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Fast-track Development with the AutoCAD OEM Platform

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Product Benefits

Technical Overview

What's Included

IFC Reader


Growing your business starts by addressing market needs not served by existing solutions. When you see those opportunities, you need to move quickly to fill the market space and reap the rewards. Developing and selling plug-ins was a good first step for your business, but now you’re ready to drive revenue and margin growth by creating your own applications. AutoCAD OEM is a platform for rapidly building applications, and rapidly building your business.

Your starting point will be the world’s most proven CAD system. To make it your own, simply “hide” any unneeded AutoCAD functionality, add your unique value by adding plug-ins, and stamp the application with your own brand and look-and-feel. With the speed and efficiency of Tech Soft 3D solutions, you can successfully extend your reach by entering the software application business.

OEM Product Benefits

Fast-Track your Development: Begin your project closer to the end goal with intuitive wizards and productivity tools that keep your development schedule on track.

Get Everything You Need in One Cost-Effective Platform: Develop with all the tools and features you need in one cost-effective product. No need to devote resources to re-inventing the wheel, and no need to license other technology.

Develop a Branded Application with a Powerful Foundation: Create a customized look-and-feel through one-of-a-kind images, splash screens, icons, drop-down menus, licensing, naming, and branding. Your product may be built on AutoCAD OEM, but the customer will experience an application uniquely yours.

Build on the CAD Standard: Give your application support for the latest operating systems and platforms, and the broad appeal of a familiar interface and logical commands. Access a wealth of development tools, on line help, forums, training and the vast Autodesk Developer Network. Benefit directly from the millions of development hours that have gone into making AutoCAD the trusted and proven product it is today.

Technical Overview

Explore a technical overview and explanation of the AutoCAD OEM development platform for software developers. See the toolkit components and workflow used to easily create your unique CAD application. Get an advanced start building your custom application by starting with the world's most proven CAD system.

In this video we'll cover:

  • Installed components
  • Developer documentation and resources
  • MakeWizard
  • Customizing native features
  • Removing content
  • Customizing UI and appearance
  • Adding runtime modules
  • User documentation customization
  • InstallWizard
  • Creating a distributable package

What's Included

The OEM Development Toolkit

  • A full no-license-required version of AutoCAD that can be used for building your application
  • 2 wizards that can be used to configure and customize your OEM application
  • Sample projects and tutorials
  • Specific OEM documentation

Multiple Development Options

The AutoCAD OEM Platform

The OEM Make Wizard

The OEM Installer Wizard

IFC Reader

Add IFC reading support to your custom AutoCAD OEM application or AutoCAD plug-in with only a few simple steps. The IFC Reader is an additional chargeable module that allows you to efficiently access IFC files and accurately translate IFC geometry with properties to native DWG entities.

Make Your Application BIM Ready: Comply with government guidelines, enable your customers to access other markets and win more business. Full accreditation from buildingSMART for IFC2X3 as well as support for IFC4.

Save Time with Fast Loading of IFC Files: Shortens initial viewing as IFC Reader only reads the file tree and structure resulting in rapid file loading.

Only Create the Entities You Need: Make your workflow more efficient by using the file tree to select only the parts you want created as native AutoCAD (DWG) entities. IFC properties are maintained and added to the native AutoCAD entities.

Tightly Integrated with AutoCAD OEM and AutoCAD: Looks like a standard import format within your application. All features come with full context sensitive help.

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AutoCAD OEM is a software development platform for rapidly building custom applications by starting with the world's most proven CAD system.

Create a customized product with your own images, splash screens, icons, menus, and branding. Your product is built on AutoCAD OEM, but the customer will experience an application that is uniquely yours, sold through your channels and based on your licensing model.

Develop with all the tools and features you need in one cost-effective product. No need to devote resources to re-inventing the wheel, and no need for you or your customers to license other technology.

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