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    ODA Releases STEP SDK

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, Jan 13, 2022 Open Design Alliance (ODA), provider of complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM, announced the release of a new STEP SDK (Software Development Kit) for accessing STEP data. STEP is the exchange standard defined by ISO 10303 for representing and communicating digital product information, and is widely supported by leading mechanical CAD applications as a neutral standard for data exchange.

    “Our goal is to be the leading provider of SDKs for open standards,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “As an alliance, ODA has the best business model and licensing terms in the industry. And we have deep experience with the STEP physical file format from developing our solution for IFC, the international exchange standard for BIM.

    “The release of STEP SDK establishes ODA as a critical provider of mechanical exchange technologies, and it opens significant opportunities for our member companies in this market.”

    The new ODA STEP SDK offers the following features:

    • Support for the AP203, AP214, AP238, AP242 and CIS/2 schemas
    • Runtime schema initialization from the EXPRESS file
    • Access to all metadata defined by the EXPRESS schema
    • SDAI (Standard Data Access Interface) API
    • C++ late-bound API

    Advanced creation, visualization, .NET support and other features are under development and will be released later this year.

    Availability and Pricing

    The new STEP SDK is included as part of the standard ODA membership offering, and is available to all ODA members at no additional fee. More information about STEP SDK can be found at https://www.opendesign.com/products/step.

    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 more information, visit https://www.opendesign.com.

    Nitin Patil
    Nitin Patil
    Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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