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How to Exchange 3D CAD Data in Engineering

What is the best format to exchange CAD data? Whether you need to translate, publish or visualize, solutions exist that will deliver your CAD and visualization data in the optimum form, ready for collaboration and downstream re-use.

Leverage existing CAD and PLM assets in the interactive 3D PDF format

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.

Conduct remote multi-user collaborative design review sessions in eXtended Reality

Using XR for your Design Review, you and the rest of your team, either local or in remote locations, can interactively review a design through the immersive experience of XR technologies, in full scale and in context, providing a unique collaborative workspace.

Using the 3D PDF Format - Features and Benefits

Taking CAD out of the Design Office and on to the factory floor using the interactive 3D PDF format. Learn how 3D PDF within correct templates can be used to facilitate collaboration within organisations and supply chains using existing CAD assets.

Learn how to get 3D CAD and PLM assets in to augmented, mixed and virtual reality apps

One of the biggest headaches that we are frequently contacted about, is the ability to easily optimize 3D CAD data for use in augmented, mixed and virtual reality applications, processes and devices; both in-house and purchased solutions.

Use existing CAD assets to create game engine assets and high quality renders

Theorem's Visualization Pipeline enables existing 3D CAD assets, such as CATIA V5, NX, Creo and JT (amongst others) to be imported, optimized, and then output into formats such as VRED, 3DEXCITE, MAYA, ALIAS, or FBX for use in Unity; simplifying the process of creating high quality graphics.

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A Logical Approach to CAD Data Exchange

What should you consider when starting a CAD Data Exchange project?

This is an attempt to help people highlight, and then side-step, common problems that may occur during their data exchange lifecycle.

A Guide to the 3D PDF Publishing Format

If you’re unaware of 3D PDF, then you would be forgiven for assuming that the 3D content would be a static image, or maybe an object that could rotate, much like a GIF. In fact, the reality and the power of the 3D PDF are truly extraordinary.

The Next Frontier of Collaboration

The ‘cognitive gap’ is the gap between the form in which data is presented, and the context scale in which it is applied.

For engineers currently viewing scaled down versions of 3D models on a 2D screen, attempting to consider and visualize the impact of changes in the context of a full size product in the real world can be challenging.

User Stories

NCR - Digitally Transforming the Design Review Process

Learn how NCR digitally transformed their Design Review Process with the use of Theorem-XR in Virtual Reality


CAD Translation Brochure

The Translate family of products support the translation of 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), assembly structure, geometry, attributes and metadata between the worlds’ leading mechanical CAD/CAM systems enabling Model-Based Engineering.

Publish 3D PDF Brochure

Release more value from your proprietary 3D CAD assets by using Publish to 3D PDF or 3DVIA Composer, to create rich intelligent documents with text and 3D content. Use them 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.

eXtended Reality (XR)

Collaborative XR Experiences for Design, Factory Layout, Training, Visualization and the Visual Digital Twin for AR/MR and VR. With 3D data automatically delivered by the Visualization Pipeline, which takes your 3D CAD assets directly in to Theorem XR or for the creation of Unity and Unreal assets for use in other experiences.