What is 3D PDF?
Working with native CAD sources such as CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE, 3D PDF allows you to publish 3DPDFs for downstream users to view and interact with the CAD data. Built on Adobe technology, 3D PDF is an important tool for individuals who need to participate in the design and manufacturing process without access to CAD.
Using customizable templates, 3D PDF can distribute CAD models to various departments for diverse use cases, eliminating the need for physical documents and drawings to be shared.
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You can use a 3D PDF as a Technical Data Package
3D PDFs are more than just an easily accessible format for CAD data sharing. They can also be utilized to generate a TDP with all accompanying information embedded within the document.
Annotations and rich media such as PowerPoint files, videos, hyperlinks, and spreadsheets can be automatically embedded or manually inserted. Additionally, PDFs can function like .zip files to transfer supplementary documents, like native CAD data, purchasing documentation, or statistical process control documentation.
Due to its lightweight data format, 3D PDFs can be conveniently sent via email and pass through most firewalls.