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3DPDF Consortium Introduction


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3DPDF Consortium Introduction

  2. 2. Topics• What is 3D PDF?• Why is 3D PDF important?• What makes 3D PDF different?• 3D PDF Examples• How is 3D PDF used?• 3D PDF at Boeing, Grundfos, USArmy• What is the 3D PDF Consortium?• What is the Consortium structure?• Why is the Consortium important?
  3. 3. History• 2005 – Adobe establishes relationship with Right Hemisphere to add 3D technology to Acrobat• 2006 – Adobe acquires TTF SARL, the developers of PRC and the importer technology• 2007 – Adobe release Acrobat 7.1, first 3D release• 2010 – Adobe forms relationships with Tech Soft 3D and PROSTEP AG to take over product development, sales, support; Tetra 4D created to develop and market Acrobat Pro plug-in• 2011 – Several ISV’s meet at COFES and discuss the idea of a consortium around 3D PDF• Jan 3, 2012 – 3D PDF Consortium formally incorporated
  4. 4. What is 3D PDF? • a PDF that contains U3D¹ or PRC² data • PDF’s with U3D or PRC can be read by any supported version of the Acrobat Reader • 3D PDF was defined and developed, and continues to be supported by, Adobe • 3D PDF is an active part of the existing PDF standardization activities¹ U3D = Universal 3D, developed by Boeing, Intel, Adobe² PRC = Product Representation Compact, developed by Adobe
  5. 5. 3D PDF Content Standards Status• U3D – U3D developed by 3D Industry Forum ( – U3D currently an ECMA standard (363) under TC43 – U3D Edition 1 is specified by PDF/E (ISO 24517-1)• PRC – Specification published by Adobe in 2008 (PDF 1.7) – Released to ISO TC 171 for standardization in 2008 – Currently managed by ISO DIS 14739 under TC 171 SC 2 – Establishes 3D standard to be referenced by PDF (ISO 32000) and others
  6. 6. ISO32000 is PDF… Text & Graphics Audio & Video Acrobat SDK – Free & Open API Presentation 3D Models Images w/PMI Product PMI, GD&T, FT Structure &A 3D Model Geometry: Meta Data Business Logic Forms XML Schema JavaScript Interactive Form XML Form Data Fields Encryption Dig Signatures Security Rights Management
  7. 7. Rich Information Packages Push button for Form Routing 3D Selection’s Links that associated XML activate 3D Data in form Views fields from an Enterprise system 3D Viewport – Leverage CAD data from PLM system. Selection event Datahighlights geometryand triggers display Collection viaof associated data in form fields various form fields 3D View’s Selected Node Name
  8. 8. Five Reasons Why 3D PDF is Important1. Universal access – through Acrobat Reader2. Compound document – 3D, 2D, image, text, audio, video, enterprise data3. Infrastructure availability – Existing systems already support PDF4. True neutrality – Protects investment5. Superior value – No other platform presents as much opportunity for gain, for such little risk
  9. 9. What makes 3D PDF different?Feature 3D PDF STEP JTProduct manufacturing information Y Y YPrecise BREP geometry Y Y YISO Standard Y Y NLong term archiving Y Y NService and maintainability information Y Y NDesign history N Y NAudio and video support Y N NJavascript support Y N NDocument-based representation Y N NComments, watermarks, navigation Y N NCombine metadata, unstructured data, geometry Y N NDigital signatures and security Y N NForms-based processing Y N NUniversal client Y N N
  10. 10. Go from this…in native CAD A rats nest of 3D Notes, Labels, Dimensions & GD&T
  11. 11. this in 3D PDF Fully consumable with Acrobat Reader in document and web forms
  12. 12. 3D PDF MBE – Engineering TDPs & RFQs 3D MBE TDP 3D MBE RFQs / RFI (no 2D Drawings) (in assembly context)
  13. 13. 3D PDF MBE – Manufacturing Processes 3D MBE 3D MBE Shop Floor Assembly Welding Best Practices
  14. 14. 3D PDF MBE – Inspection and Field Service 3D MBE Field Repair First Article Inspection Instructions
  15. 15. 3D PDF Examples
  16. 16. Where does PDF fit?
