Theorem Solutions Releases Catia V5 to 3D PDF Product

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data.

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data.

Theorem Solutions has released the latest CATIA V5 to 3D PDF product from the Publish range, with new and improved product features and enhancements, and support for CATIA V5-6R2021.

The Publish products enable the publishing of 3D CATIA data directly from within the CATIA V5 design application into an interactive 3D PDF document format, or a HTML5 output.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native CATIA V5 data (within pre-defined templates), offering greater levels of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with support for separate passwords to control either the access to the document as well as separate passwords to enable any editing of the 3D PDF output.

3D PDF's can be used to enhance various documents, such as for Bill of Materials (BOM), Engineering Change Requests (ECR), Requests for Quotation (RFQ) and Works Instructions documentation. Additional files and media can also be attached within the document, creating a full package of information.

The Publish 3D product supports Model Based Definition (MBD) and 3D annotations and dimensions (PMI/FTA) from CATIA V5 into the 3D PDF format.

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data and are able to view, mark up and interrogate the document without the use of specialist CAD software. 3D PDF’s are lightweight enough to share via email, making them ideal for sharing across an organisation, or with the wider supply chain.

As 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E)) the technology is easily integrated and can become the protocol for document creation and communication.

Theorem's strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of CATIA V5, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing the company to continue to provide publishing solutions for the CATIA community.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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