Tech Soft 3D Empowers 3D CAD Project Collaboration for New Cloud-Based Service TeamPlatform.com

BERKELEY, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwire – Feb 14, 2012) – Tech Soft 3D and VisPower are pleased to announce that the newly-released TeamPlatform, a cloud-based productivity application to help manage intra/inter-company projects among design, engineering and manufacturing firms, is built with Tech Soft 3D HOOPS Exchange data access libraries. Using Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange, TeamPlatform enables its users to visualize and track embedded metadata from a variety of 3D CAD formats, including IGES, STEP, SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, Siemens NX, CATIA and Autodesk Inventor without the need for a CAD system, simplifying project collaboration and enabling instant engagement from all stakeholders.

TeamPlatform creates secure, sharable workspaces in which users can visualize, comment and manage all versions of a document, multimedia file or CAD file entirely within a web browser as projects move along. For CAD models, easy-to-start, intuitive workflows in TeamPlatform also track sophisticated information about designs — including hierarchies, assembly components, annotation and measurements — all which can be selectively shared as designs are modified and finalized.

HOOPS Exchange provides TeamPlatform users comprehensive and robust import of all aspects of their models. TeamPlatform’s cloud servers use models imported with HOOPS Exchange to create in-browser 3D displays, meaning users can analyze designs and design versions including viewing 3D files without having to download and open them in dedicated 3D CAD software.

“VisPower Technology was looking for a solution that brought multi-format design data into a project collaboration environment,” says Tech Soft 3D CEO, Ron Fritz. “HOOPS Exchange works within TeamPlatform to bring models’ full data sets, from a variety of formats, into a user-friendly cloud application.”

“Tech Soft 3D has been wonderful to work with — providing outstanding support in addition to a product that fits our needs,” says VisPower CEO, Simon Bae. “Our partnership with Tech Soft 3D will ensure TeamPlatform is compatible with the latest formats and delivers the highest degree of accuracy for our customers’ complex collaborative projects, now and into the future.”

About VisPower Technology
VisPower Technology was formed in 2010 by Simon Bae and other co-founders, and has developed TeamPlatform with the goal of helping product design, engineering services and manufacturing companies easily manage hundreds of small or large projects concurrently with huge piles of data. TeamPlatform has come out of beta and is now open to the public.

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company develops the HOOPS Product Suite, consisting of HOOPS Visualize, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish, SDKs for visualization, CAD data import/export and 3D PDF publishing. It also resells premium components such as Autodesk’s RealDWG® Toolkit and AutoCAD® OEM platform and the Parasolid® Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM Software. Tech Soft 3D software is used in nearly 450 applications worldwide. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through www.techsoft3d.com.

HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D. All other products or company references are the property of their respective holders.

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