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HOOPS Exchange 2018 Now Supports AutoCAD DWG and AutoCAD DXF, Extends Support for iOS and Improves Siemens Parasolid Integration


*New version of HOOPS Exchange provides world-class data access for reuse of CAD data for mobile, web and desktop applications, improves support for all major CAD file formats, CAD feature information and CAD standards *

January 16, 2018 – Bend, OR USA – Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of software development toolkits and 3D PDF solutions to the engineering industry, today announces the release of HOOPS® Exchange 2018, the industry’s fastest and most accurate CAD data reuse solution. HOOPS Exchange 2018 provides an unprecedented ability to enable engineering software developers to create mobile apps that can translate CAD data natively within the app.

“The world has gone mobile, and our partners continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible for engineering software development on mobile technology – our mission is to help them create the best, most sophisticated engineering applications in the quickest, easiest way possible,” said Eric Vinchon, VP of Product Strategy. “We have also improved support for desktop and web applications, and we continue to provide support for all current CAD file formats, enabling our partners to focus on creating the applications their customers need.”

With support for SOLIDWORKS® 2018, Solid Edge ST10, AutoCAD® DWG™, AutoCAD® DXF™, CATIA 3D XML BREP, and many more, HOOPS Exchange 2018 software development kit (SDK) enables broad CAD file read/write capability without any dependency on proprietary CAD systems and without having to develop file-reading technology in-house. In addition, HOOPS Exchange continues to expand its support of critical CAD feature information in CATIA V5, Creo and NX with feature history tree support with parameter details for hole, pattern, extrusion, revolution and blend/fillet. To further support mobile app development for iOS, HOOPS Exchange now supports IGES, STEP and Siemens’ Parasolid® integration on the iOS platform.

Additional Siemens’ Parasolid integration improvements include support of Convergent Modeling, allowing the import/export of its faceted geometry. Improvements are also made in Parasolid multi-process export, sewing and healing performance, extending HOOPS Exchange’s superiority as the most tightly integrated data reuse solution for working with Parasolid data.

![Improved IOS Support Device](// *HOOPS Exchange 2018 has improved iOS support*

About HOOPS Exchange
HOOPS Exchange delivers complete, cost effective and accurate 3D CAD data access to multiple file formats faster than any other solution. Companies such as Aras, 3D Systems, GrabCAD (now Stratasys), Actify, New River Kinematics, DP Technology, Shapr3D, CD-adapco and many more rely on HOOPS Exchange’s underlying technology to give their desktop, mobile, cloud or enterprise applications a competitive edge. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of the HOOPS Exchange API can download a demo, or build a prototype by requesting 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, as well as the creator of the PRC 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 and

*HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D. All other products or company references are the property of their respective holders. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. *

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