What’s new in Acrobat 3D version 8?

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Acrobat 3D version 8 was announced September 18, 2006 along with the entire Acrobat 8 Product family and includes a lot of very exciting features for manufacturing companies. So what are they?

 

The major enhancements in Acrobat 3D Version 8 include:

  • Viewing of Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) entities extracted from the major proprietary CAD formats
  • Encapsulation of Exact 3D Geometry in PDF
  • Enhanced Compression of 3D geometry stored in PDF
  • Export of Precise Geometry to standard neutral file formats

As Acrobat 3D is a superset of Acrobat Professional, it includes all of the new features included in Acrobat 8 along with several 3D specific features and enhancements. While there are quite a few new features in Acrobat 8 Professional, there are a subset that will likely be of interest to manufacturers. These include:

  • DWG PDF Maker
  • PDF Packages
  • Reader Enablement of digital signatures and saving form field data
  • Shared Reviews
    Forms: Form field auto-recognition and improved form distribution and tracking

For more detailed information on the new features of Acrobat 3D version 8, please see the following link: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat3d/