Tech Soft 3D Announces HOOPS Communicator v2.0

New Release of Plug-and-Play Solution Extends Cloud-based 3D Viewing and Interaction to Web and Mobile Applications

Bend, OR – October 21, 2013 – With today’s announcement of HOOPS Communicator v2.0, Tech Soft 3D extends its solution for enabling web developers to easily add advanced 3D CAD viewing and interaction into their new or existing web applications and services. This latest release adds additional interactive viewing features, offers a server-side rendering option, and includes a new API to connect 3D CAD data with business intelligence information.

As a true plug-and-play solution, HOOPS Communicator enables development teams to seamlessly incorporate 20 years of advanced HOOPS technology into their projects. Now advanced 3D CAD translation, viewing and interrogation can be added to a web solution, all in as little as a day.

“Solair needed a partner that had the understanding, technology and team to help us execute our vision of 100 percent cloud-based information management,” says Tom Davis, Founder and CEO, Solair. “HOOPS Communicator enabled us to very quickly add an outstanding new dimension to our solution: powerful CAD viewing in a browser environment.”

Key features in HOOPS Communicator v2.0 include: 

  • Fast, Comprehensive CAD Translation: Convert, interrogate and share data from over 20 popular CAD formats to access model intelligence, including assemblies, parts, model structure, PMI and meta-data. All formats have been updated to the most current CAD versions.
  • Intelligent Data Linking: HOOPS Communicator’s new APIs allow developers to link  external information of any type to the 3D model and enable this data to drive the 3D view and interaction. This turns the 3D model into an intuitive window into all related business and product intelligence.
  • Rich, Multi-Environment Visualization: HOOPS Communicator provides a series of feature-rich view/mark-up applications including a zero-client browser application and native apps for iOS and Android. With web applications that support a server-side rendering mode, CAD data can be intelligently viewed from virtually anywhere, on virtually any device.
  • Customization: Developers can customize the viewing experience by adding and modifying HTML elements in a browser, smoothly integrating powerful HOOPS Communicator functionality to fit an application’s unique branding and overall look-and-feel.

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.

“HOOPS Communicator has already helped many of today’s leading cloud solutions easily add advanced 3D, powering a new wave of solutions for engineering software developers,” says Tech Soft 3D VP of Products, Gavin Bridgeman. “With this new version, we’re continuing to make it easy for web developers with little or no 3D experience to add world-class visualization – with a startling minimal effort required.”

Pricing and Availability:
HOOPS Communicator v2.0 will be available for a free 60-day evaluation from It is supported on Windows, Linux and OSX platforms.

About HOOPS Communicator:
HOOPS Communicator is a plug-and-play solution enabling web/mobile developers to add advanced, intelligent and flexible 3D CAD visualization to their solutions.  

About Tech Soft 3D:  
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global B2D 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 or contact (541) 383-4126. 

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