Theorem’s Publish 3D Encapsulates CAD Data
Andrew Wheeler posted on August 14, 2017 |

Having the same product design data is elemental for a design team bringing an object from an abstraction in the brain to its digital form and then the physical world. Everyone simply should have the latest technical data, including the most recent changes.

Publish 3D, from Theorem Solutions, uses Adobe’s common PDF Reader as a courier for 3D CAD data from design applications and metadata and delivers it in a 3D PDF format.

Publish 3D — 3D PDF

The Theorem Publish 3D application supports model-based definition processes as well as 3D annotations and dimensions (product marketing information) for referenceable documentation. It also allows users to markup and add notation and give it back to the main designer(s). (Image courtesy of Theorem.)
The Theorem Publish 3D application supports model-based definition processes as well as 3D annotations and dimensions (product marketing information) for referenceable documentation. It also allows users to markup and add notation and give it back to the main designer(s). (Image courtesy of Theorem.)

When you open a 3D PDF in Adobe Reader, you can use the toolbar to manipulate your received 3D CAD data.

Top Ten Features Using Adobe Toolbar

  1. Explode views
  2. Display attribute data
  3. Manipulate 3D data using zoom, pan and rotate
  4. View product structure tree and hide/show different items within that structure
  5. Include attachments
  6. Manually markup and annotate
  7. Cross-section parts
  8. Manipulate graphics settings for 3D data using model rendering
  9. Manipulate lighting, background color, text color and so on
  10. Manipulate 3D geometry content with tessellated representations

Best Reasons to Use This

  1. You can access saved views with specific parts of the design obscured and others highlighted, allowing you to focus on many different parts and problems that require specific views and orientations.
  2. It’s a cost-effective way to share CAD data through Adobe Reader, a widely available and common application.
  3. You can add documentation for other parts of the supply chain.
  4. You can password protect your CAD data, which can be exchanged by sharing data with specified persons.

The Possibility of Overall Improvement to Your Product Lifecycle Process

When users can freely integrate feedback from external customers, internal partners and any entity along their supply chain, they will see improvements in elements of the product lifecycle, including reduced lead times and less errors made.

It might be worth considering.


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