“After testing lots of different workflows/softwares to convert a tiny detailed STP file to a nicely renderable mesh, the Fusion 360 + Prototech FBX plugin was the best solution.The extra control it adds over Fusion 360 default export resulted in the best combination for polys number, amount of details, and overall mesh quality regarding holes, normals and etc.”
–Pedro De Leo, Creative Technical Director, Aevo Studio
“Very practical and easy to use! Worked perfectly on my Autocad Plant 2021. The results are great!!”
-Eng. Alex Santos, Confiabilidade e Engenharia, Tereos Sugar & Energy Brazil
“I used 3D PDF Exporter software and I am glad to say that it does its job extremely well. I liked the software. I didn’t find any drawbacks. Thank you for providing such good software.”
-Akshay Raut , IIT
“We thank ProtoTech for being early adopters of Onshape platform. We are impressed by technical prowess of ProtoTech’s team. There was no turning back once they started off and are super responsive too.”
“It was a true pleasure working with the team at ProtoTech Solutions. The team is extremely knowledgeable in 3D formats and DCCs, and very responsive and professional in all interactions. They did a great job developing our plugin for Revit, and I look forward to working with them on future projects.”
–Ross McKegney, CEO, Verold
“We are extremely happy with the plug-in now, and we’ve fully switched our team and our outsources to your plug-in. Thank you for the quick turnaround on the update, and we won’t hesitate to ask if there is anything else we need.”
–Ben Day, Microsoft
“ProtoTech Solution’s 3D PDF Exporter for AutoCAD is a fantastic product. It produces 3D PDF’s seamlessly in AutoCAD as well as several other programs. Customer service and support is very efficient and knowledgeable, I would recommend this product for anyone needing to produce high quality 3D PDF’s for use in presentations, manuals, etc.”
–Tim Bridges, North Mississippi Conveyor Company, Inc
“I am happy to say that 3D PDF Exporter For AutoCAD worked brilliantly. So far my opinion of it is that it’s a fantastic product and makes a great addition to the CAD family of products.”
-Tyson Prier, WANSecurity Wireless, U.S.A
“This is really a great software for my problems.The company’s support is very good, and my problem was soon solved.”
–Lei Lei, People’s Republic of China
“Thanks for your assistance- I appreciate it. Everything is working good and now I can show the cad-work I’ve I been doing to other people.
You guys have been great to work with and helped me with all the issues that I came across. Thanks.”
“Excellent Tool! This 3D PDF exporter for Revit offers a lot of performance for little money when compared to products from other providers. I particularly like the fact that you can also use complete drawings or sheet frames as a base so that the 3D view can be placed directly on a finished plan with plan header and sheet frame. And as far as the support is concerned, it is unrivaled in my opinion. Very quick answers and is only given up when there is a solution. In my case, something didn’t work as it should and the support invested many hours to find a solution together with me. In addition, the subsequent versions, i.e. updates for future program releases (e.g. in my case Revit) are free, other manufacturers want money for each update. I am very satisfied with the program and especially with the support.”
–Guido Winarsky, Codema, Germany
“ProtoTech solutions offer very versatile products. We use OBJ converter to take engineered conceptual 3D models out of AutoCAD into an OBJ format that is PhotoShop friendly to generate photo-realistic simulations. I have not found another product on the market that makes the process as easy as ProtoTech’s OBJ Converter. Proto Tech has friendly and fast customer support as well when needed!”
–Patrick McNerney, 3D Design & Engineering, Inc, USA
“It works ! Super cool !!! Many Many Many Thanks !!! Also super support from PROTOTECH.FIRST CLASS !”
–Manuel Böhm, F.G. Meier GmbH, Germany
“I installed the 3D pdf plugin for Fusion 360 for trial and got immediately good results. I really like the ease of installation, the seamless integration and the parametric export options of this easy to use Plug-in! Furthermore, while trying to activate the license, I got a little issue linked to our internal corporate firewall settings. The extremely quick support from the ProtoTech Solutions customer team via their online chat system helped me to find resolution with clear and very effective guidance (literally within seconds !!!) … Thank you a lot and …keep up the good quality work!”
–Luc Brandt, Owens Corning (Corning Glass Works), Belgium.
“Excellent Product & Economical !!
Save much time & generates 3d view quickly. Technical Support responds as quickly as possible.”
–Narayan Sahu, Alshirawi Equioment Co LLC (U.A.E)
“WebGL Exporter for Solidworks is an excellent product and well worth the investment. It’s easy and intuitive to use. This software is highly recommended to anyone that wants to share 3D models with co-workers that don’t have expensive 3D modeling software; the created files can be opened in any browser. Furthermore, the Customer Service is top notch and very responsive.”
–Wayne Tassone, CADSolutionllc (USA)
“I found that ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor, among others that I tried, is the easiest to use and has all the attributes that I presently need.”
