Basel Fountain at Night

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 […]
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An Important Visit To Adobe HQ, Silicon Valley

There’s definitely a buzz about being in the heart of Silicon Valley. Not only is San Jose framed by the stunning backdrop of Californian mountains, beaches, giant redwoods and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, this tech metropolis is bursting with so many big names in the technology arena, it reads like the Hollywood A-list. From […]
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ISO

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 […]
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3D PDF Hypotopia

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 […]
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PRC Variable Precision

Did You Know? PRC Supports a Range of Geometric Precision Options

Modern 3D PDF, documents based on the PRC (Product Representation Compact) standard include a range of possible geometric precision schemes. This guide offers help in selecting the most appropriate mode for your application. PRC Encoding inside 3D PDF Files First, the PRC 3D geometric encoding standard has two main categories of encoding, either pure or tessellated. In the “Pure” form, full […]
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3D PDF Robot Arm

Did You Know? Discover Key Frame Animation in PDF3D

The PDF3D products do a great deal more than most people realise. In this ‘Did you know?’ series, we’ll be going through each of the features you may not know exist within your 3D PDF tool. This article is all about the key frame animation feature in PDF3D ReportGen. What makes this a great feature in […]
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3D PDF Point Cloud

The Future of Document Management: Intelligent 3D Scanning

For some time now, engineers, analysts and scientists have been discussing that ever-frustrating topic of how best to manage and store the vast amount of information we now generate. The discussion around document management certainly isn’t a new one on anyone’s agenda however there are some very interesting solutions coming to the fore that promise […]
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3D PDF Pressure Contours in City

What is a PRC File?

Put simply, if you want to create a 3D PDF in Adobe’s Acrobat® X or XI Pro, you’ll need a PRC file (or U3D file) to do it. Acrobat can load and embed a PRC file into a PDF page. Once embedded, the 3D PDF can be viewed using the free Adobe Reader. The PRC file contains the actual […]
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