January 2017

360° UAV Drone Photography Embedded into 3D PDF

UAV drone photography has exploded in popularity over the past two years and what started as a hobby for photography enthusiasts has now turned into a highly beneficial tool for the commercial world.

Engineers and construction professionals have embraced the technology, which is now routinely used for gathering and analyzing data from above to aid planning, safety, security and design.

As you […]

Animation: The 4th Dimension of Visualisation with 3D PDF

The way 3D data is viewed has come a long way over recent years.  With the introduction of CAD interchange, standard 3D graphics model content formats and then 3D PDF, it has never been easier to share 3D CAD files between users of multiple programs and platforms.

As technology continues to innovate, many professionals who work with 3D modelling data are treated […]

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.
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Company History & Background

PDF3D (Software) from Visual Technology Services – History & Background
PDF3D is a software suite used for embedding 3D models in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The software contains applications, utilities and a Software Development Kit (SDK). PDF3D is commercial software developed by Visual Technology Services Ltd. of Ascot, United Kingdom.
Quick Facts:

Developer(s): Visual Technology Services Ltd.
Initial release: 2006
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