Theorem’s Publish 3D suite of products enable the publishing of 3D CAD data directly from within design applications and visualization data using batch processing to interactive 3D PDF documents. The published 3D PDF document output contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CAD data (within a pre-defined template).
Publish 3D products support the processing of Model Based Definition (MBD) information when publishing 3D PDF documents from native CAD and visualization data. 3D annotations, dimensions (PMI/FTA/GD&T), assembly structure, geometry, views, and attribute data (where available) are published to the 3D PDF document at the point of creation helping to streamline the design and manufacturing process into a paper free digital process.
Publishing an information rich 3D CAD model to a 3D PDF document that fully defines the product and provides specifications, for both parts and assemblies, helps to remove the need for associated paper documents saving time, resource and potential risk of error.
3D PDF’s have the capability to be interrogated, marked-up and annotated, and can also act as a ‘carrier’ file for additional data to be transported (such as spreadsheets, images AVI Movies, hyperlinks, as well as native CAD data), creating a richer file and source of information reducing ambiguity.
Using Publish 3D with associated MBD processing information is the best approach to define and communicate engineering product component data, and sharing the information using interactive 3D PDF documentation makes it more accessible and consumable throughout the manufacturing process by anyone who has access to Adobe Reader.