3D PDF is an integrated software working within the Revit® environment that enables users to publish rich, interactive, 3D PDF files that are significantly smaller than the original Revit® 3D models. The software uses the Adobe® 3D Technology as a one button file conversion that is easily exchangeable and viewed with the free Adobe® Reader. www.3dasystems.com
I have another solution which has a cost about $100 if you have a 3s MAX. Simlab Exporter. You should export the revit model into 3ds Max (Linking is also possible I think) then Export to the 3d PDF. You can download the trial version for 15 days.
I also have a couple questions concerning making 3D PDF's. I currently make them all the time and they seem to work great when it comes processing towers. You are able to deselect everything and just have turned on what you need.
However I am having problems when we are using Phasing and then creating a 3d PDF. When I create the 3D PDF it puts both phases in the 3D PDF and I am unable to figure out how to get each phase as one 3D PDF model.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Actually there are a new solution of 3d PDF for Autodesk products and other platforms. Inventor publisher has its own 3d PDF creation feature. you can create also animated 3d PDF in Inventor Publisher too. Just Export the FBX (or other proper formats like SAT but DWG is not usefull as I tested.) of the Revit model. Dont forget to export each phase seperatelyu. then import into the Inventor Publisher. both phases are different element but their visibilities can be controlled in Inventor publisher. create the three snapshots for each condition: first phase visible only, second phase visible only and both are visible conditions. Then export the document as 3d PDF inside the Inventor Publisher. just it.
You can create unlimited schenerios inside the Publisher. you can assign materials, change materials animate the elements or wall parts etc. also you can hide or isolete individual elements too. So phasing is not required actuall. But phasing will be easier to seperate from beginning.
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