An Update

Hi there,

I just received some news I thought I would pass along.  (The marketing guys promised to buy me dinner for this.)  It is news that could be important to you if you are using or considering adoption of the PDF format for leveraging CAD data across your operations and repourposing it in technical docs and so forth.  Adobe is announcing an update that you may want to check out…  details are spelled out below. 

The Acrobat 3D version 8 update is schedule to go live on Feb 21 at 9am PST.  Here are the details:

A free CAD translator update for Acrobat 3D Version 8 is available for download for registered or trial users of Acrobat 3D Version 8.

This update provides support for more recent versions of CAD file formats, allowing users to more easily and effectively convert 3D designs from major CAD applications to PDF documents.

For more information, including a list of supported formats, please go to: http://www.adobe.com/go/a3d_update . This URL will link to the support when we go live. It’s not working yet.

The free download includes translator updates for the following CAD file formats:

CAD Format

Supported Versions

Autodesk Inventor

Up to 2008

I-deas

Up to 13

JT

Up to 8.2

NX (Unigraphics)

Up to NX5

OneSpace Designer

Up to 2007

SolidWorks

Up to 2008