Converting STL to PDF

3D CAD users and STL users can now easily convert and enhance STL files into 3D PDFs at the click of a button using PDF3D ReportGen.
Why Would You Need to Convert STL into PDF?
STL is the format generated for 3D printing and is used by many who work within engineering, design, dentistry and additive manufacturing – as well as a […]

What’s the alternative for sharing STL files?

Thanks to the rise in 3D printing, those working in design, engineering, dentistry and additive manufacturing are now very familiar with the STL format and use it regularly. With this widespread use comes a closer look into the file type to see where and how it could be improved for those who rely on 3D printing within a professional environment.

STL, […]

PDF3D V2.13 Release Targets Engineering and Manufacturing Workflows in 3D

3D PDF conversion software leaders, PDF3D, today announce V2.13, a major update for their entire suite of products including PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+. ReportGen users can expect a step-change in the user experience, while developers can exploit expanded API features.

London, UK, July 14th, 2016 – Visual Technology Services, the developers of the popular 3D PDF conversion and […]

Enhancing Reporting & 3D Document Creation for Spatial Modelers

Interview discussing the launch of the PDF3D Spatial Modeler Plugin

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Today Kia Cranwell is speaking with Ian Curington, Founder & CTO at Visual Technology Services, a Hexagon partner based in the UK. In this interview we cover the benefits of the new Spatial Modeler PDF3D Plugin for Geospatial 3D PDF Reporting. Learn more about how these new technologies are affecting […]

PDF3D Releases 3D Geospatial PDF Plugin for ERDAS IMAGINE at HxGN Live

PDF3D Plugin Released to Create High Quality Geospatial 3D PDF Documents from within ERDAS IMAGINE Spatial Modeler 2016.

Anaheim California, June 13th, 2016 – Technological leaders, PDF3D, have today announced a new development in GIS processing that gives users of Hexagon’s ERDAS IMAGINE software a powerful feature designed to integrate 3D PDF reporting by way of a simple plugin.  Visual Technology […]

Moving ISO Standards Forward in Preparation for PDF 2.0

As a UK representative for PDF standards, I’ve just returned from the first of two week-long annual meetings called informally PDF ISO Week.

The meeting is attended by a select group of individuals from around the world, including representatives from Adobe, who come together to form an ISO committee that contributes to the evolution of PDF standards including PDF, PDF/E, PDF/A, […]

Interactive 3D Visualization During Live PowerPoint Presentations Made Possible

PDF3D’s free plugin enables presenters to integrate interactive 3D PDF viewing into live PowerPoint slide presentations to visualize and explain key 3D ideas

Typical PowerPoint presentations contain slide transitions and gradual reveals, and can embed other material such as video clips – but the one thing all these features have in common is that they need to be set up and […]

3D PDF Panoramic 360 Views for Architects

Whilst we’ve worked with architects for some years helping to covert 3D CAD models into 3D PDF, the area of 3D PDF panoramic 360 photography is a relatively new one but one that is gaining ground in architectural circles.

Panoramic 360 walk-throughs have been around for a while with many methods available, but the delivery is always the same – it’s […]

Using 3D PDF for Collaboration

As featured on ConnectPress.com, April 2016 and written by Ian Curington, CEO of PDF3D

Drawing on a decade of experience as 3D PDF developers in the industrial engineering and CAD space, Visual Technology Services (the company behind PDF3D software), has observed that 3D PDF is now well used and established within the market.  3D PDF has evolved considerably over the past […]

The Perfect CFD and 3D PDF Partnership in Automotive

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is increasingly big news in the automotive industry and F1, where it is used by engineers to conduct design simulations and solve problems in a virtual environment, which is much faster, easier and more cost effective than physical testing.

CFD software has come a long way since the 1980s when it was first introduced to collect fluid […]