CAD Schroer Enhances MPDS4 With HOOPS From Tech Soft 3D

BERKELEY, CA and MOERS, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 21, 2009 -- CAD Schroer, developers of the MPDS4 product suite, and Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), the leading provider of core graphics components to the engineering software industry, announced today that MPDS4, a 3D plant design and 2D/3D factory layout system, is now built with the enhanced capabilities of TS3D's 2D/3D engineering development platform, HOOPS.

"MPDS4 is a plant design and project engineering product suite that offers fast, powerful and flexible large-scale layout, design and assembly capabilities from pre-sales concepts to build order. By including HOOPS within the software we were able to provide significant advantages to our customers. Beyond helping to modernize the interface and graphical capabilities of MPDS4, HOOPS' cross-platform nature enables support on all major platforms, including Windows®, Linux® and Unix®," says Michael Schroer, Founding Director of CAD Schroer.

"Like Tech Soft, CAD Schroer is a company 'by engineers for engineers' so our programmers were extremely pleased to see what CAD Schroer was able to do with HOOPS. We're confident that CAD Schroer customers will enjoy the accelerated graphics capabilities that HOOPS brings to MPDS4," says Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D.


HOOPS is a high-performance graphics framework used within applications from engineering software companies such as Autodesk, SolidWorks, PTC, MSC.Software, ANSYS/Fluent, COADE, Bentley, Siemens PLM Solutions, Mitutoyo, IronCAD and 200+ others. By leveraging the robust set of HOOPS libraries, software teams are able to deliver high-performance, visually rich applications to market quickly and cost effectively.

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D (TS3D) provides premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company's flagship HOOPS technology has been incorporated into nearly 200 commercial software applications. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through

About MPDS4

MPDS4 addresses today's complex industrial engineering design challenges by combining the speed and precision of interactive 3D with the information management capabilities of relational database technology, meaning that the product can handle extremely large assemblies with ease.

MPDS4 offers a suite of powerful, multi-user plant engineering applications, including the MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT project engineering solution for integrated 2D/3D layout and visualisation.

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About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices, throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and independent subsidiaries in France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

CAD Schroer's product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design -- cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasizes close customer partnerships and supports its clients' objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.

HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2009 Tech Soft 3D

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CAD Schroer Media Contact:
Michael Schroer
CAD Schroer GmbH
Fritz-Peters-Straße 26-30
47447 Moers

Tech Soft 3D Media Contact:
Ron Fritz
Phone: 1.541.383.4661

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