ProtoTech adds ‘Polygon Reduction’ and ‘PDF Template’ to its 3D PDF Exporter for Inventor (release v 3.1)

November 27, 2017


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Pune, India, 27 November 2017 – ProtoTech Solutions has added a major feature to the latest release (v 3.1) of its 3D PDF Exporter plugin for Autodesk Inventor. This feature will be a boon for the users who want to keep the size of the exported file down even for larger models and share the exported 3D PDF models as email attachments.

Feature of this release-

  • Implemented ‘Polygon reduction’ feature. It allows users to reduce the number of vertices, triangles, and size of the output file.
  • Enhanced ‘Template feature’ and supported an improved guide ‘How to use PDF Templates’.

Using ‘Polygon reduction’ feature mesh size can be reduced and most appropriate LOD of the mesh is maintained. Two options are provided to control output mesh size. We can set percentage value or number of vertices to reduce mesh size.


Fig1: Polygon representation before and after Polygon reduction

PDF Template Feature provides facility to embed 3D Model to existing PDF so we do not need to design PDF, especially for the template. We can use any PDF and ask plugin to embed our 3D Design at a specific position of that PDF.

Fig2:  2D PDF Catalog converted to 3D PDF Catalog


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Why use ProtoTech’s 3D PDF Exporters?

  • High Visual Fidelity: Supports face level colors and textures.
  • Security: Set password on the exported PDF file.
  • Size: Control the size of the output file by various options
    • Specify precision for vertices and normals
    • Provides Polygon Reduction Algorithm.
    • a default compression
  • Supports adding 3D model to existing template PDF documents
  • Supports Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

About ProtoTech Solutions

ProtoTech is a custom software solutions company with skills in

  • Development of 2D/3D based Engineering applications
  • 3D Desktop/Mobile/Web Visualization
  • Engineering File formats & Data Interoperability
  • Mobile/Web Engineering Apps Development
  • AR/VR Development
  • Quality Assurance/Game Testing services

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