SOURCE: Tech Soft 3D

October 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Tech Soft 3D's HOOPS Drives 40% Graphics Performance Gains in COADE's CAESAR II Package

40% Rendering Performance Jump a Major Boost for Users

BERKELEY, CA and HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), the leading provider of core graphics components to the engineering software industry, and COADE, Inc., a leading provider of plant engineering and design software, today announced 40% graphics performance gains in CAESAR II V5.10, COADE's latest release of its flagship pipe stress analysis software product. These performance gains have been made possible by the use of TS3D's HOOPS graphics engine.

"CAESAR II users expect us to constantly raise the bar in all areas, including graphic display performance," commented Thomas J. Van Laan, PE, President/CEO of COADE. "This recent improvement is yet another example of the benefits we have realized using HOOPS technology over the years. Our collaboration with TS3D continues to bear fruit," Van Laan stated, "and we are pleased with the ongoing optimization and the innovation that HOOPS allows us to deliver in end user value and satisfaction."

"A key strategic focus of our recent HOOPS development has been performance -- particularly with the large and complex models that CAESAR II is capable of handling. Our R&D in this area has proven to be very exciting as well as productive -- so users of HOOPS-based applications such as COADE's CAESAR II can expect even more impressive speed gains in upcoming releases," added Ron Fritz, TS3D's Managing Partner.

About HOOPS

HOOPS is a set of extensible, high-level components that dramatically simplifies the design, development and maintenance of high-performance, interactive 2D/3D applications. HOOPS components provide the technology building blocks for developers to create custom, high performance applications capable of driving both OpenGL and/or Direct3D. Developers work from a high level to extend and customize the HOOPS framework, taking advantage of the power of the underlying set of libraries. Rather than attempting to re-invent the vast functionality already encapsulated within the HOOPS product set, developers can focus their development efforts on their true value-add and build better software faster.

About COADE

COADE, Inc. is a provider of plant engineering and design software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE's aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. COADE's product line conforms to those goals and includes: CAESAR II, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks. For more information, visit www.coade.com. COADE, CAESAR II, CADWorx, PVElite, CodeCalc and TANK are registered trademarks or trademarks of COADE, Inc.

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D (TS3D) provides building block technologies and related services, enabling their ISV customers to rapidly develop world-class technical software. The company's flagship HOOPS technology has been incorporated into over 175 commercial software applications, including many of the leaders in CAD/CAM and CAE software including COADE, Autodesk, SolidWorks, Dassault Systemes, Siemens PLM, PTC, IronCAD and many others. In addition to the flagship HOOPS technology, the company also resells premium components such as the Autodesk RealDWG Toolkit, Adobe PDF Libraries, Parasolid Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM, and Spatial 3D InterOp translation.

HOOPS is a registered trademark. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2007 Tech Soft 3D

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