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PDF3D Accelerate Update With Advanced PRC Features for 3D PDF

As leaders in 3D PDF conversion and publishing software, PDF3D has accelerated their latest version update two months ahead of schedule to bring advanced PRC technology to CAD users.

London, UK, September 03, 2014 – Originally scheduled for November 2014, the developers at PDF3D have accelerated production of their latest version update with even more features than initially planned – the most exciting of those […]

Did You Know? PRC Supports a Range of Geometric Precision Options

Modern 3D PDF, documents based on the PRC (Product Representation Compact) standard include a range of possible geometric precision schemes. This guide offers help in selecting the most appropriate mode for your application.
PRC Encoding inside 3D PDF Files
First, the PRC 3D geometric encoding standard has two main categories of encoding, either pure or tessellated. In the “Pure” form, full fidelity geometric shapes are encoded preserving full […]

Did You Know? How to add Annotations and Dimension layers to PRC in 3D PDF

One of the special features of PRC (Product Representation Compact), as a modern best-practice method to embed 3D scenes in an interactive PDF View, is to add annotations and dimensional layers as special options.

Normally the full 3D model can be rotated, scaled and positioned in a 3D view for review, taking advantage of the PRC high compression features. Each view can optionally reveal other […]

PDF3D V2.10 Release Gives Engineers Advanced Customization for 3D Reporting

PDF3D announce latest V2.10 release with advanced customization and styling for users of PDF3D-ReportGen for 3D PDF reporting.

London, UK, June 24, 2014 – In PDF3D’s new V2.10 version released today, the leading 3D PDF developers have added many advanced styling options to enable engineers to customize 3D modelling and reporting much further than before in 3D PDF. The PDF3D ReportGen release coincides with a major update of […]

DWG to 3D PDF Conversion Now Available for AutoCAD 2014 From PDF3D

PDF3D announce support for AutoCAD 2014 with latest Version of PDF3D ReportGen for even simpler DWG to 3D PDF conversion.

London, UK, March 19, 2014 –

PDF3D, the developers known throughout the engineering and manufacturing environments for their highly intuitive 3D PDF tools, today announced their support for AutoCAD’s latest 2014 software version.

PDF3D’s latest update of their popular ReportGen tool goes beyond other AutoCAD plugins with […]

What is a PRC File?

Put simply, if you want to create a 3D PDF in Adobe’s Acrobat® X or XI Pro, you’ll need a PRC file (or U3D file) to do it. Acrobat can load and embed a PRC file into a PDF page. Once embedded, the 3D PDF can be viewed using the free Adobe Reader. The PRC file contains the actual 3D geometry.
So what is a PRC file?
A […]

It’s PDF Week in NYC

It’s an exciting week to be involved in the development of PDF standards, particularly the derivative versions specific to engineering and geospatial of which we have a real interest.

We’re in New York, USA at the International ISO committee meeting, and honoured to be in the unique position of representing the UK in these standards through our participation with the BSI […]