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Macro photography 3D VR in PDF

Macro VR Reality Modelling
What you’re looking at here is an actual walnut (not a CGI model) that was photographed, close-up, with a macro digital camera from many angles covering a complete 360° aspect. This shows a 360 close-up macro photo of a reality-modelled walnut using 3D surface reconstruction software, all inside a PDF file.

After the nut was opened using a dremel […]

Hand-Held 3D Scanner and Advanced Point Cloud Meshing Enables 3D PDF of The Alamo

The image shows the The Alamo, which has been initially created using a DotProduct hand-held scanner and enhanced using Pointfuse advanced point-cloud meshing. PDF3D ReportGen has been used to capture an interactive 3D experience inside a PDF document.
Full 3D Data Scan of the Alamo Turned into Interactive 3D PDF
Tom Greaves of DotProduct grabbed his chance to scan the famous and […]

PDF3D V2.14 Release Meets Demands of Drones, Scanners and 3D Design Applications

PDF3D, leaders in 3D PDF conversion software, have today announced their new release and latest major update to the entire suite of products including PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+, bringing features in line with users working with large and complex 3D data.

London, UK, 21 June, 2017 – PDF3D, the long-established experts in 3D PDF conversion technology and 3D report […]

Model Based Definitions (MBD) 3D PDF Document Generation

What is MBD?
The MBD idea of Model Based Definitions for CAD, involves using CAD system agnostic digital drawing files where not only the 3D geometric part shapes, designs are present, but further the tolerance, annotations, key design data required to fully interpret the 3D drawing. An MBD enabled drawing enables the capture of design configurations, performance requirements, manufacturing procedures, quality […]

STEP to 3D PDF

What is a STEP file?
STEP was developed to solve the age-old problem of sharing 3D model file data between different CAD systems.  STEP, which stands for Standard for the Exchange of Product Data, is essentially an exchange format, much like PDF, that can be recognized by various programs, thereby making it easier to send data to other CAD users.

STEP is […]

PDF3D Release Marks 10 Years of Continuous Innovation for Technical Reporting Workflows

Leading 3D PDF software vendor Visual Technology Services today announced V2.13.8, an update for their entire product suite as the culmination of a decade of continuous development.

London, UK, December 12th, 2016 – Visual Technology Services, developers of the popular 3D PDF conversion and reporting tools, have released PDF3D V2.13.8, their latest update after 10 years of continuous innovation supporting a […]

Converting STL to PDF

3D CAD users and STL users can now easily convert and enhance STL files into 3D PDFs at the click of a button using PDF3D ReportGen.
Why Would You Need to Convert STL into PDF?
STL is the format generated for 3D printing and is used by many who work within engineering, design, dentistry and additive manufacturing – as well as a […]

What’s the alternative for sharing STL files?

Thanks to the rise in 3D printing, those working in design, engineering, dentistry and additive manufacturing are now very familiar with the STL format and use it regularly. With this widespread use comes a closer look into the file type to see where and how it could be improved for those who rely on 3D printing within a professional environment.

STL, […]

PDF3D V2.13 Release Targets Engineering and Manufacturing Workflows in 3D

3D PDF conversion software leaders, PDF3D, today announce V2.13, a major update for their entire suite of products including PDF3D SDK, XML Server, ReportGen and PV+. ReportGen users can expect a step-change in the user experience, while developers can exploit expanded API features.

London, UK, July 14th, 2016 – Visual Technology Services, the developers of the popular 3D PDF conversion and […]

3D PDF Panoramic 360 Views for Architects

Whilst we’ve worked with architects for some years helping to covert 3D CAD models into 3D PDF, the area of 3D PDF panoramic 360 photography is a relatively new one but one that is gaining ground in architectural circles.

Panoramic 360 walk-throughs have been around for a while with many methods available, but the delivery is always the same – it’s […]