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PRODUCT UPDATE: HOOPS Exchange Quickly Adds Support for SolidWorks 2017


BEND, Oregon — November 16, 2016 — Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of software development tools and 3D PDF solutions to the engineering industry, today announced HOOPS Exchange, the premier CAD data translation solution, has added support for SOLIDWORKS 2017 in its latest release. Additionally, support for SolidEdge has been updated to version 9 as well as NX to version 11. Tech Soft 3D works to quickly provide the most up-to-date CAD data importers and exporters to over 100 engineering software companies in mechanical CAD, metrology, PLM, CFD/CAE and 3D printing.

HOOPS Exchange includes the world’s best integration with SIEMENS Parasolid. Developers can read Parasolid-based CAD formats like SOLIDWORKS, SolidEdge and NX with zero modification to the data into the Parasolid modeling kernel. The result is the highest quality data translation solution on the market for Parasolid users.

Get access to SOLIDWORKS 2017 and 24 other CAD file formats today through HOOPS Exchange from Tech Soft 3D, the premier engineering SDK!

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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