Acquisition by Tech Soft 3D FAQ

Actify is now part of Tech Soft 3D, developer of HOOPS and CEETRON, the market-leading suite of SDKs for CAD, AEC, and CAE data import and export, 3D visualization, simulation and analysis, solid and mesh-based modeling, and 3D data publishing for both desktop and web.

You may be wondering what opportunities or what changes are in store for you. This page is here to provide clear information on various topics linked to the acquisition.

Feel free to contact us if your questions remain unanswered.

  • Who is Tech Soft 3D?

    Tech Soft 3D is a longtime technology partner of Actify’s, providing core CAD translation and visualization modules used within SpinFire and other products.

    The company was founded in 1996 and has historically been focused on providing core SDK’s/modules to software developers like Actify.  Other partners include companies such as Autodesk, SolidWorks, Siemens, Bentley, ANSYS, Trimble, Hexagon and several hundred others.

    The company is headquartered in Bend, Oregon USA, and has R&D offices in France (Lyon and Antibes) and Norway. In addition, many people also work remotely in various locations in the USA as well as in the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and China.  You can find out more at

    The company also has a sub-brand called which develops and sells products that are sold directly to end-users as plug-ins to Acrobat Professional.

  • What products and solutions does Tech Soft 3D offer?

    Tech Soft 3D provides a broad range of engineering-specific software development toolkits. Its product line includes:

    • HOOPS Exchange: The world’s best engineering data access
    • HOOPS Visualize: The gold standard graphics engine for building native engineering applications
    • HOOPS Communicator: The powerful, purpose-built graphics kernel for developing web-based engineering applications
    • HOOPS Publish: The 3D data publishing toolkit for native 3D PDF, HTML and standard CAD formats
    • CEETRON Envision: Market-leading SDKs that are purpose-built for desktop and native web applications for CAE visualization of simulation results (for example, FEA and CFD simulations)

    Additionally, Tech Soft 3D is the exclusive reseller of Parasolid from Siemens, the world’s leading solid modeling kernel, as well as Polygonica from MachineWorks, which is a robust technology for processing polygon meshes.

    Rounding out the portfolio are the AutoCAD and Inventor OEM platforms, which enable developers to create unique applications on top of two of the world’s leading CAD packages, as well as the Tetra 4D line of end-user applications for creating and enriching smart reports using 3D PDF.

  • Who are Tech Soft 3D's customers?

    Companies that are using software development toolkits from Tech Soft 3D include industry leaders such as Adobe, Autodesk, Hexagon, Dassault Systèmes, Trimble, 3D Systems, Bentley, ANSYS and more. Many of today’s most respected industry applications partnered with Tech Soft 3D in their start-up phases, including products like SolidWorks, SpaceClaim, ARAS, ANARK, GrabCAD, Synchro and Assemble Systems.

  • Why did Tech Soft 3D acquire Actify's SpinFire Business?

    Tech Soft 3D’s acquisition of Actify’s SpinFire Business was driven by a shared commitment to leveraging 3D data in ‘downstream’ applications, an area where both companies see significant value. Tech Soft 3D has long admired SpinFire’s leading role in the CAD viewing market, which aligns well with their expertise in 3D CAD visualization. By acquiring Actify’s core business, including SpinFire, CAD Publisher, and Centro, Tech Soft 3D has strategically enhanced its product portfolio. This acquisition allows the company to establish two highly complementary business divisions: a Toolkit Division focused on providing solutions to developers and a Solutions Division focused on providing products to end users/enterprises. Both divisions are unified in their focus on the high-value use of 3D data to drive business solutions.


  • What is Tech Soft 3D's plan related to maintaining Actify's products?

    Tech Soft 3D will continue to provide innovative, high-quality products and best-in-class services and support to our customers around the world.

  • Who do I contact for sales and support for Actify's products?

    Sales and technical support for Actify products are unchanged. You can continue to reach us through your usual communication channel or contact us through our website’s contact page.