This tutorial is the second in a series on publishing interactive 3D content and demonstrates how to easily create an interactive 3D PDF with associated PMI data directly from the original 3D CAD model. To begin this tutorial, you will need the following software tools:
Adobe Acrobat 3D.
Right Hemisphere's PMI Module.
Right Hemisphere's PDF Publishing Module.
Adobe Reader 7.07+ (only required for those without Acrobat 3D).
It's also important to note that there are three main software components which ship with Acrobat 3D and are referred to in this tutorial:
Adobe Acrobat 3D
Adobe LiveCycle Designer
To create this interactive 3D PDF, this tutorial focuses primarily on the 3D Toolkit and the Right Hemisphere PMI Module and PDF Publishing Module -- plug-ins to the 3D Toolkit. These two plug-ins will work with Right Hemisphere's own client software, Deep Exploration CAD Edition, as well as the more ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat 3D. So, let's get started. But first, here are some basic 3D navigation instructions:
Rotate = Left Mouse Button Down & Drag
Zoom = Right Mouse Button Down & Drag
Pan = Left & Right Mouse Button Down & Drag
Launch 3D Toolkit, and using the standard Microsoft Windows Explorer interface browse to locate a JT or CATIA v5 3D CAD file that contains PMI data such as > 10000_Assembly_Loft_And_Lie_Machine_NoName.jt.
Right Click on the 3D CAD PMI file (JT or CATIA v5) that you would like to import and Select > Import Options.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.