Visual Technology Services' PDF3D ReportGen 2.5.0 has introduced additional industry standard 3D file formats and a new approach to PDF template style formats for 3D PDF report production. According to the company, this release doubles the number of file formats to over 70, including DXF, DWG, DWF and DGN, Collada and Blender types.
The new methodology enables 3D model placement using a library of template PDFs, including 3D model substitutions. Other features include smaller PDFs than original CAD model, highly compressed PRC methods, increased informational value via annotated assemblies with 3D lead-lines, dimension arrows, part labels, PMI, GD&T, perspective, isometric views, and scene level ruler dimensions.
Users can merge CAD models with Analysis Result Contours and capture animation sequences of transient data by loading file sequences. The system is available with a choice of Windows, Linux and Apple, both 32 and 64 bit desktop versions.
PDF3D ReportGen is used for commercial technical 3D reporting work-flows in life sciences, marine, civil, environmental engineering projects, earth resource exploration, astronomy, numerical modeling, and general scientific data visualization reporting.
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