ThinkDesign Product Suite Built with HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish

3D data access and 3D PDF publishing libraries will power next release of popular CAD application

Bologna, Italy and Berkeley, CA – September 18, 2012 – Tech Soft 3D and think3, creator of 2D and 3D CAD design solutions for the manufacturing industry, announce that the latest release of ThinkDesign is integrated with HOOPS® Exchange and HOOPS Publish. ThinkDesign, think3’s advanced parametric CAD system dedicated to solid, surface and hybrid modeling, is scheduled to ship in the third quarter of 2012.

HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish are data access libraries and 3D PDF Publishing SDKs developed by Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of software development tools to the engineering software industry.  These technologies enhance ThinkDesign’s portability with extensive 3D CAD data access and the ability to output rich, ISO-standard 3D PDF files. With the fastest, most accurate 3D CAD libraries available, think3 will continue to offer its customers outstanding performance and flexibility for easy adoption into a variety of manufacturing workflows. HOOPS Publish enables this design data to be further shared with 3D PDF output using PRC, the native 3D PDF file format, developed by Tech Soft 3D.

“The dedication and the great collaboration between our combined development teams has allowed a fast and effective integration of HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish into ThinkDesign,” says Patrick Bosinco, Head of R&D of think3.

 “Think3 is committed to providing versatility to its customers,” says Tech Soft 3D VP of SDK Products, Gavin Bridgeman. “HOOPS Exchange enables ThinkDesign to provide its users access to the 3D CAD formats they require, and extend the value of their design with lightweight, collaborative 3D PDF output.”

  About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company develops the HOOPS Product Suite, consisting of HOOPS Visualize, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish, SDKs for visualization, CAD data import/export and 3D PDF publishing respectively. It also resells premium components such as the Autodesk RealDWG® Toolkit and AutoCAD® OEM platform, Adobe PDF Library and Acrobat Pro Bundle, and the Parasolid® Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM Software. Tech Soft 3D technologies are used in nearly 500 applications worldwide. The company can be reached through

About think3

think3 has been operating in the ICT sector for more than 30 years and provides the only technology that links three separate design areas: the concept, its development and the finished product. In this way, think3 enables thousands of company customers to innovate, to compete and to rise to the challenges of global markets, thanks to the integration of processes, which helps to accelerate time to market and to reduce costs. All this means that think3 can count among its customers some of the most significant enterprises in the industrial market. think3 is present on the markets throughout its network of selected VARs (Value Added Resellers). For more information visit our site at

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