BOCAD Integrates PDF3D® Reporting into Construction Plans

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CAD/CAM Solutions firm BOCAD teams up with Visual Technology Services for steel structure civil engineering 3D PDF construction documents.

After a fruitful collaboration, customers of construction software experts BOCAD now have the power to generate interactive 3D PDFs with the help of PDF3D®. This is indeed an important milestone in bocad’s strategy to introduce 3D-CAM production steering on the basis of BOCAD-PS. PDF3D is equally used in detailing and manufacturing phase and has benefited projects such as football stadia, offshore platforms and architectural blueprints from design and detail up to fabrication. One of the latest projects, the Weser Stadium in Bremen, Germany, proved the vision of an integrated 3D workflow and the exciting technology that offers the generation of graphics with the enhanced detail and portability of interactive 3D PDFs, based on PDF3D® technology from Visual Technology Services.

BOCAD-3D, well known for leading 3D detailing software since more than 25 years, and BOCAD-PS, developed over a period of about 10 years in intense collaboration with a number of worldwide steel manufacturing companies, are representing bocad’s successful integrated 3D workflow. The newly acquired PDF3D® software is now integrated into this flexible Detailing and Production Steering System to offer customers an unprecedented ease of transition from initial conception to actual design, production planning, installation, assembly labels, plate nesting, workshop and stock management. With the additional capabilities of PDF3D, BOCAD-PS now allows steel design review and extended supply chain teams immediate access to design data using standard PDF, enabling much wider collaboration.

"Throughout the collaboration the dedication of VTS to matching our needs has been outstanding," commented Dieter Wissfeld, Managing Partner at bocad. “The new levels of accessibility which our software can now offer are already benefiting customers from all engineering sectors and the highly compressed PRC geometry is achieving impressive results.”
Ian Curington, CEO of Visual Technology Services is equally excited. “I am delighted to see our work find its place in such an innovative and inspiring package and I hope all those involved in its creation will reap the rewards in the near future.”

To find out more about the work of BOCAD and its wide range of software solutions, or for more information about Visual Technology Services and to see how PDF3D visuals can redefine your product’s potential, go to

About PDF3D
PDF3D® ( is an innovative independent 3D technical publishing technology for U3D and PRC 3D models viewable in PDF documents. Covering a wide range of applications from geospatial, 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.

BOCAD ( offers innovative CAD/CAM solutions for steel, concrete, glass, facade and wood constructions. Since 1980, the 3D CAD system BOCAD-3D has been applied worldwide in steel, facade, concrete, glass, metal and wood constructions. BOCAD supports its customers in all ranges of planning and construction including production and installation with its depth of experience and know-how. From the beginning, BOCAD developed as an autonomous CAD/CAM system in order to offer a solution for practical problems, and now operates in Germany (HQ), Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Malaysia and Russia.


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