New More-PDF extension plugin to ANSYS Workbench provides analysis result capture and 3D PDF reporting for audit and offline secure viewing.
London, UK 7th January 2020 – Visual Technology Services, known for PDF3D software, and engineering services company 7tech GmbH jointly announce More-PDF, a new extension plugin for ANSYS Workbench – the standard analysis platform for world-wide computer-aided engineering (CAE). The new More-PDF plugin creates multi-page templated 3D PDF documents directly from within the Workbench environment and also standalone for other post-processors. The design of More-PDF is optimal for engineering analysis reports and workflows, creating complete reports.
“The new More-PDF plugin is significant because it fulfills under-served PDF analysis reporting functions,” comments DI. Christoph Schlegel, principal engineer and founder of 7tech GmbH. “PDF reports are used every day for multi-page client reports, now these can contain 3D visualizations of analysis results in context, avoiding special viewer installs. In pre-release it’s already had a great reception in our analysis community.”
By integrating 3D PDF generation into Workbench and related post-processors, More-PDF menus provide a preview for the multi-page report or drawing page templates with visual placement of 3D viewports and legend information. For mechanical analysis the results contours are exported directly. The stand-alone menu option can be used for ANSYS CFD-PrePost (CFX, Fluent), TurboGrid mesh generation, ANSYS Electronics Desktop (Maxell and HSFF) via AVZ from ANSYS Viewer, or VRML results for pre-Workbench users including Mechanical-APDL plots.
With 5x superior file compression of 3D PDF over AVZ, reports are more easily shared, saving in document storage and transport. As illustration of superior file-compression, a typical mechanical stress result of 900 Mb may be saved to a 45 Mb ANSYS-AVZ file, while publishing to 3D PDF achieves a much smaller 9 Mb file, and viewed with a standard 3D PDF Reader. For even further file reduction, the More-PDF system can invoke a 3D mesh simplification post-process filter.
More-PDF helps engineers create complex interactive visualizations allowing review of what-if studies, query values, zoom to details, investigate detailed properties in simulation results, collaborate with peers, and achieve a deep understanding of analysis results in context of a complete report. Peers and clients are able to add mark-up comments, save and share views, while recording audit snap-shots of simulation results in the standard PDF document format.
More-PDF is available from more-pdf.com, with a free demo version planned for the ANSYS App Store.
ANSYS, ANSYS CFD, CFX, Fluent, Maxwell, HFSS, TurboGrid, AVZ and APDL, MAPDL are trademarks of Ansys Inc. Neither Visual Technology Services Ltd. or 7tech GmbH are affiliated with Ansys Inc.
PDF3D ( www.pdf3d.com ) provider Visual Technology Services, based in the United Kingdom, produce a suite of widely respected software products and plugins for engineers, scientists and developers who need to communicate complex data and 3D models to others in the universally accessible PDF format. PDF3D’s technology provides the fastest and easiest-to-use, highly compressed 3D PDF conversion and is available for an ever-increasing range of formats and tools. From 3D CAD to GIS, DWG and LiDAR, PDF3D works closely with users and programmers within the engineering, geospatial, geology, aerospace, architecture, medical and product packaging communities worldwide.
About 7tech GmbH
7tech ( 7tech.at/en/ ) is a consulting engineering company in Austria, specializing in numerical simulations using software products of the ANSYS family and LS-Dyna. In addition to general simulation topics, the focus is on the finite element method (FEM) and extending simulation workflows with extension plugins. 7tech engineers carry out calculations and analysis on behalf of private clients and provide advice on improving safety, sustainability, weight and durability. State-of-the-art simulation technologies, extensive specialist knowledge and many years of experience allow 7tech to carry out very complex simulation tasks.