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HOOPS Communicator 2020 Now Available for Mac


Engineers now have more powerful tools for web application development with Mac availability, and improved support of the BIM collaboration format

March 5, 2020 – Bend, OR USA – Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits (SDKs), today announces the release of HOOPS® Communicator 2020, a powerful SDK for building advanced web-based engineering applications. HOOPS Communicator now supports macOS, opening up this powerful tool to more engineers and software developers worldwide.

In addition, HOOPS Communicator 2020 added capabilities to import, enrich and export BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) files for the Building Information Modeling industry. Support for BCF is necessary for those developing applications that move towards digitalization in the construction industry. These tools provide a robust environment for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle.

“There are so many Mac users in the cloud development world that making HOOPS Communicator available for the Mac was an obvious choice,” said Erik Hultgren, Product Manager Visualization Solutions, Tech Soft 3D. “As we see more and more demand from our BIM, Manufacturing and Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) partners for the highest quality graphics and performance, we continue to enhance HOOPS Communicator with this in mind. No other toolkit can provide the kind of speed, quality and visual fidelity we know are expected when creating complex 3D engineering web applications.”

Other improvements featured in HOOPS Communicator 2020 include documentation for creating Docker containers enabling partners to create, test, and deploy their apps faster, and completely new documentation overall with an extended Programming Guide and vertical market tutorials to reduce new user implementation time. Also, the HOOPS Communicator streaming server has been improved to provide enhanced performance on lower bandwidth connections.

HOOPS Communicator 2020 is now available on the macOS

For more information about HOOPS Communicator and the HOOPS Web Platform, visit

About HOOPS Communicator
HOOPS Communicator integrates seamlessly into web applications to provide rich 3D data in the cloud and mobile devices. Leading companies that offer solutions based on HOOPS Communicator include SOLIDWORKS, Aras, RIB Software, GrabCAD (Stratasys), 3D Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Assemble Systems, Siemens Solid Edge and many more. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Communicator can sign up for a free 90-day trial.

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

HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D. All other products or company references are the property of their respective holders.

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