HOOPS Exchange Public Roadmap

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2022

This page provides you with some insights about the HOOPS Exchange roadmap. If you are interested in providing input or collaborating on any of the projects below, please contact HOOPS Exchange's Product Manager or Tech Soft 3D support.

RELEASE PLAN

HOOPS Exchange release schedule consists in a major release and two service packs per year.

Minor updates might be released in between according to needs:

  • Fix regressions or high priority issues

  • Deliver updated formats to reduce availability delays

RELEASE SCHEDULE

See the HOOPS Target General Availability Dates.

FORMAT UPDATES PLAN

Provisional plan – Subject to change

Format

Version

Format

Version

Parasolid 34.0

HE 2022

SolidWorks 2022

HE 2022 U1

Solid Edge 2022

HE 2022 U1

NX 2007 (2021 Dec. version)

HE 2022 U2

REVIT 2022

HE 2022 SP1

JT 10.6

HE 2022 SP1

Catia V5_6R2022

HE 2022 SP1 U1

Inventor 2023

HE 2022 SP2

CREO 9

HE 2022 SP2

NX 2206 (2022 June version)

HE 2022 SP2

Parasolid 34.1

HE 2022 SP2

Solid Edge 2023

HE 2023

SolidWorks 2023

HE 2023

REVIT 2023

HE 2023

NX 2212 (2022 Dec. version)

HE 2023 U1

SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

Projects planned to be delivered in next release (next 4 months)

  • New format support: Navisworks Reader

    • Navisworks is a 3D design review solution used primarily in construction industries.

    • This project will focus on the NWD format which corresponds to a publishing of a project, including all loaded models, the environment, views and saved viewpoints.

    • The first version of the Navisworks Reader will be delivered as a Beta version during the first half of year 2022.

  • Introduce new options for point projection

    • Support Sphere projection

    • Ability to define preferred surfaces for projection calculation for thin parts

  • Hoops Exchange Parasolid bridge availability on Mac Intel & ARM

MID-TERM PROJECTS

Planned or on-going projects that might be delivered mid-term (in one or two releases) – After 4 months / before 12 months

  • Semantic data: support of visual models

    • The support of visual models’ appearances (material, textures, decals) is meant for high fidelity rendering and full-color printing of parts and will serve PLM/Visualization as well as Manufacturing as a Service applications. The scope of this project is to improve the support of SolidWorks appearances by adding the surfacic projection for textures as well as decals.

  • Official support for C# language bindings

  • New format support: DGN Reader

    • DGN MicroStation is a CAD software platform developed by Bentley Systems and used in the architectural and engineering industries.

  • Support DRACO compression for glTF format (Reader)

LONG-TERM PROJECTS

Longer term projects we are considering

  • New format support: IFC Export

    • This new export capability will help design applications in manufacturing, plant design, ship building spaces to share their data with BIM applications. For example, an assembly designed in a CAD software will be shared with a BIM application to federate models. The first version of the IFC Writer will support a subset of the IFC classes and will be delivered as a Beta version during the year 2022.

  • New format support: PLM/XML reader

    • PLM/XML format is an XML-based file format designed by Siemens PLM Software to facilitate interaction in product lifecycle management.