HOOPS Exchange v7.2 Features Key Format Enhancements

Tech Soft 3D’s data access solution now offers Autodesk® Inventor® B-Rep import with improved visual PMI support for JT, CATIA and NX files.  

Bend, OR USA – June 19, 2014 – Tech Soft 3D announces today that its HOOPS Exchange toolkit now connects developers with even more precise access to original CAD data with its 7.2 release. Targeted enhancements build on its reputation as the go-to solution for fast, comprehensive and highly accurate data translation. Highlights of HOOPS Exchange 7.2 include:  

  • Full import of B-Rep data from Autodesk Inventor files, critical when completely accurate conversions are required.
  • A variety of improvements to visual PMI within JT, CATIA and NX files.
  • Advancements in healing techniques with a particular focus on adapting non-Parasolid-based models for use with the Parasolid modeling kernel.

“It’s the small details that enable translation to run smoothly,” says Gavin Bridgeman, Tech Soft 3D VP of Products. “Our object is to provide as much value to our customers with each format we support – and a huge part of that is enabling access to a model’s full data attributes, from B-Rep to PMI.” 

“By integrating HOOPS Exchange from Tech Soft 3D into VGStudio Max, we get the complete PMI (GD&T) data from the original file for intelligent display and interaction,” says Christof Reinhart, CEO of Volume Graphics GmbH. “This allows our users to save considerable time in preparing measurement plans, increasing the efficiency of quality control significantly.”


About HOOPS Exchange
HOOPS Exchange delivers complete, cost-effective and accurate 3D CAD data access to multiple file formats faster than any other solution. Companies such as Actify, Aras, DISCUS, 3D Systems, GrabCAD and Directworks rely on HOOPS Exchange’s underlying technology to give their desktop, cloud or enterprise applications a competitive edge. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of the HOOPS Exchange API can download a demo, or build a prototype by requesting a  free 60-day evaluation.

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global 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.



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