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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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Orthodontic Lab Fully Integrates 3D PDF to Improve Communications and Dental Patient Privacy

London, UK, 14th September 2016 – Dobson Ortho Laboratory, based in Gainesville, Georgia USA, has enhanced communications with orthodontists and improved patient data security by converting 3D STL orthodontic treatment plans  into 3D PDFs. By representing multiple STL files within a 3D context directly from dental scans in a compressed and secure PDF, the lab’s communication with orthodontists has been […]

Converting STL to PDF

3D CAD users and STL users can now easily convert and enhance STL files into 3D PDFs at the click of a button using PDF3D ReportGen.
Why Would You Need to Convert STL into PDF?
STL is the format generated for 3D printing and is used by many who work within engineering, design, dentistry and additive manufacturing – as well as a […]

What’s the alternative for sharing STL files?

Thanks to the rise in 3D printing, those working in design, engineering, dentistry and additive manufacturing are now very familiar with the STL format and use it regularly. With this widespread use comes a closer look into the file type to see where and how it could be improved for those who rely on 3D printing within a professional environment.

STL, […]

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 […]

File Formats

The following file formats are available for PDF3D ReportGen, XML Server utilities and the Interface Layer of PDFD-SDK.  For PV+ see the other alternative File Format list.

Type

Format

Extensions

  Applications

CAD Models

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AutoCAD Export DWF Format
dwf
AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, Visual Representations

2

AutoCAD Generic DXF Format
dxf
AutoCAD historic versions, Survey, Geophysics, Modelling

3

AutoCAD Native DWG Format
dwg
AutoCAD Mechanical, Civil, Inventor, Parts, Colours, Widely Used

4

Bentley-Intergraph Microstation DGN Format
dgn
Microstation related applications

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