Acrobat for manufacturing

3D solutions for the desktop

Prepare, protect, and deliver professional PDF communications

Desktop: Adobe Acrobat X Pro

Experience the full power of Adobe® Acrobat® Dynamic PDF to connect, interact, and engage in powerful new ways. With Adobe Acrobat X Pro software, you can bring products to market quickly by extending design information across the extended engineering community. Team members use Acrobat X Pro on the desktop to:

Combine files from multiple applications

Create a single, organized, and more secure PDF Portfolio that contains 2D CAD designs, layers, dimensions, and other documents to increase productivity, reduce errors, and accelerate innovation. Integrate 3D CAD designs by adding solutions from Tetra 4D.

Protect and manage your sensitive information

Control who opens, views, prints, copies, and modifies your files — both inside and outside the firewall. Gain even more control with the Adobe LiveCycle® Rights Management ES2 software module to apply permissions that can change even after your PDF document has been published.

Enable users of free Adobe Reader software

Accelerate collaboration by enabling users of Adobe Reader® 9 or later to interact with designs — rotating, zooming, cross-sectioning, measuring, and creating 3D markups.

Streamline design review processes

Manage and track shared document reviews that enable participants using Adobe Reader 9 or later to see and build on other reviewers' comments and participate in real-time 3D design reviews using services at

Save time and standardize processes

Turn routine, multistep tasks into guided Actions that can be shared with colleagues and teammates. Use the Action Wizard to create, manage, execute, and share a sequence of frequently used steps that can be applied to single PDF files or batches of files.

Expand Acrobat X Pro to work with 3D designs

Expand Acrobat X Pro to work with 3D designs

Get more out of Acrobat X Pro by adding 3D PDF Converter from Tetra 4D. This plug-in converts 3D CAD data from applications such as CATIA V5, NX, SolidWorks, and Pro/ENGINEER to rich, interactive 3D PDF documents — complete with product manufacturing information (PMI), assembly structure, metadata, and views. Easily export precise BREP 3D CAD data to neutral file formats such as STEP, IGES, or STL that can be used in CAD, CAM, and CAE applications for downstream manufacturing processes. Use the included 3D Reviewer software for advanced preparation of 3D CAD data before saving to 3D PDF. With 3D Reviewer, you can merge CAD files; move and delete parts; create animations, exploded assemblies, bills of material; and much more.

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Adobe and partner solutions

Adobe solutions combine desktop and server-based products with 3D PDF technology from industry leaders to help you publish, protect, review, and archive engineering information using PDF files as an essential part of your PLM workflows.

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Sample 3D PDF files

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