Author Archive: Doug Halliday

Batch Processing Revisited — Part Three

This is the third in a series about batch conversion of 3D files.  I explained in previous articles how Adobe’s Livecycle PDF Generator 3D Enterprise Suite is helping enterprise customers automate the production of 3D PDFs.  In the first entry I gave an example of a 3D PDF and described, at a high level, how it works.  In the second entry discussed ways customers are using PDF G3D, from simple to the most complex options available.  In this entry, I will build upon the previous two entries to discuss supplier collaboration workflows and how customers are streamlining operations with 3D PDFs. Click “more” to read on.

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Batch Processing Revisited — Part 2

This is a follow on to a recent article about batch conversion of 3D files.  I explained in the previous article Adobe’s Livecycle PDF Generator 3D Enterprise Suite, which was released in July, is helping enterprise customers automate the production of 3D PDFs.  Last time we gave an example of a 3D PDF and described, at a high level, how it works.  In this entry, I will dig more deeply into ways customers are using PDF G3D, from simple to the most complex options available.  Read on to learn more about Livecycle PDF Generator 3D.

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3D PDF Batch Processing Revisited

Batch Conversion Revisited – Part One

Well over a year ago I wrote a blog article about batch conversions.  It was an article that described how Acrobat 3D version 8 could convert files, including 3D CAD of course, to PDF in batch mode.  Acrobat Pro Extended, as Acrobat 3D is now known can certainly do a nice job of batch conversion, but with the advent of Adobe’s Livecycle PDF Generator 3D Enterprise Suite, we truly have an enterprise option.  Here is an example of what is doable with 3D PDFs generated automatically using PDF Generator 3D:

Imagine you are a manufacturer with an incoming parts inspection need.  You must supply instructions to users on the plant floor and collect data for management reports.  With PDF Generator 3D it is possible to create advanced PDFs such as these.  Even though I am not going to cover everything required to create 3D PDFs like this in this article, I wanted to show you an example of what is possible and explain in basic terms how these PDFs can be created automatically. 

Please read on to learn more about PDF Generator 3D can help you be successful with these kinds of manufacturing work flows.

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We’re Coming to Your City

Adobe Manufacturing Fall 2008 Events

 

The Adobe Manufacturing Business Development Team will be at several events this Fall.  We will be presenting at several of the events and will greet customers and demonstrate our solutions for manufacturing at all of the events.  We are riding the crest of both the Acrobat Pro Extended Release and the Livecycle PDF Generator 3D release for enterprise customers.  These two products are generating a great deal of momentum in the marketplace.  Read on to get a rundown of the shows will be at.

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Vector Snapshots – Pointing the Way

Recently, I have been asked by several customers to explain how to “export to vector” for technical illustrations in Acrobat Pro Extended Version 9.  There are numerous cases where existing and perspective customers are interested in creating vector renderings using 3D data.  Some simply want to save images as a page within a PDF.  Others want to bring the vector image into Adobe Illustrator or other editing tools to add additional content.  Because we have replaced the 3D Tool Kit that shipped with previous versions of Acrobat 3D with 3D Reviewer, there is a little re-learning for some.

 

To learn how to create vector snapshots, please read on.

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