Archive for January, 2009

Address Cost Issues Now

In today’s challenging economic climate, large scale IT projects are being postponed, especially in the manufacturing sector, but that doesn’t mean all progress has to stop.  Companies are addressing cost-related issues, especially where there is a near term payback.  PDF is one of those solutions that help you leverage previous investments. Remember this image from a previoius article:

Adobe solutions are never about “rip and replace”.  It’s about extending and execution based upon what you alread have in place.  Yet, there is no risk to strategic projects. PDF, Acrobat and our enterprise Livecycle solutions are totally compatible with SOA architectures and large scale systems like PLM, so when you get there integration will not be issue. In this case, you can have it both ways!


There are lots of other things we are doing to start reaping benefits quickly by helping you prepare the organization for improvements.

Read on to learn how Adobe can help you NOW.

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The Third Dimension

I just read an interesting and well-written article by Hugh Davies in the December 29 issue of Building Design.  Mr. Davies’ article, was entitled PDFs ready to enter the third dimension. We appreciate the article and the attention 3D PDFs are receiving in architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries.  Indeed, adoption is growing substantially.  As far as I know, Adobe had no role in the article whatsoever.

Mr. Davies ends the article by stating “3D PDFs have huge potential, but perhaps if they are to become an everyday means of communicating design intentions, it would help if the viewing features incorporated into the Extended version were incorporated into the free version of the software.  Nevertheless, 3D PDF is a powerful and accessible file format.”

It is the last sentence I would like to dig into a bit, because all of the viewing capability is there in the Reader.  I’m not sure we are explaining it well.  Click on “more” to see what I mean.

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