A Path to Expanding 3D PDF Use

How Advanced and Interactive 3D PDFs Made Collaboration Amongst External Partners and Suppliers a Success

Suppliers in the automotive/aerospace manufacturing industries often use different CAD systems which result in various challenges in collaboration and the exchange of data. Because of the high number and complexity of disparate systems which can reach a global scale, designers help to solve this challenge by not only undergoing specialized training to learn these systems, but also learn how to leverage them to get the right data for the right use at the right time.

This was the primary challenge facing TK Holdings, US subsidiary of Takata Corporation, a leader in automotive manufacturing and sales of motor vehicle airbags, seat belts, steering wheels, interior trims, and child restraint systems.

What was their solution?

Intelligent, automated, and data rich 3D PDFs.

Read more about TK Holding’s success story – A Path to Expanding 3D PDF Use – on how they leveraged a model based engineering strategy to create technical data packages (TDPs) – 3D PDFs with CAD information which are easily collaborated with suppliers, vendors, and external parties using the free Adobe Reader.

Brian Schouten, Director of Technical Presales at PROSTEP INC is a seasoned veteran of PLM integrations with expertise in PLM Integrations and Migrations, Systems Analysis and Design, Product Lifecycle Management, and Requirements Analysis.