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 […]
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ISO

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 […]
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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 […]
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PDF/E

About PDF/E

[lead]Document Management, Engineering document format using PDF. Part 2: Use of ISO 32000-2 including support for long term preservation (PDF/E-2)[/lead] 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 […]
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ISO

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 […]
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