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HOOPS Visualize 2018 Now Supports Siemens Parasolid Convergent Modeling


HOOPS Visualize Extends Support for CAE and 3D Printing Workflows, Enhances Performance

BEND, Ore., July 2, 2018 - Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, today announces the release of Service Pack (SP) 1 for HOOPS® Visualize 2018 software development toolkit (SDK), which provides support for Siemens Parasolid Convergent Modeling.

“Our partners developing engineering applications are constantly seeking higher-quality graphics,” said Erik Hultgren, product manager at Tech Soft 3D. “As HOOPS Visualize is the gold standard graphics engine that powers hundreds of successful engineering applications worldwide, it is a natural and necessary evolution to support Siemens Parasolid Convergent Modeling, which enables workflows such as reverse engineering of digitally scanned models, CAE workflows and preparing models for 3D printing.”

By converging classic, solid (B-rep) and facet model operations in a single geometric modeling component, Parasolid convergent modeling enables software vendors to efficiently support workflows that seek to leverage both geometric representations. Additionally, Siemens Parasolid support of loading multiple models into a single scene has been added to HOOPS Visualize.

The HOOPS Visualize 2018 SP1 also provides significant performance improvements:

  • Selection performance for rays, points and area is improved and now faster, especially for large polyhedrons.
  • Improvements to highlighting mechanisms allowing passive highlighting and multiple highlights of the same overlay type.
  • Improvements to isolate, hide and show offer more precise control of behavior.
  • HOOPS Visualize now supports export to the OBJ file format.

Finally, the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality support in HOOPS Visualize is now available for C++ users on Windows using the DirectX 11 driver. With HOOPS Visualize, develop once for desktop applications and re-use the code for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applications with little modification or add a new AR/VR mode to the existing application powered by HOOPS Visualize.

Download the free HOOPS Demo Viewer and try the new Virtual Reality feature today.

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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 Oracle, SOLIDWORKS, Trimble, Hexagon, ANSYS, 3D Systems, Mitutoyo, Actify and many more. Companies across the globe rely on HOOPS Visualize for extreme power, performance and consistent stability across platforms, devices and graphics cards. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Visualize can sign up for a free 60-day trial.

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. For more information, visit

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