ODA Releases Apple Silicon Support

Open Design Alliance (ODA), a leading provider of CAD and BIM interoperability solutions, announced today the release of Apple Silicon support for its full suite of Software Development Kits (SDKs).

ODA says its new Apple Silicon support allows ODA components to be incorporated into applications that run on the new Apple M1 processor. Apple began shipping select Apple MacBook models with M1 processors in mid-November 2020. Apple claims the new processor brings faster performance, improved battery life, and improved security to Apple Mac computers.

“ODA has a significant user base on Mac, particularly in the area of architectural design,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “Our new Silicon SDKs allow ODA members to easily port their existing Intel-based Mac applications over to Apple Silicon, to take advantage of the superior performance offered by the M1 chip.

“ODA has a long history of Mac support, dating back to the PowerPC in the late 1990s. We’re looking forward to a smooth transition to this latest generation of Apple processors.”

ODA members can download ODA SDKs for Apple Silicon from opendesign.com, starting with version 21.11. Apple Silicon support is included as part of the standard ODA membership offering at no additional cost to members.

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