Whether it’s product releases and updates, or news on our series of events, we will be letting you know whats going on in the world of 3D PDF’s and Theorem Solutions.
We are pleased to announce the release of the latest CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE- 3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range of products. V19.3 supports CATIA V6R2013x, and 3DEXPERIENCE R2014x, R2015x and R2016x.
Our 3D PDF Publisher for CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE offers a 3D PDF publishing solution for CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE users, enabling them to share their engineering data created in CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE with departments who do not have CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE but need access to a 3D representation.
Since 3D PDF is 3D content in a standard PDF, it enables companies to create rich documents with 3D CAD data inside, which can be viewed, manipulated and marked up with Adobe’s free reader. What 3D does is remove ambiguity when reviewing product data.
V19.3 includes support for exporting CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE Product Manufacturing Information PMI (FTA, GD&T), allowing the user to facilitate Model Based Definition (MBD) processes containing the necessary information to manufacture and inspect products, without the need for 2D engineering drawings which are time consuming and costly to produce.
Using Publish 3D to create a 3D PDF controls and protects the Intellectual Property (IP) contained within the document. Passwords and document rights access can be added to the 3D PDF and different levels of control can be created for different users. This will ensure that the integrity of the information is maintained and that only the correct people can access the data, allowing companies to further protect their intellectual property (IP) when sharing the data throughout the extended enterprise.
V19.3 is an interactive solution that is integrated in the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE menu system allowing the user to export the active assembly/part in PDF format using ‘Export’ PDF capability. The application can also be run in batch mode to create 3D PDF data through the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Batch Interface.
Being lightweight, and an openly published ISO standard, 3D PDF is ideal for effective collaboration while maintaining the original 3D geometry and product information. As it is free to consume, it is accessible to everyone and works for internal sharing and for collaborating within the supply chain.
Our strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE and Theorems Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions to the CAD community.
To watch our short video to learn more about 3D PDF for CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, click the link below:
For more information visit www.theorem.com
We are delighted to be partnering up with other member companies of the 3D PDF Consortium on booth #438 at 2016’s Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC).
The event takes place on 11/28/2016- 12/01/2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA and brings together leaders from government, industry, and academia to exchange perspectives and information about critical Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing technologies. The focus is on the production and sustainability of affordable defense systems.
Alongside the other 3D PDF Consortium members, we will be showcasing 3D PDF, the many features and benefits of 3D PDF and how it is revolutionising the way that CAD data can be shared within an organisation and up and down the wider supply chain.
Publishing to 3D PDF from native CAD and Visualization data supports the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information. 3D annotations, dimensions (PMI/FTA/GD&T), assembly structure, geometry, views, and attribute data (where available) are published to the 3D PDF document at the point of creation helping to streamline the design and manufacturing process into a paper free digital process.
3D PDF lets you share any interactive 3D model with anyone in the world without the requirement for CAD viewing software. 3D PDF solutions enable the creation of documents enriched with interactive 3D content directly from native CAD applications into the PDF format.
Jerry McFeeters, Executive Director of the 3D PDF Consortium, will present an overview of the 3DPDF Consortium and how it can be applied to defense manufacturing technologies.
This is the premier national forum for presenting and discussing initiatives aimed at addressing enhanced defense and related national manufacturing capabilities and requirements.
Theorem Solutions will be exhibiting at the UK Intelligent Engineering Forum on 22nd June 2016. Held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UKIEF is an opportunity for us to showcase our Publish 3D – 3D PDF products and solutions to some of the UK’s leading engineering organisations.
Our Technical Director Trevor Leeson will also be taking to the stage (Room 8, 1.40pm-2.10pm) to demonstrate how our 3D PDF products work and explain how the 3D PDF format is helping to open up communication channels throughout organisations and supply chains by re-using CAD data in downstream activities.
Theorem’s Publish 3D – 3D PDF solutions enables the creation of documents enriched with interactive 3D content directly from native CAD applications in to the PDF format for CATIA V5, NX, Creo and JT users.
The Publish 3D product suite supports Model Based Engineering (MBE), helping to improve and streamline Design to Manufacturing processes by replacing the traditional 2D drawing with a completely digital method of communication.
We will also be demonstrating a range of our latest CADverter, Multi-CAD and Visualize 3D products and solutions, that offer direct translation of CAD to CAD, CAD to Visualization and interactive design-in-context solutions, as we believe that there is no one single solution for collaboration. The right solution is determined by the individual use case and not by a particular format.
Take a quick look at our 3D PDF video to learn more about what we will be speaking about at UKIEF
For more information visit www.theorem.com
The latest release (V19) of Publish 3D – 3D PDF for CATIA V5, NX, Creo and JT users , supporting CATIA V5 (R19-21, V5-V6R2012-2015), NX (8.5, 9.0, 10.0), Creo (2.0, 3.0) and all JT versions, is now available.
Theorem’s Publish 3D suite of products enable the publishing of 3D CAD data directly from within the CATIA V5, NX and Creo design applications in to the interactive 3D PDF document format.
The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CAD data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection and this latest version has the added IP protection feature with support for separate passwords to control the editing of the 3D PDF output.
