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At "my company" we do a lot of work in 3D. None of it makes it into our
PDFs. Renderings may work their way into some docs, but that is about the
edge of the 3D doc exposure we're willing to throw at our customers/clients.
On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Downing, David <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>wrote:
> The article is in the January 2008 issue (Yeah, I'm a little behind),
> and it talked about the Adobe software that can embed 3-D graphics into
> PDF files. I can see where one could fall into the trap of getting
> caught up in all the bells and whistles.
> From: thecomwellgroup -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:thecomwellgroup -at- gmail -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Bryan Johnson
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:37 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Downing, David
> Subject: Re: Who uses 3-D graphics?
> While I haven't read the Intercom article, I can say that we have used
> 3D graphics quite a bit. We have documented many different hardware
> products, robotics, baby strollers, acetylene generators, etc. where 3D
> graphics are of great help not only in the ipl (illustrated parts list)
> but also in installation instructions. We have created 3D graphics from
> scratch using hand sketches and Illustrator. But the best practice is
> the use the clients mechanical drawings. Many companies are now modeling
> their products in 3D using ProE, SolidEdge, AutoCAD and a variety of
> other CAD packages. These drawings can easily be output as wireframe
> models and opened directly in Illustrator as vector based art, ready for
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