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Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista™, Mac OS X (Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro only)



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   NEW: Support for PDF/E standar...
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                                Support for important AEC standards
About PDF/E
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                                                Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Import and 3D Commenting
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                               AutoCAD PDF Maker
New Support for
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AutoCAD 200...
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NEW: PDF Mapping
Adobe has introduced extensions to PDF 1.7 which enable
support for geospatial information within a PDF...
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ENHANCED: Forms and Data Collection
Acrobat 9 delivers improved forms capabilities that enable
any member of a project t...
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                               Collaborate with the Help of Acrobat.com
What is Acrobat.com?
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NEW: A Better Way to Compare Documents
AEC professionals are consistently distributing and reviewing revisions to previ...
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Acrobat 9 AEC

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Acrobat 9 AEC

  1. 1. Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista™, Mac OS X (Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro only) Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Addendum: Reviewer’s Guide for AEC Professionals The latest release of Adobe Acrobat software, Acrobat 9, redefines the possibilities for creating and collaborating on This Guide is an high-impact business communications that reach across corporate firewalls to coworkers, partners, and customers Addendum worldwide. An array of new features—such as the ability to convert popular video formats to Adobe Flash® for easy integration into Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, rapid creation of engaging PDF Portfolios, and use This addendum should of Adobe Presenter for developing and delivering interactive content—make Acrobat 9 the most powerful release of be used in adjunct to Acrobat to date. the Acrobat 9 Reviewer’s Guide, which provides a With Acrobat 9, professionals in sales, engineering, marketing, and many other disciplines can leverage the now native comprehensive overview of support for Flash to create and deliver interactive PDF Portfolios to unify a range of information including rich video, the key new and enhanced 3D models, maps, and other engaging content—all combined with a variety of document types—to communicate features of the product any message to any audience. At the same time, managers across disciplines can accelerate project completion family. This addendum using advanced collaboration features in Acrobat 9 that enable staff and partners to participate in real-time, digital details AEC oriented document reviews. features and describes Acrobat 9 also targets enhancements important to engineering workflows like IFC import, in-scene commenting in other important capabilities 3D models, compliance with PDF/E standards, improved PDF publishing from AutoCAD, support for geospatial that apply to architecture, information, and more precise document comparison. engineering and construction We encourage you to explore how Acrobat 9 is transforming the delivery of impactful communications anytime, use cases. anyplace. The new capabilities, as well as enhancements to long-popular features such as document control and form creation and data capture, deliver unprecedented creativity and ease for sharing relevant, memorable business communications.
  2. 2. 2 Table of Contents Support for important AEC standards 3 NEW: Support for PDF/E standard 3 Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Import and 3D Commenting 4 NEW: IFC Import 4 NEW: 3D commenting 4 AutoCAD PDF Maker Improvements 5 ENHANCED: Greater flexibility when creating PDFs in batch 5 ENHANCED: Additional batch conversion improvements 5 ENHANCED: Better performance and smaller file sizes 6 ENHANCED: Global options that improve the one button workflow 6 NEW: PDF Mapping 7 ENHANCED: Forms and Data Collection 8 Collaborate with the Help of Acrobat.com 9 ENHANCED: Shared Review 9 NEW: Synchronize Document Views 9 ENHANCED: Form distribution and data collection 9 NEW: A Better Way to Compare Documents 10 NEW: PDF Portfolios 12 Video and Flash 12 NEW: Embedding video in a PDF 12 NEW: Video commenting 12 NEW: Adobe Presenter 13
  3. 3. 3 Support for important AEC standards About PDF/E Acrobat 9 provides new support for two recent standards important to the AEC industry: the PDF/E document standard The PDF/E-1 (ISO 24517-1) maintained by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and the IFC file format (Industry Foundation standard was developed Classes) promoted by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability). New support for both standards maintains by a working group led Adobe’s commitment to promote the open exchange of digital information among AEC professionals. by AIIM and is based on Adobe’s PDF Reference NEW: Support for PDF/E standard 1.6. PDF/E facilitates the The PDF/E standard is based on the general PDF specification, but focuses on support for engineering workflows. exchange of engineering It addresses three primary areas: documentation in the architecture, engineering, • Accurate printing of engineering drawings and construction space as • Incorporation of complex data into a compact PDF including 3D and object-level data well as in the geospatial and • Support for the secure exchange of annotation and comments manufacturing industries. Additional information and frequently asked questions about the new PDF/E standard can be found here http://www.aiim.org/documents/standards/PDF-E/PDF_E_FAQ-Edits_Jan.pdf To create PDF documents that are compliant with the PDF/E standard: 1. Choose Edit>Preferences 2. Select the Convert to PDF category 3. Select Autodesk AutoCAD from the list of conversion types under Converting to PDF 4. Click on the Edit Settings… button 5. Choose PDF/E – 1 in the Adobe PDF Standard: field
