July 2015

About PDF/E

PDF/E – short for the PDF standard for Engineering documents, is an international standard identified as ISO 24517 and defines a file format known as PDF/E which provides a mechanism for the exchange and archiving of engineering documents based on the ubiquitous and well-known PDF format for various communities working with engineering documentation.

A strong characteristic of PDF/E is the inclusion of […]

PMI Standards and 3D PDF Reporting


Product Manufacturing Information or PMI as it’s more commonly known is a Digital Design & Manufacturing term for material information associated with a 3D design. Having PMI associations visible as an integral part of 3D PDF documents extends the reach in PLM reporting workflows. PMI, sometimes referred to as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) includes material data, model views, dimensions, surface roughness, text […]

About PRC

PRC 3D Format
PRC (Product Representation Compact) is a 3D data structure and file format, one of two systems used in 3D PDF documents. Along side U3D, PRC is now the preferred and most feature-rich method to embed 3D interactive data and models into a PDF file. A PDF file containing PRC based 3D model can be viewed in using the Adobe Reader as well as […]

Converting COMSOL® Simulation Software Results to 3D PDF

Converting COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software output results into 3D PDF Reports using PV+
Once a suitable analysis result of the design vibration characteristics are performed, the numerical data and geometric mesh may be visualized. Using built-in COMSOL® menus, screen shots and movie files maybe created, for sharing with teams outside of simulation software users. However, to get real 3D interaction in a report […]

Converting DWG to 3D PDF

Converting DWG to 3D PDF with PDF3D ReportGen
3D CAD users can now easily convert DWG files created in AutoCAD 2014 into 3D PDFs using PDF3DReportGen.

With fast, intuitive installation and integration, ReportGen allows design engineers to create beautifully animated, highly compressed 3D PDFs at the touch of a button. No matter how large or complex the DWG files are, the 3D […]