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HOOPS SDKs: Foundations for world-class AEC & BIM applications

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HOOPS SDKs for Building and Construction

Tech Soft 3D provides software development tools which support core functionality allowing developers to build robust and sophisticated construction and BIM applications with broad platform support including windows, Linux, OSX, and mobile. HOOPS SDKs allow for multi-CAD import and 3D viewing technologies trusted by industry leaders like Trimble, RIB, Bentley, and Causeway.

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CAD Import for AEC and BIM Applications

HOOPS Exchange import libraries allow you to access and re-use CAD data providing fast, accurate information that AEC and BIM applications can rely upon. We support direct import of rich 3D construction data from Revit, IFC and DWG files. HOOPS Exchange also supports over 20 of the most popular manufacturing CAD file formats such as SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, Solid Edge, and Inventor allowing you to quickly combine AEC data with MCAD data.

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3D Graphics for Building & Construction on Web, Mobile, and Desktop

HOOPS SDKs for visualization allow for the smooth integration of 3D graphics to expand the offering of existing AEC and BIM applications or to aid in the development of new ones with built-in tools for intelligent streaming of large models, online collaboration, markups, measurements, point-cloud rendering and more. Web-based 3D graphics developers can rely on HOOPS Communicator while HOOPS Visualize is the gold standard graphics engine for viewing on a desktop, mobile devices, and AR/VR headsets.

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Advanced Model Analysis

Allow your users to visualize massive construction models without sacrificing performance. Polygonica reduces the polygon count without changing the look and feel of the original 3D model, while at the same time enhancing the rendering performance. Lighter models can then be easily distributed in 3D PDFs or web-based viewing solutions. Assure confident construction with Polygonica’s advanced collision detection features and reduce costly design errors before they happen.

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Partner Success

RIB Software

“What is interesting for RIB is that we are not limited to any discipline, we focus on everything. The HOOPS Web Platform support ensures that regardless of the data our clients are trying to consume, we can support the visualization because we have HOOPS behind us.”

Steffan Rabe, Director of Development, RIB software

Learn more about RIB and why they choose the HOOPS Web Platform for their iTWO 4.0 software.

Partner Success Story (PDF)

Assemble Systems demo from HOOPS Summit

Assemble Systems, known for their cloud-based BIM web app, had also developed a desktop app and needed to quickly develop an iOS mobile app. With HOOPS Visualize, they had a mobile app in Apple’s app store in only 3 months! Listen to Chad tell his story at the Tech Soft 3D HOOPS Summit 2018 in Boston.

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Apartment Building BIM Demo

Showcasing the power of tightly integrated toolkits this demo application relies on HOOPS Exchange for IFC data import and HOOPS Communicator for web-based viewing. Explore functionality such as cycling through saved views, visualization by floor, by building domain, or by day in construction timeline.

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FAQS

Building & Construction

Does Tech Soft 3D allow users to host on a server of their choosing when licensing web-based toolkits?

The HOOPS Web Platform was designed to be IaaS agnostic and so you can use it with an IaaS provider (we have partners who ship on all major platforms – AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) or with your own on-premise solution.

What data is provided from building and construction files using HOOPS Exchange?
  • Revit: Assemblies, Visualization, Views, Mark-up, Metadata, Textures and Colors on wires, faces, tessellation & BREP
  • IFC: Assemblies, BREP, Visualization, Notes
  • DWG: 2D Drawings, Sheets, Units & Attributes, Drawing Views, Blocks, Layers, Geometry, Annotations, 3D Models

Please inquire with our technical sales team for complete list of supported features and exceptions

Does the walk operator support collision detection in IFC files?

The built-in walk operator functionality uses a set of predefined IFC types to determine walls and floors in a model. Based on that information it can perform collision detection as the user navigates through the model, automatically adjusting the height of the camera to the floor and blocking movement through walls.

FAQS

Building & Construction

How does HOOPS Communicator handle sheets in DWG files?

When a DWG file has been imported with drawings enabled then each sheet will be visible in the sheet tab in the model browser. By clicking on a sheet in the model browser the HOOPS Web Viewer will switch to the new sheet.

Are federated models supported in HOOPS Communicator?

Yes, HOOPS Web Platform allows you to easily aggregate models in the HOOPS Web Viewer using the load Subtree functionality to support BIM workflows.

Does Tech Soft 3D offer a package of integrated toolkits?

Yes, developers can leverage the power of Tech Soft 3D’s tightly integrated development tools for building web, desktop, and mobile applications. Visit our HOOPS Platform page to learn more.

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