January 2017

Interview: Global Mine Design (GMD) on Optimizing Extraction Planning with 3D PDF

Today Kia Cranwell is speaking with Phil Earl, Technical Director and Chief Engineer of Global Mine Design Ltd (GMD).  GMD is headquartered in the UK, with satellites in Canada and Australia.  Phil founded GMD in 2013 in order to develop tools and techniques that allow mine site personnel make educated decisions on the state of their orebody when production planning.  […]

PDF3D Provides Access to the Fourth Dimension in C Tech’s New 4D Visualisation Tool

In the latest major release, C Tech Development Corporation (CTECH) announced Earth Volumetric Studio, a rich modular environment with embedded 4D PDF generation based on PDF3D systems.

The latest offering from C TECH is a stand-alone Windows application that includes advanced volumetric gridding, geostatistical analysis, geologic layer separation and 4D visualization.

Used for many types of data such as soil, ground water, […]

STEP to 3D PDF

What is a STEP file?
STEP was developed to solve the age-old problem of sharing 3D model file data between different CAD systems.  STEP, which stands for Standard for the Exchange of Product Data, is essentially an exchange format, much like PDF, that can be recognized by various programs, thereby making it easier to send data to other CAD users.

STEP is […]

How to Make a 3D PDF

3D photos, Virtual Reality worlds and designs for feeding 3D printers are showing up in many diverse places. To document share and review 3D models needs a generic universally accepted format such as PDF. Actually, PDF already supports 3D. Once a 3D model is converted to 3D PDF, it can be distributed and viewed with any 3D enabled PDF viewer.
WHAT […]