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Tech Soft 3D, a provider of software development tools and 3D PDF solutions to the engineering industry, announces the release of HOOPS Communicator 2017 software development toolkit (SDK), a simple, powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization.

“The world of engineering graphics today is stunning and vibrant, and tremendously complex when creating applications for the web, and every year new web technologies result in better performance and increased complexity,” said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator Product Manager. “The team has worked hard this year to improve the product in all areas and with this release we have further streamlined the architecture to make it even easier to integrate HOOPS Communicator into an often complex server environment.”

HOOPS Communicator 2017 addresses these complexities with a simple, powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization. High level APIs allow users to connect 3D data to vital business intelligence and customize branding, user interface and look and feel. Whether customers are creating a web-based service or deploying a custom solution for use inside the corporate firewall, if their team can write HTML code, they will be able to add 3D content quickly.

HOOPS Communicator 2017 provides support for drawing, smart loading, semantic PMI data and improvements to the user interface including Axis Triad support and point/edge snapping for selection. Also, a simplification of server architecture, a completely reworked Model Browser (with multi-select), vastly improved touch and mobile support and level of detail support for even faster model streaming result in a richer user experience.

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 10:52

Tech Soft 3D Introduces HOOPS Publish

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Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of component technologies to the engineering software industry, today announced the extension of its flagship HOOPS Product Suite with the release of a new component toolkit, HOOPS Publish™. HOOPS Publish is a unique SDK that application developers can incorporate into their 3D software to easily provide rich 3D PDF publishing capabilities. Through a simple integration with HOOPS Publish, developers who currently provide output to common 3D data formats can offer the capability for their end users to report, archive and share their data through the 3D PDF format, accessible to 98% of internet-enabled computers worldwide.

HOOPS Publish is available in two alternative packages. HOOPS Publish Lite reads a range of standard 3D file formats and exports to the Adobe Acrobat-supported PRC, U3D or PDF formats. HOOPS Publish Advanced includes Lite functionality plus additional API access and the ability to directly create or enhance 3D data from within an application. HOOPS Publish is powered by the same native 3D PDF technology Tech Soft 3D provides to Adobe, and is fully compatible with Adobe Acrobat and Reader.

"The addition of HOOPS Publish to the HOOPS Product Suite is a key part of our goal to help engineering software developers create or enhance their applications," said Gavin Bridgeman, Tech Soft 3D Vice President of SDK Products. "HOOPS 3D Exchange™ helps applications access 3D data, HOOPS 3D Framework™ helps them visualize it, and HOOPS Publish helps applications share that 3D data with a broad audience. The marketplace is hungry for a native SDK to generate rich 3D PDF content, and HOOPS Publish provides the solution."

"When we selected Tech Soft 3D as our development partner for 3D PDF, a key objective was to create a standalone SDK that would enable ISVs to publish high-value 3D PDF files," said Kirk Gould, director, Acrobat engineering, Adobe. "Since HOOPS Publish is based on the same technology used by Adobe products, such as Adobe Reader and Acrobat, ISVs can be assured that the 3D PDF files generated with HOOPS Publish will be 100 percent compatible with Adobe applications."

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Monday, 28 February 2011 14:18

Tech Soft 3D Launches HOOPS 3D Exchange v4.0

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Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of component technology to the engineering software industry, is pleased to announce today the latest release of HOOPS 3D Exchange™. Companies can integrate this proven toolkit to develop applications that read product and assembly information from leading 3D CAD formats.  Packed with format, feature and platform enhancements, the newest version responds to the growing demand for accurate and extensible data exchange throughout the industry.  

“Data sharing has never been more important,” said Phil Spreier, Translation Solutions Product Manager. “We understand the nuances of the market and are committed to providing developers an up-to-date, cost-effective, single library solution that will future-proof their applications for a data environment that’s constantly evolving.”

The result is broadened accessibility and functionality in HOOPS 3D Exchange v4.0, which now reads the most current versions of Siemens NX (7.5), SolidWorks (2010/2011,) and includes VDA- FS, (versions 1.0 and 2.0.) Also, the PRC file format at the core of HOOPS 3D Exchange can now be easily published into data-rich and secure PDF documents.

Other key enhancements include:

- Markup definition (semantic PMI)

- Platform support for the Linux 32-bit system

- Incremental assembly file loading

- Re-tessellate functionality

- Curve and surface evaluators

“Our solution provides geometry and manufacturing data for all leading CAD formatsin a single package,” saidSpreier. “Never before has engineering information been more accessible –or more affordable.”

Learn more about HOOPS 3D Exchange.

Apply for a free evaluation of HOOPS 3D Exchange with Tech Soft 3D’s 60-Day Evaluation Program.

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