PDF3D 2.18 Release extends 3D format transformations and embedded animations

PDF3D release major update, Version 2.18 delivers a robust platform and quality improvements for engineers, scientists, surveyors, 3D designers and software integrators.

London, 12th November 2019 – Leading 3D PDF tool provider Visual Technology Services have released their latest major update PDF3D Version 2.18, paving new 3D model pathways and general platform updates.  This latest release demonstrates PDF3D’s commitment to engineering reporting workflows, as well as to the growing 3D design and capture community.

This latest release of PDF3D’s conversion tools brings new options to bridge 3D on the Web to and from 3D PDF off-line documents. For developers and system integrators, the release provides updated platform integration support.

Key features of V2.18 include:

  • 3D WebGL scene generation and glTF format improvements
  • PDF/U3D to glTF key-frame animation translation
  • General PDF/U3D importing improvements, and re-purposing to PRC
  • MS-Visual Studio 2019 compiler support
  • Optimized sphere representation extended methods in 3D PDF
  • Right-to-Left PDF Text support
  • New PDF3D SDK Pro source-code examples
  • Over 50 minor corrections


“By consolidating many threads of internal development, this release is the highest quality yet, covering all major subsystems. The new pdf3d.io low-code development tool-kit package is popular for SaaS integration, and mixing 3D Web and Offline-PDF is expanding the use-cases.” explained Ian Curington, CEO at PDF3D.  “Our clients in the enterprise manufacturing, engineering analysis, geospatial, forensics, architecture and earth-sciences have provided great feedback enabling us to raise the bar in 3D PDF conversion.”


PDF3D V2.18 is now available for Quick Request download at www.pdf3d.com where a full list of features and formats can also be viewed.


About PDF3D

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 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.