Spatial and Tech Soft America Announce FREE HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS

Part Viewer Enables Advanced Viewing of ACIS Part Files


Westminster, Colorado and Alameda, CA, May 14, 2002—Spatial Corp., a market-leading provider of world-class 3D development technologies, and Tech Soft America (TSA), the leading provider of component graphics technology to the CAD/CAM/CAE industry, today announced the release of the free HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS, which allows for real-time collaborative viewing of ACIS part files. Developed around the ACIS 3D Geometric Modeler v8.0 and the HOOPS 3D Application Framework (HOOPS/3dAF) from TSA, the HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS includes numerous features such as real-time, simultaneous collaboration between multiple users and the ability to visualize large models and precise distance measurement computation. <br/>




“We are extremely pleased with the development of the HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS, particularly because it offers free, real-time collaboration,” said Rex Sellentine, visualization product manager, Spatial. “There has been a clear and significant industry demand for collaborative functionality and the ability to view ACIS parts. This free application addresses this demand in a highly effective manner.” <br/>




Gavin Bridgeman, co-founder and member of the technical staff for TSA said, “By making this technology freely available to the ACIS user community, we hope to provide a valuable service while at the same time showcasing the advanced capabilities of the .HSF format and the HOOPS components.” <br/>





“Our close working relationship with TSA has allowed us to develop this viewer quickly and efficiently, and provide the industry with an answer to the request for specific visualization functionality,” said Mike Payne, CEO, Spatial. “This effort is an example of Spatial and our partners working together to move the industry forward and provide the solutions that are being requested.”





The HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS can be downloaded from:








Developers interested in customizing or extending the viewer functionality, or building complimentary products based on the framework may contact Spatial or TSA directly for complete licensing information. For a complete description of the HOOPS 3D Part Viewer for ACIS visit



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