Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Communicator 2018 Toolkit for Web-Based Engineering Applications

Powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization now supports 2D and 3D AutoCAD DWG

HOOPS Communicator 2018

Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, today announces the release of HOOPS® Communicator 2018 software development toolkit (SDK), a powerful toolkit for building advanced web-based engineering applications.

For those developing architectural engineering and construction (AEC) or building information modeling (BIM) applications, HOOPS Communicator now supports AutoCAD DWG files and point clouds. This is in addition to already supporting IFC, an interoperable file format for construction. These tools provide a robust environment for visualization, query and navigation of construction models.

HOOPS Communicator 2018 supports advanced workflows such as product lifecycle management (PLM) and product configurators with major improvements such as the ability to aggregate models. Assemblies can be easily separated into their constituent parts which can be combined on-demand or quickly swapped out for different revisions. 

"Users of engineering applications demand advanced graphics capabilities, putting intense pressure on developers. With HOOPS Communicator 2018 we encapsulate and streamline much of the complexity of delivering advanced graphics," said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator Product Manager. "New features such as x-ray rendering mode and being able to apply materials to geometry on the client for improved visual fidelity are key items that we know are expected when creating complex 3D engineering applications for the web."

Guido Hoffmann

HOOPS Communicator Product Manager

“Users of engineering applications demand advanced graphics capabilities, putting intense pressure on developers. With HOOPS Communicator 2018 we encapsulate and streamline much of the complexity of delivering advanced graphics,” said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator Product Manager. “New features such as x-ray rendering mode and being able to apply materials to geometry on the client for improved visual fidelity are key items that we know are expected when creating complex 3D engineering applications for the web.”

For more information about HOOPS Communicator, visit https://www.techsoft3d.com/products/hoops/communicator/

About HOOPS Communicator
HOOPS Communicator integrates seamlessly into web applications to provide rich 3D data in the cloud and mobile devices. Leading companies that offer solutions based on HOOPS Communicator include SOLIDWORKS, Aras, GrabCAD (Stratasys), 3D Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Assemble Systems, Siemens Solid Edge and many more. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Communicator can sign up for a free 60-day trial.

About Tech Soft 3D 
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the 3D format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com.

HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D. All other products or company references are the property of their respective holders.

Media Contact: Angela Simoes, 415-302-2934, angela@techsoft3d.com

Source: Tech Soft 3D


Categories: Architecture and Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Web 2.0

Tags: AEC, AutoCAD, BIM, DWG, engineering, manufacturing, software development, web applications


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Angela Simoes
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