Case Studies

Mira Geoscience find long-term success integrating PDF3D Publishing capability into 3D Mining solution

By integrating PDF3D technical publishing capabilities Mira Geoscience leverages portable PDF documents for interactive 3D earth models.

For over a decade, Mira Geoscience, a leading provider of solutions for the mining industry, has provided clients with creation of 3D PDF documents to communicate complex earth models. Mira Geoscience provides a pathway for viewing models using PDF3D, giving its application users additional […]

Handling Geospatial Coordinates for 3D PDF Files

A Practical Work-flow Guide for adding location information on DWG 3D Terrain models and draping geo-referenced images

Extending 3D PDF applications for 3D Geospatial data requires some additional steps and special treatment for geospatial coordinate data. This practical guide shows how to export a DWG terrain surface model from AutoCAD© Civil3D© as a simple non-geospatial surface mesh object, add a projected […]

Ultrasonic Industrial Inspection of Pipework Revealed through 3D Visualization

3D data visualization software developed for Cokebusters reveals defects in boiler pipework

The industrial inspection professional services project for Cokebusters Ltd. involved data visualization development for reviewing and publishing data from state-of-the-art ultrasonic imaging. The project included development of a new “Insight Vision” application to visualize data in 3D on desktop, tablet, inside web-browsers and in 3D PDF. The successful project […]

South-West Inspection Team Embeds 360 Photos in PDF Reports

Not recommended if you suffer from vertigo, the inspection teams at Premier NDT venture into industrial sites to carry out inspections of tanks, piping and vessels. Using 360-degree photographs in the inspection reports is proving popular with their clients, and is a new way to document the conditions found at these often very remote and restricted sites.
Inspection Activity Scope, Description […]

PDF3D Helps IronCAD Integrator Add 3D Parts List Publishing

PDF3D from Visual Technology Services is used with IronCAD for interactive 3D parts list and assembly documents in Fronema’s I-XPro4D.

London, UK, October 2nd, 2018 – The IronCAD Gold Partner Fronema S.r.l. has extended the IronCAD 3D design software with I-XPro4D to produce rich interactive spare-parts list navigation, bill-of-materials (BOM) and repair assembly documentation using PDF3D. Fronema is the primary IronCAD […]

Gravity Geophysical Models of Finland Visualized and Reported with PDF3D

As an example of PDF3D’s use for technical reporting in earth science, geology and geophysics, this case study highlights the work of now retired Seppo Elo, who spent his career as a research geophysicist at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources.

As an active geophysicist, Seppo managed the […]

Visualization of Quantum Chromodynamics Case Study

Professor Derek Leinweber spends his days working at the extreme scale of just a few femtometers (fm), in a space large enough for just a few protons. A leading particle physicist, Derek is investigating Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interaction between quarks and gluons, the fundamental particles that make up composite hadrons such as the proton, neutron […]

MineSight 3D Case Study

Hexagon Mining’s, MineSight 3D, Ramps Up Presentation Features with 3D PDF Export from PDF3D
Hexagon Mining provide integrated solutions for exploration, modeling, design, scheduling, and operation. Within their suite of products is the globally popular MineSight 3D software that allows users to create and manipulate various types of 3D geology and mining data.

The clear, visual communication of survey, scanning and mining […]

Macro photography 3D VR in PDF

Macro VR Reality Modelling
What you’re looking at here is an actual walnut (not a CGI model) that was photographed, close-up, with a macro digital camera from many angles covering a complete 360° aspect. This shows a 360 close-up macro photo of a reality-modelled walnut using 3D surface reconstruction software, all inside a PDF file.

After the nut was opened using a dremel […]

Converting CloudCompare to 3D PDF

A short Guide to processing Point Cloud data into 3D PDF Report Documents using CloudCompare
Point Cloud data from 3D laser, optical and sonar scanners is easily available, however to interpret, display, and present that data with others, it needs to be converted into 3D mesh form, with smoothly shaded surfaces. To then share those 3D meshes with non-specialists or […]