  4. 4. 4 Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Import and 3D Commenting Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) NEW: IFC Import The Industry Foundation New support for IFC means that intelligent 3D PDFs can be created Classes (IFC) model complete with object model information from a variety of Building specification was developed Information Modeling (BIM) applications. by the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) to To create a 3D model in Acrobat from an IFC export: facilitate the exchange of 1. Drag and drop the file aquoGB.ifc from the sample files provided data in the building industry. onto an open Acrobat window It is an object oriented format that applies generally 2. Modify any display or navigation settings in the 3D Conversion to Building Information dialog and click OK to generate a new 3D PDF file Modeling (BIM) systems in 3. Activate the model by clicking on it the AEC industry. 4. Choose the icon to expand and inspect the model tree Object information is available from the model tree pane. NEW: 3D commenting 3D commenting takes marking up a 3D model in PDF to another level. Both measurements and comments can be added within the scene and maintain their context with the elements to which they are attached. As the model is manipulated, measurements and comments maintain perspective in relation to the other elements in the scene. To add a 3D comment 1. Choose the button on the 3D toolbar 2. Click on an element in the model 3. Then enter your comment To add a 3D measurement 1. Choose 3D Measurement Tool from the 3D 3D comments and measurements remain in context as a model is rotated. toolbar menu 2. From the measurement toolbar, choose the appropriate snap and measurement type 3. Then place your measurement by clicking on elements in the model
  5. 5. 5 AutoCAD PDF Maker New Support for Improvements AutoCAD 2008 The AutoCAD PDF Maker Acrobat 9 Pro and Acrobat 9 Pro Extended installed with Acrobat 9 Pro install one-button PDFMakers (toolbar buttons) and Acrobat 9 Pro Extended within AutoCAD that produce PDF output that is supported for AutoCAD is more accurate than printing to a PDF. Acrobat versions 2005, 2006, 2007, 9 provides improvements to the AutoCAD and 2008. PDFMaker including new support for AutoCAD 2008, greater flexibility when generating from a batch of files, improvements in performance, and file size reduction. ENHANCED: Greater flexibility when creating PDFs in batch Acrobat 9 provides greater flexibility and usability when generating PDF documents from a batch of CAD files. To access the batch conversion feature from AutoCAD Choose Adobe PDF > Batch Conversion… 1. Choose a uniform page size to be applied to all selected files or set page size based on the page setup of each file 2. Choose a color based or name based plot style to be applied to all files or use plot styles defined for each file 3. Select to output the resulting PDF documents to a single PDF Portfolio 4. Exclude or Include model space from all files with a single click 5. Embedded links between documents and document layers are preserved when referenced files are included within batch mode ENHANCED: Additional batch conversion improvements Batch conversion logging has also been enhanced. In earlier versions, the log file generated for batch conversion contained only the list of files converted. Now the log file contains additional information including the total time taken for conversion, start time and end time of the batch process and the settings used for conversion.
  6. 6. 6 To access the batch log file When the batch creation process is complete, click on the Save Details… button in the Acrobat PDFMaker progress window to generate a log file. ENHANCED: Better performance and smaller Adobe has measured file sizes improvements in the PDF creation using the AutoCAD PDFMakers is faster in Acrobat area of file size reduction 9 than in previous versions, particularly for files containing and improved output images. Additionally, files sizes have been reduced most notably for performance of 5 – 15% for documents containing blocks. each. Files containing blocks referenced multiple times ENHANCED: Global options that improve the will see significant reductions one button workflow in size. New conversion options make it possible to generate PDF documents from CAD files with no intermediate dialogs. Two new global options make that possible. To change conversion settings 1. Choose Adobe PDF > Change Conversion Settings… 2. Select either of the two new convert without prompting options to convert all layouts or layers 3. Select Exclude Model Space to exclude model space when converting layouts. Previously, excluding model space required removing the layout in the conversion wizard
  7. 7. 7 NEW: PDF Mapping Adobe has introduced extensions to PDF 1.7 which enable support for geospatial information within a PDF file. Acrobat and Adobe Reader® 9 take advantage of that geospatial information to extend the reach of mapping information from GIS systems to knowledge workers in the field. In Adobe Reader 9 and all Acrobat products users will be able to find and locate points on a map by interacting with the geospatial coordinate content. Using the new Geospatial Location tool users will be able to Measure distances in real-world units. Marking Locations on a map will retain the geospatial information associated with the location. In Acrobat Pro Extended the Geospatial feature set enables PDF Map creation. Users can open Geo Tiff and geospatially enabled Jpeg2000 files directly. The Geospatial Registration Tool provides a way to add geospatial information to a raster based PDF map file. The entire Geospatial feature set is a platform upon which Map workflows can be built and enhanced using many of Adobe Acrobat’s other compelling features. See the main reviewer’s guide for examples and more information.
