Share CAD data with 3D PDFs
Theorem Solutions have developed Publish 3D,a suite of products that address the problem of sharing CAD data with non-CAD users when reviewing design data and product information.
The 3D CAD data can be embedded into a PDF document, alongside any associated metadata, to create a 3D PDF that can be viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Non-Cad users can mark-up, interrogate and annotate the data as per their requirement and then pass it back to the designer for consideration.
Product designers have a close working relationship with other engineers as they create the initial design concept/brief which would then be shared with engineering colleagues who need to review and asses the design and provide their own input and feedback. Using 3D PDF is said to speed the whole design cycle.
The benefit of this new technology is said to be its simplicity of deployment and ease of use, removing barriers to integrate departments, customers and suppliers into the product lifecycle process. With everyone in the organisation and supply chain contributing to the design process this leads to reduced lead times, fewer mistakes and better products.
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