Universal 3D PDF Creation for Simulation & CAE Data

View simulation and CAE data from various venders in a standard PDF viewer.

Users can now export CAE data and simulation results into 3D PDF from a large list of standard venders. The tool, from VCollab, can display interactive 3D models, simulation results, deformed shapes, CAE BOM, legends and contours. This should allow for easier distribution of results internally and externally, increasing collaboration.

The tool can currently accept data from the following:

Though many of the aforementioned venders have the capability to create 3D PDF themselves, the universality of the VCollab tool is noteworthy.

Users are able to create the PDF using a VCollab Professional plug-in. “Simulation has become a strategic tool in many organizations,” said Prasad Mandava, CEO of VCollab. “With the option to create 3D PDF in addition to the CAX models, simulation results can now be communicated to even more people involved in product development.  Simulation reports are no longer restricted to 2D images either, bringing them more in line with today’s 3D processes.”

VCollab’s Suite is designed to improve the productivity and collaboration of CAE experts and the development team. With the addition of 3D PDF, more people will be able to receive simulation data within standard PDF viewing software.

Source VCollab.

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Shawn Wasserman

For over 10 years, Shawn Wasserman has informed, inspired and engaged the engineering community through online content. As a senior writer at WTWH media, he produces branded content to help engineers streamline their operations via new tools, technologies and software. While a senior editor at Engineering.com, Shawn wrote stories about CAE, simulation, PLM, CAD, IoT, AI and more. During his time as the blog manager at Ansys, Shawn produced content featuring stories, tips, tricks and interesting use cases for CAE technologies. Shawn holds a master’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Guelph and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.