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3D PDF output from AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit.

A - answer There are several ways how to publish 3D PDF files from Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit or other CAD applications.

The easiest and cheapest one is the application Share3D by Quadrispace. This tool is available as an Inventor add-on (plugin), or you can use its direct support (import) of AutoCAD DWG models, Inventor IPT parts, IAM assemblies and 3D DWF models from Revit or other CAD applications. From all these models you can create appealing interactive 3D PDF files viewable in any Adobe PDF Reader (version 9 and higher).

See a sample Inventor model (3D PDF, 1.7MB) and Revit BIM model (3D PDF, 2.1MB) - both created in the trial version of Share3D.

See more information and prices at Share3D

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Supported 3D CAD formats:
AutoCAD (.dwg, .dxf), Autodesk DWF (.dwf), Inventor (.ipt, .iam), 3D Studio (.3ds), SolidWorks (.asm, .prt, .sldasm, .sldprt), Google Sketchup (.skp), Rhino 4 (.3dm), STEP, IGES, STL, .obj

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26.9.2011    17507×  

See also:
Tip 13800:Visually compare 3D geometry in CAD and BIM files.
Tip 12600:Parametric 3D curves in Fusion 360.
Tip 12297:Which CAD formats are supported in the Autodesk Manufacturing Data Exchange Utility?
Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 11337:Convert 3D PDF files back to CAD models.

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