Skip to content or navigation


Search results for "Open Design Alliance"

Open Design Alliance Releases ‘Drawings 2020u2’ with Full ReCap Support

Drawings 2020u2 contains a number of additional features including enhancements to .dgn threading support and improvements to the ODA geometry sub-system, as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues.

Filed Under: News, MCAD. Read more...

Open Design Alliance (ODA) to showcase BIM solutions in Milan

ODA DevCon 19 will be highlighting support for open and proprietary BIM formats.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Open Design Alliance announces its first IFC software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit aims to improve IFC implementations throughout the AEC industry.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New ‘BimNv’ SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases Teigha BIM 4.3.1

Third-party developers can now export both 2D and 3D geometry to native Revit 2018 files with the latest Teigha BIM SDK from the ODA—expanding interoperability and capacity for CAD and BIM developers.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

Open Design Alliance Releases Teigha 4.2.4—Support for Autodesk ReCap Files

ODA updates Teigha SDK technologies to version 4.2.2.

Filed Under: News, MCAD. Read more...

Open Design Alliance Announces Teigha BIM for Autodesk Revit

CAD Industry Consortium ODA Targets Autodesk’s BIM Dominance with New Teigha BIM API. Reverse-Engineered Technology Enables Competitors Access to Native Revit Files and Families.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Architecture, Mac CAD. Read more...

Spatial Corp and Open Design Alliance announce partnership

Spatial forms partnership with Open Design Alliance

Filed Under: News, Mac 3D, Mac CAD. Read more...

Bentley Systems expands alliance with Microsoft—accelerates infrastructure digital twins

The alliance between Bentley and Microsoft situates the latter’s Azure IoT and maps technologies into Bentley’s iTwin cloud-based technologies and solutions enabling advancements in urban planning and smart cities.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Engineering. Read more...

ODA releases Open IFC Viewer for Mac and Windows

OpenIfcViewer is to provide professional-grade visualization to facilitate the development and adoption of new IFC versions.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary, Visualization. Read more...

ODA Publishes Open Cloud to Azure Marketplace

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

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

BIG BIM plus Open BIM with Vectorworks Architect

You likely associate Vectorworks—a CAD/BIM software with historically strong graphics capacity—with marquee designers like Daniel Libeskind and award-winning small firms. However, you might want to start updating your associations.

Filed Under: Features, Firm Profile. Read more...

Siemens and Bentley Systems—Companies Strengthen Strategic Alliance and Join Investments

Ambitions continue to further accelerate joint business for Bentley Systems and Siemens.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary, Engineering. Read more...

Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities Markets

Siemens and Bentley partner to address digitalization of energy utility markets worldwide.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Construction, Engineering. Read more...

Special Interview: IMSI/Design Talks About All Things TurboCAD

In this special interview Architosh speaks to Bob Mayer, President, IMSI/Design, about the venerable product TurboCAD—about its technologies, platforms, and the future.

Filed Under: Features, Interviews. Read more...

Trimble and Nemetschek Group form strategic alliance

The two AECO American and German technology giants form partnership to expand adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across building design, construction and operation workflows.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Construction, Engineering. Read more...

GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD 17 scores 100 Percent in the COBie Design and Construction Documents Challenge

ArchiCAD 17 reaches Perfect Score for COBie Challenge

Filed Under: News, AECO, Architecture. Read more...

Product Review: IMSI Design’s TurboSite Pro 2 for iPad

In this product review Architosh looks at the award-winning IMSI Design TurboSite Pro v2 and its many abilities to streamline the field report process in AEC workflows

Filed Under: Reviews, AEC Industry Tools, Mobile Application Tools. Read more...

Open BIM stakeholders establish global program to promote Open BIM standards

Open BIM movement moves forward with coordinated global efforts

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Construction, Engineering. Read more...

Architosh Talks to solidThinking about the Mac and industrial design

In this interview, Architosh speaks with both Robert (Bob) Little and Alex Mazzardo about Altair’s decision to buy solidThinking and what it means for the company, how solidThinking will expand its footprint in the United States, and why solidThinking should be the preferred choice of industrial designers everywhere.

Filed Under: Features. Read more...

CAD Society 2008 Awards: Yares, Bass and Riddle win honors for their achievements in the field of computer-aided design (CAD)

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass wins CAD Society Leadership Award, Evan Yares wins CAD Society’s Joe Greco Community Award, and Mike Riddle wins CAD Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Mac CAD. Read more...

BIM News: 2020 ODA DevCon Goes Virtual This September

The Open Design Alliances’s Developer Conference this year will be virtual, featuring guest keynote speakers from buildingSMART Internation, Microsoft, Google, and others.

Filed Under: News, AECO, MCAD. Read more...

CAD/BIM Development Moving Faster—The ODA Announces Monthly Releases

Open Design Alliance is a non-profit technology consortium of 1200 member companies, working together to develop solutions for complex engineering design problems.

Filed Under: News, Analysis & Commentary, MCAD, Software Development. Read more...

