Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Exchange 2015

Newest version of data access SDK includes strong connection to Parasolid® bridge and expanded format support.

October 21, 2014 – Bend, OR USA – Tech Soft 3D today announces the release of HOOPS Exchange 2015, with new upgrades for allowing developers to add quick, accurate and complete 3D CAD data access to their applications. Software developers can now benefit from even broader format support as well as a high-performance Parasolid connector, which seamlessly and accurately bridges imported data to the B-Rep modeler found within many applications, and prepares it for accurate modeling within Parasolid.  

“The new Parasolid connector provides developers everything they need to optimize connectivity between these industrial-strength 3D toolkits – giving their users unparalleled power to import, model and interrogate data,” says Gavin Bridgeman, Tech Soft 3D VP of Products.

Other upgrades include:

  • Support for reading B-Rep data from Autodesk® Inventor® files.
  • View and PMI support for the widely used SolidWorks® format.  
  • Texture support for SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor.
  • Performance enhancements for IFC, including a 500% processing time improvement for some files.
  • Support for CATIA® V5-6 2014, Solid Edge® ST7, Inventor 2015 and Creo3 – meaning all native format readers have been updated to the latest version.


Image attached: SolidWorks model containing textures that were imported with HOOPS Exchange

About HOOPS Exchange

HOOPS Exchange delivers complete, cost-effective and accurate 3D CAD data access to multiple file formats faster than any other solution. Companies such as Actify, Aras, DISCUS, 3D Systems, GrabCAD and Lagoa rely on HOOPS Exchange’s underlying technology to give their desktop, cloud or enterprise applications a competitive edge. Developers interested in exploring the capabilities of the HOOPS Exchange API can download a demo, or build a prototype by requesting 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 has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s product portfolio powers nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit


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