HOOPS Exchange Public Roadmap

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

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

Provisional dates – Subject to change

Version

Release Date

Version

Release Date

HE 2021 SP2

2021/07/06

HE 2021 SP2 U1

2021/08/04

HE 2021 SP2 U2

2021/10/05

HE 2022

2021/12/14

HE 2022 U1

2022/02/02

HE 2022 SP1

2022/04/13

HE 2022 SP2

2022/07/06

HE 2023

2022/12/14

FORMAT UPDATES PLAN

Provisional plan – Subject to change

Format

Version

Format

Version

Acis 2021 1.0

HE 2021 SP2 U2

SolidWorks 2022

HE 2022

REVIT 2022

HE 2022

NX (2021 Dec. version)

HE 2022 U1

Solid Edge 2022

HE 2022 U1

JT

HE 2022 SP1

Rhino

HE 2022 SP1

Catia V5_6R2022

HE 2022 SP1 U1

CREO 9

HE 2022 SP2

NX (2022 June version)

HE 2022 SP2

Parasolid

HE 2022 SP2

Inventor 2023

HE 2022 SP2 U1

Acis

HE 2022 SP2 U2

Solid Edge 2023

HE 2023

SolidWorks 2023

HE 2023

REVIT 2023

HE 2023

NX (2022 Dec. version)

HE 2023

SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

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

  • Format improvement: IFC Reader

    • Improvement of boolean operations management

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

  • 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.

  • New format support: DGN Reader

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

  • 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.

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.