ODA DevCon ’19—Coming Full Circle in The AEC Industry

Pete Evans was in Milan to cover the ODA’s biggest ever developer conference and reports on the Open Design Alliance’s plans for software development kits that will transform the AEC industry through democratization of standards and open access to data.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

BIM News: buildingSMART and ODA Announce Strategic Partnership

The Open Design Alliance and buildingSMART International form strategic partnership on interoperability standards for BIM technologies.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

ODA Releases Architecture SDK 2019.2

Open Design Alliance releases updated toolkit for building architectural design applications.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Architecture. Read more...

INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

Filed Under: architosh INSIDER, Features, Interviews. Read more...

ODA Accelerates BIM Interoperability With Native Revit File Support

The Open Design Alliance’s reverse engineered Revit file format support for its Teigha BIM API may soon change the BIM application landscape.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Mac CAD. Read more...

Autodesk Launches Tandem ‘Digital Twin’ AEC Platform

Autodesk launches Tandem and enters the Digital Twins platform market to help building owners gain lifecycle efficiencies in AEC.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

The ODA Releases Support for Apple Silicon Macs

The ODA ships SDKs for Apple Silicon Macs — offering CAD and 3D developers on the Mac platform smooth transition to next-gen Macs support.

Filed Under: News, Apple, MCAD. Read more...

What’s Beyond Revit — Anagnost on Autodesk AEC Futures

Autodesk’s CEO looks beyond the controversy and aims to foster confidence in its long-term vision for architects. 

Filed Under: Features, Interviews. Read more...

Autodesk Joins ODA to Fast Track Improvements to Interoperability

Autodesk joins ODA to bring stronger IFC and interoperability improvements to Revit and its AEC products, strengthening the AEC industry.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

BIM News: ODA Releases new IFC Software Development Kit—2020u2

New support for 4×2 IFC-Bridge Extension included in the latest ODA update.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

BIM News: ODA Adds Limited Family Creation for BimRv 2020u2 SDK

New ODA SDK for BimRv 2020u2 adds limited Revit Family creation.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

BRICSYS 2019—Lift Creativity, Reduce, Complexity, Act as One

Bricsys continues to push on its leadership front in the area of Machine Learning and AI in BIM but the big news this year was on the new Rhino 3D + Grasshopper integration that benefits not just BIM workflows but MCAD workflows as well. Zaha Hadid Architects and HOK were global design innovators presenting at the conference as well.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

ODA Toolkit Will Allow Generation of Revit Model Files from Any Application

Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

CIVIGNER is New Web-based Engineering Application for Civil and Geo

A new web-based 3D CAD system from Spain emerges as CIVIGNER and is being shown this week at a Barcelona conference as its big debut. We have the story.

Filed Under: Features, Interviews. Read more...

architosh INSIDER 02 — Introduction

Our second INSIDER Report focuses on delivering the latest state of the art thinking about the present and future state of (.dwg).

Filed Under: architosh INSIDER, News, AECO, MCAD. Read more...

INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration

Bricsys has possibly taken the leadership front in the area of merging Machine Learning (ML) within a CAD tool—it has demonstrated truly powerful and ground-breaking new intelligence in a (.dwg) native-based CAD and BIM tool, with specialized verticals coming by way of a powerful third-party API system.

Filed Under: architosh INSIDER, Features, Special. Read more...

INSIDER: Graebert On Concentric Circles of (.dwg) Users—Why Its Cloud and Enterprise Updates Matter

The cloud is unlocking roadblocks in existing workflows and Graebert’s ARES Kudo, in particular, is enabling its OEM partners to build enriched solution portfolios that scale up to the larger enterprise client level.

Filed Under: architosh INSIDER, Features, Special. Read more...

Hexagon Now Has End-to-End AEC Solutions Platform with Acquisition of Bricsys

Bricsys is now a subsidiary of a massive and growing critical company in the Industry 4.0 revolution. In this news analysis article, we discuss Hexagon’s focus and technologies as they can possibly relate to this new focus on AEC BIM.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

Breaking: HEXAGON Just Became World’s Largest AEC BIM & CAD Company

Hexagon AB already skirts the edges of AEC with its total stations, laser systems, and GPS systems technologies but now owns Bricsys’s formidable DWG-native CAD and BIM platforms, making Hexagon a new major player in the world of AEC software.

Filed Under: News, AECO. Read more...

Fireside Chat—The Details Behind Vectorworks 2019

Architosh talks to Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the nuances and rationales behind the latest big features in Vectorworks 2019.

Filed Under: Features, Interviews. Read more...

Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2018: Perez’s Model of Technological Revolutions—BIM, CDEs and VR

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

SolidWorks Veteran Joins SimScale—Cloud Native Simulation Engineering App Team Gains Leader

SimScale is an industry leader in cloud-native engineering simulation technology, based in Germany but now possibly growing in the Boston region with a key new executive added to the team.

Filed Under: News, Engineering, MCAD. Read more...

progeSOFT iCADMac 2018 Released—Native DWG CAD Program Gains Features

progeCAD SA’s macOS native version got a good-sized update in December—iCADMac 2018.

