Supported File Formats

Import formats

HOOPS Publish provides the capability to read data from the popular 3D formats listed below:

Format Version Extensions Tess B-rep  PMI 
ACIS* Up to 2018.1 (R28) SAT, SAB Supported Supported unsupported
IFC* IFC2x Editions 2, 3 and 4 IFC, IFCZIP Supported Supported unsupported
IGES* 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 IGS, IGES Supported Supported unsupported
JT* Up to v10.2 JT Supported Supported Supported
Parasolid* Up to v31
X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT Supported Supported unsupported
PDF All Versions PDF Supported Supported Supported
PRC All Versions PRC Supported Supported Supported
STEP* AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242 STP, STEP, STP.Z Supported Supported Supported
STL All Versions STL Supported unsupported unsupported
U3D ECMA-363
(1st, 2nd and 3rd editions)
U3D Supported unsupported unsupported
VRML V1.0 and V2.0 WRL, VRML Supported unsupported unsupported

= supported

= this concept is not supported by this format

*File formats with an asterisk are only available to define the 3D model in HOOPS Publish.
Advanced CAD file import functionality is available with HOOPS Exchange.

Export formats

HOOPS Publish provides the capability to write data to popular 3D standards listed below:

Format Extensions Tess B-rep PMI
3MF 3MF Supported unsupported unsupported
HTML HTML unsupported Supported unsupported
IGES IGES unsupported Supported unsupported
JT* JT Supported Supported Supported
PDF PDF Supported Supported Supported
PRC PRC Supported Supported Supported
SCS SCS unsupported Supported unsupported
STEP** STEP unsupported Supported Supported
STL STL Supported unsupported unsupported
U3D U3D Supported unsupported unsupported
VRML VRML Supported unsupported unsupported

= supported

= this concept is not supported by this format

= unsupported

* Our JT writer supports JT 8.1, 9.5 and 10

** Our STEP writer supports AP203, AP214, and AP242.

HTML and SCS export are only available on Linux & Windows 64 bit. For HTML and SCS, B-rep is only available for exact measurements (and not for faceted B-rep).