Open Design Alliance's Teigha Cloud 4.0.1 beta
Press releases from Open Design Alliance are important, because they tell us today what AutoCAD workalikes like IntelliCAD, BricsCAD, and ARES (DraftSight, CorelCAD) are going to be doing tomorrow.
ODA's API is called Teigha, and it gives them and a thousand other CAD developers access to file formats like DWG from Autodesk and DGN from Bentley Systems. In addition, ODA makes it easier for the companies to implement complex CAD functions, such as ACIS-based solids modeling.
This week, ODA announced v4.0.1 of Teigha with these added functions:
- beta release of Teigha Cloud framework for cloud‐based rendering of DWG and DGN files
- changes to make it easier to customize Teigha Cloud for uses other than rendering
- support for associative arrays in drawings
- improvements to importing DGN files
- support for iOS 8 (they already support Android)
ODA members can now implement these functions -- or not. The point is that it is easier for them to do things like implementing arrays that automatically update themselves. ODA does the heavy lifting.