Blogs

PDF3D’s Global Expansion Continues with IDI Collaboration in Japan

Visual Technology Services Ltd. and IDI (Interactive Digital Innovation) announce distributor partnership for PDF3D products, Tokyo-based sales & support.

June 14, 2018 – Tokyo and London – PDF3D continues to increase support for the Japan market with the announcement that Tokyo-based IDI (Interactive Digital Innovation Co., Ltd) will become their main distributor for the entire suite of 3D PDF software products.

Visual […]

PDF3D’s ReportGen V2.15.1 Brings New Tech, Panoramic 360 and Patented Point Cloud Simplification to 3D PDF

Popular 3D PDF conversion application brings a host of new features for CAD, scanning and photography
London, 22nd January 2018 – PDF3D’s ReportGen V2.15 has landed, bringing with it new U3D-to-PRC technology, Panoramic 360 functionality, patented point cloud simplification, and support for 3D printing.

This latest release of PDF3D’s end-user conversion tool brings with it a host of exciting new features that […]

PDF3D-SDK Pro V2.15 – PDF3D’s Highest Performing 3D PDF Conversion Toolkit for Developers – is Here

Putting the developer first in the latest 3D PDF Development Toolkit Release
London, 15th January 2018 – After extensive development and substantial investment in 2017, PDF3D has released SDK Pro V2.15: their most powerful version of the popular developer’s toolkit to date.  It brings with it a major ramp up in performance and a host of new features that will allow […]

Spatial Modeler 3D PDF Generation

ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler Geospatial 3D PDF publishing work-flow
Create High Quality Geospatial 3D PDF Documents from Hexagon Geospatial ERDAS IMAGINE’s Spatial Modeler, where –

Professionals without GIS skills can access 3D reports
3D PDFs can be viewed offline, archived & distributed
Location, Distance, Grade and Angle Measurement
Only needs Adobe Reader, without toolbar extensions

Generate 3D PDF Documents within IMAGINE Workflows, […]

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 […]