Technical Articles

iPhone 12 Pro Enables Hand-Held 3D Scanning to 3D PDF documents

PDF3D Work-Flow Captures mobile iOS Device 3D models using new LIDAR sensor to 3D PDF format for insurance and inspection reports

iPhone 12 LIDAR Sensor enables users to capture anything in 3D, then through supporting mobile iOS app 3dscannerapp.com can be embedded into 3D PDF documents for off-line capture and viewing using PDF3D ReportGen desktop software. With 3D becoming more main-stream, […]

Hydrographic Survey of Kiskatinaw River Marries Drone 3D Landscape with Bathymetric Survey Data in Geospatial 3D PDF Report

Supplying water to the city of Dawson Creek British Columbia, the pool formed upstream of the Arras Weir is critical for municipal infrastructure management. Due to climate change and variable catchment flows, monitoring the flow and reservoir capacity is needed on a regular basis. The team at Hydrasurvey carried out a bathymetric survey project to assess the state of the […]

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 […]

Using PDF3D with OFFICE documents

How to Create Interactive 3D PDFs based on Microsoft OFFICE Documents
PDF3D products have features enabling Microsoft OFFICE users to easily create interactive 3D PDFs based on WORD, EXCEL or PowerPoint documents in simple work-flow steps.

Add 3D View Placeholders into OFFICE documents
Flexible Placement
Re-use Template Designs
Benefit from 3D PDF mark-up and comment features

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The method of PDF3D with OFFICE […]

LaTeX 3D PDF Placeholder Method

A LaTeX 3D PDF Placeholder Method for ParaView Visualization and PDF3D ReportGen Conversion Publishing
For academic and research authors using LaTeX tools, it can be challenging to use 3D PDF. The method in this article involves commercial 3D PDF applications to close the gap and get direct publishing of interactive scientific data visualizations, mesh and attribute data and geometric models using […]

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 […]