Theorem Solutions launched its new 3D PDF Publisher and Publish 3D plug-in for CATIA V5 users.
The native 3D PDF Publisher enables CATIA V5 users to create documentation containing interactive 3D data published directly from native V5 data. The published interactive 3D data contained within the PDF file can viewed and interrogated using freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The 3D PDF plug-in has a “save as” PDF feature from within the V5 user interface, plus a batch output capability to speed up the publication process into PDF. Once published the viewer will be able to view the 3D model, interrogate the model tree sub-assemblies, turn components in assemblies on and off, shade and render for technical authoring, view as a solid, wireframe, and cross section components and assemblies.
The solution enables CATIA users to create PDF documents containing CATIA data using the “save as” function from within CATIA V5 or using batch or interactive processes with additional server based versions available for high volume use. It supports 3D annotations and dimensions FTA (PMI) from CATIA V5 into 3D PDF as well as supporting model based definition (MBD) processes for downstream activities in manufacturing and for use by the supply chain.
The working PDF document can be annotated, shared and additional media embedded. This could include text, PowerPoint files, spreadsheets, AVI movies and hyperlinks to additional online information.
The process can also be further automated using Theorem Solutions Publish 3D package. Publish 3D will manage batch routines and will utilize available hardware and CAD licenses to publish the 3D model as a 3D PDF and then send the files to a distribution list via e-mail, ftp or cloud-based collaboration systems.
In addition, users can also embed the native CATIA V5 data into the PDF as a transportation vessel.
For more information, visit Theorem Solutions.
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