Blogs

Patent Awarded for 3D Terrain Maps in PDF

Innovation in 3D Terrain Data Encoding for Interactive 3D PDF Documents improves collaboration and communication for earth scientists and GIS professionals.

London, 23 August 2016 – Visual Technology Services announces the Grant of Patent US 9,424,662 for Triangle Mesh Compression by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent supports the efficient encoding of elevation mesh and 3D terrain maps […]

Gold & Silver Mining Optimized with 3D PDF

INFA, the engineering, construction and manufacturing company that provides custom, on-site mineral processing at a large Gold and Silver mine in the Santa Cruz region of Argentina, explains how the engineering team uses 3D PDF to improve communications with clients when sharing 3D CAD designs for custom Gold & Silver processing plants.

“We mostly send 3D PDF documents to our customers […]

dGB’s OpendTect Pro Allows Users to Share Seismic Images without Giving Away Data

The seismic survey data that is gathered via geophysics exploration is extremely valuable and often very large, which is why dGB Earth Sciences sought a solution that would both protect intellectual property and compress the file size during the process of sharing information.

dGB Earth Sciences B.V., a privately owned company based in Netherlands, USA and India, has supplied OpendTect, the […]

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

Summary: [Listen to PODCAST]
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, […]

PDF3D’s New PowerPoint Plugin Brings Interactive 3D to Live Presentations

PDF3D, leaders in 3D PDF conversion, have released the latest update to their popular free PowerPoint plugin, which enables presenters to demonstrate interactive 3D visualization within live presentations at the click of a button.

London, UK, June 3rd, 2016 – Coincident with a major product suite release this month, PDF3D have today announced another new release; this time for their popular […]