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Macro photography 3D VR in PDF

Macro VR Reality Modelling
What you’re looking at here is an actual walnut (not a CGI model) that was photographed, close-up, with a macro digital camera from many angles covering a complete 360° aspect. This shows a 360 close-up macro photo of a reality-modelled walnut using 3D surface reconstruction software, all inside a PDF file.

After the nut was opened using a dremel […]

Converting CloudCompare to 3D PDF

A short Guide to processing Point Cloud data into 3D PDF Report Documents using CloudCompare
Point Cloud data from 3D laser, optical and sonar scanners is easily available, however to interpret, display, and present that data with others, it needs to be converted into 3D mesh form, with smoothly shaded surfaces. To then share those 3D meshes with non-specialists or […]

Hand-Held 3D Scanner and Advanced Point Cloud Meshing Enables 3D PDF of The Alamo

The image shows the The Alamo, which has been initially created using a DotProduct hand-held scanner and enhanced using Pointfuse advanced point-cloud meshing. PDF3D ReportGen has been used to capture an interactive 3D experience inside a PDF document.
Full 3D Data Scan of the Alamo Turned into Interactive 3D PDF
Tom Greaves of DotProduct grabbed his chance to scan the famous and […]

Case Study: How Offshore Engineers Use 3D PDF for Laser-Scan Data Discussions

Image shows laser-scan point cloud integrated with CAD and converted to 3D PDF for clash detection and pipe routing.
3D Scan-to-PDF Improves Workflow
An increasing number of professionals now routinely work with scanned 3D data (drones, laser, etc.) in the manufacturing, geospatial and mining industries, and consequently need efficient ways to process, share and invite reviews on that data.

Take our recent ReportGen […]

3D PDF Forensic Reconstructions for Rescue Training

UAV Photography Captures Reality in 3D for Secure 3D PDF Forensic Reports
Pix4D is a popular and well-respected 3D reconstruction and photogrammetry application suite based in Switzerland, increasingly used in the area of digital forensics.

The image above shows a reconstruction of a crash site, deliberately staged for training fire and emergency response rescue teams in South Carolina. The site is used […]

PDF3D Release PV+ 5.4 Visualization & Publishing Update

PDF3D release PV+ version 5.4, extending the ParaView visualization application with additional formats, filters and 3D PDF generation.

London, August 2nd, 2017 – PDF3D, leaders in 3D PDF conversion technology, have today announced the latest release of their popular PV+, extending the award-winning ParaView application to convert the 3D visualizations generated by ParaView into 3D PDFs.

PDF3D’s latest PV+, based on Kitware’s […]

PDF3D V2.14 Release Meets Demands of Drones, Scanners and 3D Design Applications

PDF3D, leaders in 3D PDF conversion software, have today announced their new release and latest major update to the entire suite of products including PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+, bringing features in line with users working with large and complex 3D data.

London, UK, 21 June, 2017 – PDF3D, the long-established experts in 3D PDF conversion technology and 3D report […]

PDF3D Release 3D PDF Conversion Plugin for ParaView 5.3 Users

London, May 19th, 2017 – PDF3D, leaders in 3D PDF conversion technology, have today announced the latest release of their popular PV+ plugin, which enables users of the award-winning ParaView application to convert the 3D data generated by ParaView into 3D PDFs.

PDF3D’s latest PV+, V2.14, combines V5.2 and V5.3 of Kitware’s ParaView visualization application features, making it compatible with a […]

Model Based Definitions (MBD) 3D PDF Document Generation

What is MBD?
The MBD idea of Model Based Definitions for CAD, involves using CAD system agnostic digital drawing files where not only the 3D geometric part shapes, designs are present, but further the tolerance, annotations, key design data required to fully interpret the 3D drawing. An MBD enabled drawing enables the capture of design configurations, performance requirements, manufacturing procedures, quality […]

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 […]