3D PDF Consortium Welcomes Actify as Founding Member

ACTIFY JOINS 3D PDF CONSORTIUM AS FOUNDING MEMBER San Francisco, CA – June 12, 2012 – Actify Inc., a global leader in visual product knowledge solutions, today announced that the company has become a founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium, an organization committed to promoting PDF as a platform for achieving 3D ubiquity.  The 3D PDF Consortium organization is focused on standardizing on 3D PDF and the PRC data format for transforming visualization, communication and collaboration.  It consists of a community of companies that employ 3D data in its solutions. With Actify’s commitment to helping make all types of product data available to anyone, anywhere and at any time, 3D PDF is high on Actify’s Viewing 2.0 agenda, making the membership a necessary and beneficial step. “The 3D PDF Consortium is thrilled to welcome Actify as a founding member,” says David Opsahl, Executive Director of the 3D PDF Consortium. “With its history in helping make 3D Data more available within the manufacturing industry, Actify’s efforts in 3D PDF greatly align with the Consortium’s goals.” “We fully support the mission of the 3D PDF Consortium,” said Chris Jones, President and CEO of Actify. “As a company devoted to Viewing 2.0, which is all about making product data, specifically 3D data, easily and visually accessible enterprise wide, it is important for us to be able to produce 3D PDF as many companies are standardizing on this format. Being part of the 3D PDF Consortium allows us to be engaged and help formulate the latest 3D PDF innovations.  This reinforces to our customers our commitment to democratizing product data for everyone.”...

Smartscape Joins 3D PDF Consortium Board of Directors

Smartscape Joins 3D PDF Consortium Board   Tokyo, Japan June 11, 2012 – Smartscape Inc., a Japanese company specializing in high-value system integration and software development services to the automotive and heavy machinery industries, has joined the 3D PDF Consortium as a governing member. At their annual meeting held in conjunction with the 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Conference (3D CIC) in Denver, CO on May 24th, 2012, Smartscape was also elected to the 3D PDF Consortium Board of Directors. Smartscape is the first Japanese company to join the Consortium, and will assist the 3D PDF Consortium by localizing critical information, holding seminars in Japan regarding 3D PDF, and assisting companies with their membership needs. The 3D PDF Consortium is a world-wide community of software providers, systems integrators, government agencies, and businesses dedicated to achieving 3D ubiquity by leveraging the PDF platform. “Due to the global nature of manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, and other 3D-based industries, the Consortium believes that the Japanese community is extremely important to the success of our efforts in promoting the use and advancement of 3D PDF” said David Opsahl, Executive Director of the 3D PDF Consortium. “We felt that a strong partner who is well respected in the Japanese marketplace was a critical need for the Consortium, and we are very pleased and fortunate to have someone of Smartscape’s reputation and ability to represent our organization in Japan.” As part of its role as a board member, Smartscape will promote the idea of 3D PDF Consortium and start localizing the latest information regarding 3D PDF and promote the value of 3D PDF by holding...

3D PDF Consortium Executive Director to Keynote Frankfurt Seminar

Wakefield, MA, June 10, 2012 – The 3D PDF Consortium’s executive director, David Opsahl, will deliver the keynote address at a seminar sponsored by Consortium governing member PROSTEP AG at the Frankfurt Airport Business Center on Tuesday June 12, 2012. The seminar features presentations from Benteler International AG and Blohm & Voss Naval Gmbh on their use of 3D PDF in their businesses. Additional presentations will be given by 3D PDF Consortium members PROSTEP AG, Tech Soft 3D, and Tetra 4D on how various organizations are leveraging their products in building transformational collaboration and communication solutions using 3D PDF. For more information, please contact Peter Pfalzgraf at PROSTEP....