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How to Build PDF3D-SDK Examples with CMake and Visual Studio SLN

This article illustrates the process of using CMake utility to setup and generate a Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) to build the example C++ 3D PDF applications from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, SLN generation, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can […]

Latest PDF3D PV+ Release Broadens Scientific Data Reporting

PDF3D releases PV+ update built on latest ParaView v5.5.x for scientific data reporting with new formats and report layouts.
London, UK, 9 September 2018 – Just a short time after Kitware announced the release of the latest version of their ParaView™ software, which adds some great new features to this already very powerful software, PDF3D is pleased to announce the availability […]

Getting Started: Creating Panoramic 360 Images with your Smartphone

So you have the latest (v2.16)  PDF3D ReportGen, at least as a trial copy, and you want to get started to create documents with 360 panoramas in them – just how easy is it? Well, PDF3D’s ReportGen is a very powerful tool with lots of options and controls on the PDF output so let’s keep it very simple to get […]

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 […]

PhotoModeler to 3D PDF Work-flow

Convert a collection of photos around an object from drone, DSLR, or smart-phone into an interactive 3D PDF using PhotoModeler and PDF3D ReportGen.

The process of capturing a 3D digital model from an actual object is often performed using a digital camera and photogrammetry to reconstruct a 3D geometric mesh with texture derived from the original photos.

This sample illustrates the process, […]

How to Review a 3D Model in PDF

Cross-team technical reviews of 3D model data using 3D PDF work-flows

If you work with 3D, it’s likely that you’re working within a larger team and perhaps directly with an external client.  Whether you’re sharing a 3D visualisation with a colleague, client,  or other external stakeholder, the review experience is a critical part of your workflow and key to a project […]

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 […]

PDF3D V2.16 Develops Powerful Direct Panoramic 360 to PDF Conversion Toolset

PDF3D Version 2.16 is here and brings with it a host of new and updated 3D PDF conversion features to support and enhance 3D visualization and panoramic 360 photography.

July 17, 2018 – London: PDF3D have released their latest update (v2.16) of their suite of 3D PDF conversion tools in.  In this powerful release, the team have developed industry leading technology […]

Panoramic 360 in 3D PDF Features

The latest update of the PDF3D suite of tools, Version 2.16, is the first professional software on the market to create panoramic 360-degree photos in PDF.

This new release brings a host of new features for those who work with 360-degree images, scans and panoramic photos including new technology, unique to PDF3D, for preserving the detail on high resolution images.
Improved Workflow […]

PDF3D Version 2.16 is Here

PDF3D have released their latest update, Version 2.16: we look at some of the key new features including support for the latest DWG format, 3D image textures, panoramic 360 images, enhanced CAE analysis and support for 3D WebGL. 
Key Features of v2.16
As with every new update, ReportGen and the SDK have received many incremental bug fixes and updates, but this time […]