Why is ProTotech’s ‘3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360’ plugin better than others available in the market?

October 6, 2020

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Why is ProTotech’s ‘3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360’ plugin better than others available in the market?

3D PDF Technology is the most commonly accepted standard in collaborative Business processes. This brings the ease of distribution, Engineering collaboration, and format consistency of sharing CAD designs from different CAD packages.


3D PDF Exporter for Autodesk® Fusion 360™ exports CAD models into a 3D PDF file (.pdf) on the local system.

Fig. 1 Exported Model with 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

Detailed description of the Features of ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter:

Default Tessellation Quality:
Option for saving 3D PDF with default tolerance setting.
Here users will have a similar viewing experience in 3D PDF file and export time would be less.

  • Export Time: 
  • File Size: 

Fig. 2 Default Tessellation Quality in ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

Control over Hidden Elements export:

ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter has provision to export the hidden elements from the actual CAD model to 3D PDF files using the ‘Export Hidden Entities’ functionality. Users can disable the functionality in case the user wants to conceal the hidden elements.

Fig. 3 Export Hidden Entities inProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

Fig. 4 Export Hidden Entities in 3D PDF files

 

Disable Selection:
This will allow the user to disable any user selections in exported 3D PDF files. This is an important feature for users who want to protect their IP and design and keep it secure from unwanted copy, leak of information, etc.

Fig. 5 Disable Selection in ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

Disable Measurement:
Disable Measurement Tool is another security feature provided by ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter. It allows the user to disable measurement of any entities in the PDF graphics view within the Acrobat PDF viewer. If the user wants to share the 3D-PDF file and to conceal the model’s measurements, then it is a very useful feature.

Fig. 6 Disable Measurement Tool  in ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

Encrypted and Secured File:

Security is today’s biggest concern to the business models and for the software industry. ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter provides a security feature, i.e encrypt the data and secure your 3D-PDF exported file. This feature allows the user to generate a password protected and encrypted 3D PDF file to attain your security goals.

Fig. 7 Encrypt and Secure option in ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

Fig. 8 ‘Secure PDF’ password pop-up

 

Control over ‘File Size’ and ‘Quality’:
ProtoTech’s 3D PDF exporter for Fusion 360 allows the user to control the ‘File Size’ and ‘Quality’ via following options,

  • Export Normal: Normals result in better lighting calculations and hence better photorealistic rendering.
  • Precision: Specify Precision for the coordinate values.
  • Facet Tolerance: To control tessellation quality exported in 3D PDF.

Fig. 9 Advance tab

Selected Export:
ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter provides a very useful feature to export only selected Parts so that users can export only the desired part of the model. This feature helps the user in terms of Export time and File Size basically when dealing with medium to huge models.

Fig. 1 Exported Model with 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

Fig. 10 Selected Export with ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter for Fusion 360

 

PDF Template:
ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter plugin provides facility to embed a user’s 3D Model to existing PDF so users do not need to design PDF, especially for the template. The user can use any PDF and ask the plugin to embed the user’s 3D Design at a specific position of that PDF.

Fig. 11 PDF Template

 

Attachments:
Users can add any valid file to the 3D Model and export it. ProtoTech’s 3DPDF Exporter supports various types of file to be attached to the model.

Fig. 12  Attachments Exported in PDF file

 

Simpler GUI:
Simplicity is the main advantage of ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Fusion 360. It is very user-friendly, and a very efficiently designed GUI considering the user’s workflow.

In nutshell, supplementary functionalities supported by ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Fusion 360 can be listed as below

Table. 01 Supplementary Functionalities

 

Please download ‘ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporter for Fusion 360’ from the following link-
https://www.prototechsolutions.com/product/3d-pdf-exporter-fusion-360/

Author: Akansha B.
Contact us:
info@prototechsolutions.com
ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd.

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