Tech Soft 3D Supercharges HOOPS Platforms for Developing Web, Desktop and Mobile Engineering Applications

HOOPS Platforms deliver powerful, integrated 3D component technology for native and web engineering applications.

HOOPS Platforms 2018

Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, today announces that it has released the 2018 HOOPS® Platforms for creating web, desktop and mobile engineering applications with the launch of HOOPS Native Platform 2018, HOOPS Web Platform 2018 and HOOPS Platform 2018. The three HOOPS platforms power applications with proven 3D technologies, including high-performance 3D graphics, accurate and fast CAD data translation, 3D data publishing, and tight connections to popular modeling kernels.

“The explosion of new technologies such as AR/VR and 3D printing are transforming markets and creating incredible business opportunities as well as challenges for developers of engineering software,” said Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D. “HOOPS Platforms are designed to help development teams quickly get high-performance 3D products to market, even in an environment where development resources are limited, and competition is fierce.”

The world of engineering software and technology, in general, is moving fast and developers are continuously looking for ways to accelerate application development. The use of component technology, like the HOOPS toolkits, is an efficient way to achieve accelerated development without sacrificing quality, and therefore, tight integrations between components is a must. Having each toolkit tightly connected, and the bridges built to connect HOOPS Exchange to Parasolid – including HOOPS Exchange and Parasolid running natively on iOS, and to other important systems, gives software developers a major advantage in their development. They are able to focus on creating the applications they need versus trying to fit together individual SDKs that weren’t architected to work with other SDKs. That advantage allows developers to meet the market demands for accelerating application development on any device, browser, operating system or platform such as AR/VR or 3D printing.  

“Creating successful 3D applications in a competitive market requires proven tools that help you develop better and faster than your competition,” added Gavin Bridgeman, CTO at Tech Soft 3D. “The HOOPS Platforms empower our partners to differentiate their offerings and exceed customer expectations when it comes to fast, accurate data access, high-performance visualization, and seamless 3D data publishing.” 

The HOOPS Platform includes:

·        HOOPS Exchange 2018

·        HOOPS Visualize 2018

·        HOOPS Communicator 2018

·        HOOPS Publish 2018

The HOOPS Native Platform includes:

·        HOOPS Exchange 2018

·        HOOPS Visualize 2018

·        HOOPS Publish 2018

The HOOPS Web Platform includes:

·        HOOPS Exchange 2018

·        HOOPS Communicator 2018

·        HOOPS Publish 2018

About HOOPS Platforms

The HOOPS Platforms combine market-leading 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and data publishing, along with tight connections to popular modeling kernels. With a single licensing fee, these offerings are the most cost-effective way to leverage the full spectrum of HOOPS functionality for both existing applications and future development projects. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Platform can sign up for a free 60-day evaluation.

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

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

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Source: Tech Soft 3D


Categories: Engineering

Tags: 3D CAD, 3D data, 3D printing, AR, cloud, engineering, manufacturing, MBD, mobile, software development, VR

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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 PRC format that is part of the PDF standard.

Angela Simoes
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