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To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

The first couple of times I made them, the output wasn't user friendly at all in Acrobat. The "spin center" was in a bad location. I found a fix, and thought I'd post it:

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I don't seem to get the same options. I'll have to keep playing with it but it does help.

Now if we could just solve the color problems!

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Hmmmm, maybe you have a different version of Adobe? I don't think the version of Pro/E you're using compared to e should matter, but maybe it does..... I've gotta think that you'd have the same options in Adobe, but maybe just located somewhere elase as an "enhancement". Perhaps buried deep in a (Gasp!) "ribbon" somewhere? LOLZ.....

Yeah, it seems to import objects as a single color, hence why the wiring itself all came in as silver, dammit!

Re: To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

The Save Camera View button stays grayed out no matter what.

It does work to pick a model and the spin center then becomes somewhere on that component. That is working.

I have the basic Adobe reader and it is up to date.

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Bummer it's not working. Wonder why.......

Re: To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

To reset the spin center of a 3D PDF model, after selecting "Click to activate..." just right-click to display the menus, select the first item "Part Options" and then "Fit visible". Works in Adobe Reader X and XI.

Even when the spin center is correctly positioned when you load a model, the spin center may shift when you hide and unhide objects within an assembly. The "Fit visible" option works every time.

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The option may be hidden by default. Look at the left button on the toolbar that pops up when you enter 3D mode is there a small drop down menu on the right of the icon? If you click on that you should see the Camera Properties button referred to. I also Like Andy Sun's comment of using right-click > "Part Options" and then "Fit visible".

But by saving the view it is setup for the next time the file is opened.

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Re: To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

Finally! Now I can lock the rotation to the object to some reasonable degree. Thanks Brian!

It is still a very poor interface, but at least the object isn't flying off the screen at a whim.

Why saved views from Creo don't use a logical spin center in 3D PDF is beyond me.

Re: To fix 3D PDF's made in Pro/E

I think the problem is really with the specification for Adobe 3D PDF's. However, maybe PTC could work with Adobe to get it fixed.

I started a product Idea here: http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/4437 go vote for it!

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