Author Archive: Jim Merry

2008 Collaboration and Interoperability Conference

The 2008 Collaboration and Interoperability Conference held in Denver, CO this year was a great success. My colleague Doug Halliday and I attended and in looking back I honestly can say it was one of the best events in recent memory.

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Acrobat 3D eSeminar presentation posted

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Jonathan Bowman and I presented an hour long eSeminar yesterday on how Acrobat 3D can help manufacturing companies accelerate collaboration by making it easy to aggregate product information, including 3D assemblies, into a single, secure PDF. As promised (but a little delayed) I am posting the presentation. The last page contains a set of links you can use to find more information about Acrobat 3D….

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Acrobat 3D Version 8 – CAD Importers Updated

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

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Things really are going to be different and soon…

Ralph Grabowski notes in a recent blog entry that several companies including Microsoft, Autodesk and even CNN are demonstrating use of very large multi-touch flatpanel LC screens. Right now these displays cost upwards of $100,000.  The emphasis really needs to be on ‘right now’.

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PTC Wildfire 4.0 w/Adobe Rights Management and 3D PDF Support

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Parametric Technology announced availability of Wildfire 4.0 and among the many new features are two enabled by their partnership with Adobe Systems…

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New Pricing for Acrobat 3D Announced

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Adobe announced new pricing for Acrobat 3D …

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Acrobat 3D PDF Content – Deadline approaching

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The deadline to submit entries for the Adobe Acrobat 3D PDF Contest is approaching. It is extremely easy to enter, you don’t even need to own a copy of Acrobat 3D, and you can win super prizes like…

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Adobe at Solidworks World 2008 and Pacific Design and Manufacturing Events

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It’s time to head back out after a great holiday break. Despite spring-time conditions here in Mid-Atlantic region of the east coast , I must say I am quite happy the next two events are taking us ‘Back to Cali’–California, that is…

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Adobe Website Redesign – Acrobat 3D ‘Cool Stuff’

The entire Adobe website has undergone a significant overhaul including the Acrobat 3D section. In addition to rearranging the navigation tools and existing content to make it easier to find the information and resources from the old site, there’s a lot more new content available. I’ve compiled a list of links within the new site that anyone looking to research Acrobat 3D may find useful …

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And the Difference is: "As Well As"

I often get asked how Acrobat 3D compares to the various view and markup tools on the market like Autodesk’s DWF Viewer, Solidworks’ eDrawings, Siemen’s JT2Go and VisView.  Porkka, an international company specializing in the design and manufacture of commercial refrigeration products, has chosen to deploy Adobe Acrobat 3D in multiple business processes and their use of Acrobat 3D and PDF really highlights the differences between Acrobat 3D and the various view and markup tools available today. The difference can be condensed to the simple yet powerful phrase “as well as“…

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