Members Type Solution Type Solution Description

ISV 3D PDF viewing, collaboration, & security  Adobe provides the free Adobe Reader, installed on over 98% of desktops worldwide.  The Adobe Reader supports the display and interaction with 3D PDF data.  With Adobe Acrobat on the desktop, and Adobe LiveCycle ES in server environments, users can Reader enable their 3D PDFs, turning on advanced document collaboration, forms, and security features within the free Adobe Reader.  Adobe is an active participant in the ISO standardization process for PDF.

ISV Authoring and Publishing Anark Core is an intuitive, fully automated COTS software tool that makes it easy to combine, author, and publish 3D CAD data and manufacturing information, from virtually any source, to a wide array of downstream business applications and solutions. Anark’s mission is to “Unleash the Model Based Enterprise (MBE)”, enabling manufacturers to author and publish advanced 3D PDF manufacturing applications and documents, including technical data packages (TDPs), inspection documents, and digital work instructions – all containing precise, manufacture-quality BREP geometry and accurate Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), including 3D dimensions and tolerances.
The Boeing Company Manufacturing Industry End User Aerospace and Defense Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commerical jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing products include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, and advanced information and communications systems. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation, with more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.

ISV / Toolkit Provider 3D PDF Conversion Solutions Datakit is a leading 3D data conversion company founded in 1994, specializing in CAD data exchange solutions. It offers standalone converters, plug-ins and software development kits (SDK) that import, analyze and export a large number of CAD formats, including 3D PDF. Datakit exposes a wide range of geometrical and semantic data (assemblies, annotations, metadata, PMI…) through its varied range of products. The company works closely with independent software vendors (ISV) who integrate the Datakit CAD data exchange solutions to their own software, in order to support the reading or the writing of CAD formats, such as 3D PDF.

ISV Interoperability Solutions Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Japan, and has additional offices in France, Germany, and the U.S. (MI and CA). Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, XVL, 3D PDF, 3D XML and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium technology is utilized at many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality and validity of 3D CAD/CAM/CAE models.

ITI, a Wipro company
ISV Interoperability Solutions Since 1985, International TechneGroup Inc. has partnered with major CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors to assemble an unparalleled site of interoperability software products and related services. CADfix supports the translation of PDF files. CADIQ validates that the 3D PDF files are equivalent to their native CAD models from which they are derived and produces side-by-side, 3D PDF reports for intuitive communication of engineering changes or other model comparison issues. We also automate the exchange of 3D PDF files with DEXcenter, enabling customers to rapidly meet their 3D MBD initiatives.

ISV Authoring and Interoperability Solutions Kubotek3D empowers the supply chain with the right design information by delivering core precision 3D technologies and easy-to-use software products. This strategy allows product definition geometry, no matter where it originated, to be used to speed time to market, reduce costs and improve quality.
Support for precise 3D data in the popular PDF format through consortium membership is an important part of Kubotek3D’s commitment to supporting engineering communication standards.

National Archives and Records Administration
Government Archives and Records The National Archives was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, but its major holdings date back to 1775. NARA keeps only those Federal records that are judged to have continuing value—about 2 to 5 percent of those generated in any given year. These materials are preserved because they are important to the workings of Government, have long-term research worth, or provide information of value to citizens. NARA also manages the rapidly growing number of electronic Government records. The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is the strategic response to the challenge of preserving, managing, and providing access to electronic records. ERA will keep essential electronic Federal records retrievable, readable, and authentic for as long as they remain valuable—whether that is a few years or a few hundred years.

NSAM Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing
Government Military/Defense The Naval Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center (NSAM) is a Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop advanced manufacturing technologies and deploy them in the U.S. defense industrial base. NSAM’s primary goal is to develop and fund projects that drive manufacturing improvements and ultimately reduce the cost and time required to build and sustain Navy surface ships, submarines and aircraft. Specific focus areas include model-based tools and approaches that improve producibility, network-centric manufacturing, intelligent systems, modeling and simulation.

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Government Standards and Technology The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

ISV Authoring Specializing in PDF, SVG, XPS and other graphics technologies, PDFTron is a leading global provider of cross-platform, high-performance products. PDFTron’s programming technology enables flawless integration of PDF capabilities with complex document and publishing workflows, interactive applications and in server applications requiring high-quality and reliable PDF processing.

ISV Server-based 3D PDF Publishing PROSTEP’s PDF Generator 3D is a server-based technology for the generation of 3D PDFs built upon Adobe LiveCycle ES. With PDF Generator 3D, companies can integrate 3D PDF generation into PLM workflows. With Adobe LiveCycle, ES, users can integrate information from disparate enterprise systems along with 3D CAD data from the PDM system and publish secure 3D PDFs for use by the extended supply chain.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Academic Education The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offers bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in a variety of STEM disciplines. The Purdue Polytechnic delivers a transformed learning experience to produce industry-ready graduates and conducts use-inspired research to advance the evolution of technology and solve real-world challenges. 3DPDF Consortium presents the opportunity to interact with those companies and industry sectors leveraging PDF technology throughout the product and process life cycle.

Tech Soft 3D
Toolkit Provider Development Toolkits Tech Soft 3D provides development toolkits that enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to more rapidly deliver world-class technical software.  Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish technology are built around the PRC file format. With the highest compression, accuracy and fidelity available, PRC captures the original structure intent of CAD design and publishes to 3D PDF, a format accessible to 98% of computers worldwide via the free Adobe Reader. Design is freed from the confines of proprietary formats, democratizing data sharing like never before.

Theorem Solutions
ISV 3D PDF Publishing Solutions Theorem Solutions helps Engineering and Manufacturing companies to reduce the costs involved with Customer, Supplier, and internal CAD and PLM project collaboration. Our unique value comes from the comprehensive application suite and technology we offer. By providing advanced data translation products, combined with our Automation Solutions, we deliver data in the optimum form, ready for collaborative Design, Migration, or Long Term Data Archiving. Our latest 3D PDF Publisher range of products enable users to create interactive 3D PDF documentation quickly and easily, directly from within a native CAD or PLM environment for use throughout an entire organization.