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ODA Adds Sculpted Solid Support to its Drawings SDK

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, Jun 21, 2021 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), the leading provider of CAD and BIM interoperability solutions, announced today the release of sculpted solid support in its Drawings SDK. ODA Drawings SDK is ODA’s industry-standard toolkit for working with DWG data from any application on any platform.

The new sculpted solid functionality supports the creation of standard ACIS-based 3D solid entities from collections of bounding surfaces. The resulting solids can be embedded in any standard DWG file.


sculpt_demo_03D solids before and after sculpting operation (visualized in ODA Cloud Viewer)


“With the addition of sculpted solids, we now have native support for more than 90% of solid modeling operations available directly in our Drawings API,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “This includes Boolean operations, lofting, sweeps, and more.

“While DWG is primarily thought of as a 2D technology, more and more people are starting to use it for 3D as well. By integrating our native solid modeler with Drawings SDK, ODA member companies can take advantage of the 3D capabilities of DWG without licensing expensive third-party modelers.”

Availability and Pricing

Sculpted solid support is available in Drawings SDK version 22.5 and later, and it is accessible to all ODA members at

Pricing for ODA memberships 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 1200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline. For ore information, visit

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