How to Make a 3D PDF

How to Make a 3D PDF

3D photos, Virtual Reality worlds and designs for feeding 3D printers are showing up in many diverse places. To document share and review 3D models needs a generic universally accepted format such as PDF. Actually, PDF already supports 3D. Once a 3D model is converted to 3D PDF, it can be distributed and viewed with any 3D enabled PDF viewer.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3D Design Program or Model File
  • PDF3D ReportGen Program
  • 3D Enabled PDF Viewer such as Adobe Reader

STEP 1

Export 3D model to a typical format such as DWG, VRML, STEP, OBJ, STL. See format list.

STEP 2

Add file to input list in PDF3D ReportGen program.

STEP 3

Set output PDF file name and optional template design file.

STEP 4

Click Convert to start the PDF creation process.

STEP 5

Open new file in 3D PDF viewer program such as Adobe Reader or Acrobat.