Automate the creation of data rich, interactive 3D PDFs, leveraging templates ​

Easy to deploy solution with light integration with PLM/ERP via XML.

What is Tetra4D Automate?

Tetra4D Automate is the easy-to-deploy solution that efficiently scales 3D PDF creation utilizing less IT effort and limiting your needs for user training. Further, automatically create Tetra4D Enrich 3D PDF documents that incorporate CAD files with 3D definition of the product (Brep, Tess), PMI, Views, Structure, CAD attributes, and Meta-data information managed by ERP and PLM.

Increase the flexibility within your structured environment where organization and workflows require different processes. Each PDF can be triggered by PDM/PLM events and managed by enterprise applications.

Use Cases

Key Capabilities

  • Automates the population of Tetra4D Enrich templates
  • Standalone executable (Windows), triggered by a command line
  • Supports import of metadata managed by enterprise applications like PLM/PDM/ERP (XML file)
  • Provides document protection and control of accessible features
  • Supports the same CAD formats as Tetra4D Enrich
  • Devilverable as an interactive 3D PDF
  • Engineering Data Release
  • Spare Part Catalog
Product Visualization
Spare parts catalog

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


Tetra4D Automate

PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D


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





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)






OOTB PLM/ERP Integration




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

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

User Interface




Command Line

Watch Folder

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


Limited by User PC

Limited by User PC

Limited by User PC

1 CPU, 1 Thread




Typical Use Case

Single User

Single User

Single User


Batch Jobs

Occasional Needs

Part of externally triggered workflow


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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No paper trail or binders-inspection done, checked back in and back to engineering it goes. After seeing a few similar scenarios of what is possible using Enrich, there's no doubt that 3D PDFs should become more important in the design to manufacturing workflow."

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