Public Roadmap

  • As of 2024-02-02 *

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


Release Date

2023 SP1

April 2023

2023 SP1 U1

May 2023

2023 SP2

July 2023

2023 SP2 U1

September 2023

2023 SP2 U2

October 2023

HE 2024

December 2023

See our HOOPS Exchange Public Roadmap for an accurate and up to date release schedule.

Format Updates Plan

Provisional plan – Subject to change



NX 2306 (2023 June version)

HE 2023 SP2 U1

JT 10.9

HE 2023 SP2 U1

Revit 2024

HE 2023 SP2 U2

Parasolid 36.0

HE 2024

Solid Edge 2024

HE 2024

SolidWorks 2024

HE 2024 U1

NX 2312 (2023 Dec. version)

HE 2024 U1

CATIA V5_6R2024

HE 2024 SP1

Inventor 2025

HE 2024 SP1 U1

Acis 2024

HE 2024 SP2


HE 2024 SP2

Navisworks 2025

HE 2024 SP2

NX 2406 (2024 June version

HE 2024 SP2 U1

Short-Term Projects

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

  • Support of “Publication Names” for CATIA V5

  • Support of “Incremental loading” mode for JT assemblies

  • Support of physical material definition (Poisson coef., Young modulus…) - All CAD Formats

  • IFC Reader: Reading time improvement

  • Standard tessellation improvements

  • HOOPS Exchange ease of use: High-level API layer

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

  • New format support: DGN Reader

    • DGN MicroStation is a CAD software platform developed by Bentley Systems and used in the architectural and engineering industries.

  • 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: QIF reader

  • 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.

  • New format support: USD Writer