Case Studies

South-West Inspection Team Embeds 360 Photos in PDF Reports

Not recommended if you suffer from vertigo, the inspection teams at Premier NDT venture into industrial sites to carry out inspections of tanks, piping and vessels.  Using 360-degree photographs in the inspection reports is proving popular with their clients, and is a new way to document the conditions found at these often very remote and restricted sites.
Inspection Activity Scope, Description […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visualization of Quantum Chromodynamics Case Study

Professor Derek Leinweber spends his days working at the extreme scale of just a few femtometers (fm), in a space large enough for just a few protons. A leading particle physicist, Derek is investigating Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interaction between quarks and gluons, the fundamental particles that make up composite hadrons such as the proton, neutron […]

MineSight 3D Case Study

Hexagon Mining’s, MineSight 3D, Ramps Up Presentation Features with 3D PDF Export from PDF3D
Hexagon Mining provide integrated solutions for exploration, modeling, design, scheduling, and operation.  Within their suite of products is the globally popular MineSight 3D software that allows users to create and manipulate various types of 3D geology and mining data.

The clear, visual communication of survey, scanning and mining […]

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 […]