2. Hoops Exchange adds Parasolid integration

Hoops Exchange adds Parasolid integration

Native support allows software using Exchange to import models without translation.

Tech Soft 3D has added low-level integration of the Parasolid modeling kernel to its Hoops Exchange CAD file translation toolkit available to software vendors. The new integration makes it possible for software developers to treat files from Parasolid-based products as native data, imported without need for translation. Leading CAD software using Parasolid for 3D include Siemens NX and Solid Edge, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, Onshape, Bentley MicroStation, Nemetschek Vectorworks, and others.

The integration allows vendors access to Parasolid data in several ways:

  • Models of any supported format are loaded into Parasolid through a single API.
  • All CAD applications based on Parasolid have geometry natively imported without any kind of translation, so data remains clean.
  • 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.