The second annual Teigha® Developer Conference took place on September 7-8, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Designed to assist ODA members as they create innovative engineering applications that work with DWG and DGN file formats, the conference provides members with technical guidance and code-level assistance for all aspects of Teigha development.
Ralph Grabowski was at the event covering it with live blogging. We present here the complete coverage of the event as reported on worldcadaccess.typepad.com
I reproduce from Ralph Grabowski's blog posts some of the key takeaways from the conference:
- "Today, we are no longer just an import-export library." Teigha is a full development framework, upon which CAD systems can be built - ODA President Neil Peterson
- In addition to providing Teigha for DWG and DGN files, the ODA has integrated optional libraries:
- ACIS modeling from Dasault Spatial
- C3D modeling kernel from ASCON C3D Labs
- HOOPS export from Techsoft 3D
- Real-time ray tracing from Redway3D
- Additional PDF functions from Visual Integrity
- Constraints and parametrics from LEDAS and Siemens PLM
- Autodesk originally did not provide access to DWG files, insisting instead that DXF was sufficient, but 3D modeling data in DXF was encrypted. Only after the ODA was established did Autodesk suddenly come up with its own DWG API. So, thank the ODA for getting Autodesk to open up.
- ODA supports PDF import and export inside of Teigha
- Teigha Cloud renders a 10MB drawing on the cloud. Uses low level graphics metafile format that contains geometry and rendering instructions
- The C3D kernel from ASCON Russia is now supported on Teigha
- Teigha runs on mobile OSes, like Android and iOS
- Special Interest Groups of ODA offer Teigha Architecture and Teigha Civil - extending Teigha functions relevant to the verticals.
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