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3D PDF

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01-20-2012 06:16 AM

I'd like to create pdf's with the 3D model imbedded.  This could then be viewed, rotated, and Zoomed.

 

Tetra4D is the software to do this as Adobe X no longer supports it.

 

Anyone using tetra4D?

 

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Re: 3D PDF

01-20-2012 06:37 AM in reply to: ist

Are you aware that you can achieve this functionality with dwf as well?

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Re: 3D PDF

01-20-2012 06:38 AM in reply to: JDMather

How can I get dwf into a pdf?

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Re: 3D PDF

01-20-2012 06:41 AM in reply to: ist

ist wrote:

How can I get dwf into a pdf?


Sorry, that isn't what I meant.
I just wanted to make sure you knew that you could have the 3D functions of a pdf (and more) in a dwf.
(not that you could convert a 3D dwf to 3D  pdf)

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Re: 3D PDF

01-20-2012 01:26 PM in reply to: JDMather

There are numerous posts about this on the board.. The general consensus is that its more work than its worth.. Marketing would love it here too... Until I tell them how much work it was... Now this was using Acrobat 3d version 8 when I tried it.. Hopefully tetra has made this process easier..

The biggest issue was that because we update Inventor yearly and acrobat wouldn't put out a patch to the program till sept or november we would get 3 months out of the year that it was an easy process and then the rest of the year adobe wouldn't support the version of Inventor we were on..

 

Of course by the time Autodesk actually puts this functionality into Inventor html5 3d files or something else will be what everyone wants.

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Re: 3D PDF

01-27-2012 12:47 PM in reply to: ist

OK, I down loaded the trial tetra4D.

 

Works great.  Multiple ways to imbed into the PDF.

 

Double click attached image.

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Re: 3D PDF

02-18-2012 05:17 PM in reply to: ist
there is an 3d PDF publisher available for NavisWorks. For further details, please contact Unitec.de
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Re: 3D PDF

11-05-2012 12:30 PM in reply to: ist

I would suggest you to try a third party software that can help you achieve this, you can convert directly from DWG 3D, DWF 3D, DXF models and many more to 3D PDF format, see http://www.pdf3d.com such as PDF3DReportGen software.

It’s not a direct Acrobat plugin like Tetra4D, but files can be loaded and edited in Acrobat after conversion.

For Inventor, it’s also possible to export ZGL.

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