PDF3D ParaView Plugin Enhances Data Capture to Secure Technical Reports

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The PDF3D® ParaView Plugin package is updated with features for protected scientific reports.

The PDF3D® ParaView Plugin system from Visual Technology Services (http://www.pdf3d.com) is released for ParaView 3.14.1 (http://www.paraview.org), the popular scientific and engineering open-source visualization system. The commercial plugin generates secure, animated 3D reports from large scientific data sources using the universal PDF document format featuring a rich media 3D viewer and is presently used by a number of international engineering companies.

The latest ParaView release features many usability enhancements, improved stability, new editing and control panels, new color editor and dockable interface panels. The PDF3D ParaView Plugin is configured in a ParaView install package which also includes the VISIT bridge for extended file format support, geospatial images, and a number of enhancements submitted for possible inclusion into future open-source versions of ParaView.

The PDF3D ParaView Plugin is packaged for both Windows and Linux 64-bit editions, appropriate for today's large scientific data sets. Direct animation capture is integrated into the ParaView time sequence system. The resulting 4D animation, (time plus full 3D model), is captured for playback with in 3D PDF format without any intermediate files, and compressed using the latest PDF/E PRC techniques. The update features upgraded flash menu control upgrades, multiple view capture to multiple PDF pages, and capture of 3D text labels and legend bar. Pipeline filters are shown with matching names in the 3D PDF model tree, and generation can be fully scripted using Python and XML state capture. For secure professional technical reports, the PDF3D plugin supports template layouts, 3D overlay watermark, and AES-256bit document encryption. The plugin is available in single workstation or floating network version licenses.

Once the 3D PDF is created, the complementary PDF3D in PowerPoint® plugin assists sharing results within a single unified presentation. The PDF document is accessible using Acrobat® or the free Adobe Reader®.

About PDF3D
PDF3D® (http://www.pdf3d.com) 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 and engineering, PDF3D makes it practical to distribute interactive 3D documents to everyone with the free Adobe Reader. ParaView is a trademark of Kitware Inc.

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