Another option to build your MDA is a windows command line tool (MxBuild.exe) that can be used to build the MDA from a mpr in a specific folder.
For details go to the modeler folder C:\Program Files\ Mendix\Mendix 7.x.y\modeler.
There you can find the MxBuild.exe file for details please run this exe on the command line via
Maybe you could combine this with
There is a 'Build API'
You could chain a 'Create Package' and a 'Download Package' maybe?
See documentation here: https://docs.mendix.com/apidocs-mxsdk/apidocs/build-api
Or you just hit F7 (or Project --> Create deployment package) in your modeller.
This created a local MDA file in your project folder \ releases.
You can select either versioned or unversioned:
For as far as I know even the SDK works with a cloud hosted version of your application. You can create a package in the modeler, but this also uses the SVN server in it's process.