Public Roadmap

As of 2022-10-15

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

HE 2023

December 2022

HE 2023 U1

February 2023

2023 SP1

April 2023

2023 SP1 U1

June 2023

2023 SP2

July 2023

2023 SP1 U2

September 2023

HE 2024

December 2023

See our public HOOPS Target General Availability Dates page for an accurate and up to date release schedule.

Format Updates Plan

Provisional plan – Subject to change

Format

Version

REVIT 2023

HE 2023

Parasolid 35.0

HE 2023 U1

SolidWorks 2023

HE 2023 U1

Solid Edge 2023

HE 2023 U1

NX 2212 (2022 Dec. version)

HE 2023 U1

Catia V5_6R2023

HE 2023 SP1 U1

Inventor 2024

HE 2023 SP1 U1

CREO 9

HE 2023 SP2

Navisworks 2024

HE 2023 SP2

Parasolid 35.1

HE 2023 SP2

NX 2306 (2023 June version)

HE 2023 SP2 U1

Revit 2024

HE 2024

SolidWorks 2024

HE 2024 U1

Solid Edge 2024

HE 2024 U1

NX 2312 (2023 Dec. version)

HE 2024 U1

Short-Term Projects

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

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

  • 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.

  • New format support: DGN Reader + DGN MicroStation is a CAD software platform developed by Bentley Systems and used in the architectural and engineering industries.

  • Official support for C# language bindings

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

  • Support DRACO compression for glTF format (Reader)

  • 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.

Long-Term Projects

Longer term projects we are considering

  • 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.