–Ken Smith, Predicate Logic (USA)
“Easy to use the application to generate high-quality 3D PDF. Good service and communication to Publisher. Thank you for the support.”
–Michael Ries, DEFLEX (Germany)
“ProtoTech’s OBJ Exporter for Navisworks is a great plugin, good work. Navisworks OBJ exporter is a great plugin, good work. Thank you for your efforts ProtoTech.”
–Warnqvist Tomas, NCC (Norway)
“I always had trouble with the one that comes with Inventor. Now that I bought the one, everything works perfectly, my colors are there, the extrusions are apparent etc. I recommend!”
–Valerie St-Georges, GRAYMONT (Canada)
“3DPDF Exporter for Inventor (Automation) is a wonderful product! It provides us a great help for implementing our solutions. Thank you very much ProtoTech for developing excellent product and for providing a fast and efficient support.”
–Folli Alessandro, Interroll (Switzerland)
“I have been using ProtoTech OBJ Exporter for a few weeks now and found it to be extremely useful. Now that AutoCAD 2019 no longer supports .fbx exporting, ProtoTech has filled that hole nicely. It’s quick and easy. I highly recommend it.”
–Jeff Beck, Set Designer (USA)
“ProtoTech’s 3D PDF exporter for AutoCAD is easy to use and operate. A single button click allows me to generate a 3D PDF that’s easy to navigate and use as a communication tool. The service of the supplier, Protech Solutions, is also phenomenal, as I had problems registering the license and getting past my company’s firewall. They kept on helping me and following up. I’m very impressed with the “good value for money” product and the supply company.”
–Jacobus Vermeulen, GBCWINSTONE (New Zealand)
“I would like to express my utmost appreciation for the service & quality of ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter Inventor. It proved to be a great help to me!”
–Evaldas Augutis, ROL GROUP (Lithuania)
“I love ProtoTech’s 3D PDF exporter for Revit. This was the best investment that I have made.”
–Baie Dankie, Alex Designs Architects (South Africa)
“ProtoTech’s DWG/DXF Compare is extremely useful software. (I purchased it before I had even finished my trial.) It makes it easy to spot differences – even in very busy drawings. This saves so much time and effort for verifying changes and revision control that this plugin is now a part of my regular workflow. Their customer service is excellent. Thanks for a great product and great support! ”
–Jason Burdick, (USA)
“Thank you ProtoTech for your excellent Solution – OBJ Exporter AutoCAD! It’s very intuitive to use. Exporting concept models is very methodical and lucid for non-engineers. Thanks for the great support. This seems to be exactly what we needed, the material names from AutoCAD show up in the mtl.”
–Expedient B.V. (Netherlands)
“ProtoTech – First off, your support was outstanding with my problem. The information and steps helped straighten out my issue. Thank you for developing such an awesome plugin – 3D PDF Exporter for Fusion 360!!”
– Rich Chatelain, Retired CEO, Precision Swiss Products (USA)
“ProtoTech’s OBJ-Exporter for Inventor did exactly what I wanted, I was very satisfied with the results.We already use the 3D-pdf-exporter from ProtoTech Solutions and I will pass on my positive experiences.Thank you very much, for developing such a useful plugin!!”
–Eva Mueller, Mechanical Engineer, Linde Engineering (Germany)
“ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor just works great!!! I am very pleased. Thank you very much, for developing the plugin!! It proved to be a great help to me and my company. We are now able to share 3D models with our production staff so they can see features that they can not with pictures alone. The purchasing and installation was a breeze.”
–James R. Dunn, Electro Mechanical Designer, Projects Unlimited, Inc. (USA)
“I had several opportunities to use ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Autodesk Inventor and had a great success! A Wonderful product!!!”
–Bernd Melster, Zaytran Automation (United States)
“ProtoTech’s plugin OBJ Exporter for fusion 360 is very useful. The plugin simplifies the process greatly and provides more functionality! The plugin makes transferring files from fusion 360 to mudbox so much easier!”
– Joseph Knappenberger, USA
“Thank you so much for Great add in for AutoCAD. ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter just works awesome! ”
–NAOTO FUJIMOTO, Japan.
“I’ve already bought the plugin and it’s magical! No more problems exporting from Autocad… no more FBX or 3DS bad translations! I love it!”
–Fabrizio Denna, www.elettronova.it (ITALIA)
“I love it!! WOOOW!! It works!!! Thank you very much, sincerely!! I’m very grateful, you can’t imagine how much. I have expended almost TWO YEARS attempting to recover this model in an usable mode for my illustrations. Was an emotional issue, because that ship, that particular DWG model has a special sentimental value. Again, thank you so much. You have saved something of great value to me.”
