New Server Licensing Option Enables Re-Use of CAD Data and 3D PDF Publishing in Cloud-Based Applications and Services
Bend, OR – November 6, 2013 – Today, Tech Soft 3D rounds out its cloud and mobile suite with the announcement of HOOPS Exchange 7.0 and HOOPS Publish 7.0. These releases enable engineering software developers to accurately translate CAD data quickly (HOOPS Exchange) or export 3D PDFs (HOOPS Publish), in either desktop or cloud environments.
“We hear again and again the need to quickly access data,” says German Nikol, Director of Visualization Technologies at Kisters. “Tech Soft 3D allows us to deliver on that expectation by providing the fast, reliable underlying technology with HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish that allows our customers to experience their data in the way that best fits their needs.”
New features and updates in HOOPS Exchange 7.0 include:
- Deep Model Interrogation: Developers will benefit from new APIs that build on the ability to query the length, surface and volume of geometries. These APIs can also perform an exact section of a model and a geometry compare between two revisions of the same model. In many application types, this ability to deeply interrogate geometry removes the need for an extra translation step into a modeling kernel.
- Comprehensive File Conversion: Users can access data from even the most recent releases of the leading CAD systems including the latest versions of SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Parasolid and the AP242 edition of STEP.
New features and updates in HOOPS Publish 7.0 include:
- New MBE Workflows: Enhancements specific to MBE workflows, including support for semantic (machine readable/searchable) PMI, as well as the ability to easily create a series of specific model views.
- Animation Updates: Models can now be brought to life with new animation APIs, allowing for assembly instructions and simulations to be added directly within the 3D PDF file.
“We’re proud to provide much of the underlying technology making the MBE movement possible and are thrilled to be helping so many desktop and cloud developers create solutions that can intelligently handle any type of CAD data and share that data with others,” says Gavin Bridgeman, VP Products at Tech Soft 3D.
Pricing and Availability:
HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish are both available for a free 60-day trial. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of the API and building a prototype may request a free 60-day evaluation from www.techsoft3d.com.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global B2D provider of engineering solutions that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s product portfolio powers nearly 500 applications globally and includes the HOOPS suite of software tools, 3D PDF solutions and Autodesk OEM products. For more information, visit http://www.techsoft3d.com or contact (541) 383-4126.
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