Review: Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8

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Review: Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8

Postby Wesley » 26 Jul 2007, 11:45

by Lachmi Khemlani

Link: Acrobat 3D v8

> Adobe Acrobat 3D allows professionals from the AEC and manufacturing industries to publish 3D design information in PDF format and share it for review with any user who has access to the free Adobe Reader software.

Pros: New version provides direct support for the DWG and DWF file formats, making it easier for 3D content from CAD and BIM applications to be converted to 3D PDF; retains all the object property data from DWF and other files formats, leading to a much richer PDF; interface enhancements include a new Tilt tool for rotating building models so that they remain vertical, improved transition between views, and the ability to hide and isolate parts of a model; better compression leading to smaller file sizes; includes all the enhancements from Acrobat 8.0 Professional including more PDF creation options, the ability to assemble a diverse array of documents into a PDF package, a new shared review capability, one-click Acrobat Connect launch, and some 2D CAD specific improvements.

Cons: The creation of 3D PDF from BIM applications such as Revit and ArchiCAD is not directly supported; the graphic display of the 3D content is poor compared to the display quality in other 3D modeling and visualization applications; missing some useful interface features such as a Zoom Extents tool and the ability to select multiple objects; twice as expensive as Acrobat 8.0 Professional.<
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