–Noel Buigues Vega, Spain
“I bought ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter plug-in for Inventor 2 years ago and have loved it ever since. When Inventor came with its own converter built in I considered switching over to that. I convert large models for viewing by my clients. The In-built Inventor converter takes much longer…even with the most simplified settings. The 3DPDF Exporter plug-in from ProtoTech Solutions is way more refined and handles large models with ease. It is easy to use, intuitive and makes smaller output files with great quality. Plus the makers of the program give it exceptional support.”
–Phil Tschirn, CEO, TECHNIGRAPHICA.
“Great Plugin! Bridges the software gap between supplier and client.”
–Will Wright, EAFab Corporation
“3DPDF Exporter For Inventor from ProtoTech is great product and the support is equally good. Thanks!”
–Pascal David, 3D Drawing & Management
“After using your updated OBJ converter for some days and exporting a range of SolidWorks model into OBJ files, I´d like to let you know, that it works perfectly now! Many thanks again for your kind support and this simple but very useful plug-in.”
–Oliver Schick, CEO – OLIVER SCHICK DESIGN
“This 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor plugin is perfect for my job. Very Useful and powerful. It supports mirror objects, color, and many other interesting features. THANKS!”
–Franz Kefer, gfm.at
“A 3D PDF is what you need to easily share 3D models with clients that don’t have access to 3D software. This software offers you an easy solution to export 3D PDF’s from Fusion 360!”
–Michael Williams, Mélange
“I bought the OBJ exporter for AutoCAD from ProtoTech. These folks not only have a great product, but a great attitude and trust!”
–Michael Kölsch, CEO – craniMAX GmbH
“3D PDF Exporter for Inventor is a great product! Plus your highly responsive support. It’s a great value for money.”
–Monoki Sandor, Monsa GmbH
“I recently purchased the 3D PDF module for Inventor from ProtoTech Solutions and I am delighted with it. Also, I was really glad to see that they have added Inventor weld entity recognition to the newest revision. Another great feature that was added is the ability to disable the measurement tool when you send a file which adds much more security to your models. I am very happy with the software and the service from ProtoTech Solutions.”
–Mark Killion, CEO- 3D BY KILLION
“My name is George Poulos and I’m working to complete my Masters in Construction & Facilities Management at University of North Carolina @ Charlotte. As a part of my thesis, I am researching the conversion of raw 3D scan data so that it’s useful for the facility managers. ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Revit is an extremely useful tool in that process. I would like to thank ProtoTech for their fantastic technology and super support!”
– George Poulos, University of North Carolina @ Charlotte
“It’s great to use – just a different way to what I’m used to – much easier”
– Trudi Fajri, Benmax, Australia
ProtoTech’s OBJ Exporter For Revit was unbelievably helpful in getting the selected OBJ models .I found it very easy to use, and quick too. I can recommend it.
It also helps in exporting of textures. Thank you very much for your support.”
– Lasse Justesen, Engineer, Buildings indoor environment and energy
“It worked !!!
ProtoTech’s 3DPDF exporter for AutoCAD is a fantastic addon. There are different quality and precision settings available while others have default settings. It also helps in exported selected entities. Thank you very much for your support.
Very much appreciated”
– Michael Addotta, US
“ProtoTech’s OBJ Exporter For Revit offers powerful set of features(export textures, adjustable mesh quality). It went well, with no problems at my end. It is really straightforward to install and use!”
– Emile du Toit, Student at Tshwane University of Technology
“I have worked in the field of Industrial and Architectural Design for 40 years, and have witnessed numerous 3d viewering applications come and go. The most encouraging was the export to interactive .pdf 3d formats allowing anyone with an Acrobat Viewer or .pdf viewer to interact with the design intent in an immersive way.
Support of these programs was often not good, and the cost was also prohibitive, but the people at ProtoTech Solutions have made this an attractive package as to price point, and their on going support has made it an integrated and highly functional part of our design process and for development to RPD output.”
– Paul L. James, Design Source International
“ProtoTech Solutions’ OBJ Exporter for Inventor is the most reliable, quick, and easy solution to a high-grade OBJ export from Inventor.”
– Griffin Thomas, Director of Digital Engineering, Ace Vision Group, Inc.
“I have been learning Autodesk Fusion 360 to support my desire to 3D print – and wanted a way to share CAD files with others – I found ProtoTech Solutions 3D PDF Exporter to work fantastically, and also their 3D PDF viewer for my Android works great. However, even better than how well the products work, their customer service was fantastic, as they responded to multiple questions I had daily !! I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.”
– David Preston, Retired Boeing Engineer, Boeing
“We routinely need to share 3D models with our customers, and ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Converter for Fusion is the best tool we’ve found so far! Most of our customers don’t have any access to 3D software; in this case, a 3D PDF is the best way to show them the designs we created!”
