Data sharing made easy

3D PDF enables the creation of interactive PDF documents enriched with 3D content directly from your native source CAD (3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, Creo, JT or NX) that can be shared with NON-CAD users. 

Based upon Adobe technology, 3D PDF is an enabling tool for anyone who needs to be involved in the design process without needing access to CAD.

3D PDF can be configured to distribute CAD models to different departments using a number of use case based templates, removing the need for physical documents and drawings to be shared.

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What data can I get into a 3D PDF?



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Which 3D PDF solution is right for me?

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3D PDF Interactive

A low-cost entry into the world of 3D PDF.

Interactively publish a 3D PDF file from within 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, Creo and NX.



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3D PDF On Demand

Combine interactive capabilities with the ability to batch process

  1. Supports ad hoc or volume publishing
  2. Enables casual users to drag and drop native CAD files
  3. Offers independent viewing of the native CAD file

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3D PDF Automated

A server-based solution for high volume use

  1. Automatically publishes 3D PDF files from native CAD.
  2. Designed to process large volumes of data
  3. It can be fully integrated into business processes and enterprise systems
  4. Incorporates technology to validate and protect your data

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Did you know?

Using 3D PDF isn’t just a great way to share CAD data in an easily accessible, readily available format, you can use it to create an information rich Technical Data Package (TDP) that contains all of the information about the CAD data embedded within the document.

The documents can be annotated and additional rich media such as PowerPoint files, video, hyperlinks to additional online information, and spreadsheet data can be auto-embedded or inserted manually. The PDF can also act like a .zip file to transport additional files, for example native CAD data, purchasing documentation or statistical process control documentation. 

And because 3D PDF is a lightweight data format, it can easily be sent via email, and can get through most firewalls.

Have you tried a sample 3D PDF document yet?

3D PDF can be used for internal document sharing, or to create Work Instructions, RFQ’s, Training and Sales Documents or for supplier communication, and in support of Model Based Engineering processes.

Download a sample interactive 3D PDF document or view an interactive HTML5 supported document in your web browser.

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Protect your IP using 3D PDF

Adobe Acrobat enables you to password protect your PDF documents, meaning you can share a single, password secured document which has been compressed to a shareable size, safe in the knowledge that your organisations supply chain will have no issues accessing the data.

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Catch up with the latest On Demand Webinars and selection of Blog posts

3D PDF Webinar

Making 3D CAD Data Accessible to non CAD users

Using the 3D PDF technology to simplify and enhance traditional engineering and manufacturing documentation processes. 

A 20 minute 'how-to' webinar on the features and benefits of using the 3D PDF format.

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Taking CAD out of the Design Office

Learn how you can use the latest 3D PDF technology to simplify and enhance your traditional engineering and manufacturing documentation processes working with existing 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA V5, CREO, JT and NX data.

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The Easy First Step to Digital Transformation

Still using 2D drawings for product design and manufacturing?

Learn more about 3D PDF documents, and how they can be used to enable fast and easy sharing of your 3D data.

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Selection of Blog posts on the topic of 3D PDF

If you've got a few minutes to spare and are looking for insights on the topic of 3D PDF and how you can potentially use it to complement your existing processes, and enable the sharing of CAD data with non CAD users, this is the module for you.

Everything you need to know about the portable document format (PDF)

Of course, you know what a PDF file is, right? It’s a document that has been converted from something like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint so that its contents can be shared by the author; that’s it, isn’t it? Well no actually; it’s quite a bit more than that.

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Why Theorem Solutions for 3D PDF?

Our solutions are built upon the development tools and APIs supplied and supported by the major CAD vendors that we have strategic partnerships with. This means we can provide you with a robust application that offers full control over data preparation and optimization, ensuring the richest quality data is created to give the best data and seamless integration with your native CAD system, enabling you to share data with non-CAD users.

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