Technical Articles

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 […]

How to Build PDF3D-SDK C# .NET Examples with Visual Studio

This article illustrates the process of building an example C# .NET console application from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can be created with the ability to generate interactive 3D PDF document files. The process is broken […]

How to Build PDF3D-SDK Examples with CMake and Visual Studio SLN

This article illustrates the process of using CMake utility to setup and generate a Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) to build the example C++ 3D PDF applications from the PDF3D-SDK developer toolkit package. This goes through configuration, SLN generation, Compiling, Running and viewing the output 3D PDF. Using this combination of tools, new 3D PDF desktop applications for MS-Windows can […]

How to Review a 3D Model in PDF

Cross-team technical reviews of 3D model data using 3D PDF work-flows

If you work with 3D, it’s likely that you’re working within a larger team and perhaps directly with an external client.  Whether you’re sharing a 3D visualisation with a colleague, client,  or other external stakeholder, the review experience is a critical part of your workflow and key to a project […]

Panoramic 360 in 3D PDF Features

The latest update of the PDF3D suite of tools, Version 2.16, is the first professional software on the market to create panoramic 360-degree photos in PDF.

This new release brings a host of new features for those who work with 360-degree images, scans and panoramic photos including new technology, unique to PDF3D, for preserving the detail on high resolution images.
Improved Workflow […]

How to create a 360-degree interactive panorama inside a 3D PDF Document

Work-flow steps for creating Panoramic 3D PDF Brochures
The steps in this work-flow are an outline of how to create a highly compelling 3D panoramic scene embedded inside a PDF brochure or report. The steps start with digital photography and end with the production of a secure, stand-alone PDF file.

There are a number of high quality production interactive photographic panorama methods […]

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 […]

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 […]

PDF3D Software End-User License Agreement for FULL, FLOATING, DONGLE and TRIAL Evaluation Conditions

PDF3D End-User License Agreement Version 19, 12 April 2018
This Visual Technology Services Ltd. PDF3D License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“you”), either an individual or a single commercial entity (“LICENSEE”) and Visual Technology Services Ltd. (“VTSL”) at The Courtyard, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HP, UK, for the use of computer software and associated media (collectively, the […]

STEP to 3D PDF

What is a STEP file?
STEP was developed to solve the age-old problem of sharing 3D model file data between different CAD systems.  STEP, which stands for Standard for the Exchange of Product Data, is essentially an exchange format, much like PDF, that can be recognized by various programs, thereby making it easier to send data to other CAD users.

STEP is […]