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Open Design Alliance — Summit 2021 Event Details

The ODA — or Open Design Alliance — has an important Summit each year offering attendees to see critical developments in AEC interoperability technologies.


The Open Design Alliance (ODA), the leading provider of CAD and BIM interoperability solutions, has announced its ODA Summit 2021 event to be held on 21 Sep 2021.

The summit brings together engineering software professionals across a range of industries to discuss technology trends, best practices for development, and advancements in ODA technologies. Guest speakers include representatives from buildingSMART International (bSI) and Google.

ODA Summit Details

The ODA Summit will have three major focus areas, including CAD Interoperability, BIM Interoperability, and Beyond Data Interoperability.

Attendees can learn about the latest advancements in ODA’s universal CAD engine for DWG. For BIM developers and professionals, attendees can learn about more support for working with Autodesk® Revit® and Navisworks® files, in addition to ODA’s industry leadership and solution for IFC (Industry Foundation Classes). The ODA will discuss the new validation module and support for OpenCDE (Common Data Environment) standard from buildingSMART International (bSI).


The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announces its ODA Summit 2021. The conference is virtual and is free for all to attend, enabling a larger audience of CAD and BIM industry professionals to witness the exciting developments happening with the ODA.

For data interoperability, attendees can fast-track their app development with ODA solutions for visualization, web development, PDF publishing, and solid modeling, and more. The event will feature speakers and presentations from industry leaders showcasing the use of ODA technologies in real-world applications.

“We’ve expanded the event format this year to include two new industry discussion panels,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “The first panel will provide an industry perspective on scan to BIM, ODA’s new project to automate the conversion of LIDAR scan data to BIM models. The second will focus on the new IDS validation standard from bSI, which is being developed to improve the quality and usability of IFC for the broader industry.

“If you’re curious about ODA, the summit is a great opportunity to learn more about our technologies, future plans, and our vital role within the industry.”

Registration and Pricing

ODA Summit 2021 is a virtual event that is free to all. More details and registration information can be found at

About ODA

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 worldwide, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers, and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.

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