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HOOPS Visualize 2016 Optimizes Desktop and Mobile Application Performance


Graphics toolkit offers major advancements in performance and tight integrations with Parasolid, RealDWG, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish

Bend, OR, USA – February 18, 2016 – Tech Soft 3D today announces the release of HOOPS Visualize 2016, the workhorse 3D visualization platform that powers hundreds of successful applications worldwide. HOOPS Visualize 2016 boasts major performance improvements, improvements in its broad range of integrations, and mobile and touch-screen application enhancements.

“We continue to invest in performance for HOOPS Visualize because the expectations of end users keep getting higher,” said Gavin Bridgeman, VP of Products.  “We want to make sure that our partners can rapidly deliver applications across all platforms that will be easy to use as well as provide the high-level graphics experience their customers require.”

Key areas of enhancement for HOOPS Visualize 2016 include:

  • Performance Improvements: HOOPS Visualize 2016 was focused on improving application responsiveness, with a particular focus on reducing initial load speeds, increasing highlight performance and improving the fixed framerate capabilities.
  • Integrations with HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish:  Many HOOPS Visualize users also leverage the capabilities within HOOPS Exchange for data loading and HOOPS Publish for 3D PDF publishing.  These integrations have been tightened with advancements in performance and ease of use.  New sample operators allow developers to do exact measurements on CAD data via HOOPS Exchange.  Another new component allows users to more easily build UI elements for assembly and/or model trees.
  • Parasolid and RealDWG Integrations: Developers can now easily integrate either RealDWG or Parasolid into their HOOPS Visualize-based products.  Developers can leverage the full power of Parasolid to create and modify data, or provide full support for both 2D and 3D data through RealDWG, the most widely used developer toolkit to read and write AutoCAD software DWG and DXF files.
  • Improvements for Mobile platforms and Touch input devices: There is now support for 64-bit versions of iOS and Android, as well as memory optimizations. All operators are also designed to support touch input on Windows, iOS and Android.

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.

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

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