-based table entities, and audit support for ACIS entities, as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues. The SDK and full release notes are available for download at www.opendesign.com.

About Open Design Alliance

Open Design Alliance is a non-profit technology consortium that provides high-value SDKs for developers of engineering applications. Their product portfolio includes solutions for interoperability, visualization, publishing, and more, running on all common desktop, mobile and web platforms.

For more information, see www.opendesign.com.

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