Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Communicator v2.2

Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Communicator v2.2
0 comments, 26/06/2014, by , in News

First-of-its-kind web developer toolkit updated with even more ways to bring sophisticated 3D CAD visualization directly into cloud and mobile apps.

Bend, OR, USA – June 24, 2014 – Tech Soft 3D announces today the availability of HOOPS Communicator 2.2, the industry-leading solution for bringing the full power of 3D technology beyond the desktop to mobile and web applications, in an easy-to-deploy toolkit. The latest version comes packed with advanced features, including new APIs, even faster performance, and compatibility with new formats and platforms.

HOOPS Communicator 2.2 enables developers to:

  • Enhance the user experience with custom “operators” using new APIs.
  • Dynamically add parts to an existing scene.
  • Support viewing and conversion of the SketchUp® SKP file format, of value for AEC and BIM solutions.
  • Support server-side rendering on Linux as well as Windows®.
  • Move data across networks more quickly using enhanced data compression.
  • Enable scenes to be rendered in “hidden line mode,” important for certain visual representations.
  • Represent mark-up data embedded within a file in “snapshot” images of the model.

“By integrating HOOPS Communicator into the Adoddle cBIM™ platform, we have been able to deliver world-class performance in Collaborative BIM technology with a zero-footprint client for our customers,” says Asite COO, Nathan Doughty. “And we’ve been able to do this while simultaneously expanding our support for BIM file formats to more than 30 of the leading packages.”

“This latest release demonstrates our commitment to powering an entirely new generation of web-based 3D solutions,” says Gavin Bridgeman, Tech Soft 3D VP of Products. “We’re evolving HOOPS Communicator through listening and responding to our forward-thinking customer base to ensure it supports the real-life workflows of the modern user.”

About HOOPS Communicator
HOOPS Communicator integrates seamlessly into applications to provide rich 3D data directly in a web page – with pre-built viewing environments for web browser, server-side renderer and mobile devices.  Several leading cloud providers are currently shipping commercial solutions based on HOOPS Communicator technology, including GrabCAD, TeamPlatform (by 3D Systems), Kenesto, Aras, Directworks and Solair, with many more in active development. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Communicator can sign up for a free 60-day trial.

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of engineering solutions that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s product portfolio powers nearly 500 applications globally and includes the HOOPS suite of software tools, 3D PDF solutions and Autodesk OEM products. 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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