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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 […]

PDF3D 2.17 Release extends document formats and adds fast-track reporting

PDF3D release major update, Version 2.17 delivering a substantial feature-set and quality improvements for engineers, scientists, surveyors, 3D designers and software integrators.

London, 25th June 2019 – Leading 3D PDF tool provider Visual Technology Services have released their latest major update PDF3D Version 2.17, going far beyond a bug fix and general update.  This latest release demonstrates PDF3D’s commitment to engineering […]

pdf3d.io introduces rapid integration and RESTful server for 3D PDF production

New pdf3d.io SDK suite helps developers fast-track 3D PDF engineering applications and on-demand reporting

London, UK 7th January 2019 – Visual Technology Services, known for PDF3D software, announces the pdf3d.io lightweight automation toolkit, a new SDK for batch conversion and server-side integration. The new pdf3d.io low-code toolkit brings 3D PDF processing to command-line scripting, web app and .NET component services. The […]

PDF3D Helps IronCAD Integrator Add 3D Parts List Publishing

PDF3D from Visual Technology Services is used with IronCAD for interactive 3D parts list and assembly documents in Fronema’s I-XPro4D.

London, UK, October 2nd, 2018 – The IronCAD Gold Partner Fronema S.r.l. has extended the IronCAD 3D design software with I-XPro4D to produce rich interactive spare-parts list navigation, bill-of-materials (BOM) and repair assembly documentation using PDF3D. Fronema is the primary IronCAD […]

How to create a 360-degree interactive panorama inside a 3D PDF Document

Work-flow steps for creating Panoramic 3D PDF Brochures
The steps in this work-flow are an outline of how to create a highly compelling 3D panoramic scene embedded inside a PDF brochure or report. The steps start with digital photography and end with the production of a secure, stand-alone PDF file.

There are a number of high quality production interactive photographic panorama methods […]

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 […]