–Roland Valentin Hannak, Solutec Lackiertechnik GmbH (Germany)
“ProtoTech’s ‘GLTF Exporter for Autodesk(R) Fusion 360™’ plugin is the fastest, simplest way to get GLTF files out of Fusion 360 and ready for AR. Highly recommended!”
– Kent Solberg, Principal, Solberg Design
“Your Plugin not only works but also is very simple to use with lightning speed! This is not being all, it allows to change the export quality which is of vital importance for games, to be specific mobile games. Game creation needs to export numerous models and this plugin solves it very well.”
–Stas Urba, Founder, SoFi_Game
“In AEC industry the 3D data capture, processing and representation in the 3D environment is a prerequisite for any BIM project. I was pleasantly surprised by the ease at which the OBJ Exporter plugin for AUTOCAD by ProtoTech Solutions was able to output the .obj format with all the 3D elements as separate objects. I was then able to import the 3D model in Faro scene which was great as the overlay not only was possible with the point cloud but the photos taken by the scanner to produce an environment that mirrored augmented reality. The OBJ plugin was intuitive and provided a great quality model within Faro scene software.”
– Ian Grant, Senior Part-Time Lecturer, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.
“We used WebGL Exporter for AutoCAD to give our client a simple way in utilizing our 3D model deliverables. The HTML format is easy to distribute, doesn’t need any software installation, and it is very easy to use. Enables us to give added value to our service, at just a small cost.”
– Alan Satria, Project Manager, Zona Spasial.
“Software works great, even better then I hoped for. It converts everything flawlessly, fast conversions, PDF is very accurate, rotates perfect in Adobe Reader. VERY GOOD software, easy to use. From 0 to 10 I would give it 12. ”
– Boštjan Zdolšek, Design Engineer, ESOT – Invest d.o.o.
“The OBJ exporter from Prototech has solved a lot of workflow issues for us. Instead of relying on questionable methods of converting our entire production-ready Solidworks assemblies, putting the entire assembly into a zipped folder, upload the model, and then re-download the entire assembly and hoping it’s good enough quality to use for our product animations. Prototech’s solution makes it extremely simple, and the models that come out of the exporter are high quality with no errors. Their tools allow us to continue making content for our current and future customers and for that, we really don’t see any reason why we would use anything else except for what Prototech has to offer”
– Craig Westlake, Creative Design for Pequea Machine Inc
“Prototech Solutions offers a high-quality product called ‘OBJ Exporter for Revit,’ which we use in all of our products.
Their customer service is fantastic, providing timely assistance. Outstanding customer service!”
– Tommy Kiørboe-Cao, Building designer, KplusC Arkitektur & Design
“I use Revit for making architectural drawings, decoration objects. ProtoTech’s OBJ Exporter for Revit successfully exported my 3d models to a format which my 3d printer was able to read. It works just perfectly fine and if there is any concern, the technical team is ready to give all the support as fast and optimal as they can. I recommend their product a 100%.”
– Sebastian Rosales , Architect from Ecuador
“I started using Fusion360 for Manufacturing CNC machines… but as I moved into AR / VR / Unreal Engine workflows, I needed to quickly export OBJ files. OBJ Exporter works great and saves me time as opposed to the built-in cloud obj export on Fusion. It also allows me to export textures and component parts. It exports objects in groups based on the materials with a .mtl file. I can quickly upload this to things like Sketchfab / Shopify / Ect to share designs with customers. ProtoTech Solutions worked with me to get the plugin working and is highly receptive to feedback/answers quickly. Highly recommend it!”
– Jeffrey DeJarnette, 3D Design
“ProtoTech’s WebGL Exporter Navisworks provides accurate data that aids us in the design process.
I had put in a lot of efforts to get the 3D.html docs, and this is the plugin that ultimately led.
I am pleased with the WebGL plugin and would recommend it.”
-Naveen Kumar, BIM ENGINEER, DIGITECTURA TECHNOLOGIES
“ProtoTech’s OBJ Exporter for Revit compatibility is exceptional to other plugins out there in the market. Bin material information will not be lost, and the vertices have RGB attribute information. I rate this plugin a 5 out of 5.”
– Huanghongsheng, Shenzhen University
“We used the GLTF exporter to quickly and reliably export a large number of complex GLTF files. It provided us with a plethora of options for customizing our export. It can even export multiple files at once and also has a Compression/Quantization option for the output gltf file. ProtoTech’s GLTF Exporter for Fusion 360 was a huge help and I give it 5 stars!”
– Janis Mauch , Certhidea
General Usage Instructions:
1. Download and install the plugin 2. Run NavisWorks application 3. Open the ‘Add ins’ tab and find the ‘ProtoTech 3D PDF’ section.
Click on the ‘About Us’ button that contains licensing information. License Activation can be done from this panel
ProtoTech Solutions is a leading provider of 3D software technology solutions. We are experts in 3D visualization, data interoperability and cloud & mobile application development.