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Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange Now Available Directly from Siemens PLM Software

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Tech Soft 3D, Bend, Ore., USA, this week announced that its HOOPS Exchange data access software development toolkit can now be licensed directly through Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business. This agreement follows a May 2015 announcement regarding the integration between Siemens’ Parasolid® software and Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange technology to help developers enhance data re-use by providing comprehensive access to a broad range of CAD formats. The expanded agreement gives Parasolid users another channel to conveniently license the complementary toolkits through a single source. Both toolkits are also available directly from Tech Soft 3D.

"The integration of our solutions gives Parasolid developers access to comprehensive data import-export technology, while this new agreement enables us to offer the combined solution through a single offering," said Jim Rusk, SVP, CTO, Siemens PLM Software. "Many of our Parasolid customers require advanced data translation capabilities. Our ability to offer one stop shopping for this integrated solution simplifies the buying process and is a win for Siemens and our customers." 

Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D, explained that "our mission to help developers deliver great applications was the driving force behind this expansion of our 15-plus year partnership with Siemens’ Parasolid team. Not only have we created a fully-leveraged integration between our technologies, but we’ve expanded the sales channel so more development teams have access to this optimized solution."     

Development teams who license the integrated technologies together benefit from several optimizations, including:
  • Models of any supported format are loaded into Parasolid through a single API.
  • Many leading engineering applications, including NX™ software, Solid Edge®. software, SolidWorks®, and many others, are based on Parasolid. Those that leverage Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange together can have geometry natively imported without any kind of translation, so data remains pristine. 
  • For applications not based on Parasolid, the integration uses advanced functionality within Parasolid to map the CAD data format to a valid Parasolid model, for resolution of issues such as inconsistent tolerances, sliver faces, and geometric discontinuities.
  • The complete model definition is imported, preserved, and associatively accessible to the Parasolid geometry, including PMI (both visual and semantic), GD&T, product structure, tessellation (facets), and more.
All Tech Soft 3D toolkits are purpose-built with integrations that further optimize the development experience. Its data access, visualization, and 3D PDF publishing SDKs integrate together and with modeling kernels to leverage additional efficiencies and deliver unmatched performance, power, and speed for cloud, desktop, and mobile applications.
Learn more about HOOPSoud Platform Cl and HOOPS Desktop Platform online. 

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