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Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Visualize 2015


Graphics toolkit offers major performance advancements, impressive new visualization capabilities, and tight integration with complementary HOOPS components.

January 9, 2015 – Bend, OR, USA – Tech Soft 3D today announces the release of HOOPS Visualize 2015, with capabilities that make it easier than ever to add high-performance, interactive 3D visualization to desktop and mobile applications. The industry-leading toolkit currently powers advanced graphics in hundreds of engineering applications around the globe.

HOOPS Visualize 2015 leverages the latest 3D GPU capabilities available on current graphics processors, giving developers the tools to provide the best possible rendering and selection performance. A tighter connection with the HOOPS Exchange toolkit enables applications to load files from over 20 formats faster than any other solution on the market as well as support CATIA drawings. New functionality also enables comprehensive interaction with and querying of rich CAD data through a reference model browser.

"The range of HOOPS Visualize’s features and component integrations continue to expand, which further solidifies its position as the leading engineering visualization toolkit," says Robert Mazeffa, Director of HOOPS Visualize Product Development. "Developers can more easily visualize and interact with CAD, and then publish that visual information with context."

HOOPS Visualize 2015 also includes:

  • 3D PDF export enhancements: Through the connection to HOOPS Publish, this latest version supports additional 3D attributes, slide tables, buttons and view carousels, allowing richer 3D PDFs that support the MBE (model-based enterprise) approach to manufacturing.
  • Shader-pipeline tuning: CAD model selection and drawing performance has been further boosted with HOOPS Visualize’s continual 3D shader optimizations.
  • New view/model manipulation tools: New functionality makes it easier than ever to manipulate cutting sections, access section geometry, navigate views and browse CAD model structure, increasing the value and interoperability of CAD/CAM/CAE applications.
  • Point-cloud enhancements: Enable better visual results and enhanced performance for data acquired from laser-scanners.

"HOOPS Visualize allows us to produce stunning graphics with ease,” says New River Kinematics Co-founder, Joe Calkins. “It is fast, well organized, and well suited to our needs in the metrology software business. It does what a software tool should do – it accelerates our development."

About HOOPS Visualize
Tech Soft 3D’s flagship graphics engine has powered cutting-edge graphics in hundreds of successful applications for over 20 years, including software from SolidWorks, PTC, ANSYS, 3D Systems and Mitutoyo. Companies across the globe rely on HOOPS Visualize for extreme power, performance and consistent stability across platforms, devices and graphics cards.

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.

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