The 3D PDF Consortium is a non-profit community of users, software developers and solution providers committed to accelerating adoption of 3D PDF enabled solutions through:
Jerry McFeeters, Executive Director
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3D PDF is a standard similar to STEP and JT in some ways, but dramatically different in other ways. Some of similarities and differences are shown below. In many respects, they are complimentary and can work well together to build a seamless information infrastructure with very little investment by using PDF, which nearly all Aerospace and Defense companies already use.
Like STEP and JT, 3D PDF is a standard that contains the following:
Like STEP, 3D PDF has:
To aid in re-purposing Product Information throughout the enterprise, 3D PDF also contains the following:
Since 3D PDF contains all these features and because 3D PDF is already contained within PDF, it is possible for large and small companies to implement the technology seamlessly to support the flow of information at a minimum cost.
The benefits to the enterprise can be enormous. For example:
The result for some companies is:
For these reasons and many more, 3D PDF is rapidly picking up new customers in the Aerospace and Defense industries. To see some of the use cases and to find out how you can take advantage of the technology, please visit us at www.3dpdfconsortium.org
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