  17. 17. PDF leverages 3D for high value
  18. 18. How is 3D PDF used in manufacturing? - Technical publications - Service manuals - Marketing collateral Documents. Customers, MRO CAD Data Forms, Publicati organizations ons - Digital work instructions - Request for proposal - Request for quote Direct data Partners, Suppli exchange, digita - Model based ers l mockup machining - Digital mockup - Long term data - Collaborative design retention - Product record Archival LEGEND storage Native CAD data STEP/JT data PDF data
  19. 19. 3D PDF in use at BoeingBoeing CommercialAirplanes• 3D PDF used for 787 Dreamliner publications• Proprietary visualization used for “in-process” work• Catia V5 data published into 3D PDF format and deposited into a global repository• > 400,000 3D PDF’s in repository• View manipulation, search and filtering capability• Includes geometry and bill of materials information
  20. 20. 3D PDF in use at GrundfosGrundfos Group• 55 companies in 82 countries• Catia used across the enterprise for design; data managed by Enovia in process• Commercial visualization tool for in-process visualization• Workflow stage triggers publishing into 2D and 3D PDF’s• Published data managed in SAP PLM• Includes geometry and bill of materials information
  21. 21. 3D PDF in use at US ArmyUS Department of Defense• One study, one part: – 59% decrease in time-to- deploy – $1.2M savings in 3600 parts• DLA survey of benefits of “modern” TDP – 27% reduction in procurement costs – 19% reduction in scrap and rework• Department of Defense is embracing 3D PDF for Model Based Enterprise• Major weapons systems likely deployed with 3D PDF• Technical Data Packages and Digital Work Instructions can be delivered via 3D PDF via MilStd31000• Over 4,000 bases, repair depots, field service locations will be able to use 3D PDF
  22. 22. 3D PDF CONSORTIUMOVERVIEW“The need for leadership is apparent. The importance of leadership isobvious. The position of leadership is vacant” - AIA 2004 Report - The Future of Aerospace Standardization
  23. 23. What is the 3DPDF Consortium?• Not a standards organization per se• A community dedicated to driving adoption of 3DPDF enabled solutions across industries• End-user needs driven• A worldwide, non-profit, member organization• Open to all companies
  24. 24. What We Do Expertise Voice Priorities Standards Education Input Resources
  25. 25. Organization Details• Law firm – Gesmer, Updegrove LLP• Incorporated in Delaware, U.S. January 3, 2012• Form of organization – 501(c)6 Trade Organization under IRS Tax code• Filed with National Cooperative Research and Production Act (NCRPA) for anti-trust protection• Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and incorporation certificate available• Introduced in Japan (Feb) and Germany (June)• All back office functions outsourced• Managed by an Executive Director
  26. 26. What is the Consortium structure? Board of Directors • governance, recruiting Executive Committee • mission, vision, strategic direction Industry Committee Technical Communications - Define industry needs Committee Committee and priorities - Project goals and - Web site - Develop process-based objectives - Publications use cases - Project - Solicit and propose - Assign priorities to plans, participation, f case studies technical committee unding - Presentations work - Implementers forum - Blog/article - ISO technical submissions submissions
  27. 27. Committee Updates - Industry• 20 members, meeting 2x • Identified, not prioritized: per month – UC – Long – Term Archive of Product Data• Identified, prioritized use – UC – Supply Chain (Remote) cases: Design Reviews – UC1 -- RFIs/RFQs – UC – Product Marketing – UC2a -- Mfg & Assy Process – UC – Online Catalogs Planning – UC – Quality Documents – UC2b – Tech. Service Docs – UC – Engineering Change Orders – UC3 – Distrib. of Analysis Docs – UC - Engineering Design Reviews (?) • Moving towards requirements – UC4 -- MBD Equiv. once use case defined and – UC5 – Routed Systems [AEC] accepted• Some needing owners, • Requirements to be handed off some on 2nd and 3rd drafts to Technical Committee
  28. 28. Committee updates - Technical• 18 members; meeting 1x-2x per month• Focused on PRC 1.x ISO approval and PRC 2.0 requirements gathering and input• Status: – PRC 1.x still in DIS (Draft International Standard) stage – On 2nd 60-day ballot(?)• Industry requirements from use cases will kick off significant Technical committee work• Budget planning for 2013 will determine some scope of work
  29. 29. Committee updates - Communications• 17 members, meeting 2x per month• Proposed 2013 events – 3DCIC – GPDIS – MBE Summit• Current work – 2013 events – Website update (tentative release March 2013) – Viz vs. Communication white paper
  30. 30. Member benefitsVendors and Systems Commercial andIntegrators Government Users• Relay site for press • Access to experts via releases, case studies community blogs and wikis• Product certification via test • Reference library of industry suite activities white papers, case studies,• Stronger customer reference implementations relationships through pilot • Cross-industry knowledge project participation sharing• Early visibility to emerging • Shared leverage to technical features and influence vendor requirements of the development standard • Educational resources• Market visibility through • Implementation support Consortium activities
  31. 31. Why is the Consortium important?• Define priorities according to member needs• Speak for the industry with a unified voice• Source of subject matter expertise• Illustrate market demand and availability• Provide technical input to standards process• Offer vendor-neutral advice to end user and ISV members on implementation strategies• Resources such as reference implementations, implementer forum, white papers, templates, Javascript, libraries
  32. 32. What is the commitment?• Beyond dues, there is no “contractual” commitment however….• Meeting goals requires participation: – Officers: 4 – 8 hours per month – Board members: 8 – 10 hours per quarter – Committee chairs: 4 – 8 hours per month – Committee members: 8 – 16 hours per month• The above are a) estimates, and b) additive
  33. 33. Schedule of dues and privilegesMembership Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Board Full Committee Access to Level Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Seat Vote Participation Resources < $50M < $100M < $500M < $1B > $1B (including voting)Governing $15K $15K $20K $25K $30K Y Y Y Y Strategic $8K $10K $13K $17K $20K N Y Y Y Associate $4K $6K $8K $10K $12K N N Y Y
  34. 34. QUESTIONS? For more information,, or email