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Tech Soft 3D Integrates HOOPS Exchange with Siemens’ Parasolid

The integrated product that helps developers leverage the full breadth of Parasolid functionality, even when working with imported data, is a result of Tech Soft 3D developing a close and deep technical relationship with the Parasolid team at Siemens.


May 2015, Bend, OR – Tech Soft 3D announced a new integration between its market-leading HOOPS Exchange technology and Siemens’ Parasolid® software to help developers enhance data re-use by providing easy access to a broad range of CAD formats.

Tight integration ensures clean, fast and accurate use of design data in a few key ways:

  • Models of any supported format are loaded into Parasolid through a single API.
  • All CAD applications based on Parasolid, including applications such as NX™ software, Solid Edge® software and SOLIDWORKS software 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. This phase resolves issues such as inconsistent tolerances, sliver faces and geometric discontinuities, and enables a set of surfaces to be sewn into a single, watertight solid.

Additionally, HOOPS Exchange precisely imports other important data including advanced assembly/configuration information, PMI, Views and other metadata, giving users access to clean and complete data they can preserve for downstream use. It also ensures users the highest level of confidence in the integrity of their imported data.

01- Parasolid support now added to HOOPS Exchange.

01- Parasolid support now added to HOOPS Exchange.

“We saw an opportunity to improve the developer experience through leveraging advanced data access technology from Tech Soft 3D,” says Paul Sicking, senior vice president, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software. “This integration lowers the barriers to swift, productive solid modeling within a multi-format environment.”

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 (now Stratasys) and CD-adapco rely on HOOPS Exchange’s underlying technology to give their desktop, cloud or enterprise applications a competitive edge.

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the 3D format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, Ohio, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, while the

Tetra4D brand of end-user products are used by many of the top manufacturing and construction firms for converting CAD data into 3D PDF.

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