COFES 2011

Tetra 4D, Adobe, Tech Soft 3D and PROSTEP will discuss how the new 3D PDF Consortium is working to ensure development toolkits, Acrobat, and the free Adobe Reader continue to evolve in support of the ongoing development of PDF/E and the PRC data format as open, published ISO standards. Comprised of software vendors, developers and end users, the consortium will provide a unified voice for all who share a common vision of 3D PDF as the standard to reuse 3D and other engineering data with anyone, anywhere with the free Adobe Reader. Join us in the 3D PDF Consortium Tech Suite on Friday April 15, 2011 at 10:45am or 2:15pm to hear more about the 3D PDF Consortium and how your organization can be part of process of defining the future of 3D PDF.  The full COFES 2011 agenda can be found here....

Press Release 4/11/11

Newly-Formd 3D PDF Consortium to Host Tech Suite Briefing at COFES Adobe, Tetra 4D, Tech Soft 3D, PROSTEP and others comprise organization committed to PDF/E and PRC standardization Seattle, WA – April 11, 2011 – The newly-formed 3D PDF Consortium announced today that it will hold Tech Suite Briefings at COFES, the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, which runs from April 14-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Members will discuss the consortium’s purpose and vision during the course of the congress, including two briefings on Friday, April 15. The 3D PDF Consortium unites component providers, software vendors, developers and end users that support ISO 32000-2, PDF/E-2, and the PRC data format as open standards for exchanging, visualizing, archiving and retrieving 3D and other engineering data. The organization will participate in the formats’ ongoing ISO standardization process by advocating its members’ needs, working with Adobe Systems Incorporated to maintain Adobe Reader® support of the standard, and ensuring software vendors and developers can access the toolkits and API’s to publish 3D PDF. “The industry is interested in breaking down the barriers that prevent 3D engineering data from moving reliably through workflows,” says Tech Soft 3D CEO Ron Fritz. “COFES is the perfect venue to discuss how our industry can work together to support the emerging ISO 32000-2 and PDF/E-2 standards, which will make 3D data more accessible to downstream consumers of 3D data.” “The free Adobe Reader changed forever the way 2D documents are shared globally,” said Tetra 4D chief technology officer, Craig Trudgeon. “With the release of the PDF specification and the PRC 3D data format to ISO, Adobe set in...