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jim_merry
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11/29/07 09:01 AM
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Well this certainly has been a passionate thread...  just a few words about 'Adobe 3D' to respond to Brent's question. (Full disclosure: I am a technical evangelist at Adobe focused on PDF and the mfg industry).

eDrawings is a great tool and the differences really come down to scope and requirements of specific business processes.

The current feature set of Acrobat 3D version 8 really has been driven by 3D MBD requirements and for many of the use cases listed in this thread - specifically, how do you package all the relevant product data including a fully annotated 3D model or assembly and distribute that information efficiently (low/no cost viewer, small file size, appropriate interrogation tools, etc). The scope of this requirement is where you start to see the differences relative to many of the view and markup tools available on the market including eDrawings.

To be specific:

With PDF you can aggreagate multiple types of information into a single PDF document including 3D with MBD annotations, eDrawings just handles the 3D data and 2D drawings., I.e, no spec sheets, project plans, etc. that all has to be sent separately. 

 eDrawings stores all geometry as a surface tessellation; PDF v1.7 provides for precise  B-Rep storage of geometry and subsequent extraction of that precise geometry to STEP, IGES, or Parasolid with Acrobat 3D for reuse by suppliers.

 Full SDK and Javascript APIs - anyone can use the Javascript interface of Acrobat and/or the free developer SDK to create custom behaviors that can be attached to document entities or 3D geometry stored in PDF. Developers can also access the geometry *and* MBD annotations (a.k.a., FTA, GDT, PMI) for extraction and reuse in their applications all with free and open APIs or format specifications.

Also - PDF has built in security capabilities like digital certificates and signatures, and encryption that make it suitable for use cases that require approval as well as long term archiving.

There are some sample PDFs available here; the 'Transmission Order Form' near the bottom is probably the most comprehensive example and shows how 3D content can be leveraged as an information navigation system and integrated with PDF forms and digital signatures in the context of a compound document.  These types of capabilities are not within the scope of products like eDrawings.

 






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*Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T  08/08/06 04:21 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T BrentArmstrong   12/19/07 05:38 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T NormCrawford   12/21/07 07:01 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T BrentArmstrong   12/22/07 08:07 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&T NormCrawford   01/03/08 06:54 AM
.*InspectionJohnny On The Spot  02/20/07 04:47 PM
.*Re: Inspection NormCrawford   02/22/07 04:58 AM
.*Re: Inspection brian575   03/16/07 12:42 PM
.*Re: enjoyed the article NormCrawford   03/21/07 08:03 AM
.*InspectionJohnny On The Spot  02/02/07 08:30 AM
.*Drawings provide design intent jetero   02/13/07 10:24 AM
.*Re: Drawings provide design intent NormCrawford   02/15/07 06:12 AM
.*Re: Drawings provide design intent jetero   02/18/07 10:10 AM
.*data on 3D CAD printable with model inma   06/04/07 09:31 AM
.*Re: data on 3D CAD printable with model NormCrawford   06/05/07 05:32 AM
.*Re: Inspection NormCrawford   02/12/07 05:41 AM
.*Annotation is not the way to go with GD&TAmazed  11/15/06 07:20 AM
.*Re: Annotation is not the way to go with GD&TNorm  11/16/06 09:12 AM
.*INSPECTIONJoe  08/19/06 08:30 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm Crawford  08/23/06 07:05 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  08/28/06 07:38 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/01/06 07:55 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoE  09/02/06 08:59 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/06/06 07:59 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJOE  09/07/06 10:31 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/13/06 02:11 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/14/06 08:13 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/14/06 08:04 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  09/27/06 06:54 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION BrentArmstrong   09/06/07 01:09 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION NormCrawford   09/07/07 01:32 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION BrentArmstrong   09/10/07 06:07 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION jim_merry   11/29/07 09:01 AM
.*Infrastructure to View 3D PMI NormCrawford   12/04/07 09:06 PM
.*Re: INSPECTION jang2946   08/18/07 05:55 AM
.*Re: INSPECTION NormCrawford   08/23/07 06:31 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONdprawel  09/29/06 09:47 PM
.*Re: standardsNorm  10/05/06 04:20 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  09/27/06 08:11 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  10/05/06 04:35 PM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/06/06 09:01 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/06/06 09:54 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONNorm  10/11/06 06:47 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe..  10/11/06 08:12 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  10/11/06 08:23 AM
.*Re: INSPECTIONJoe  11/12/06 06:33 AM
.*Re: GD&TJeroen  09/05/06 12:58 AM
.*Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TCPerhala  08/08/06 07:00 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TNorm Crawford  08/08/06 08:01 AM
.*Re: Increase Solid Model Value with 3D GD&TDKorneffel  08/08/06 06:29 AM
.*Sales are in the other columnDisappointed  08/08/06 04:21 AM
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