PDF3D Upgrades 3D Technical Reporting Suite Efficiency

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PDF3D Version 1.9.0 dramatically improves efficiency adds conversion application with expanded file formats and server integration for enhanced team collaboration through 3D PDF technical reports.

The PDF3D® solution for interactive 3D technical publishing is updated to version 1.9.0, where in a standard technical PDF report users can navigate in 3D revealing hidden detail. PDF3D enables distributing interactive 3D documents to everyone with the free Adobe® Reader, enhancing team communication, collaboration, improved distributed decision making and client project reporting. The PDF3D update includes a new PDF3DReportGen application, additional file formats and enhanced PDF model compression.

Highlights of PDF3D version 1.9.0 new features are:

  • New PDF3DReportGen application for interactive file conversions
  • Open Scene Graph integration, with 3DS, OpenFlight, DirectX, Lightwave 3D files
  • Enhanced efficiency with mesh and texture image compression cache system
  • Windows and Linux, 32 and 64 bit versions.
  • Over 50 technical improvements

Employing enhanced efficiency in one case, a PDF file that was 52 Mb is now reduced to only 3 Mb with others seeing a 10-fold improvement, highly dependent on model characteristics. This brings many more models into the scope of simple e-mail attachment or quick Web downloads.

PDF3D enables creating interactive 3D presentations, including animation of time-varying physical phenomena directly inside PDF files, with playback inside PowerPoint. In energy exploration, it enables more effective communication of oil & gas reserve assessment, seismic data interpretation, basin evolution, and mineral exploration. The 3D PDF method can represent transient geospatial events such as hydrological models including flood and coastal erosion due in part to global climate change. High value 3D content is typically locked up in proprietary systems or formats. PDF3D allows repurposing 3D content for sharing, collaboration and training. In a 3D PDF document, interactive model is in context with important technical notes, finance information, allowing secure distribution and archive functions. Further, 3D views can be injected into legacy PDF files, adding automatically generated view points.

Providing universal access to 3D models to corporate project teams is increasing the value of 3D data leading to: lower project and product communication costs, accelerated collaboration and decision process for stake-holders, expanding use of PDF as trusted brand for multi-media communication.

PDF3D is an innovative independent 3D technical publishing technology for 3D models viewable in PDF documents. Covering a wide range of applications from geology, aerospace, architecture, product packaging, and online sales & marketing, PDF3D makes it practical to distribute interactive 3D documents to everyone with the free Adobe Reader.

The ISO9001:2000 certified professional services team provides custom 3D PDF workflows, system integration and novel user interface development services.



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