HOOPS Exchange 2020

Format Updates


Updated Version



Solid Edge



The support for the latest version of SolidWorks (2020) is under process and our team is doing its maximum to release it in a short period of time.

Platform Changes

  • Linux:

    • Minimum OS version for _CentOS_ upgraded from 6.x to 7

    • Compiler toolchain version upgraded from GCC 6.5 to GCC 8

  • Android:

    • Compiler toolchain version upgraded from NDK 11c to NDK R18b

Removed ImageMagick

HOOPS Exchange does not require ImageMagick any longer. Thus the following libraries are not part of the package anymore and can be safely removed from your distribution:

  • Windows

    • ImageMagick.dll

  • Unix

    • libImageMagick.so

Because of the removal of ImageMagick, the following image formats are not supported anymore by our readers:

  • Autodesk Animator (CEL)

  • Enhanced MetaFile (EMF, only supported on Windows platforms)

  • Interleaved Bitmap (ILBM)

  • PiCture eXchange (PCX)

  • Adobe PhotoShop (PSD)

  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)

See also

Progress Bar improvements for the Parasolid bridge

We added the support for a progress bar for A3DAsmModelFileTranslateToPkParts(). This addition is mostly noticeable when used along with models which contain an important amount of representation items.

See also

SolidWorks Holes as Assembly Features

Hole Wizard is a SolidWorks tool which allows to create holes at part or assembly level without the need of drawing or using complex features combinations.

In a context of supporting assembly-level hole features, we added the support for SolidWorks Hole Wizards upon reading.

See also

Internal changes on surface split

Internal changes have been made to improve overall stability and performances of splitting bi-periodic surfaces.

Bug fixes

The list of fixed bugs can be found on Fixed Bugs List.