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ODA Publishes Open Cloud to Azure Marketplace

With this latest release, Open Cloud applications can now be quickly and conveniently deployed on Microsoft Azure.


Scottsdale, AZ., March, 2020–Open Design Alliance (ODA) announces that its Open Cloud solution is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Browser-based viewing of CAD and BIM Models

Open Cloud is a development platform that delivers visualization, data access and automation for web-based CAD and BIM applications.

“Using Open Cloud on Azure opens the door to cloud-based CAD and BIM development for companies that are investing in Microsoft technologies,” commented Neil Peterson, ODA President. “You can integrate Open Cloud into your own web applications for viewing and data access. And running on Azure offers capabilities that other cloud operating systems can’t match, for example, the ability to host sensitive IP on your own local servers, and work with it securely via the web.”

01 – Open Cloud: visualizing an IFC model and showing the property window for a selected item. All rights reserved.

Diego Tamburini, Principal Industry Lead, Manufacturing in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Division, said, “We’ve been working with ODA for the past six months, helping them to optimize the use of Open Cloud on Azure. We’re looking forward to continuing our role as advisor to corporate users of this new technology.”

Open Cloud is distributed as a technology, not a SaaS, supporting the development of self-contained web applications that are fully independent from proprietary CAD or BIM end-user products. For more details, please see Open Cloud for Azure.

About Open Design Alliance

ODA builds SDKs for people who work with complex engineering data. We offer solutions for proprietary and open engineering formats including data access, visualization, cloud development, publishing and more. Learn more at

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