Structural 3D PDF

Structural engineers prepare calculations and drawings to ensure the structure is strong and will not collapse under any circumstances. These engineers work in teams and are an extremely key figure in how a structure is build. This includes procedure and order. Through research and the testing of both form and material, new solutions are developed which promote safer, more environmentally friendly buildings and structures, while also using appropriate materials efficiently. 3D PDF Technology can transforms the way structural engineers are handle and visualize the structural model and its components. In any BIM project, structural model are constantly updated with many changes in the design or general specifications. The 3D PDF can keep all the data records very accurate . Analisisys of those records can easier identify design and drafting errors, reduce cost and improve productivity. Collaborating in 3D PDF allows all project members to view the model and come up with new and creative ways to solve possible problems Utilizing 3D PDF in structural design can have big impact on conceptual design and structural analysis. 3D PDF enables structural engineers to enhance collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.

3D BIM Technology

3D PDF Converter for Revit is an integrated software working within the Revit environment that enables users to publish rich, interactive, 3D PDF files. Published files are significantly smaller than the original Revit 3D models. The software uses the Adobe 3D Technology as a one button file conversion that is easily exchangeable and viewed with the free Adobe Reader. The converter is available individually or bundled with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro full version or upgrade. The software connects the Building Information Modeling (BIM) community for the first time with a Revit plug-in that supports data sharing using 3D PDF based on the PRC file format. The software uses the same native technology used by Adobe to create and consume 3D PDF file. The file generated from Revit design has guaranteed compatibility with Adobe® Acrobat® and Adobe® Reader. The result is accurate, data-rich 3D models that are up to 97% smaller than the original Revit file. The trial version allows for 15 executions, we hope that this trial will get you familiar with 3DA’s 3D PDF Converter for Revit and encourages you to use it on a daily basis. For helpful hints please refer to our 3DA Systems YouTube channel for tutorial tips and tricks.

Sample 3D PDFs

The Adobe® Reader® 9 or later software is needed to use the 3D PDF files that can be downloaded below. Please be sure that you have the latest version of Reader for the best results.

These files can be opened in your internet browser only if you are opening them with Adobe® Reader®. However, we recommend downloading them to your desktop by right clicking on the link and selecting “save as” then opening them from there. Please enable “Double Side Rendering” in Adobe® Reader to view the 3D PDFs.