"I was given the opportunity to test out a 3D pdf output plugin for 3ds Max 2013 recently and I jumped at the chance as we’ve had a number of customers ask us if it can be done and how to do it."
At the beginning of 2012, the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner program had a corporate-wide digital repository of over 500,000 3D PDF documents, which had been accessed over 3 million times. If it wasn’t already obvious, these usage numbers should send a clear message to the aerospace manufacturing community.
What does 3D PDF technology offer manufacturers today?
Manufacturers like Boeing, General Dynamics, Goodrich Aerospace, who were early-adopters of 3D PDF, immediately saw the value in the technology as a document management and visualization tool.
What are your first thoughts when you hear the words "pdf" and "product development?"
..."Many software providers can drop 3D models into those pdfs nowadays. But that's a pretty generic capability, right?
Well, it turns out, I couldn't be more wrong."
Product review by Kennith Wong
Most people think of Adobe Acrobat as the format for exchanging graphics-rich documents, like the cover of a magazine or a product brochure. With Tetra 4D’s plug-in 3D PDF Converter, you could be using it to exchange 3D CAD designs, along with comments and custom views.