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Diving in to 3D PDF Developer’s Solution – About PDF3D SDK Pro

Shareable 3D PDF Document Production for Your Application with Next-Generation 3D PDF Integration and Code Development.
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PDF3D SDK Pro provides a full set of features to support system integrators and software engineers in building systems that need complex and reliable 3D document production capabilities. The SDK software provides for on-premise installs or embedded PDF generation inside deployed […]

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 […]

Model Based Definitions (MBD) 3D PDF Document Generation

What is MBD?
The MBD idea of Model Based Definitions for CAD, involves using CAD system agnostic digital drawing files where not only the 3D geometric part shapes, designs are present, but further the tolerance, annotations, key design data required to fully interpret the 3D drawing. An MBD enabled drawing enables the capture of design configurations, performance requirements, manufacturing procedures, quality […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 3D geometry.
So what is a PRC file?
A […]