Case Studies

How to Prevent Leakage When Sharing Prototype Designs, Research and Data

Engineers and scientists working on the latest developments rely on the secure transfer of critical information.   The work that goes into 3D design, research and analysis is extensive – and expensive – and a leakage of that data can be detrimental.

What is the best way to share confidential 3D data?

It turns out that it’s not that difficult to increase the […]

Interview: Global Mine Design (GMD) on Optimizing Extraction Planning with 3D PDF

Today Kia Cranwell is speaking with Phil Earl, Technical Director and Chief Engineer of Global Mine Design Ltd (GMD).  GMD is headquartered in the UK, with satellites in Canada and Australia.  Phil founded GMD in 2013 in order to develop tools and techniques that allow mine site personnel make educated decisions on the state of their orebody when production planning.  […]

PDF3D Provides Access to the Fourth Dimension in C Tech’s New 4D Visualisation Tool

In the latest major release, C Tech Development Corporation (CTECH) announced Earth Volumetric Studio, a rich modular environment with embedded 4D PDF generation based on PDF3D systems.

The latest offering from C TECH is a stand-alone Windows application that includes advanced volumetric gridding, geostatistical analysis, geologic layer separation and 4D visualization.

Used for many types of data such as soil, ground water, […]

Midland Valley Release Move™ with 3D PDF Structural Geology Publishing Features

Midland Valley, the developers behind world-leading geological software Move™ have today released a major update with a new 3D PDF export feature using PDF3D technology.

London, UK, December 16th, 2016 – Two UK geo-software companies have integrated and launched a major new feature in today’s release of the Move suite of geological tools. The new 3D PDF publishing feature from Visual […]

Preference 3D PDF Samples for Fenestration Manufacturing

The sample 3D PDFs show models developed in PrefSuite, an ERP software system from Preference in Valencia Spain. The samples show windows, doors and curtain walls in 3D PDF document format for use in the fenestration industry supply chain. PrefSuite has integrated PDF3D-SDK methods to produce custom view points, dimensional annotations (GD&T, PMI), section icons and model cut-aways. Glass sections are transparent and construction […]

Orthodontic Lab Fully Integrates 3D PDF to Improve Communications and Dental Patient Privacy

London, UK, 14th September 2016 – Dobson Ortho Laboratory, based in Gainesville, Georgia USA, has enhanced communications with orthodontists and improved patient data security by converting 3D STL orthodontic treatment plans  into 3D PDFs. By representing multiple STL files within a 3D context directly from dental scans in a compressed and secure PDF, the lab’s communication with orthodontists has been […]

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 […]

Enhancing Reporting & 3D Document Creation for Spatial Modelers

Interview discussing the launch of the PDF3D Spatial Modeler Plugin

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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 […]

VOXLER Visualization of Iridium Geobody

Historic Extraterrestrial Cause for Extinction at KT-Boundary due to Iridium Evidence
The dense metallic element Iridium is found in meteorites with much higher abundance than on Earth. This is the basis for the theory that the unusually high abundance of iridium in the clay layer at the geologic sedimentary Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT-Boundary) layer may have been caused by a massive meteorite impact, […]