Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 3D Version 8

Software and 3D PDF Help Companies of all Sizes Accelerate New Product


SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 30, 2007 - Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe(r)
Acrobat(r) 3D Version 8 software, a major upgrade to the desktop
application for driving document-based 3D design collaboration and CAD
data interoperability capabilities to virtually anyone inside
manufacturing organizations and across the global supply chain.

With Acrobat 3D Version 8, CAD, CAM, CAE, and technical publishing
professionals in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, heavy
machinery, life sciences, and AEC industries can convert virtually any
3D CAD file-including large assemblies of more than 500 megabytes-into a
single PDF document. The PDF file can maintain precise geometry or be
compressed over 100 times smaller than the original file, depending on
the needs of the specific business process. Three-dimensional CAD data
can also be easily combined with other critical project information,
such as product specifications, spreadsheets and bills of materials,
into a more secure PDF document containing product manufacturing
information (PMI). PMI is used to convey geometric dimensioning and
tolerancing, annotations and other specifications directly on a 3D

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, ubiquitous Adobe Reader(r) 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). By
helping engage technical and non-technical team members in 3D-based
communications throughout the product life cycle, the software can help
workgroups diminish the risk of misunderstandings, discover design flaws
earlier, and speed product development.

Over the past few months, more than 10,000 users participated in the
beta and public preview programs for Acrobat 3D Version 8. Caterpillar
Inc., Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Eaton Corporation, HNTB
Architecture, John Deere, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP were among
the innovative organizations working with pre-release versions of the
software. EDS, a global technology services company, was also a beta
participant. At EDS, the software is helping improve 3D-based document
collaboration across engineers, project managers and clients. The
product also has helped the company bring additional clarity and
richness to technical documentation, enabling CAD design data to be
placed in Microsoft Office documents for the production of interactive
3D PDF files.

"As a consultancy focusing on engineering processes, Acrobat 3D Version
8 supports one of EDS' primary goals-enabling clients to be more
productive," said John Brabbs, senior simulation consultant in EDS'
Modeling, Simulation and Collaborative Solutions Group. "By converting
3D models to compressed PDF files, companies can reach partners anywhere
at any time with interactive 3D objects they can review and comment on
simply using Adobe Reader."

Acrobat 3D Version 8 supports conversion to 3D PDF from over 40 formats,
including those for Autodesk Inventor, Dassault Systemes CATIA, PTC
Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, and UGS NX and I-deas (see full list at The software also provides users
the option of exporting precise manufacturing CAD data from PDF into
neutral file formats such as STEP, IGES and Parasolid for downstream
processes, including machining operations and tool and mold design.

Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash(r) Player, the company's cross-platform
client technologies, are installed on over 700 million connected PCs and
devices worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

Acrobat 3D Version 8 is immediately available in English, French and
German language versions. The Japanese language version is expected to
be available in June 2007. The product has an estimated street price of
US$995. Registered users of Acrobat 3D can upgrade to Acrobat 3D Version
8 for US$295. Registered users who purchased Acrobat 3D from Sept. 18,
2006 until May 30, 2007 will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to
Acrobat 3D Version 8 (sales tax, shipping and handling may apply).
Registered users of Acrobat 6.0 Professional, Acrobat 7.0 Professional
and Acrobat 8 Professional can upgrade to Acrobat 3D Version 8 for
US$545. The product is available for Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000 with
Service Pack 4, Windows XP Professional, Home or Tablet PC Editions with
Service Pack 2, and Windows Vista(tm) (32-bit and 64-bit) Ultimate,
Enterprise, Business, Home Premium, or Home Basic Editions. Adobe Reader
8.1, which provides updated support for PDF functionality enabled by
Acrobat 3D Version 8, is expected to be available for download in June

Additional product information is available at For more information, customers in North
America can call 1-800-833-6687.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

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(1) Requires Adobe Reader 7.0.7 or later.

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