Filed Under: News, Mac CAD, MCAD. Read more...

BIM6x Announces Revit Families and Revit Geometry Exchange Add-on for ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD users will get direct import and export of Revit families and files via new plugin from BIM6x.

Filed Under: News, AECO, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

Alternative to Innovative—Notes From 2017 Annual Graebert Meeting

Graebert continues to expand and capitalize on the legacy of DWG CAD, advancing its positions—especially with respect to its Trinity of CAD strategy while introducing new focused ARES-branded products and services.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release

The flagship TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2D/3D CAD solution from IMSI-Design offers new connections to the company’s popular iOS and Android apps, plus dozens of new features.

Filed Under: News, MCAD. Read more...

Looking at The Future of Vectorworks—CEO Dr. Sarkar Shares Insights

The future of major technologies and tools isn’t always clear. However, one can gain some key perspectives from the answers to critical questions by tech leadership. In this interview, Architosh asks Vectorworks’ CEO Dr. Sarkar questions that probe the future of Vectorworks.

Filed Under: Features, Interviews. Read more...

ODA Works Around Autodesk—Reverse Engineered SKD for Revit Released To Developers

Now available for licensing and production use, ODA’s Teigha BIM can bring native Revit file support to any CAD or 3D application utilizing the available software development kit.

Filed Under: , AECO. Read more...

BRICSYS 2016 Coming to Munich in One Week

Next week in Munich, Bricsys NV, will host its annual developers conference on everything BricsCAD including introducing its latest version 17 release. The native DWG competitor targets directions both similar and unique to its euro cousin Graebert as both compete to win market share from US giant Autodesk.

Filed Under: News, Mac CAD, MCAD. Read more...

Dr. Sarkar Reveals Details Behind Development of New Vectorworks 2017 Software

Some of the biggest feature updates in Vectorworks 2017 are discussed in detail, and we learn how the company is thinking more “multi-generational” while still being intensely customer-driven to better position itself as a leading BIM competitor.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

Tech Soft 3D release HOOPS Visualize 2016—new 64-bit support for Apple iOS and more

Graphics toolkit boasts new 64-bit support for iOS and Android, advancements in performance and tight integrations with Parasolid modeling kernel and Autodesk’s RealDWG.

Filed Under: News, MCAD. Read more...

Product Review: Graebert ARES Commander 2016 for Mac

Does Germany’s Graebert have what it takes to challenge mighty Autodesk’s market leading AutoCAD in global 2/3D CAD? In this in-depth product review, Architosh reviews the Mac version of ARES Commander 2016, introducing readers to the company’s history and product orientation philosophy in the process.

Filed Under: Reviews, AEC Industry Tools, MCAD Industry Tools. Read more...

Graebert Annual Meeting in Berlin—ARES CAD Technology Spreads Its Wings

Graebert of Germany is one of the most important CAD technology companies in the world and we feel fortunate to have been asked to attend, among a small cadre of CAD journalists, the annual meeting event in Berlin. Senior Associate Editor, Pete Evans summarizes this year’s Annual Meeting wherein he see ARES CAD technology spreading its wings out beyond its strong OEM deals—to new niche desktop products and key mobile products in ARES TOUCH.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

Dassault Systemes releases DraftSight 2D CAD system for Mac

French Dassault Systemes, a world-leader in MCAD and PLM has released its new free 2D DWG CAD software, DraftSight, for the Apple Mac platform.

Filed Under: News, Mac CAD. Read more...

Archway ships VersaCAD 2008 for Windows

Archway Systems, Inc., announces shipping version of VersaCAD 2008 for Windows. New version is one of the first CAD systems to switch file formats to an XML-based system to promote openness and user-centric control of data.

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Engineering, Mac CAD. Read more...

Bentley’s Now Public—YII20 Highlights and Re-Attacking the Architecture Market

This in-depth feature looks into Bentley’s new positions in the global infrastructure market, including a deeper look at the Architecture sector.

Filed Under: Features, Special. Read more...

The Future: Apple Moving to ARM-based Macs in 2021

Apple is poised to make the move to custom design processors for its Macs and will tap its elite experience in ARM-based chip design to empower Mac computers to go places it deems it cannot get to by sticking with Intel.

Filed Under: News, Analysis & Commentary, Apple. Read more...

INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

Each issue arrives in your inbox on the first Sunday of the month. Issue #1 arrived on March 3, 2019. Full archives and easy navigation for your pleasure. Enjoy! 

Sign-up for our monthly newsletter
architosh INSIDER Xpresso.

  • Architosh will never pass any of your information onto third parties.
  • For more information read our privacy policy.
  • It is easy to unsubscribe at any time. Follow the links in the newletter footer.

(Recommended. These infrequent sponsored emails help us to provide our Xpresso newsletter for free.)

 
INSIDER Membership

Read 3 free Feature or Analysis articles per month.

Or, subscribe now for unlimited full access to Architosh.