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How to Prevent Leakage When Sharing Prototype Designs, Research and Data

Engineers and scientists working on the latest developments rely on the secure transfer of critical information.   The work that goes into 3D design, research and analysis is extensive – and expensive – and a leakage of that data can be detrimental.

What is the best way to share confidential 3D data?

It turns out that it’s not that difficult to increase the […]

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 […]

Midland Valley Release Move™ with 3D PDF Structural Geology Publishing Features

Midland Valley, the developers behind world-leading geological software Move™ have today released a major update with a new 3D PDF export feature using PDF3D technology.

London, UK, December 16th, 2016 – Two UK geo-software companies have integrated and launched a major new feature in today’s release of the Move suite of geological tools. The new 3D PDF publishing feature from Visual […]

How To Tell a Story with Automatic View Cycling, Narration & Dynamic Captions

A simple 3D PDF with manual views is very common. When a user is faced with several views they can select each view using the selector menu. Easy enough.  But what if you want to tell a story and show your user each view in a sequence or specific order with a beginning, middle and end, and with accompanying narration?

With […]

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 […]