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An encounter with 3D PDF

Posted by Gina Miller on Jun 3, 2013 4:12:00 PM

A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning. As I was getting ready to leave the house, my husband said, “Guess what? I got my first 3D PDF file yesterday.” 

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Topics: 3D PDF, Adobe, HOOPS Publish

Share All You Can Share with 3D PDF

Posted by Ron Fritz on Feb 6, 2013 5:50:00 AM
If you’re a U.S. citizen who likes stories about your taxes being spent wisely, you’re going to want to read on. And if you live outside of the U.S…. you may want your country’s military to pay attention to this “secret weapon.”

The “secret weapon” is 3D PDF, and it’s changing the way manufacturing information is shared and used, transforming the way the military operates, and rapidly impacting the rest of the manufacturing world. And, okay – it’s not really a secret. ROI stories are popping up in articles such as these and are outlined in detail at conferences such as CIC, NIST MBE Summit and GPDIS.

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Topics: 3D PDF, Adobe

3D PDF Reader: Another new dimension to Tech Soft 3D

Posted by Ron Fritz on Nov 8, 2012 8:32:00 AM
Recently we announced a new product, 3D PDF Reader, which represents something completely different for us. A new dimension, if you will, for a company that deals in dimensions.

What is the 3D PDF Reader? It’s an iOS app that lets users view and interact with 3D data embedded within a PDF file. Actually, it’s the only product available that can read the PRC file format, one of the 3D formats supported within PDF. PRC is a data-rich format like STEP, and supports geometry, assembly structure, and PMI – essentially, the information one needs in most engineering workflows.

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Topics: 3D PDF Reader, Product News, PRC, 3D PDF, Adobe, HOOPS Publish

Was the Adobe aquisition worth it?

Posted by Ron Fritz on Jul 3, 2012 1:42:00 PM
A few days ago, I detailed what we’d learned from our acquisition of the Adobe CAD translation technologies. The next question is, did it work as expected? Was it worth it?

The answer to both questions is: Yes, very much so. If anything, we underestimated the specific upsides, but trusted ourselves that we would discover opportunities once we “took the leap.” I’m sure there are even more upsides still undetected, but which will emerge over time.

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Topics: 3D PDF Reader, PRC, 3D PDF, Adobe, HOOPS Exchange, Partners, HOOPS Publish

So how'd that Adobe aquisition work out?

Posted by Ron Fritz on Jun 25, 2012 5:13:00 AM
It's been nearly two years since our acquisition of the Adobe business unit that brought us the CAD data translators (now called HOOPS Exchange) and the 3D PDF file format technology that forms our HOOPS Publish SDK.

Those two years have passed quickly, with the technology and the outstanding development team in Lyon, France, quickly becoming a natural and important part of Tech Soft 3D. We’re forever changed.

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Topics: 3D PDF Reader, PRC, 3D PDF, Adobe, HOOPS Exchange, Partners, HOOPS Publish

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