3D PDF Consortium


In this section we are posting some of the general presentations in the Consortium's archive. Some of these may also be found on Slideshare. Note that due to web hosting limitations, the presentations offered here are in PDF format; in SlideShare, they may be downloaded if permission has been given.

Introduction to the 3DPDF Consortium

This presentation is a general one and contains an explanation of 3DPDF, how it works, how it is used, who is using it, and some information about the Consortium, its organization and structure.

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MBE Summit 2012

In this presentation, keynoting a session at the 2012 Model Based Enterprise Summit 2012 on lightweight visualization, Consortium Executive Director Dave Opsahl informs the audience on how what we typically refer to as "visualization", while a needed and extremely valuable category of solutions, is not the same as "communication". The MBE Summit, hosted annually by the National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a gathering of managers, technologists, engineers, and thought leaders on how to enable the Model Based Enterprise (MBE).

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3D Collaboration and Interoperability Conference (3DCIC) 2013

The 3DCIC conference is an annual event put on by Longview Advsors to gather up manufacturing industry professionals with an interest in interoperability challenges and solutions leveraging 3D data. In this presentation, Executive Director Dave Opsahl talks about how 3DPDF can enable the business purpose behind all 3D collaboration and interoperability efforts - enabling the model based enterprise (MBE), where the maximum leverage is realised by using 3D data across the value chain in a variety of different workflows.

PDF Association North American Technical Conference 2013

The PDF Assocaition is an organization of approximately 200 companies that develop and deliver business solutions based on the PDF platform. As 3D is a new capability of the platform, Executive Director Dave Opsahl and Technical Director Phil Spreier were invited to present on several topics related to 3D at the first annual PDF Association North American Technical Conference in Seattle, Washington August 14-15, 2013. 

7 Minutes with a PDF Standard

3DPDF Consortium Technical DIrector Phil Spreier gives a short overview of the ISO standards activity around 3D, covering mainly PDF/E and PRC.

Implementing 3DPDF

Executive DIrector Dave Opsahl gives a presentation on what's involved with implementing 3D support inside PDF-enabled software products, how it is similar to standard PDF, and where it is different (which turns out not to be too many places).


Dave and Phil team up for this third presentation on why certain aspects of the PDF/A archiving standard are not as relevant to 3D data as they are to industry, and how PDF/E views the need for archiving (which is being addressed as part of the PDF/E ISO standard).

Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) 2013

In this presentation Dave Opsahl presents Implementing 3DPDF: A Survey of Manufacturing Use Cases, beginning with some introductory information about 3DPDF to set the stage for how thirteen manufacturers are using 3DPDF to implement model based enterprise (MBE) strategies, where model-based definition (MBD) is leveraged for use in a variety of downstream functions such as assembly instructions, design release, maintenance/repair/operation (MRO) and many others.