HOOPS 2024 Toolkits Boast New and Improved CAD File Support, Improved API Performance

Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, today announced the availability of HOOPS Exchange 2024, the leading SDK for CAD data translation supporting more than 30 file formats, and HOOPS Publish 2024, the leading toolkit for publishing interactive 3D PDFs, 3D HTML, and 3D CAD data. HOOPS Exchange now supports Navisworks and C#, as well as the newest versions of Parasolid, Solid Edge, NX, and Revit, while HOOPS Publish features multiple API enhancements.

When our partners are developing new applications or enhancing an existing product, being able to access and publish CAD data, regardless of format, is paramount to streamlining these workflows,” said Lionel Vieilly, Product Manager at Tech Soft 3D. “The CAD translation and publishing capabilities provided by both HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish support these workflows across multiple industries like no other SDKs on the market. The continued improvements we make every year demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our partners have access to the #1 CAD data translation library on the market, and that will never stop.”

New and Improved CAD File Support

HOOPS Exchange 2024 adds support for Navisworks, a 3D design review product from Autodesk, and C#, one of the most popular and stable programming languages on the market, as well as enhanced support for Parasolid, Solid Edge, NX, and Revit. This ensures that developers can work with nearly every popular CAD file format.

In addition, support for reading CATIA V5 publications allows developers to access publication information in CATIA V5 files, providing valuable insights into references for various entities such as geometry, topology, features, attributes, and annotations.

HOOPS Exchange 2024 also includes support for assembly geometry redefinitions in Solid Edge and can now import design operations defined at the assembly level, ensuring a higher level of model fidelity. This enhancement includes support for assembly-level features such as cutouts, revolved cutouts, holes, rounds, chamfers, frame components, pipes, adjustable components, and weldments.

These enhancements provide developers with a more powerful and versatile API, enabling them to work with complex assembly geometries with ease.

Performance Enhancements

HOOPS Exchange 2024 introduces a more intuitive and efficient way to navigate model files. A new API now offers a set of functions designed for seamless traversal. The newly introduced entities present an abstract representation of a model file, enhancing usability through a standardized tree structure and simplified access to tessellation.

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D is the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in France, England, Japan, and Norway. The company’s toolkit products power more than 700 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. Tech Soft 3D is backed by investment firm Battery Ventures. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com.

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