Author Archive: Pierre Tager

How to create 3D markups in 3D Reviewer?

There is a 3D markup creation tool in 3D Reviewer that sometimes can be quite useful and complementary to the 3D commenting tool available in Acrobat. In this article we will guide you through the basic steps to create and edit 3D markups then publish them to PDF.

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How to create views in 3D Reviewer?

It is very easy to create custom views in 3D Reviewer using the ‘Add Configuration’ tool and publish them to PDF. The creation of views in 3D Reviewer offers more advanced features than what is available in Acrobat such as creating exploded views for instance. We will discuss in this article a few tips to remember when using the ‘Add Configuration’ tool and share with you a quick video showing the creation of different types of views and how to publish the result in PDF.

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About Acrobat Pro Extended and 3D Formats

We hear very often the question whether a 3D format is supported in Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, and in some cases the response is a) "yes, all current versions", or b) "yes, up to version X", or c) "no, it is not supported". On the same subject of formats, there is increasing interest in the 3D format representation inside PDF called PRC, with questions being asked such as a) “is the PRC format open” or b) “are the specifications accessible” or c) “is there an SDK to read and write PRC”.

In this article, I will try to address all these questions by providing short answers when possible and by introducing the new Acrobat 3D SDK that is now available as part of the Acrobat 9 SDK that is now live. So, please read on and feel free to ask any additional questions using the comments form.

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Can I save 3D measurement markups in PDF?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question in the past 12 months, but it’s quite a lot. We’ve heard your voice and the short answer is now you can save 3D measurement markups in Acrobat/Reader 9 and I am going to teach you how! So, if you haven’t yet discovered this new feature, I strongly invite you to read further to learn the basics of adding and managing measurement markups as well as a few interesting tips you will certainly appreciate.

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