Case Studies

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Preference 3D PDF Samples for Fenestration Manufacturing

The sample 3D PDFs show models developed in PrefSuite, an ERP software system from Preference in Valencia Spain. The samples show windows, doors and curtain walls in 3D PDF document format for use in the fenestration industry supply chain. PrefSuite has integrated PDF3D-SDK methods to produce custom view points, dimensional annotations (GD&T, PMI), section icons and model cut-aways. Glass sections are transparent and construction […]