ProtoTech Releases 3D PDF Exporter for Navisworks v3.1

PUNE, India, Feb 21, 2018 – ProtoTech Solutions has released its latest version (v3.1) of 3D PDF Exporter plugin for Autodesk Navisworks. This new version can export files which are up to10 times smaller in size than earlier versions. At the same time, the speed of export is at least twice fast in many cases. We have added support for more entity types and model tree now matches with the Navisworks model tree. For more details, read on.

Feature of this release

  • Improvement in reducing the file size of the exported 3D PDF file:
    The new algorithm removes the duplicate entities from exported PDF files. This change has reduced the PDF file size by 10 times for some files.
    Viz. Using their earlier version, one of the Navisworks model was exported in 3D PDF with size of 109 MB.With current version the same Navisworks file is exported as 3D PDF file size is now 9MB.
    • No more missing entities: They have enhanced traversing algorithms. Now no entities / properties are missing. We are exporting all entities and their appropriate properties from Navisworks file to PDF file.

Fig. a: Shows the missing part, and color Fig. b: The model exported from latest version.

  • Improvement in model export time: The time required to export PDF file is reduced by 50% to 60% on an average.
  • Improved tree of exported model: The model tree entries in the exported PDF file are more accurate and appropriate, similar to Navisworks file.

Fig. a: Shows the missing part, and color Fig. b: The model exported from latest version.

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Why to use ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporters?

  • Supports face level colors and textures.
  • You can set a password on the exported PDF file.
  • Option to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value.
  • There is always a default compression which helps reduces the file size as much as possible.
  • Supports Autodesk Inventor 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

About ProtoTech Solutions

ProtoTech is a custom software solutions company with skills in

  • Development of 2D/3D based engineering applications.
  • AR/VR development
  • 3D desktop/mobile/Web Visualization
  • Engineering file formats & data interoperability mobile/Web engineering apps development
  • Quality assurance/testing services

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