Autodesk and Bentley Systems are vowing to read each other's formats:
- Autodesk gives Bentley a copy of RealDWG
- Bentley gives Autodesk, well, nothing, because the DGN format is an open one, distributed by the Open Design Alliance.
- Both give each other APIs for AEC apps.
Bentley confirms that the ODA is now irrelevent both ways: (1) Bentley will use Autodesk's RealDWG instead of the Open Design Alliance's OpenDWG libarry; (2) Bentley will no longer provide documentation and tech support to the ODA's OpenDGN library for the DGN format that follow this year's release of MicroStation.