  8. 8. 8 ENHANCED: Forms and Data Collection Acrobat 9 delivers improved forms capabilities that enable any member of a project team to create, distribute, and collect responses using fillable PDF forms. Enhancements like the new form creation wizard, updated tracker, new distribution options through Acrobat.com, and flexible new response files give designers, project managers, and construction managers simple and effective tools for data collection. Now AEC professionals can enable bidding, change management, and contract management workflows using company specific layouts without being dependent on complex IT implementations. See the main reviewer’s guide for a detailed description of each component. The new form wizard makes creating fillable forms from PDF, Word, Excel, or even scanned documents easy. Responses are nicely organized and managed in a single PDF file.
  9. 9. 9 Collaborate with the Help of Acrobat.com What is Acrobat.com? AEC professionals can use Acrobat.com as a resource for a variety of activities including sharing and storing files during design Acrobat.com is a collection review cycles and enabling documents for real-time collaboration. The hosted services can even be used as a central source for of beta hosted services that distributing forms and collecting responses to enable budgeting, bidding, and change management workflows. customers can opt to use to further improve how they ENHANCED: Shared Review work inside and outside their organizations, across Shared reviews can be enabled through Acrobat.com removing the complexity in getting project partners connected across geographies and corporate firewalls. See which participants have already reviewed the document through Tracker. Eliminate delays and confusion by firewalls. synchronizing all comments in a central location. Enable more efficient design reviews, streamline submittal approvals, and speed up lease and contract negotiations by enabling shared reviews through Acrobat.com. NEW: Synchronize Document Views Getting on the same page can be difficult, especially when that means describing elements of a large format CAD file or 3D model to remote colleagues over the phone. With the new real-time collaboration capabilities in Acrobat 9, project team participants can co-navigate a document, drawing, or 3D PDF file, and literally get on the same page. A document enabled for collaboration with Acrobat 9 can be shared with others using the free Adobe Reader 9. ENHANCED: Form distribution and data collection The forms distribution wizard in Acrobat 9 offers a new option for distributing and collecting responses through Acrobat.com. Now AEC and other business professionals have a simple alternative for enabling centralized distribution and data collection workflows. See further details on each of these capabilities in the main reviewer’s guide.
  10. 10. 10 NEW: A Better Way to Compare Documents AEC professionals are consistently distributing and reviewing revisions to previously issued documents. Whether they are full-sized drawings or lengthy text-based specifications, identifying the changes between revisions can be a time-consuming process and can have significant implications when changes are missed. Acrobat 9 includes the ability to compare two versions of a document whether those documents are delivered as PDF, scanned from paper-based originals, or converted from another file format. In addition to text- and image-based examples in the main reviewer’s guide, we’ve included a drawing comparison example here. To compare the two drawing files 1. Drag and Drop each of the following files onto Acrobat in order to open them as separate documents a. 07-D2 Floor Plan Drawing_rev1.pdf b. 07-D2 Floor Plan Drawing_rev2.pdf 2. Choose Document>Compare Documents… 3. If the two documents are not already selected for comparison, choose them from the pick lists 4. Leave the Document Description option set to Scanned documents 5. Click the OK button to begin the comparison 6. When the comparison is complete click on the “Get started: first change is on page 1” link on the summary page or navigate to page 2.
  11. 11. 11 To step through each of the changes 1. Expand the Comment pane by clicking the icon on the left side of the work area to see a list of the identified changes 2. Change the page zoom percentage to 3. Click on the first change identified in the comment pane to display a highlighted area in the document. 4. Click on the highlighted area to see the original text or drawing element. 5. Repeat steps #3 and #4 for the other changes. Changes are identified on the drawing and organized in the comments pane. To generate a summary of changes 1. Cl

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