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HOOPS Visualize 2018 SDK Supercharges AR/VR Development using CAD Data; Supports Point Cloud Visualization and an Ever-Growing List of Integrations and Platforms

Graphics toolkit boasts major advancements in visual quality, application performance and enhanced integrations with AutoCAD DWG, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish for easy data import and sharing.

February 5, 2017 – BEND, Oregon — Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, today announces the release of HOOPS® Visualize 2018 software development toolkit (SDK), the gold standard graphics engine that powers hundreds of successful engineering applications worldwide. HOOPS Visualize 2018 enables full 3D viewing for AR and VR applications, full support for Out of Core point clouds, added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, and tighter integrations with AutoCAD DWG, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish for seamlessly reading and sharing 3D data in multiple formats.

“With new technology trends in AR and VR, and the surge in power of mobile devices, our partners developing engineering applications are constantly seeking higher quality graphics,” said Erik Hultgren, Product Manager at Tech Soft 3D. “The engineering visualization capabilities for 3D formats in HOOPS Visualize 2018 are unmatched by anything else on the market.”

HOOPS Visualize now enables rapid development and deployment of 3D engineering applications on the HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Rift and Meta 2. When coupled with the rich access to 3D CAD data through HOOPS Exchange, software companies have a powerful set of tools to bring their next generation of engineering software to market.

HOOPS Visualize 2018 also now offers improved support for massive point clouds coming from the next generation of scanning devices. HOOPS Visualize’s out-of-core point cloud engine allows for gigabytes of data to be dynamically streamed from disk at multiple levels of detail for smooth and fast interaction. Accompanied by a collection of tools such advanced cutting sections, fast highlighting, quick editing and overlaying with geometry, HOOPS Visualize provides a powerful framework for building information modelling (BIM) and architectural, construction and engineering (AEC) applications.

Improvements can be found throughout the HOOPS Visualize 2018 release including faster performance, and enhanced control over selection and highlighting. High quality text and annotations have seen major upgrades with an update to the font rendering engine and advanced annotation support, which assure text visibility when the model is rotated by clipping leader lines, and the ability to render 2D text automatically in front of 3D lines.

For more information about HOOPS Visualize 2018, visit

About HOOPS Visualize Tech Soft 3D’s flagship graphics engine has powered cutting-edge graphics in hundreds of successful applications for over 20 years, including software from Oracle, SOLIDWORKS, Trimble, Hexagon, ANSYS, 3D Systems, Mitutoyo, Actify and many more. Companies across the globe rely on HOOPS Visualize for extreme power, performance and consistent stability across platforms, devices and graphics cards. Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Visualize can sign up for a free 60-day trial.

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, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit

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