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Tech Soft 3D 2019 HOOPS Platforms Showcase the Power of Tightly Integrated SDKs


Integrated HOOPS Platforms enhanced with bold features – including HTML publishing and Autodesk® Revit® and FBX® support – for superior development of native, web, cloud and mobile applications

March 26, 2019 – BEND, Oregon – Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of software development toolkits to engineering software companies, today announces the release of the 2019 HOOPS Platform, 2019 HOOPS Native Platform and 2019 HOOPS Web Platform, integrated technology for developing top-tier 3D software with high performance 3D graphics, accurate and fast CAD data translation, 3D data publishing and tight connections to popular modeling kernels. The 2019 release enhances the value of HOOPS Platform technology with targeted functionality and performance upgrades designed for next-level development.

“Our HOOPS Platforms do more than react and evolve to a changing marketplace,” said Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D. “We help position our partners as pacesetters across the engineering software industry by innovating in key technology areas including AR/VR, 3D Printing and mobile. Our 2019 versions accomplish this in a big way with the visualization, speed and format support that equip development teams to more quickly create and release great technology for any device or platform.”

HOOPS Platform 2019 *HOOPS Platforms 2019 showcase the power of tightly integrated SDKs*

Tech Soft 3D software tools have powered applications from hundreds of top engineering software companies. In a dynamic marketplace with shifting opportunities, competitors and challenges, component technology or SDKs (software development kits) can free Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to focus on innovation and market differentiation. Tech Soft 3D compounds this benefit with the HOOPS Platforms – tightly integrated SDKs and modeling kernels and complementary functionality to provide unparalleled 3D data exchange, 3D visualization, and 3D data publishing.

HOOPS Platform includes: HOOPS Exchange, HOOPS Visualize, HOOPS Communicator and HOOPS Publish.

HOOPS Native Platform includes: HOOPS Exchange, HOOPS Visualize and HOOPS Publish.

HOOPS Web Platform includes: HOOPS Exchange, HOOPS Communicator and HOOPS Publish.

“We’re motivated, as we are with every release, to see how the 2019 HOOPS Platforms will empower our partners to innovate and thrive,” said Eric Vinchon, VP of Products at Tech Soft 3D. “These versions bring fresh new functionality in areas such as fast, reliable web viewing and high-fidelity graphics to build better software now – and with an eye to the future.”

Major enhancements featured within HOOPS Platforms 2019 include:

  • Photo-realistic, stunning engineering graphics through Physically-Based Rendering (PBR) support* (*Platforms with HOOPS Visualize included only).
  • WebAssembly leads to drastic reduction in library size and performance improvements with faster downloads and startup times for 3D web visualization.** (**Platforms with HOOPS Communicator included only).
  • 3D PDF to HTML conversion with fully maintained interactivity, data and behavior.
  • Support for Autodesk® Revit® for AEC/BIM and FBX® format for AR/VR.

Read more about the latest releases of HOOPS Exchange 2019, HOOPS Communicator 2019, HOOPS Visualize 2019 and HOOPS Publish 2019.

Watch a video from our partner Aras, an innovative PLM provider, and learn the benefits of being a HOOPS Platform partner.

About HOOPS Platforms
The HOOPS Platforms combine market-leading 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and data publishing, along with tight connections to popular modeling kernels. With a single licensing fee, these offerings are the most cost-effective way to leverage the full spectrum of HOOPS functionality for both existing applications and future development projects. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Platform can sign up for a free 60-day evaluation.

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England, Germany and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit

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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