DWG Debate

Strassman, Mark
September 2005
Cadalyst;Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
The author comments on the article "Getting Real: Is Autodesk Trying to Undermine Open Design Alliance?," which appeared in the July 2005 issue of "Cadalyst." The article gave the impression that Autodesk introduced RealDWG software development tools in response to the Open Design Alliance. The author states that Autodesk introduced RealDWG in response to its customers' and third-party developers' need to produce software applications that read and write DWG files. RealDWG ensures the integrity of the file format and sharing of technology so that customers do not compromise their design data. The author reiterates that Autodesk's products provide support for the International Alliance for Interoperability's Industry Foundation Classes and for the Open GIS Consortium, which are all important in the exchange of information and interoperability.


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