C4W Dental Virtual Simulation in 3D PDF Report

This model is a demonstration example of C4W 3D development and integration using advanced 3D techniques and CAD interfaces. By using the PDF3D-SDK Development Toolkit core generation engine for producing highly compressed 3D PDF reports, C4W are able to provide complete solutions to Dental systems suppliers.

The 3D PDF reporting technology is included with DIGILEA’s DIGISTELL, 3D Dental CAD software for removable partial frameworks, the fruit of a close collaboration […]

PMI Standards and 3D PDF Reporting


Product Manufacturing Information or PMI as it’s more commonly known is a Digital Design & Manufacturing term for material information associated with a 3D design. Having PMI associations visible as an integral part of 3D PDF documents extends the reach in PLM reporting workflows. PMI, sometimes referred to as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) includes material data, model views, dimensions, surface roughness, text […]

About U3D

Universal 3D (U3D) Format
U3D is a 3D data structure and file format, one of two systems used in 3D PDF documents. Along side PRC, U3D is the historical foundation used to embed 3D interactive data and models into a PDF file. A PDF file containing U3D based 3D model can be viewed in using the Adobe Reader as well as other tools. […]

About PRC

PRC 3D Format
PRC (Product Representation Compact) is a 3D data structure and file format, one of two systems used in 3D PDF documents. Along side U3D, PRC is now the preferred and most feature-rich method to embed 3D interactive data and models into a PDF file. A PDF file containing PRC based 3D model can be viewed in using the Adobe Reader as well as […]

Converting COMSOL® Simulation Software Results to 3D PDF

Converting COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software output results into 3D PDF Reports using PV+
Once a suitable analysis result of the design vibration characteristics are performed, the numerical data and geometric mesh may be visualized. Using built-in COMSOL® menus, screen shots and movie files maybe created, for sharing with teams outside of simulation software users. However, to get real 3D interaction in a report […]

Converting DWG to 3D PDF

Converting DWG to 3D PDF with PDF3D ReportGen
3D CAD users can now easily convert DWG files created in AutoCAD 2014 into 3D PDFs using PDF3DReportGen.

With fast, intuitive installation and integration, ReportGen allows design engineers to create beautifully animated, highly compressed 3D PDFs at the touch of a button. No matter how large or complex the DWG files are, the 3D […]

File Formats

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






CAD Models


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


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


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


AutoCAD Native DWG […]

File Formats for PV+

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

ADAPT files (.nc, .cdf, .elev, .ncd) meteorological modeling data from NARAC/LLNL
AMR Enzo files (.boundary, .hierarchy) cosmology particle simulation and hierarchical box data
AMR Flash files (.flash) Astrophysical thermonuclear particle simulation data
ANALYZE files (.img, .hdr) 3D biomedical […]

PDF3D Release 3D PDF PowerPoint Plugin V.2

PDF3D’s popular free PowerPoint plugin gets a 2015 upgrade with the latest release, which enables users of the Microsoft slideshow software to embed interactive 3D PDFs into presentations at the click of a button.

London, UK, May 12th, 2015 – Users of Microsoft’s presentation software, PowerPoint, can now show interactive 3D PDFs within their slideshows, with the aid of PDF3D’s free PowerPoint […]

Brownfield Regeneration Site Planning Improved with Geospatial 3D PDFs

ADM Regeneration Ltd. (http://www.admregen.co.uk) is a leading specialist in brownfield regeneration, covering decommissioning, demolition and remediation in the UK.In order to effectively plan and manage the regeneration projects, a great deal of information is required before and during each project, for example, survey data, digital elevation models in DWG format, and full 3D site maps showing clearance, earthworks and site re-engineering areas.However, […]