FARO Expands Usage of HOOPS Toolkits to Enhance Its Industry-Leading Metrology Software, CAM2
HOOPS Visualize and HOOPS Exchange deliver strong visualization capabilities for point clouds, CAD files, and other 3D data
December 2, 2020 – Bend, OR USA – Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, today announces that FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, has expanded their use of HOOPS toolkits HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Visualize, which are playing a key role in ensuring that the FARO CAM2 product continues to strike the right balance between powerful capabilities and a smooth user experience. CAM2 software is a powerful, intuitive and application-focused 3D measurement software platform designed to enable users to efficiently fulfill their quality assurance and inspection tasks.
“CAM2 is very much a workflow-driven software,” said Darren Crann, Technical Product Owner for CAM2 at FARO. “We work very hard to understand the customer’s problems and how they need to do things – whether that’s working with point clouds or doing repeat part inspections – and then we develop the product to meet those needs. We’re really aimed at providing a full metrology solution with comprehensive functionality to our customer base.”
With FARO being a full solutions provider, their offerings encompass hardware, software, and services, enabling customers to realize the full operational potential of their FARO metrology equipment.
The Right Foundation for Advanced 3D Measurement Workflows
Several years ago, FARO started using HOOPS Visualize for CAM2, and that allowed the company to very quickly ramp up the product and provide support for the advanced 3D concepts that their previous engine couldn’t handle. Once HOOPS Visualize was implemented, they saw an immediate boost in the visualization experience.
“Bringing HOOPS Visualize into CAM2 helped us focus on our own business and on developing a competitive product, rather than worrying about acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the different hardware requirements of various computers and how to support different graphics cards,” said Samuel Moura, Director of Software Engineering for CAM2 at FARO. “That sort of thing is really quite a labor-intensive effort and requires a dedicated team, which is why HOOPS Visualize was so appealing to us as an alternative.”
More recently, the company incorporated HOOPS Exchange – the fastest and most accurate CAD data translation toolkit – into CAM2, expanding its usage of Tech Soft 3D products.
“One of the most significant benefits of HOOPS Exchange is that it gives customers access to all the different CAD formats, right out of the box,” said Crann. “This way, the customer buys one license and gets native access to their CAD data as part of the CAM2 package, no matter what format the file might be. We don’t have to sell them different versions of CAM2, each of which is licensed for a particular CAD vendor.”
Overall, the partnership with Tech Soft 3D has been a valuable one – not just for the technology it has provided, but also for the shared knowledge and expertise it has allowed FARO to access.
About HOOPS Platforms
The HOOPS Platforms combine market-leading 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and data publishing, along with tight connections to popular modeling kernels. With a single licensing fee, these offerings are the most cost-effective way to leverage the full spectrum of HOOPS functionality for both existing applications and future development projects. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Platform can sign up for a free 60-day evaluation.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com.
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