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The Publish3dpdf blog is to keep you updated on all of the happenings surrounding Theorem SolutionsPublish 3D product suite.

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.

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Theorem’s 3D PDF Publisher Supports Model Based Definition (MBD) Processes

Our 3D PDF Document Publishing product, Publish 3D, is a fully integrated solution supporting Model Based Definition (MBD) processes for downstream data re-use.

Working directly from within a CAD design session, our 3D PDF document publisher supports the creation of documentation into the 3D PDF format, combining interactive 3D design data representations with full Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). 3D PDF documents can be used during the manufacturing process, removing the requirement for 2D drawings to be output from the CAD source data.

This solution offers enhanced functionality enabling the design author to pass information includV5-3dpdf-docing PMI, Geometry, Assembly Structure, Metadata, and Visualization attributes directly to the manufacturing department – without the need for a single drawing to be produced.

It is now possible for a manufacturing engineer to work directly with a 3D representation containing annotation and tolerance information without having to refer to a number of 2D drawings, which in itself is a costly process.

Using a 3D PDF created from source data is a simple way to produce a single interactive document that contains all possible configurations and 3D views, allowing users to convey detailed design intent.

Working with 3D PDF maximises efficiency and understanding of the manufacturing task in hand due to the interactive nature of the technology.

For example, using 3D PDF enables the user to pick a specific dimension and the associated geometry. This can then be re-orientated, sectioned, annotated or even hidden until the user has only the information they are trying to view to best understand the data. This new configuration can then be saved and is available for future use without having to produce a new drawing, or have a lengthy paper trail. When compared with interactive 3D PDF documentation, 2D drawings are costly to produce, maintain and understand.

The interactive nature of a 3D PDF document makes it easy to navigate the design data and extract information using the Adobe toolbar. The user can mark-up and annotate the data, and attach additional metadata to the 3D PDF, creating a rich source of information that aids understanding and effective collaboration.

Simply, 3D PDF documents reduce costs and time to manufacture, improve quality by eliminating potential errors due to transcription and interpretation of drawing data, safe guard Intellectual Property and can also save on expensive CAD licenses.

For more information visit theorem.com/3DPDF 

Theorem have released V19.4 of JT-3D PDF from the Publish 3D product range

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest JT-3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range, with new and improved product features and enhancements, and support for JTK 8.5.

V19.4 has improved support for attribute information and exploded views, an improved PLMXML data read and improved handling of associated PMI.

Our Publish 3D – 3D PDF products enable the publishing of JT data directly into the interactive 3D PDF document format.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native JT data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection, with support for separate passwords to control the editing of the 3D PDF output.

The inclusion of Theorem’s Unified Interface (UI) in V19.4 provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source using the selection of ready-made templates, or the option of our consultancy services to create bespoke templates. Our 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 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 protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Our strategic partnership with Siemens ensures that there is a parallel development between the latest releases of JT, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide 3D publishing solutions for the JT community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com 

Theorem’s latest Publish 3D CATIA V5-3D PDF release supports R26

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest CATIA V5-3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range.

V19.4 supports from CATIA V5 R19 up to and including R26, and includes a number of new and improved product features and enhancements.

There is improved support for both attribute information and exploded views, improvements to view and capture view orientation and improved handling of associated PMI.

Our Publish 3D3D PDF products enable the publishing of 3D CATIA data directly from within the CATIA V5 design application in to the interactive 3D PDF document format.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CATIA V5 data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for separate passwords to control the editing of the 3D PDF output.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from CATIA V5 into the 3D PDF format.

The inclusion of Theorem’s Unified Interface (UI) 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 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.

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. As 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E) the technology can be easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Our strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5, and our Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions for the CAD community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest NX-3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range supports NX 11

We are pleased to announce the latest release of our NX to 3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range.

V19.4 supports NX 9.0, 10 and 11 and has a number of new and improved product features and enhancements including added support for exploded views and attribute information, improved handling of associated PMI and enhancements to the PMI display.

Our Publish 3D Interactive product enables the publishing of 3D NX data directly from within the NX design application in to the interactive 3D PDF document format. For version 19.4, we now also offer a standalone configuration tool which gives the Interactive user greater control of how data is published to a 3D PDF.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native NX data (within pre-defined templates) which is consumable by anyone. It offers greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for Document Rights Management (DRM) ranging from separate passwords to control the 3D PDF output, to full integration with DRM systems.

The Publish 3D product supports the publishing of Model Based Definition (MBD) data, 3D annotations (PMI) and model views from NX into the 3D PDF format.

The inclusion of our Unified Interface (UI) with Theorem’s Publish 3D On Demand product provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source. A user can select templates from the samples delivered with the Theorem software or can use the option of our consultancy services to create bespoke templates based on specific requirements.  Our 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.

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. As 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E), the technology can be easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Our strategic partnership with Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of NX, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions to the CAD community.

For more information  visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Publish 3D release publishes Creo data to 3D PDF

We are pleased to announce the latest release of Creo to 3D PDF from our Publish 3D range of products.

V19.4 supports Creo 2.0 and 3.0 and has a number of new and improved product features and enhancements, including improvements to PMI and PMI highlighting, support for exploded views and an enhanced Interactive Export Dialogue.

Our Publish 3D3D PDF product enables the publishing of 3D Creo data directly from within the Creo design application in to the interactive 3D PDF document format.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native Creo data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for separate passwords to control the editing of the 3D PDF output.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI) from Creo into the 3D PDF format.

The inclusion of Theorem’s Unified Interface (UI) 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.  Theorem’s 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.

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.

Our strategic partnership with PTC ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of Creo, and our Publish 3D products, allowing us to continue to provide publishing solutions for the CAD community.

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem’s latest Publish 3D release publishes CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE data to 3D PDF

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:

http://www.theorem.com/3dpdf/3dpdf-3DEXPERIENCE.htm

For more information visit www.theorem.com

Theorem are joining forces with other members of the 3D PDF Consortium for DMC 2016

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.

For more information on 3D PDF visit www.theorem.com or www.3dpdfconsortium.org.