Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8 launched
Dubai, July 15, 2007
Adobe Systems launched Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8, a major upgrade to the desktop application for driving document-based 3D design collaboration, in the Middle East.
The software provides computer-aided design (CAD) data interoperability capabilities to manufacturing professionals and across the global supply chain.
With Acrobat 3D Version 8, computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering professionals, and technical publishing specialists from the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, heavy machinery, life sciences, architectural and construction industries can convert virtually any 3D CAD file — including large assemblies of more than 500 megabytes — into a single PDF document.
“We have upgraded Acrobat 3D versions to engage technical and non-technical team members in 3D-based communications throughout the product life cycle and help workgroups reduce the risk of discovering design flaws earlier to speed up the product development process,” said Andrew Lindstrom, regional manager, Middle East & Africa, Adobe.
“With this version, professionals across industries will be able to bring clarity and richness to technical documentation.”
The PDF file can maintain precise geometry or be compressed over 100 times smaller than the original file, depending on specific business process needs. 3D CAD data can also be easily combined with critical project information, such as product specifications, spreadsheets and bills of materials, into a more secure PDF document containing product manufacturing information (PMI).
Once 3D models are combined with other documents in PDF, Acrobat 3D Version 8 users can enable extended teams of colleagues, suppliers, partners, and customers to participate in an efficient document review process leveraging the free Adobe Reader software.
Adobe Reader users can view detailed product structure and, when enabled by Acrobat 3D Version 8, have the ability to use commenting, measurement and cross-section tools directly on 3D objects in PDF files(1),
Adobe revolutionises how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. TradeArabia News Service