3D PDF - Frequently Asked Questions!
3D PDF for CAD
3D PDF Overview
- What is Publish 3D - 3D PDF?
- 3D PDF - Interactive
- 3D PDF - On Demand
- 3D PDF - Automated
- 3D PDF - Summary Table
3D PDF - Resource
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What makes a 3D PDF unique?
A single PDF document can incorporate a complete sign-off and review process which is traditionally associated with multiple document based communication saving time and money.
Who can use a 3D PDF?
Anybody with an Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
How can a 3D PDF be of benefit?
3D PDF aids the collaboration process internally and externally by helping to speed up the development process and getting products to market faster as 3D content eliminates ambiguity and enables simple documents to carry 3D data which can be viewed and interrogated by everybody in the process not just engineering specialists.
This enables manufacturing, service departments, technical publications, purchasing, sales and marketing, tooling departments to use 3D content inside their own PDF documentation eliminating the need to install specialist viewing software or to be trained to use a special tool.
Gain competitive advantage by creating comprehensive interactive PDF documents which combine a range of data from internal systems such as:
|3D native CAD data|
|Metadata from other internal systems|
|Most other file types e.g. Word, Excel, Tiff etc|
|Embed Interactive content|
|Use one dynamic PDF document to meet all your needs.|
|It is available anywhere using the free Adobe Reader®.|
Make even better use of your engineering product data and profit from:
|Improved internal and external communication|
|Reduction in the number of development errors|
|Improved product and process quality|
|Increased overall productivity|
Are special tools required to interact with a 3D PDF?
The 3D content contained within a 3D PDF can be viewed, interrogated and annotated by any viewer of the document using standard Adobe Acrobat Reader. Components within assemblies can be turned on and off, shaded and rendered for technical authoring and viewed as either a solid, wireframe or even cross-sectioned, saved and then shared.
How secure is a 3D PDF?
Using standard Adobe PDF security a 3D PDF can be:
|Data Rights Management|
|Restricted access for specific users with other applications such as LiveCycle, FileOpen etc.|
What other features does a 3D PDF facilitate?
|A 3D PDF document can be used as a container (like a zip file) to attach information from multiple sources e.g. spreadsheets, Word docs, images, AVI's, PowerPoint presentations not just CAD!|
|The use of embedded 3D CAD data brings to life the parts of the design that require comment or approval.|
|A 3D PDF document is extremely lightweight and therefore easily emailed without the danger of it being blocked by a firewall or inbox capacity.|
|Intellectual Property can also be exchanged in a PDF protecting the native data. A smarter way of exchanging your design data.|
|Links can be made inside the document to aid the reader using standard PDF techniques and features|
|Links can be made to external data, central documents, www etc. Allowing access to all required product information|
|Using Forms, responses and comments can be formalised.|
|Available across multiple platforms, Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Mobile phones.|
|Full information regarding the processes around your products can now be made available to others in a single document.|
Lesser known benefits of using a standard PDF document that can be further enhanced by adding 3D content
|PDFs are Universal. PDFs are viewable on any device, retaining their fidelity.|
|Trusted Security. PDF’s cannot be altered without leaving an electronic footprint.|
|Quick and Easy to Create. Whether working with Word, Excel or PowerPoint, documents are easily converted into PDF and back if required.|
|Multiple Sources. PDF’s can be merged from multiple documents, such as spreadsheets, photos, and presentations, into a single PDF file.|
|Interactive Documents. Allows you to add hyperlinks, rich media, music, movies, etc to your PDF.|
|Completely Searchable. PDF documents are easily searched and can even be organized with a table of contents that link all sections to the appropriate pages in the file.|
|Password Protection. PDF can be protected by password and also encrypted|
|Enables Collaboration. Markup and comments can be added to PDF documents without modification to the original.|
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