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PRODUCT UPDATE: HOOPS Communicator Delivers Major Enhancements to Support Massive Model Rendering for Desktop and Mobile Browsers


BEND, Oregon — November 14, 2016 — Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of software development tools and 3D PDF solutions to the engineering industry, today announced HOOPS Communicator 2016 Service Pack 2. This software development kit release provides major enhancements to rendering of large models, improved visual quality and user interface.

“One industry trend we can always count on is the ever-increasing size and complexity of design files. Projects are more complex, files keep getting bigger, and our partners need to be able to load and interact with these immense files in seconds. Our work here is never complete, but we’ve made huge updates to HOOPS Communicator,” said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator Product Manager at Tech Soft 3D.

There are quite a few capability updates in HOOPS Communicator, such as CAD configuration support and ambient occlusion, but the stand-out is yet another major leap forward in handling large and complex CAD data within desktop and mobile browsers. The new resource limiting feature enables rendering of massive models, made of hundreds of thousands of parts, on any device by limiting memory usage. Geometry is moved in and out of memory depending on camera location and zoom level.

To read more information about the technical details of this Service Pack, visit the Developer Zone. To become a Tech Soft 3D developer partner and get access to the release notes, apply here for an 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

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