IDC has predicted that by 2020, SaaS delivery will grow nearly five times faster than the traditional software product delivery and emerge as a significant growth driver to all functional software markets. Cloud CAD/simulation solutions backed by SaaS offer multiple industry-specific advantages to CAD/CAE users, therefore, it’s no surprise that engineering apps are fast moving to the cloud. There are various cloud-based 3D toolkits in the market today and each comes with distinct features and advantages.
BIMsync for example, is specifically designed for collaboration in the construction industry, while HOOPS Communicator allows developers to view and interact with more than 20 CAD and BIM formats within a browser or mobile apps. View & Data API (by Autodesk) is also present, that allows you to view, mark up, print, and track changes to 2D and 3D files without the original design software, and Kisters 3D View station Web Viewer helps you get high performance even for low-performance devices and narrow bandwidt
At nCircle tech, we acquired an expertise in designing, developing and implementing bespoke CAD/ CAE software solutions for our global clients. We have since been working on Tech Soft 3D products like HOOPS Visualize, HOOPS Publish, HOOPS Exchange, HOOPS Sdk and have also mastered the art of using the latest product – HOOPS Communicator. We have successfully integrated HOOPS toolkits in several applications with and more recently worked with HOOPS Communicator for developing different cloud-based engineering applications.
A quick look at the new HOOPS Communicator:
This latest offering from TechSoft 3D is all about speed and simplicity. HOOPS communicator allows developers to view and interact with more than 20 CAD and BIM formats within a browser, mobile apps or Acrobat Reader. Here’s what HOOPS communicator can do for you.
- Fast, Comprehensive 3D CAD Translation, Web Viewing, and Sharing
- Streaming: Saves precious time particularly when working with large and complex data sets as it allows users to quickly interact with huge models through intelligent and highly optimized streaming of CAD data to the browser.
- Scalability: Its scalable server architecture simplifies session management. Users can also work on multiple viewing sessions distributed over many servers
- Multi-environment Visualization: The web viewer is feature rich and runs as a zero-client application on different devices. The server –side rendering is seamlessly integrated into the viewer, allowing viewing of complex models even on low-end devices.
- Customization: It can create workflows by linking each object in the 3D model with critical information such as part number, vendor, and price and inventory availability
Why we love HOOPS Communicator
Team nCircle is always looking to try out new things and innovate pre-existing solutions to create effective, long lasting solutions. In our quest for optimizing resources and outcomes, we have not just integrated but also enhanced many functionalities around HOOPS Communicator.
Additional Measurement & Precision features.
CAD is all about details and exact measurements. We realized the need for a specialized precision system which would take care of multiple activities at the same time. Team nCircle successfully added various new measurement features which included Edge Highlighting, Curve Selection, Identical parts selection, Define cutting plane in different directions, Point Snapping, Plane Snapping, Improved markups for Radius and diameter measurements, enhanced PMI interactions and many more. It is most useful for Business domains such as Manufacturing, Inspection, Aerospace, Military, etc. where precision in product specification is imperative.
3D Model comparison system.
Understanding the need for side by side comparison for certain 3D models, we set out to develop a comparison tool which would allow greater flexibility in viewing and correlation to users.Using HOOPS communicator, we built a functionality which would allow side by side comparison of 3D Models. That’s not all; the tool also allows an Overlay view (overlap) of two models for easier comparison. Comparing two models which are not properly aligned or oriented is challenging and thus, our team developed a mechanism where users can do Plane Alignment of 2 models or realign the models as per their needs. Last but not least, we enabled Distance Translate or rotate as well in our functionality.
Our Experience with HOOPS Communicator
HOOPS communicator is one of the best options available for building compelling cloud-based applications. The end products you get are rich web and mobile visualization, backed by accurate and fast CAD data exchange. In addition, you will benefit from an infrastructure built to support the needs of 3D applications in a fully connected world. HOOPS communicator is thus a complete toolkit supporting all major MCAD formats
Whether you envision an application that renders in a browser, from a server, on a mobile device, via a thick client or any combination, HOOPS Communicator will enable you to get a high-quality 3D product to market quickly.
Want to know more? Get in touch with us and we’d love to take you through it all!
Author: Tarika Jain
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nCircle Tech (inCorporated in 2012) empowers passionate innovators to create impactful 3D visualization software for desktop, mobile and cloud. Our domain expertise in CAD-BIM customization driving automation with the ability to integrate advanced technologies like AI/ML and VR/AR; empowers our clients to reduce time to market and meet business goals. nCircle has a proven track record of technology consulting and advisory services for the AEC and Manufacturing industry across the globe. Our team of dedicated engineers, partner ecosystem and industry veterans are on a mission to redefine how you design and visualize.
Over the last 7+ years, the organisation has worked on more than 150 large and complex projects for 50+ customers across 15+ countries