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Enabling the Digital Thread
Easily share all your model, drawing and business information with anyone, anywhere using the ubiquitous 3D PDF format.
Below you can find some great resources to inform and hopefully inspire you in your use of PDF for engineering.
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PDF Technical Data Packages (TDP)
Find out for yourself why PDF is the best format for technical data packages.
Click on the label to the right to find examples, best practices and other resources to help you create a PDF TDP
Manufacturing Work Ordersclick on an image to see more information or to download an example file...
Archiving and Data Retention
Businesses, governments, institutions and individuals around the world need to digitally share important engineering information. Much of this information needs to be kept for substantial lengths of time; some needs to be kept permanently. This digital information needs to remain useable and accessible across multiple generations of technology.
Fortunately, PDF excels at both sharing and archiving engineering information. The international community has recognized this and developed two standards, PDF/A (ISO 19005) and PDF/E (ISO 24517) that establish guidelines for archiving PDF files independent of the tools and systems used for creating, storing or rendering the files.
Explore the links on the right to learn more about data retention and archiving using PDF.
A sampling of videos from our members
The 3D PDF Consortium is the international standards developer and recognized expert in 3D PDF.
In May of 2017, the 3D PDF Consortium was accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the ISO Secretariat and U.S. Tag Administrator for PDF and other document standards developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.
We will be posting a lot more information on PDF and ECM standards in the upcoming months. Until then, click on the button below to visit our PDF Standards page.