Concept NREC's CAD Translator Built With HOOPS? Technology From TSA

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT AND OAKLAND, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 23-10-2003 -- Concepts NREC, the world's leading independent turbomachinery design software company, and Tech Soft America (TSA), the leading provider of component graphics technology to the CAD/CAM/CAE industry, today announced a licensing agreement whereby Concepts NREC has leveraged TSA's HOOPS graphics components to power the graphics in their new CAD Translator module.

"As a company focused on the complex product of turbomachinery design, we wanted to concentrate our efforts there rather than to deflect resources toward graphics development. At the same time, we wanted to deliver a solution to our customers with high-performance graphics and rich interactivity. The HOOPS 3D Application Framework enabled us to achieve both goals," stated Peter Weitzman, Director of Software Sales & Marketing for Concepts NREC.

Ron Fritz, Managing Partner for TSA added, "Concepts NREC continues to produce rich applications for tubomachinery design and analysis and we are pleased that HOOPS is playing a key role in helping the Concepts team produce winning applications and focus on their true value-add."

About CAD Translator

CAD Translator greatly simplifies the transfer of 3D CAD geometry between all of the major CAD systems and the Concepts NREC Agile Engineering Design System for Turbomachinery. A CAD model for a turbomachine will typically contain the blading and flowpath needed by the Agile system, but also can contain the housing, shaft, bearings, seals, and any other parts and assemblies associated with the machine. The CAD translator allows the user to identify the components of the CAD model that are associated with the blading and flowpath and seamlessly convert these geometric entities into the format needed for easy import into the Concepts NREC design and manufacturing software.

About HOOPS 3D Application Framework

HOOPS 3D Application Framework (HOOPS/3dAF) is an extensible, high-level component that dramatically simplifies the design, development and maintenance of high-performance, interactive 2D/3D applications for Windows, UNIX, LINUX, Windows CE devices or the Web. Companies such as PTC, SolidWorks, MSC.Software, Fluent, Autodesk/CAiCE, Bentley/Infrasoft, CADKEY, Proficiency and over 150 others license HOOPS technology to help them build better engineering software products faster.

With HOOPS/3dAF the base infrastructure for building highly-custom, high performance applications is already optimally designed and built. Developers work from a high level to extend and customize the framework, taking advantage of the power of the underlying set of components and, rather than attempting to re-invent the vast functionality already encapsulated within the HOOPS product set, they can focus their development efforts on their true value-add.

About Concepts NREC.

Concepts NREC, the world's leading independent, full-service turbomachinery design and development organization, can provide the resources required to develop complete solutions from concept through engineering, prototype production, and product manufacturing. For over 50 years, we have provided manufacturers, users, and the engineering community with technology, services, and products that have achieved their goals and helped develop and produce some of the most advanced products. Our Agile Engineering Design SystemR integrates the complete engineering process through a complementary suite of software tools for design, analysis, manufacturing, and assembly.

Concepts NREC can supplement your in-house capabilities with advanced engineering expertise in all phases of product development. We have worked with many highly specialized companies and gained considerable experience in diverse technologies. Working from existing specifications or a requirements statement, we can design, machine, fabricate, and test a variety of turbomachinery components and products as well as solve difficult engineering problems to improve efficiency, performance, and manufacturing productivity.

About Tech Soft America

Tech Soft America (TSA) provides premier customer driven development tools, consulting and support services enabling its partners to rapidly deliver world-class technical software. TSA develops the HOOPS 3D Application Framework, HOOPS Stream Toolkit and HOOPS Net Server, all components designed to dramatically simplify the design, development and maintenance of high-performance, interactive 2D and 3D applications built for PCs, UNIX workstations, Linux and Windows-CE based handheld devices.

HOOPS technology has been incorporated into over 150 commercial software applications, including many of the leaders in CAD/CAM and CAE software. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Oakland, California and can be reached at

HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft America. All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2002 Tech Soft America.

Tech Soft America Press Contact:
Melle Amade-Vice

Email Contact
510-434-7630 x214

Concepts NREC Press Contact:
Sharon Daye

Email Contact
802-296-2321, ext. 218

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