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 […]

VOXLER Users Can Now Take Advantage of 3D PDF

Golden Software’s Voxler® has become one of the leading software packages in the 3D visualization space for GIS professionals, environmental scientists, researchers and engineers.  The latest V4 version now contains over 250 new features that allow users to enhance 3D well modeling, 3D geological data visualization, 3D surface mapping, and 3D point cloud visualization and interpolation.

Voxler visualizes almost any type of […]

Adding 3D Label Annotations into a 3D PDF at Generation Time

How to add 3D Label annotations in a 3D PDF at generation time (GUIDE AND VIDEO)
Most 3D PDF generation tools do not provide part labels and annotation, and the majority of 3D model file formats don’t provide for 3D annotations either. Adding 3D labels is sometimes possible by hand placing and adding markup, but generating labels directly from an easy to use file format […]

Progressive Animation to show Additive Assembly Sequences

How to create a progressive animation from multiple part files in a 3D PDF using PDF3D ReportGen (GUIDE AND VIDEO)
Wondering how to address the complex task of creating a 3D animated sequence to show the gradual assembly sequence of a complex model without programming? Normally time-sequence or transient data is shown as a sequence, one part at a time, so how can […]

Understanding how PDF/E, U3D and PRC are related to 3D PDF

Researching the relationship between PDF/E, U3D, PRC and 3D PDF in general is not that easy, without diving into complex standards specifications, but if you are a developer and would like to understand what each of these brings to the world of the 3D PDF, this article clarifies the whys and whats of each.

Today most 3D PDF files found “in […]

News From PDF Week, Switzerland November 2015

As the British representative for 3D PDF standards on behalf of the UK’s BSI, I was again invited to attend PDF week in November 2015 to join peers from around the world to discuss the future advancements of PDF.

The meeting is always an interesting one, and an enjoyable experience to meet up with others equally enthusiastic about PDF technology.

The meeting, […]

Virtual Patent Marking

Patents in the News

Patent Awarded for 3D Terrain Maps in PDF
Patent Awarded for 3D Point Cloud Processing
Patent Awarded for 3D Image Texture Compression Technology

Patent Notices
PDF3D libraries, applications, systems, utilities and products are protected by:

U.K. Patent Numbers. GB2477368, GB2484561, GB2521452
U.S. Patent Numbers US8736603, US9424662, US9691006, US10019649
Australia Patent Numbers  AU2011315250, AU2015264921
European Patent Number EP2628145
Canadian Patent Number CA2814226

Visual Technology Services […]

PRC Format ISO Standard Approved After 7 Years

If you work with 3D visualisation and 3D modeling, you’ll be interested to know that, after 7 years, the PRC format for 3D data has now finally been approved as an ISO standard as of December 2014 under ISO 14739-1:2014.

This ISO announcement marks the release of a 284 page document titled, ‘Document management – 3D use of Product Representation Compact (PRC) […]

Hypotopia: A Truly Inspiring Example of 3D Visualisation

If you haven’t already heard of Hypotopia, we urge you to spend a few minutes watching this inspirational TEDx talk:www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hQxbfPVeU

 

As a brief background to Hypotopia, the idea and name came about as a result of a protest project created by a team of Austrian students in response to the Hypo bank scandal. Hypo-Alpe-Adria-Bank, after various criminal acts such as balance sheet falsification, […]