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Patent Awarded for 3D Image Texture Compression Technology

Novel Compression of 3D geometry with image textures improves fidelity and reduces data size for a wide range of computer graphics applications.

 

London, UK, May 27, 2014 – Visual Technology Services announces the Grant of Patent US8736603 today for Compression of Texture Rendered Wire Mesh Models by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, supporting the highly compressed texture implementation in the PDF3D software […]

PDF3D Make 3D PDF Reporting Possible for COMSOL® Users with PV+

PDF3D announce latest format support for COMSOL® users with their 3D PDF reporting PV+ software.

London, UK, April 02, 2014 – London, UK, April 02, 2014 – PDF3D have been busy this spring with yet another feature development. This time, the 3D developers have enhanced their ParaView derived product PV+ which now enables COMSOL® simulation software users to easily create interactive 3D reports in Adobe’s […]

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 […]

The Future of Document Management: Intelligent 3D Scanning

For some time now, engineers, analysts and scientists have been discussing that ever-frustrating topic of how best to manage and store the vast amount of information we now generate. The discussion around document management certainly isn’t a new one on anyone’s agenda however there are some very interesting solutions coming to the fore that promise to make it all much […]

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 […]

PDF3D Launches PV+ (ParaView Plus) to Improve Data Share within the Global Engineering Community

PDF3D launches PV+ (formerly named ParaView Plus) to cater for the growing technical demands and communication requirements in the engineering, manufacturing, biomedical and mining industries.

London, UK, January 31, 2014 – After the success of PDF3D’s Version 4 release of their ParaView plugin for 3D PDF conversion, the company’s developers have been working closely with engineers from a number of disciplines and industries throughout […]

PDF3D ReportGen Announces 3D PDF for LASzip LiDAR Point Cloud Data

PDF3D® Announcement: PDF3D’s latest version 2.9.0 release adds extra support for high-resolution 3D PDF mapping with its LIDAR conversion features.

London, UK, December 20, 2013 – Since LASzip won the innovation award at the 2012 Geospatial World Forum for its ability to compress bulky LiDAR data into perfectly preserved small files, the developers at Visual Technology Services have been quick to offer […]

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 […]

Big Data 3D Mapping

With over 90 resident experts from the global geospatial community and 550 professionals from across Europe, the November 2013 LiDAR event in Amsterdam was an interesting one. From seminars and workshops to exchange forums and over 70 exhibitors, it was exciting to learn more about how large scale data is being transformed into 3D visuals.

There was clearly a move towards […]

The Latest Thinking in 3D Imaging and Mapping

Our own Dan O’Connor is looking forward to attending the big European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF) and SPAR Europe Conference in Amsterdam next week 11-13 November 2013.

Aimed at 3D imaging professionals including architects, builders, and engineers, from around the world, we’re keen to hear how technology is moving forward in the areas of GIS, mapping, infrastructure and urban modeling.

We’ll be […]