Tech Soft 3D, provider of development toolkits to the engineering software industry, releases HOOPS® Communicator 2018 software development toolkit (SDK), a toolkit that allows to build advanced web-based engineering applications.
Applications in architectural engineering and construction (AEC)
HOOPS Communicator is useful for those who develop AEC or BIM (building information modeling) applications since it supports AutoCAD DWG files and point clouds. This is in addition to already supporting IFC, an interoperable file format for construction. These tools provide a robust environment for visualization, query and navigation of construction models.
HOOPS Communicator 2018 supports advanced workflows such as product lifecycle management (PLM) and product configurators with major improvements such as the ability to aggregate models. Assemblies can be easily separated into their constituent parts which can be combined on-demand or quickly swapped out for different revisions.
“Users of engineering applications demand advanced graphics capabilities, putting intense pressure on developers. With HOOPS Communicator 2018 we encapsulate and streamline much of the complexity of delivering advanced graphics,” said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator Product Manager. “New features such as x-ray rendering mode and being able to apply materials to geometry on the client for improved visual fidelity are key items that we know are expected when creating complex 3D engineering applications for the web.”
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