3D PDF Consortium Begins Formal Operations

3D PDF Consortium Begins Formal Operations   –Industry Group Focused onDriving Adoption of 3D PDF Solutions–   Wakefield, MA –January 24th, 2012 – Today the 3D PDF Consortium announces its formal incorporation as of Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The 3D PDF Consortium is a group of end users, software vendors, systems integrators, developers and software toolkit providers whose mission is to encourage the continued development and adoption of 3D PDF as a truly open standard for visualization, collaboration, data exchange and the long-term archiving of 3D data across multiple industries and disciplines.   “Until now, the 3D PDF Consortium has been in ‘start-up’ mode,” says David Opsahl, 3D PDF Consortium Executive Director. “Since October we have been establishing this new member organization in the professional manner that our members would expect. We are now ready to begin the process of building a high-value organization deserving of the support of both the end-user and solution provider communities.” The 3D PDF Consortium is truly an international group, according to Bernd Paetzold, CEO of PROSTEP AG. “PROSTEP AG has always been committed to open standards. With the 3D PDF Consortium, the idea of bringing engineering data to each consumer all over the world based on an open format will be strongly supported. For that reason, we will be part of the initiative as a founding member.”   PDF will continue to evolve and be managed through the International Standards Organization (ISO) process – specifically ISO32000. 3D PDF Consortium adds value to this robust process as an industry-driven organization.   “Forming the 3D PDF Consortium is a crucial step in keeping this high-value standard strong...