The inclusion of a new Unified Interface (UI) in V19 provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source using the selection of ready-made templates, or the option of Theorem consultancy services to create bespoke templates. Our new UI helps the development and streamlining of translation and downstream processes by allowing engineering data to be filtered, viewed, interrogated, manipulated and translated interactively or in batches with the ability to publish user specific documentation
The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from CATIA V5, NX, Creo and JT into the 3D PDF format.
Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader®, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data and are able to view, mark up and interrogate the document without the use of specialist CAD software, and as 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E), the technology can be easily integrated and can effectively become the common denominator for document creation and communication.
To find out more about 3D PDF, please watch our 3 minute ‘What is 3D PDF?’ overview video: http://www.theorem.com/3dpdf/what-is-a-3d-pdf.htm
The simplicity of 3D PDF, low cost, and ease of use allows for the integration of departments, customers and suppliers into the product lifecycle process which in turn leads to reduced lead times, fewer mistakes and better products.
If you would like more information visit www.theorem.com/3dpdf
Theorem are hosting our first morning Seminar of 2016: ‘Intelligent Engineering with 3D PDF’ on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at the newly constructed Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) in Coventry between 10.00am and 12.30pm.
Over the past 12 months we have run a number of very successful morning Seminars on the increasingly popular topic of 3D PDF for Engineering and Manufacturing companies.
The seminar will focus on the use of 3D PDF for Intelligent Engineering covering:
- The 3D PDF format and its use within organisations and supply chains
- How 3D PDF is helping to improve internal and external communication
- How 3D PDF removes ambiguity from the documentation process
- How 3D PDF supports Model Based Definition (MBD) as a means to communicate design intent through to manufacturing replacing the traditional 2D drawing creation
- How sharing 3D information with other departments, such as Purchasing, Marketing, Manufacturing and Sales can improve a company’s communication and processes, whilst reducing costs
- Demonstrations – Publish 3D – Product Suite
A 3D PDF is a standard PDF document that contains interactive 3D content. 3D PDF documents can be consumed by anybody who has access to the free Adobe Reader – from Engineering to Purchasing, Quality & Inspection to Sales & Marketing- helping to unlock Engineering design data for “non-engineers” without the need for specialist tools or knowledge.
Lunch will be provided, giving individuals a chance to network followed by an optional tour of the impressive MTC and AMTC facilities.
To download an example 3D PDF click here:
For more information on the seminar, 3D PDF or Theorem Solutions visit www.theorem.com
Theorem’s Publish 3D suite of products enable the publishing of 3D CAD data directly from within design applications and visualization data using batch processing to interactive 3D PDF documents. The published 3D PDF document output contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CAD data (within a pre-defined template).
Publish 3D products support the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information when publishing 3D PDF documents from native CAD and visualization data. 3D annotations, dimensions (PMI/FTA/GD&T), assembly structure, geometry, views, and attribute data (where available) are published to the 3D PDF document at the point of creation helping to streamline the design and manufacturing process into a paper free digital process.
Publishing an information rich 3D CAD model to a 3D PDF document that fully defines the product and provides specifications for both parts and assemblies helps to remove the need for associated paper documents saving time, resource and potential risk of error.
3D PDF’s have the capability to be interrogated, marked-up and annotated, and can also act as a ‘carrier’ file for additional data to be transported (such as spreadsheets, images AVI Movies, hyperlinks, as well as native CAD data), creating a richer file and source of information reducing ambiguity.
Using Publish 3D with associated MBD processing information is the best approach to define and communicate engineering product component data, and sharing the information using interactive 3D PDF documentation makes it more accessible and consumable throughout the manufacturing process by anyone who has access to Adobe Reader.
The benefits of using Theorem’s Publish 3D publishing products to help to achieve a completely digital design to manufacturing process include lowered costs and time to manufacture, an improvement in quality and a reduction in ambiguity through eliminating potential errors, and the safeguarding of Intellectual Property by publishing the CAD and visualization data to a 3D PDF which can also be protected.
As the 3D PDF format is an easily consumed document that can be readily accessed by anyone with the Adobe reader, it is opening up opportunities for sharing information within an organisation and up and down the supply/distribution chains.
The simplicity of 3D PDF, low cost, and ease of use allows for the integration of departments, customers and suppliers into the product lifecycle process which leads to reduced lead times, fewer mistakes and better products.
For more information visit www.theorem.com
We will be hosting a seminar covering the topic ‘Using 3D PDF in Engineering and Manufacturing’ at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK on Wednesday 11th November 2015, 10.00am-12.30pm.
The focus of the seminar is to discuss the emerging use of the 3D PDF format within an organisation and throughout their supply chains and how using the 3D PDF document format can revolutionise this process.
Sharing CAD design data usually requires the recipient to have access to the relevant CAD system and an understanding of how to read the data. This however, is not always the case, especially when data needs to be shared between non-engineering/design related departments.
Interactive 3D PDF files offer many benefits by embedding 3D models directly from native CAD and visualization applications into an Adobe PDF, along with any associated meta data, creating a richer document and source of information.
One of the major benefits of an interactive PDF file is that it can be read by any device that has Adobe Reader installed on it (which in reality, is most) which also means that it can be shared department/company/supply chain wide without the need for special software applications or knowledge to view the information (with the correct permissions in place of course).
A demonstration of our Publish 3D product, which publishes 3D PDF documentation, will be given to highlight the benefits and advantages of using 3D PDF and show how engineering and manufacturing industries will be able to utilise it.
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