Open Design Alliance Raises Membership Fees

13 Nov, 2007

Organization also announced plans to extend DWGdirect and DGNdirect software libraries.

The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announced an increase in membership fees that will take effect on January 1. Information regarding the amount of the increase was not immediately available.

According to the ODA board of directors, the alliance also plans to increase development investment to strengthen and further extend the DWGdirect and DGNdirect software libraries and promote the open exchange of DWG and DGN data.

"The board of directors has a vision for both the purpose of the ODA in the CAD industry and the value provided to members," said Arnold van der Weide, president. "As a result, the board voted for a modest increase in membership fees to properly finance the next level of planned growth for the organization. As we increase investment in product development and quality assurance, we continue to supply our members with high-performing, reliable, and robust CAD technology."

ODA members can find more information about the new fee structure by visiting the ODA Forum.