Translate CAD data to 3D PDF Documentation and Animate Your 3D PDFs

PROSTEP has the solution to create dynamic PDF documents that combine 3D CAD data, metadata from existing backend systems, interactive content, and more.

What is 3D PDF Pro?

3D PDF Pro from PROSTEP is your number one solution for client based animation that enables users to create animations from 3D data directly inside Adobe Acrobat. 3D PDF Pro showcases your 3D CAD models within 3D PDF documents, so expensive software is not necessary to open and explore 3D CAD models. Your technical documents are always secured and managed, allowing you to make them visible to specific users or everyone.

Key Capabilities

Features and Benefits

  • Build highly interactive service manuals
  • Create step-by-step assembly and disassembly procedures for your 3D model
  • Embed a 3D representation of your product to send to customers or vendors
  • Easily demonstrate how products work
  • Design interactive marketing brochures
  • Aid employees with step-by-step animated work instructions
Machine 3D PDF BOM

Machine 3D PDF - BOM Sample

To sample 3D PDF interactivity you must follow the following:

Required: FREE Adobe Reader to view files. Download HERE

1. Click download link below and SAVE to desktop.

PREVIEWING file in browser WILL NOT display 3D PDF interactivity

2. Open the file using Adobe Reader

3. Preview 3D PDF Interactivity within 3D PDF

To Download this file please click  HERE

Use Cases

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Download Sample 3D PDFs

To sample 3D PDF interactivity you must follow the following:

Required: FREE Adobe Reader to view files. Download HERE

1. Click download link below image and SAVE to desktop.

PREVIEWING file in browser WILL NOT display 3D PDF interactivity

2. Open the file using Adobe Reader

3. Preview 3D PDF Interactivity within 3D PDF


Engineering Spec Sheet - DOWNLOAD and Open in Adobe Reader

Send Us Your Sample CAD File

PROSTEP experts in 3D PDF work with leading companies by enhancing and optimizing their workflow by enabling extensive collaboration with 3D PDF Technology.

Interested in seeing how your files can be translated into a fully interactive 3D PDF? 

Get started and let us create your fully interactive 3D PDF.

3D PDF Pro software opened a whole new world for us in the way forward to go 'paperless' on our assembly instructions... Our company is really excited in working with PROSTEP in implementing the Visual Assembly Instructions on our production floor."

Johannes Liebenberg
Production Engineer, Airbus DS Optronics (Pty) Ltd.

What Solution is Best for You?

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All Major CAD formats supported

PROSTEP Tetra4D Solution Summary

Client Tools

Automation Tools

Tetra 4D Converter

Tetra4D Enrich

PROSTEP 3D PDF Pro

Tetra4D Automate

PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D

Prerequisites

Acrobat XI or DC

Acrobat XI or DC

Acrobat XI or DC and Tetra4D Converter/Existing 3D PDF

Existing Enrich Template or Tetra4D Enrich and Acrobat

None - Everything is Included

License Base

Node Locked

Node Locked

Node Locked

1 CPU only

SERVER BASED - Built on Adobe Live Cycle/AEM Forms

Automation

No

No

No

Yes - Replace 3D content in an already created Tetra4D Enrich Template

Yes - Dynamic Form Creation, Conversion, Complex Workflow

CAD Conversion to 3D PDF (eg PRC)

Yes - Includes all supported CAD formats

Yes - Includes Tetra4D Converter

No - Requires Tetra4D Converter or already converted 3D PDF

Yes - One CAD format included in base price. Multiple CAD formats optional/extra.

Yes - Multiple CAD formats optional/extra

CAD Conversion/Export (eg STEP)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

OOTB PLM/ERP Integration

No

No

No

No - Can be easily scripted with XML output from PLM/ERP

Yes - Requires Optional PLM/ERP Connector for deep integration capability

User Interface

GUI

GUI

GUI

Command Line

Watch Folder

GUI, Command Line, Watch Folder, Web Service, PLM Workflow

Performance

Limited by User PC

Limited by User PC

Limited by User PC

1 CPU, 1 Thread

Multi-CPU

Multi-Thread

Multi-Processing

Typical Use Case

Single User

Single User

Single User

Workgroups

Batch Jobs

Occasional Needs

Part of externally triggered workflow

Enterprises

Batch Jobs

High Demand

Workflow Engine Included

Key Focus Ares

MultiCAD Viewing Conversion of CAD to 3D PDF

Advanced PDFs with Easy Creation of:

  • Interactive BOM lists
  • VIew Carousels
  • Buttons and Action Triggers

Advanced PDFs with Easy Creation of:

  • 3D Animations
  • Re-Color Geometry
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Batch Creation of 3D PDF documents authored with Tetra4D Enrich Templates

  • Light Integration with PLM/ERP via XML
  • Simple Deployment

Adobe Certified Batch Creation of 3D PDF documents and templates

  • Deep integration wth PLM/ERP
  • Bi-Directional Workflow
  • Geometry/Attribute/PMI/Compare
  • Optional DRM/Security

PROSTEP & Tetra4D Solution Summary

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Compare PROSTEP 3D PDF Products - All Major CAD formats supported

With 3D PDF, we save thousands of dollars by not having to purchase additional CAD software and translators. Plus, we can work faster because we know that we can efficiently handle any file that we receive.”

David Ewing
Manager of Automation and Process Development, BE Aerospace Seating Products Group

FREE Resource

3D PDF Pro Product Guide

Animate and Create Fully Interactive 3D PDFs

Download the product guide and schedule a free demo with PROSTEP to see what best options our experts can provide for your project. 

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