Siemens Now Delivers Tech Soft 3D's Software Development Kit
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Siemens Now Delivers Tech Soft 3D's Software Development Kit

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 14, 2016

BEND, OR: Building on its partnership with Siemens and the subsequent announcement of the potential integration between Siemens’ Parasolid and its HOOPS exchange technology last year, Tech Soft 3D has now declared that its software development kit can be licensed through Siemens’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.

Tech Soft 3D is a privately held software firm that delivers development tools that help software teams worldwide to deliver successful applications.

While the initial agreement aided developers to intensify data usage through provisions to access a wide range of CAD formats, the latest development provides Parasolid users another channel to license the toolkits through a single source.

“Many of our Parasolid customers require advanced data translation capabilities. Our ability to offer one stop shopping for this integrated solution simplifies the buying process and is a win for Siemens and our customers.” says Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens PLM Software.

This partnership is critically beneficial to users due to the availability of several optimization including, . Loading models of any supported format into Parasolid through a single API.

Engineering applications such as NX software, Solid Edge software and SolidWorks are all based on Parasolid. Clients who leverage Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange together can have geometry imported without any kind of translation, so data remains unblemished. For applications not based on Parasolid, the integration exploits advanced functionalities within Parasolid to map the CAD data format to a valid Parasolid model, to resolve a variety of issues.

The complete model definition is imported, preserved and associatively accessible to the Parasolid geometry, including PMI, GD&T, product structure, tessellation (facets) and more.

“Our mission to help developers deliver great applications was the driving force behind this expansion of our partnership with Siemens’ Parasolid team,” says Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D. “Not only have we created a fully-leveraged integration between our technologies, but we’ve expanded the sales channel so more development teams have access to this optimized solution.”