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LaTeX 3D PDF Placeholder Method

A LaTeX 3D PDF Placeholder Method for ParaView Visualization and PDF3D ReportGen Conversion Publishing
For academic and research authors using LaTeX tools, it can be challenging to use 3D PDF. The method in this article involves commercial 3D PDF applications to close the gap and get direct publishing of interactive scientific data visualizations, mesh and attribute data and geometric models using […]

PDF3D Helps IronCAD Integrator Add 3D Parts List Publishing

PDF3D from Visual Technology Services is used with IronCAD for interactive 3D parts list and assembly documents in Fronema’s I-XPro4D.

London, UK, October 2nd, 2018 – The IronCAD Gold Partner Fronema S.r.l. has extended the IronCAD 3D design software with I-XPro4D to produce rich interactive spare-parts list navigation, bill-of-materials (BOM) and repair assembly documentation using PDF3D. Fronema is the primary IronCAD […]

Diving in to 3D PDF Developer’s Solution – About PDF3D SDK Pro

Shareable 3D PDF Document Production for Your Application with Next-Generation 3D PDF Integration and Code Development.
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PDF3D SDK Pro provides a full set of features to support system integrators and software engineers in building systems that need complex and reliable 3D document production capabilities. The SDK software provides for on-premise installs or embedded PDF generation inside deployed […]

Learn Why Pro Photographers are Turning to PDF for 360

Why presenting interactive 360-degree panoramic photos directly in PDF format is now an option

There’s been a notable surge in interest from professional photographers turning to the PDF format – in particular, 3D PDF, over the past few months. What has predominantly been favoured by CAD designers, engineers, scientists and manufacturers over the past few years is now fast becoming a […]

How to Build PDF3D-SDK C# .NET Examples with Visual Studio

This article illustrates the process of building an example C# .NET console application from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can be created with the ability to generate interactive 3D PDF document files. The process is broken […]

How to Build PDF3D-SDK Examples with CMake and Visual Studio SLN

This article illustrates the process of using CMake utility to setup and generate a Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) to build the example C++ 3D PDF applications from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, SLN generation, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can […]

Latest PDF3D PV+ Release Broadens Scientific Data Reporting

PDF3D releases PV+ update built on latest ParaView v5.5.x for scientific data reporting with new formats and report layouts.
London, UK, 9 September 2018 – Just a short time after Kitware announced the release of the latest version of their ParaView™ software, which adds some great new features to this already very powerful software, PDF3D is pleased to announce the availability […]

Getting Started: Creating Panoramic 360 Images with your Smartphone

So you have the latest (v2.16)  PDF3D ReportGen, at least as a trial copy, and you want to get started to create documents with 360 panoramas in them – just how easy is it? Well, PDF3D’s ReportGen is a very powerful tool with lots of options and controls on the PDF output so let’s keep it very simple to get […]

Gravity Geophysical Models of Finland Visualized and Reported with PDF3D

As an example of PDF3D’s use for technical reporting in earth science, geology and geophysics, this case study highlights the work of now retired Seppo Elo, who spent his career as a research geophysicist at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources.

As an active geophysicist, Seppo managed the […]

PhotoModeler to 3D PDF Work-flow

Convert a collection of photos around an object from drone, DSLR, or smart-phone into an interactive 3D PDF using PhotoModeler and PDF3D ReportGen.

The process of capturing a 3D digital model from an actual object is often performed using a digital camera and photogrammetry to reconstruct a 3D geometric mesh with texture derived from the original photos.

This sample illustrates the process, […]