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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]