Open Design Alliance Announces DWGdirect and DGNdirect 2.7 Release

Phoenix, AZ, January 26, 2009 – The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announces the release of version 2.7 of the ODA software development platform, underlying DWGdirectä and DGNdirectä.

In addition to many improvements to core components, DWGdirect 2.7 includes significantly improved rendering performance and a beta version of a new SpaModeler module, which seamlessly integrates Spatial ACIS 3D modeling engine to provide three-dimensional solids editing, visualization, and more.

John Alpine, Vice President of Research &Development of Spatial Corporation, commented, “Integrating the ACIS 3D modeling engine with the ODA platform brings our 3D solids technology to a larger target audience within the CAD market. More users will have the ability to create, edit, and view 3D solids because of our collaboration with the ODA.”

DGNdirect 2.7 delivers enhanced support for V8 XM data, greatly improved rendering including support for RSC fonts and linetypes, and an updated DWGdirect export interface to provide export capability to PDF and SVG file formats directly from DGNdirect.

When asked about the latest ODA platform release, Neil Peterson, Chief Technical Officer of the ODA, responded, “The new features and improvements built in to both DWGdirect and DGNdirect further advance the attractiveness of our developer platform to software developers and designers. We are particularly pleased with the addition of the new SpaModeler component to our platform. Easy integration of quality third-party components adds great value to our software, and we are continuing to expand our offerings in this area.” Mr. Peterson added, “The ODA development team will be presenting and demonstrating the highlights of this new release at the upcoming ODA World Conference in April this year.”

Version 2.7 of the ODA platform is available immediately at www.opendesign.com for download by ODA members world-wide.

About the Open Design Alliance
The Open Design Alliance is a non-profit consortium of over 2,000 software developers and users committed to promoting open, industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data and CAD legacy data. The ODA technology platform provides users with the tools to create a wide range of applications, including custom data access and editing utilities, visualization tools, and even full-scale CAD systems. The platform also supports the use of both DWG and DGN files, with import and export capabilities to other file formats. The Open Design Alliance maintains the OpenDWG® library and publishes the OpenDWG file specification.

OpenDWG, DWGdirect, and DGNdirect are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Open Design Alliance. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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