Visual Kinematics Inc (VKI)
Joins Tech Soft 3D

Q: Who is Tech Soft 3D?

A: Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of software development kits (SDKs) that help engineering software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, U.S.A., Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England, Germany, Norway and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power over 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. For more information, visit

Q: Who are Tech Soft 3D’s customers?

A: Companies 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, as well as many exciting start-ups. In fact, many of today’s most respected industry applications partnered with Tech Soft 3D in their start-up phases, including products from companies like SolidWorks (now Dassault Systèmes) , SpaceClaim (now part of ANSYS), ARAS, ANARK, GrabCAD, Synchro and Assemble Systems.

Q: Why did Tech Soft 3D acquire VKI?

A: Tech Soft 3D has long been a provider of data access and engineering graphics SDKs to the CAE market, working with partners such as ANSYS, Altair and Siemens (CD Adapco). For over 30 years, VKI has been a market-leader in providing SDKs that are purpose-built for the CAE market. This acquisition is in line with Tech Soft 3D’s plans to fuel growth by investing in product development, scaling the company’s global reach and increasing its product offerings through acquisitions. VKI’s SDKs expand the Tech Soft 3D product portfolio to address more use cases for partners in the CAE space with functionality for data access from simulation results and visualization of simulation results. Recently, Tech Soft 3D also acquired CAE market-leader and VKI partner, Ceetron. VKI, along with Ceetron, expand their SDK portfolio to better support developers building next-generation applications for simulation and analysis. Learn more about how Tech Soft 3D is addressing the needs of analysis and simulation here.

Q: Are HOOPS, CEETRON and VKI SDKs complementary for CAE applications?

A: Yes, HOOPS, CEETRON and VKI’s SDK’s are each uniquely suited for different CAE workflows. Together, they cover use cases for importing CAD, MCAE and CFD files, meshing, pre and post visualization as well as reporting in both desktop and web environments.

Q: What is Tech Soft 3D’s plan related to maintaining VKI’s products?

A: Tech Soft 3D intends to continue to maintain and support VKI’s market-leading SDK offerings for CAE.

Q: Who do I contact for sales and support for VKI products?

A: Sales and technical support for VKI products are unchanged. You can continue to reach VKI through your usual communication channel or contacts us through our website’s dedicated page.

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