Adobe.Acrobat.3D.v8.1.0 – 269MB
Communicate and collaborate more securely with the complete PDF solution for 3D design
Adobe® Acrobat® 3D software empowers CAD, CAM, and CAE users to convert virtually any CAD file to a highly compressed 3D PDF file to enable 3D-based collaboration and CAD data interoperability. Increase engineering productivity by sharing Adobe PDF files containing precise geometry and product manufacturing information with users of free Adobe Reader® software to mark up 3D designs, or leverage Adobe PDF files for downstream manufacturing processes without having to buy CAD translators.
Why Acrobat 3D?
3D-based design collaboration and visualization
Save time using 3D-based CAD design collaboration and visualization
Adobe® Acrobat® 3D Version 8 software empowers CAD users to employ ad hoc workflows to rapidly communicate and collaborate on 3D designs more securely with technical and nontechnical customers, suppliers, and coworkers, without requiring them to have dedicated, proprietary CAD applications or CAD viewers. Acrobat 3D converts virtually any CAD file into a highly compressed, more secure, and widely accessible Adobe PDF file that can be used by users of the free Adobe Reader® software to view, mark up, cut cross sections, or measure 3D designs.
Replace static 2D screenshots with interactive 3D-based design collaboration
Convert 3D designs from CAD applications such as CATIA V4 and V5, UGS NX, I-DEAS, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Autodesk Inventor, and others to Adobe PDF documents to empower customers, suppliers, and coworkers to easily review, mark up, and interrogate designs, helping to reduce the need to ask CAD users for clarifications on design intent.
Produce compact, easy-to-share Adobe PDF files
Create highly compressed and widely accessible Adobe PDF files that can be up to 150 times smaller than the native CAD files.
Create Adobe PDF documents from OpenGL applications
Instantly capture your CAD designs in Adobe PDF with one-button ease from OpenGL-based applications on Microsoft® Windows® and UNIX® systems.
Reduce the need to create 2D drawings by sharing PMI
Easily distribute 3D designs containing product manufacturing information (PMI) such as dimensions, tolerances, and annotations to your extended manufacturing teams, enabling them to access PMI in 3D PDF files directly on the geometry and from the assembly tree. This reduces the need to create or share 2D drawings.
Share 3D designs with anyone
Exchange 3D designs in Adobe PDF files with users of free Adobe Reader® software, enabling them to view, manipulate, analyze, mark up, and comment on the designs without expensive, proprietary CAD applications or CAD viewers.
Enable collaboration tools in Adobe Reader
Enable collaboration tools in Adobe Reader so your extended team can fully participate in e-mail– or web-based reviews of Adobe PDF documents, enabling them to mark up, add callouts, rotate, zoom, measure, and interact with 3D assemblies and individual parts, as well as save new 3D views, cut cross-sections, and view internal structures and assembly relationships without the need for CAD applications or CAD viewers.
Diminish the risk of misunderstanding
Communicate 3D design intent with dynamic cross-section views containing annotations. Call attention to parts or subassemblies, hide or show parts, and use highlighting and markup tools so everyone fully understands the design details.
Discover design flaws sooner and faster
Share interactive 3D designs earlier and more often in Adobe PDF to help your extended team identify and communicate design flaws earlier in the process, helping to reduce late design changes and production delays.
Share critical project documents easily
Create a single Adobe PDF document from multiple source files, including spreadsheets, Microsoft Office documents, e-mails, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D designs. Use the de facto PDF standard for more secure, reliable electronic information exchange as the foundation of the release process of your CAD data to your customers and suppliers.
Track reviews and manage comments more effectively
Track which reviewers have contributed feedback, send reminders, and add new participants. Easily compile comments from multiple reviewers into a single Adobe PDF document.
Take advantage of all the features of Acrobat 8 Professional
Use all the features and benefits of Acrobat Professional software to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection.
CAD data interoperability
Improve CAD data interoperability
at a lower cost
Adobe® Acrobat® 3D Version 8 software enables CAD, CAM, and CAE application users to receive virtually any CAD file or Adobe PDF file with precise 3D geometry — and quickly export it to a neutral file format such as STEP or IGES without having to buy expensive, dedicated CAD translators. Acrobat 3D offers very comprehensive and versatile 3D CAD data interoperability features out of the box, so suppliers can use CAD data for downstream processes such as tool and mold design, CNC machining operations, or performing analysis.
Send CAD data to suppliers in PDF
Share your CAD data with your preferred suppliers in a highly compressed, more secure, and widely accessible Adobe PDF file that contains precise CAD data with product manufacturing information (PMI), such as dimensions, tolerances, and annotations, reducing the need to create or share 2D drawings.
Optimize the release process of CAD data to suppliers
OEM CAD users can easily release CAD parts to their preferred suppliers by using Acrobat 3D to create a single, more secure Adobe PDF document package from multiple source files, including 3D CAD design with precise geometry and PMI along with Microsoft Office documents. Suppliers can then use Acrobat 3D to view the CAD data, review the critical PMI directly on the 3D model, and export the 3D CAD data to their preferred neutral file format for downstream use in their CAD, CAM, or CAE applications.
Eliminate the need to buy expensive CAD translators
Suppliers can save money by eliminating the need to buy expensive CAD translators for each CAD format they work with. Suppliers need only Acrobat 3D to convert virtually any CAD format to a neutral file format such as STEP or IGES that can be used in CAD, CAM, and CAE applications for downstream processes.
Convert native CAD designs faster
Use Acrobat 3D to convert native CAD designs faster than traditional methods without the need for lengthy pre- and post-processing.
Improve the quality of converted CAD data you rely on
Create a more reliable and predictable STEP file that can be used in CAD, CAM, or CAE applications for downstream processes. Acrobat 3D produces the same consistent, high-quality neutral file formats such as STEP or IGES regardless of CAD format, helping to reduce the time needed to repair converted data compared with STEP or IGES output from multiple heterogeneous sources.
Win more business
Don’t lose jobs because you can’t read the customer data or waste time converting unwanted or incorrect data. With Acrobat 3D, suppliers can preview and analyze virtually any CAD format, or even bring STEP or IGES data into CAD, CAM, or CAE applications for additional validation. Suppliers can also preview and interrogate the native source design data in Acrobat 3D prior to committing to the project and investing time in the work.