Redway3d to offer accelerated 2D and 3D graphics for the ODA Platform

Phoenix, AZ, United States and Paris, France, July 8, 2009

The Open Design Alliance (ODA) and Redway3d S.A.S. today announced their cooperation to develop accelerated 2D/3D graphics for the DWGdirect™ and DGNdirect™ platforms, based on the RED engine graphics technology.

Arnold Van Der WEIDE, ODA President, stated, “The ODA is actively developing partnerships with component providers, including Redway3d, to offer graphics solutions to ODA members. This collaboration will allow our members to offer improved 2D and 3D graphics performance to their end-users.”

Neil PETERSON, ODA CTO, added, “While ODA members will still have the standard OpenGL and DirectX device options, Redway3d is the only device to offer a plug-in approach to the ODA graphics device system. This approach validates the graphics device concept common to all ODA APIs and thus provides native and stable DWGdirect and DGNdirect compatibility.”

Lionel SCHMITT, CEO of Redway3d, commented, “Redway3d introduced the RED graphics device during the ODA World Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands, in April. The feedback was excellent and several ODA members immediately started integrating the RED graphics device into their software. I also strongly believe our run-time/royalty free business model will meet the ODA members’ expectations.”

About DWGdirect and DGNdirect

DWGdirect and DGNdirect are development environments for creating custom CAD and technical graphics applications using the C++ and .NET development languages. They include full support for the DWG, DXF and DGN file formats, a powerful object-oriented C++ API, and a rich feature set for editing, manipulating and rendering CAD data. DWGdirect includes support for DRX (DWGdirect Runtime eXtension) component technology, which can be used to build modular components that support custom objects and custom commands.

About Open Design Alliance

The Open Design Alliance is a non-profit consortium of over 2,000 software developers and users committed to promoting open, industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data and CAD legacy data. The ODA technology platform provides users with tools to create a wide range of applications, including custom data access and editing utilities, visualization tools, and even full-scale CAD systems. The platform also supports the use of both DWG and DGN files, with import and export capabilities to other file formats. The Open Design Alliance maintains the OpenDWG® library and publishes the OpenDWG file specification.

About Redway3d S.A.S.

Redway3d S.A.S. is an independent software development company based in Paris, France. Redway3d was the first and still the sole company to offer a single API that covers all visualization needs from 2D to real-time 3D as well as photo-realistic rendering, according to a run-time/royalty-free business model.