Tech Soft 3D Optimizes HOOPS Platforms for Native and Web 3D Engineering Applications
BEND, Oregon — February 1, 2017 – Tech Soft 3D today announced that it has optimized the HOOPS software development platforms for native and web 3D engineering applications with the launch of HOOPS Native Platform 2017, HOOPS Web Platform 2017 and HOOPS Platform 2017. The three HOOPS platforms power applications with proven 3D technologies, including high performance 3D graphics for desktop, web and mobile, accurate and fast CAD data exchange, 3D data publishing for native 3D PDF, HTML and standard CAD, and tight connections to popular modeling kernels.
“The explosion of cloud and mobile computing, and advances in browser-based technology are transforming markets and creating incredible business opportunities as well as challenges for developers of engineering software.” said Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D. “HOOPS Platforms are designed to help development teams quickly get high-performance 3D products to market, even in an environment where development resources are limited and competition is fierce.”
Native vs. Web Applications – Benefits to Both
The world of engineering software, and technology in general, is moving fast. More and more, there isn’t a distinction between ‘cloud’ apps and ‘desktop’ apps. It’s about users wanting access to software in the most convenient way possible for them and having the apps connected, regardless of which platform they are on.
One of the most exciting developments of the last five years was the emergence of the browser as a viable platform for delivering engineering applications, and with WebGL, advanced 3D apps can be built for the browser. At the same time, native apps for mobile platforms have taken off due to several factors – devices becoming more powerful and prevalent, integration of Xamarin which allows developers to write C# code once and reuse that code to create both iOS and Android mobile apps.
But most importantly, native apps for mobile provide a high-performance experience, and that is key for engineering software.
Both web and native applications play an important role in a user’s experience, depending on what function is needed or what business problem needs to be solved. Often times, both web and native apps are required, web apps for convenience and accessibility and native apps for performance and user experience.
The HOOPS Platforms enable developers and engineers to create applications with an infrastructure built to support the needs of 3D applications in any environment. Whether it’s an application that renders in a browser, from a server, on a mobile device, on the desktop or via a thick client, using HOOPS platforms ensure high-quality 3D products that will deliver a rich user experience with functionality designed for high-performance web and native environments.
Users expect applications to process and load complex and extremely large data quickly into a 3D environment with superior engineering graphics. And those same users need the ability to publish 3D data out of an application for consumption elsewhere. HOOPS Platforms allows developers to create native and web applications that deliver a rich user experience, and are backed by a team of industry experts in 3D visualization, data translation and native 3D PDF technology.
“Creating successful 3D applications in a competitive market requires proven tools that help you develop better and faster than your competition,” added Gavin Bridgeman, Vice President of Products at Tech Soft 3D. “The HOOPS Platforms empower our customers to differentiate their offerings and exceed customer expectations when it comes to fast, accurate data access, high performance visualization and seamless 3D data publishing.”
HOOPS Native Platform
HOOPS Native Platform powers the rapid development of impressive native 3D applications for desktop and mobile. The integrated platform of toolkits helps customers solve the toughest development challenges with the best technology on the market by combining the power of 3D technologies for CAD data access, visualization, and data publishing. With HOOPS Native Platform, developers can build on a strong, integrated foundation that harnesses the power of three market-leading HOOPS technologies – the same solutions that power advanced 3D CAD data access, visualization and 3D data publishing on millions of desktops every day.
The HOOPS Native Platform includes:
• HOOPS Exchange 2017 • HOOPS Visualize 2017 • HOOPS Publish 2017
HOOPS Web Platform
The HOOPS Web Platform unlocks the power of proven 3D technologies for web application development, providing accurate and fast access to 3D data, powerful, advanced 3D web visualization and 3D data publishing capabilities. HOOPS Web Platform enables customers to quickly develop powerful, engaging web-based 3D engineering applications that deliver a rich user experience with a highly scalable server architecture and functionality designed specifically for the web.
The HOOPS Web Platform includes:
• HOOPS Exchange 2017 • HOOPS Communicator 2017 • HOOPS Publish 2017
The HOOPS Platform powers applications with proven 3D technologies, including high performance 3D graphics for desktop, web and mobile platforms, accurate and fast CAD data exchange, 3D data publishing for native 3D PDF, HTML and standard CAD, and tight connections to popular modeling kernels. With the HOOPS Platform, customers can develop applications with an infrastructure built to support the needs of 3D applications in any environment. Whether it’s an application that renders in a browser, from a server, on a mobile device, on the desktop or via a thick client, the HOOPS Platform ensures the result will be a high-quality 3D solution.
The HOOPS Platform includes:
• HOOPS Exchange 2017 • HOOPS Visualize 2017 • HOOPS Communicator 2017 • HOOPS Publish 2017
About HOOPS Platforms
The HOOPS Platforms combine market-leading 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and 3D PDF creation, 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 trial.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the 3D format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, Ohio, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, while the tetra4D brand of end-user products are used by many of the top manufacturing and construction firms for converting CAD data into 3D PDF. For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com and www.tetra4d.com.
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