Open Design Alliance continues with virtual conference for 2021

Open Design Alliance (ODA) says its annual conference will again be virtual. ODA Summit 2021 will be September 21st, 2021. The summit brings together engineering software professionals to discuss industry trends, best practices for CAD and BIM development, and advancements in ODA technologies. Guest speakers include representatives from buildingSMART International (bSI) and Google.

ODA says the summit will focus on the following technology areas:
CAD Interoperability. Latest advancements in ODA’s universal CAD engine for DWG.
BIM Interoperability. Independent support for working with Autodesk Revit and Navisworks files, along with ODA’s industry-leading solution for IFC including a new validation module and support for the OpenCDE (Common Data Environment) standard from buildingSMART International.
Beyond Data Interoperability. Fast-tracking application development with ODA solutions for visualization, web development, PDF publishing, solid modeling, and more.

In addition, the summit includes member presentations from industry leaders to showcase 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.”

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

About Open Design Alliance
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 world-wide, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline.

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