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I was impressed by some work posted by WinB; 3-D PDF's that are really quite good. I would love to be able to send this kind of information to clients, but from the little I've been able to find out, there don't seem to be any for Mac.

Anyone using this on a Mac?

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Adobe Reader 9.4 (Windows) does an excellet job of manipulating and printing the 3D PDFs.


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thanks for the advice on Adobe. I was able to open and manipulate the 3D view in Adobe Reader 7.0 on a Mac. Was that your question?

Or was it how do you do the 3D pdf in the first place? If so, that has me stumped to right now.


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Reader 9.4.2 on a Mac reads win B's model quite well. Check out Transparent Bounding Box Outline as an interesting rendering choice.


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Thanks michelk for the Link!

I tried Simlab.

There are 3 Versions. The pdf edition doesn't work with dwg, but I found 3ds

exports from VW2011 work with the trial.

SimLab is not spetacular, but it seems to do the Job.

The trial doesn't allow the creation of the pdf File, so I couldn't inspect

the pdf File that would be created from Simlab.

I couldn't get the RW Materials to appper directly in simlab pdf edition

I had to retexture the Model in Simlab.

It's a bit hard to find through the hundreds Groups that come with the 3ds export from VW.

Therefore I think it makes sense to go for the Simlab Rendering Edition,

because it allows dwg import which should keep the

Classes structure of the VW Model for the 3Dpdf.

Anyone else tried SImLab?

Horst M.

Edited by Horst M.

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