Aras Joins 3D PDF Consortium

Aras Joins 3D PDF Consortium as Founding Member Aras to Drive Advancement of 3D PDF Open Standard as First PLM Provider to Join 3D PDF Consortium ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – March 8, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced thatthe company has become a founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium. The 3D PDF Consortium is a global initiative dedicated to the promotion, development and adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard for visualization, collaboration, data exchange and the long-term archiving of 3D data. Aras supports 3D PDF for its potential as a truly open, ubiquitous format that is free of vendor restrictions and limitations. The 3D PDF Consortium organization is focused on the ongoing development of the ecosystem of industry-specific companies and end-users, international standards organizations, governmental organizations, software vendors, systems integrators, and developers with a vested interest in seeing 3D PDF and the PRC data format continue to be developed as a truly open standard for visualization, collaboration, data exchange, and the long term archiving and retrieval of engineering, manufacturing, AEC/BIM, geospatial, and scientific, cultural and historical information. “We take an open approach to the market and believe that 3D PDF will become a pervasive standard moving forward so we’re proud to be in on the ground floor,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “3D PDF is the only neutral visualization format that can hold text, binary / scan data, 2D and 3D data, and still be readable 99 years from now, which is why U.S. government and military programs are standardizing on it...