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A rotating model in PDF?

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A rotating model in PDF?

Hello All:

 

I remember that we were able to export a rotatable model to a pdf for others to look at.

 

Is this something we can do with Creo Elements?

 

Thanks

 

Deguza

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Yes, that's correct.

You can do a 3D-pdf, but only with an Acrobat Pro module.

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2D- und 3D-Formate (Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Adobe 3D Reviewer)

Die folgende Tabelle enthält 2D- und 3D-Dateiformate, die Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended und Adobe 3D Reviewer-Software importieren kann. Weitere Hinweise zum Importieren und Exportieren von Dateien finden Sie in der Hilfe von Acrobat 9 Pro Extended und 3D Reviewer.

Format / Anwendung

Erweiterung

Version

3DXML

3DXML

Bis 3.0

ACIS

SAT, SAB

Bis 15

Adobe Acrobat 3D

PDF-Format

7, 8, 9

Autodesk 3D Studio

3DS

Autodesk AutoCAD

DWG, DWF, DXF

12, 13, 14, 2000-2008

Autodesk Inventor

IPT, IAM

Bis 12.x, 2008

CATIA Graphical Representation (CGR)

CGR

CoCreate OneSpace Designer

PKG, SDP, SDPC, SDW, SDWC, SDA,
SDAC, SDS, SDSC, SES, BDL

V3 bis V2007

COLLADA

DAE

Dassault CATIA V4

MODEL, DLV, EXP, SESSION

Bis V4.2.5

Dassault CATIA V5

CATDRAWING

2D

Dassault CATIA V5

CATPRODUCT, CATPART

Bis R18

Hewlett-Packard Graphics Library

HP, HGL, HPL, HPGL, PLT

Industry Foundation Classes

IFC

IFC2x3 and IFC2x2

Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES)

IGS, IGES

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

JTOpen

JT

Bis 8.2

KMZ

KMZ

Lattice XVL

XV3, XV0

P-XVL

PRC

PRC, PRD

Alle Versionen

Pro/ENGINEER

PRT, XPR, ASM, XAS, NEU

V18.0 bis Wildfire 4

PTC CADDS

PD, _PD, CADDS

Versionen 4x/5 explizit

Siemens I-deas

MF1, ARC, UNV, PKG

Bis 13.x (NX 5)

Siemens NX

PRT

2D

Siemens NX

PRT

Bis NX 5

Siemens Parasolid

X_T, X_B

Bis 17

Siemens Solid Edge

ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM

V19, V20

SolidWorks

SLDASM, SLDPRT

Bis 2009

STEP Exchange

STP, STEP

AP 203, AP 214

Stereolithography

STL

Universal 3D

U3D

ECMA 1, ECMA 3

Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) Worlds

WRL, VRML

V1.0, V2.0

Wavefront Object

OBJ

Nur Mesh

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Thank you Markus. I don't speak much German but Google translate came to the rescue.

If I understand correctly:

  • I cannot do it from the Creo Elements end.
  • I need Adobe Acrobat Pro and some of its extensions.
  • An "Adobe 3D Reviewer" is also needed.

Is what I wrote above correct?

All the best,

Deguza

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Yes, that's correct.

You can do a 3D-pdf, but only with an Acrobat Pro module.

View solution in original post

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Arturo,

ProEngineer WildFire 4 added the ability to export a PRT or ASM to a 3D PDF, I bet Creo Elements can do the same, no extra modules required.

File --> Save a Copy... --> Select "PDF U3D (*.pdf)" for "Type"

The 3D PDFs can be viewed with the regular Acrobat Reader:

-Just open the 3D PDF and click on the 2D picture to activate the 3D content

-The user can then rotate, zoom, pan the 3D model and hide/show components

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Hello,

Arturo answer is correct, without extra module you are able to generate a 3D pdf from a model with creo element direct. I did it with the task agent on a big assembly. So as to do that you need the licence option PDF 3D.

After the generation I was able to open the pdf and to see the 3D model, rotate, translate... without any option.

Best regards

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Florian,

Do you have licenses for the 3D PDF module? I attempted to turn on the "3D PDF & U3D" Data Interface module in Creo Elements Direct but received an error that "no licenses are available" because we don't have licenses for this. Next I attempted to create a 3D PDF of a part using Task Agent like you said you did but the task failed.

Dan

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Hello Daniel,

I had one but now I don't have, you need to contact your PTC sales representative to ask for one.

Best Regards.

Florian

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

Hello Dan,

You need a "Creo Elements/Direct 3D PDF Converter" license to save a 3D model into a 3D PDF format and Acrobat Reader XI 11.0.3 is able to get it.

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

As Louis correctly stated, you need a "Creo Elements/Direct 3D PDF Converter" license

The license is also required when you are using Task Agent, since Task Agent starts "CAD" (=Modeling)

for all jobs related to 3D-data.

Talk to your Sales Rep concerning evaluation of 3D PDF - then decide if you want to buy the license.

Regards,

Max

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Re: A rotating model in PDF?

We have Task Agent licenses but do not have 3D PDF converter licenses. Therefore we are able to create generic CAD formats with Task Agent but no 3D PDFs. Thanks for your responses.

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