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PDF3D Announces Support for macOS Sierra

Advanced 3D PDF authoring software suite supports the latest Macintosh® OS release.

London, UK, October 27th, 2016 – PDF3D, from Visual Technology Services, today reaffirmed its commitment to Apple technology innovations by announcing 3D PDF native application compatibility for macOS Sierra® (10.12). This latest Macintosh® OS operating system released in September improves user experience and helps manage valuable storage space on […]

Interactive 3D Visualization During Live PowerPoint Presentations Made Possible

PDF3D’s free plugin enables presenters to integrate interactive 3D PDF viewing into live PowerPoint slide presentations to visualize and explain key 3D ideas

Typical PowerPoint presentations contain slide transitions and gradual reveals, and can embed other material such as video clips – but the one thing all these features have in common is that they need to be set up and […]

Using 3D PDF for Collaboration

As featured on ConnectPress.com, April 2016 and written by Ian Curington, CEO of PDF3D

Drawing on a decade of experience as 3D PDF developers in the industrial engineering and CAD space, Visual Technology Services (the company behind PDF3D software), has observed that 3D PDF is now well used and established within the market.  3D PDF has evolved considerably over the past […]

The Perfect CFD and 3D PDF Partnership in Automotive

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is increasingly big news in the automotive industry and F1, where it is used by engineers to conduct design simulations and solve problems in a virtual environment, which is much faster, easier and more cost effective than physical testing.

CFD software has come a long way since the 1980s when it was first introduced to collect fluid […]

News From PDF Week, Switzerland November 2015

As the British representative for 3D PDF standards on behalf of the UK’s BSI, I was again invited to attend PDF week in November 2015 to join peers from around the world to discuss the future advancements of PDF.

The meeting is always an interesting one, and an enjoyable experience to meet up with others equally enthusiastic about PDF technology.

The meeting, […]

About PDF/E

PDF/E – short for the PDF standard for Engineering documents, is an international standard identified as ISO 24517 and defines a file format known as PDF/E which provides a mechanism for the exchange and archiving of engineering documents based on the ubiquitous and well-known PDF format for various communities working with engineering documentation.

A strong characteristic of PDF/E is the inclusion of […]

File Formats

The following file formats are available for PDF3D ReportGen, XML Server utilities and the Interface Layer of PDFD-SDK.  For PV+ see the other alternative File Format list.

Type

Format

Extensions

  Applications

CAD Models

1

Additive Manufacturing Format
amf
3D Printing industry consortium format alternative to STL

2

AutoCAD Export DWF Format
dwf
AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, Visual Representations

3

AutoCAD Generic DXF Format
dxf
AutoCAD historic versions, Survey, Geophysics, Modelling

4

AutoCAD Native DWG Format
dwg
AutoCAD Mechanical, Civil, […]

An Important Visit To Adobe HQ, Silicon Valley

There’s definitely a buzz about being in the heart of Silicon Valley. Not only is San Jose framed by the stunning backdrop of Californian mountains, beaches, giant redwoods and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, this tech metropolis is bursting with so many big names in the technology arena, it reads like the Hollywood A-list. From the first transistor to mobile […]

PRC Format ISO Standard Approved After 7 Years

If you work with 3D visualisation and 3D modeling, you’ll be interested to know that, after 7 years, the PRC format for 3D data has now finally been approved as an ISO standard as of December 2014 under ISO 14739-1:2014.

This ISO announcement marks the release of a 284 page document titled, ‘Document management – 3D use of Product Representation Compact (PRC) […]