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HOOPS Visualize

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Rev Up Your 3D Rendering Engine

When it comes to visualization, users demand more power, performance and stability across platforms, devices and graphics cards. To satisfy the market’s ever-escalating expectations, you’ll need a powerful 3D visualization SDK backed by responsive and dedicated graphics experts.

With HOOPS Visualize, you can rapidly render stunning graphics across both mobile and desktop platforms. As the workhorse 3D rendering engine in hundreds of successful engineering applications, HOOPS Visualize will give you the technology you need, supported by a team you can trust.

Stunning Graphics

Make your application stand out from the competition. Tech Soft 3D works tirelessly to keep our graphics technology best-in-class for the hundreds of applications that rely on it.

  • Develop with a unified and modern API that makes it easy to add high-performance, interactive 3D visualization to both desktop and mobile applications.
  • Provide your users with the best possible rendering and selection performance by accessing the latest 3D GPU capabilities.
  • Leverage the industry’s leading visualization toolkit, which powers advanced graphics in hundreds of engineering applications around the globe.

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The Graphics Engine

HOOPS Visualize provides a flexible, hierarchical scene management engine capable of handling a range of graphics entities, together with a sophisticated graphics pipeline and high-performance graphics and interaction handling algorithms. It includes clash detection, multi-plane sectioning, large model visualization and much more.


Tech Soft 3D has helped innovative companies such as SOLIDWORKS, Virtalis, Salt and Pepper Software and many more build successful AR and VR applications with HOOPS multi-CAD import and 3D viewing software development toolkits. Accelerate the development of your XR application with powerful, proven HOOPS 3D technology.

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Partner Success

Hundreds of applications rely on HOOPS Visualize to render 3D graphics for desktop and mobile applications.

Story — Assemble Systems

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:

HOOPS Visualize Technical Features

  • A rich, flexible graphics display for both desktop and mobile: 3D/2D, point clouds, text and images
  • Optimized on-screen viewing, manipulation and interaction
  • Large model handling for real-time viewing of large datasets
  • Advanced GPU effects: real-time shadows, reflection panes, silhouette edges, optimized transparency and multi-layer texturing
  • Xamarin support on both Android and iOS – leverage your C# code in your mobile apps
  • Fast clash detection with soft and hard clashes
  • Advanced multi-plane sectioning and sectioning with endcaps
  • High-quality TrueType and 3D text support
  • High-quality WYSIWYG hardcopy output (PDF, PostScript and GDI)
  • Optimized shader-based rendering for OpenGL2, OpenGL ES and DirectX
  • Improved ambient occlusion algorithm with stunning visual results
  • Multi-platform support: Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris, macOS, iOS and Android
  • Wide-UI support: MFC, Qt, WPF, iOS Cocoa, Xamarin and Android SDK-Java
  • Language support: C, C++, C#, Objective-C
  • Multi-threaded and thread safe code
  • Code generation: Automatically generate standalone HOOPS Visualize code
  • Leading graphics SDK for visualizing 3D models from CATIA, NX, Creo, Inventor, SOLIDWORKS, IGES and more
  • 3D graphics SDK for desktop and mobile applications
  • 3D visualization kernel and 3D graphics library

HOOPS Visualize 3D Formats

File Format Read Write Additional Libraries
DGN Teigha
U3D X HOOPS Publish
PRC X X HOOPS Exchange
PDF (2D/3D) X HOOPS Publish

DGN: HOOPS Visualize provides basic capabilities to directly import DGN CAD and Wireframe information. To read fully rendered 3D information, a plug-in for MicroStation is provided to write an HSF file that can be read by HOOPS Visualize. A plug-in is also provided to write 3D and visualization data from Autodesk 3DS Max.

HOOPS Visualize 2D Formats

File Format Read Write Additional Libraries
PDF (2D) X
PostScript X


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