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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.  […]

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.
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PDF3D Release Marks 10 Years of Continuous Innovation for Technical Reporting Workflows

Leading 3D PDF software vendor Visual Technology Services today announced V2.13.8, an update for their entire product suite as the culmination of a decade of continuous development.

London, UK, December 12th, 2016 – Visual Technology Services, developers of the popular 3D PDF conversion and reporting tools, have released PDF3D V2.13.8, their latest update after 10 years of continuous innovation supporting a […]

PDF3D Announces Support for macOS Sierra

Advanced 3D PDF authoring software suite supports the latest Macintosh® OS release.

London, UK, October 27th, 2016 – PDF3D, from Visual Technology Services, today reaffirmed its commitment to Apple technology innovations by announcing 3D PDF native application compatibility for macOS Sierra® (10.12). This latest Macintosh® OS operating system released in September improves user experience and helps manage valuable storage space on […]

Gold & Silver Mining Optimized with 3D PDF

INFA, the engineering, construction and manufacturing company that provides custom, on-site mineral processing at a large Gold and Silver mine in the Santa Cruz region of Argentina, explains how the engineering team uses 3D PDF to improve communications with clients when sharing 3D CAD designs for custom Gold & Silver processing plants.

“We mostly send 3D PDF documents to our customers […]

PDF3D V2.13 Release Targets Engineering and Manufacturing Workflows in 3D

3D PDF conversion software leaders, PDF3D, today announce V2.13, a major update for their entire suite of products including PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+. ReportGen users can expect a step-change in the user experience, while developers can exploit expanded API features.

London, UK, July 14th, 2016 – Visual Technology Services, the developers of the popular 3D PDF conversion and […]

Adding 3D Label Annotations into a 3D PDF at Generation Time

How to add 3D Label annotations in a 3D PDF at generation time (GUIDE AND VIDEO)
Most 3D PDF generation tools do not provide part labels and annotation, and the majority of 3D model file formats don’t provide for 3D annotations either. Adding 3D labels is sometimes possible by hand placing and adding markup, but generating labels directly from an easy to use file format […]

Progressive Animation to show Additive Assembly Sequences

How to create a progressive animation from multiple part files in a 3D PDF using PDF3D ReportGen (GUIDE AND VIDEO)
Wondering how to address the complex task of creating a 3D animated sequence to show the gradual assembly sequence of a complex model without programming? Normally time-sequence or transient data is shown as a sequence, one part at a time, so how can […]

PDF3D V2.12 Release Brings Major Upgrades, Fixes and New Features

3D PDF conversion software leaders, PDF3D, today announce their new V2.12 release for PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+.  Developers, users and fans of the software can expect significant improvements, corrections, and new features to all of the products.

London, UK, November 9th, 2015 – PDF3D, the developers of the popular 3D PDF generation and reporting tools, have released the […]

PMI Standards and 3D PDF Reporting

PMI in 3D PDF

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 […]