Acrobat 3D Unleashed (WP)
Acrobat 3D Version 8 unleashes a heavy dose of disruptive technology into the product manufacturing landscape. Users can now embed precise 3D geometry while maintaining model topology. In addition, Version 8 supports the generation of industry standard STEP and IGES files for input into downstream applications. CPDA takes a deeper technology look at Version 8's implementation architecture, algorithmic approach, and execution flows. The potential far-reaching role of Acrobat 3D in the product development industry begs the question: Is Acrobat 3D based on a rigorous geometric and topological underpinning that will stand the tests of time and the critical dependencies that will be placed on it? The investigation's findings were impressive, and give added insight into Adobe's aggressive strategy for rightfully positioning themselves as a major industry player in product manufacturing.
Keywords: Acrobat 3D, Adobe, B-rep, Collaboration, Compression, IGES, PDF, PMI, PRC, STEP, Tessellated, Topology, TTF, U3D, Visualization