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HOOPS Publish Powers 3D PDF Output in SOLIDWORKS® Model Based Definition


Tech Soft 3D’s native 3D PDF publishing technology produces flawless output in SOLIDWORKS’ new integrated drawing-less manufacturing solution.

February 20, 2015 – Bend, OR, USA – Leading software tool provider Tech Soft 3D announces today that HOOPS Publish, its native 3D PDF generation toolkit, ensures SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) users can output accurate, rich and secure 3D PDFs. Introduced earlier this week at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated, drawing-less manufacturing solution that enables users to define, organize, and publish Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in support of industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.

HOOPS Publish empowers SOLIDWORKS MBD users to leverage the full capabilities of 3D PDF, including advanced layout, interactive 3D objects, fully accurate B-Rep data and critical metadata– everything needed to employ a Model Based Enterprise (MBE) strategy for manufacturers. Since HOOPS Publish is integrated directly within SOLIDWORKS MBD, everything – including PMI – can be exported with complete fidelity into 3D PDF. This 3D data can then be shared easily and securely through viewing with the ubiquitous Adobe Reader, found on 98% of desktops worldwide.

“HOOPS Publish is simply the only 3D PDF publishing SDK that can ensure that 3D data is fully encapsulated and exactly communicated,” says Gavin Bridgeman, VP of Products. “All of the information contained within an annotated 3D model created with SOLIDWORKS MBD is visible via Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat – compounding the value of this powerful new product.”

“We teamed up again with Tech Soft 3D, not just because they are a long-term trusted technology partner, but also because they are the only toolkit provider for native 3D PDF publishing,” says Rich Allen, SOLIDWORKS Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management. “By leveraging Tech Soft 3D’s technology, our users can convey all pertinent data required for manufacturing including PMI, in clean, structured and customizable 3D PDF output, an industry standard that is archivable, shareable and accountable to the strict standards that will give our customers a competitive edge.”

About HOOPS Publish HOOPS Publish is the only solution to help your application meet the industry-wide demand for rich, interactive 3D PDF publishing. Enable advanced layout, interactive 3D objects, fully accurate B-Rep data and critical metadata such as PMI with the same native technology used by Adobe. Data generated with HOOPS Publish has guaranteed compatibility with Adobe applications, including the free, ubiquitous Adobe Reader, installed on almost every computer across the globe. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of HOOPS Publish can request a free 60-day evaluation.

About SOLIDWORKS MBD SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution available for all SOLIDWORKS users. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D PMI including 3D model data in industry standard file formats such as 3D PDF and eDrawings®. Unlike traditional 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time and reduce errors while supporting industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.

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, 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.

Media Contact: Jennifer Gartz +1 (541).383.4126

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