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create 3d pdf from 3d dwf

PostPosted: 20 Oct 2008, 08:58
by john hainsworth
During my presentation at the RUGSyd October meeting I promised to post this procedure
hope it makes sense - enjoy :lol: !

3d pdf creation from 3d dwf

Software checklist - what you need
Dwf authoring software (eg Revit, Navisworks, Autocad etc)
Adobe Acrobat 3d Version 8
Adobe Acrobat 3d Version 8 Toolkit

Placement checklist
It’s a good idea to have the pdf file ready into which you to place your 3d content

1) Export your 3d dwf from Revit

2) Browse and highlight the dwf file in Explorer, right click, open with (i.e. not convert to) Adobe Acrobat 8.1

3) In Adobe, right click over the opened file, edit in 3d Toolkit
(Adobe 3d Toolkit launches and creates temporary *.u3d file)

4) Start, Search, For files and folders, All files and folders, search for hidden files and folders, enter *.tmp.u3d and click search
(Windows searches and locates your temporary file created by 3d Toolkit)
Copy the file to your permanent directory and rename it to *.u3d.

5) In Acrobat 3d open the pdf file you wish to embed the 3d view into, go to Tools Advanced Editing, 3D Tool.
Drag across the area to create the position of your view and, then on the auto prompt,
Browse to your *.u3d file
Change the background colour to white (if required)
Change the default rendering style (I like illustration, but solid is best on drawings)
Add default views (Left, Front, Top Iso all perspective)

Re: create 3d pdf from 3d dwf

PostPosted: 06 Apr 2010, 22:44
by TimProof
This is my first post so please excuse me if I blunder forth!!

I have potential work that requires the creation of 3D PDF's with walkthroughs attached. I have seen one in action, and a few on the net. Are the paths creatable in Acrobat 3D?

It is frustrating that dwf lacks this functionality. Now that the browser plugin works well, it might be time for ADSK to invest some time in this functionality.



Re: create 3d pdf from 3d dwf

PostPosted: 02 Sep 2011, 15:08
by luke.johnson

Re: create 3d pdf from 3d dwf

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2011, 13:15
by luke.johnson

Re: create 3d pdf from 3d dwf

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2012, 17:03
by killerseams
If you have ready 3d dwf file in your computer than there are lots of way to convert it,
So once you find convert software from internet,
Easily, you will be convert your file,
From my knowledge, first you find conallintoPDF setup from Internet and than try it.