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Tech Soft 3D ships HOOPS Visualize v20

Tech Soft 3D releases HOOPS Visualize v20 — 3D Software Toolkit for Application Developers


Tech Soft 3D continues to set the standard for large model interaction with the release of HOOPS Visualize version 20.

The latest version of HOOPS Visualize increases speeds for cutting-planes, improved collision detection in models and smart highlighting. Version 20 of HOOPS Visualize is further optimized helping the engineering market’s most trusted solution for adding high-end graphics to professional applications.

“HOOPS Visualize v20 continues to deliver what our customers value above everything else–high performance visualization, even as the size of models continue to grow,” said Tech Soft 3D’s Director of Product Management, Rob Mazeffa. “With HOOPS Visualize, software developers can immediately leverage the most robust visualization capabilities on the market.”

HOOPS Visualize v20 Detail Summary

Visualize is a software toolkit for developers creating engineering, CAD and 3D professional applications requiring interactive rendering on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms, in addition to mobile solutions across its mobile offerings.

01 - HOOPS Visualize v20 offers faster performance and new features. Software 3D kit used by hundreds of leading CAD and engineering applications across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. (image courtesy Tech Soft 3D. All rights reserved)

01 – HOOPS Visualize v20 offers faster performance and new features. Software 3D kit used by hundreds of leading CAD and engineering applications across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. (image courtesy Tech Soft 3D. All rights reserved)

Key updates are:

  • Collision Detection Speed: Up to 10X speed gains for collision detection, dramatically improving the user experience when collisions are being calculated and visualized in CMM, CAM or Building walk-throughs.
  •  Large Model Rendering: Extended and improved algorithms now more intelligently “cull” the scene, for faster rendering with minimal scene degradation.
  • DirectX11 Support: Extended DirectX support expands the wide variety of graphics drivers already supported in HOOPS Visualize, allowing developers to take full advantage of the latest graphics hardware.
  • Intelligent Driver Selection: Developers using HOOPS Visualize can now rely on its intelligent detection system, which identifies the user’s hardware and automatically chooses the driver that will deliver the best performance.

For over 17 years engineering software developers have relied on Tech Soft 3D’s insight and expertise to drive their graphics in a wide range of software programs. Through the advanced graphics tools (SDKs) continually offered in HOOPS Visualize, it has helped develop a wide variety of solutions ranging from venerable CAD solutions such as PTC’s CADDS5, to more recent applications from companies like Autodesk, SolidWorks and Trimble.

“Trimble has relied on HOOPS Visualize and Tech Soft 3D for nearly a decade,” said General Manager of Trimble Navigation Limited’s GC/CM Division, Mark Sawyer.  “With v20, Tech Soft 3D has once again responded to our need to handle larger models on a range of hardware, allowing us to continue delivering high-performance visualization in a range of construction and scanning applications.”

Pricing and Availability

HOOPS Visualize v20 is available for a free 60-day evaluation from It is supported on Windows, Linux and OS X platforms.

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