PMI

Adding 3D Label Annotations into a 3D PDF at Generation Time

How to add 3D Label annotations in a 3D PDF at generation time (GUIDE AND VIDEO)
Most 3D PDF generation tools do not provide part labels and annotation, and the majority of 3D model file formats don’t provide for 3D annotations either. Adding 3D labels is sometimes possible by hand placing and adding markup, but generating labels directly from an easy to use file format […]

PMI Standards and 3D PDF Reporting

PMI in 3D PDF

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]