Tech Soft 3D, a leading provider of engineering software development toolkits (SDKs), announced the release of the HOOPS 2022 SDKs. The enhancements to the 2022 toolkits focus on providing remarkable animation, data access and exchange, simulation and rendering capabilities to enable Tech Soft 3D partners to remain competitive in their industries by developing cutting-edge applications with proven 3D technologies.
With HOOPS SDKs, developers can reduce product development costs and bring desktop, web, mobile, and AR/VR applications to market faster.
Key feature enhancements include:
–Support for Apple Silicon: Apple’s recent shift from Intel-based chips to its new ARM-based architecture requires partners to port applications to provide the best experience for their users. We are now providing an official build of our HOOPS toolkits to enable this process.
–Animation Manager: New animation capabilities, including a new animation manager, are designed to meet various engineering animation needs, ranging from BIM 5D simulations, through Digital Factory animations, and Work Instruction authoring.
–Physically Based Rendering (PBR): PBR has been added to HOOPS Communicator to provide higher quality rendering for web applications and is now also available in HOOPS Visualize for mobile platforms.
–Spatial Relationships: Support for “Spatial Relationships” that are part of the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) model definition enables the ability to navigate in the model, query the model in the context of Quantity Takeoff (QTO) and more.
Enhancements to SDKs include:
–Native CAD and standard format support for Inventor 2022, ACIS 2021 1.0 and –Parasolid 34.0
–Accessing mates for CATIA V5 files to help optimize workflows for applications in manufacturing simulation, robotic, kinematics analysis and more.
–New culling mechanism where front faces can be culled, allowing the user to see inside objects easier, and more easily show the results of analysis.
–Android AR Sandbox application refresh, which includes updating the ARCore SDK, using ARCore to match the 3D lighting to the environmental lighting (as seen by the camera), and adding a broader range of models.
–Supports assembly level features across different shattered workflows, allows users to view all the parts or a building or mechanical assembly at once and easily switch versions/revisions of individual parts or sub-assemblies without having to reconvert or process the entire set of 3D objects.
–Supports generating multiple output SC files for each body which is affected by an assembly level feature resulting in correct assembly conversion.
–New rendering modes (sketched mode and conceptual mode) based on standard AEC application interactions, enables users to replicate the environment they are used to in AEC workflows.
–Improvements to HTML export regarding quality and fidelity with 3D PDFs.
HOOPS toolkits are also available through the HOOPS Native and HOOPS Web Platforms. HOOPS Platforms combine 3D technologies for CAD data exchange, visualization and data publishing, along with tight connections to popular modeling kernels.
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