PDF/E

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 […]

Moving ISO Standards Forward in Preparation for PDF 2.0

As a UK representative for PDF standards, I’ve just returned from the first of two week-long annual meetings called informally PDF ISO Week.

The meeting is attended by a select group of individuals from around the world, including representatives from Adobe, who come together to form an ISO committee that contributes to the evolution of PDF standards including PDF, PDF/E, PDF/A, […]

Understanding how PDF/E, U3D and PRC are related to 3D PDF

Researching the relationship between PDF/E, U3D, PRC and 3D PDF in general is not that easy, without diving into complex standards specifications, but if you are a developer and would like to understand what each of these brings to the world of the 3D PDF, this article clarifies the whys and whats of each.

Today most 3D PDF files found “in […]

News From PDF Week, Switzerland November 2015

As the British representative for 3D PDF standards on behalf of the UK’s BSI, I was again invited to attend PDF week in November 2015 to join peers from around the world to discuss the future advancements of PDF.

The meeting is always an interesting one, and an enjoyable experience to meet up with others equally enthusiastic about PDF technology.

The meeting, […]

About PDF/E

PDF/E – short for the PDF standard for Engineering documents, is an international standard identified as ISO 24517 and defines a file format known as PDF/E which provides a mechanism for the exchange and archiving of engineering documents based on the ubiquitous and well-known PDF format for various communities working with engineering documentation.

A strong characteristic of PDF/E is the inclusion of […]

PRC Format ISO Standard Approved After 7 Years

If you work with 3D visualisation and 3D modeling, you’ll be interested to know that, after 7 years, the PRC format for 3D data has now finally been approved as an ISO standard as of December 2014 under ISO 14739-1:2014.

This ISO announcement marks the release of a 284 page document titled, ‘Document management – 3D use of Product Representation Compact (PRC) […]