I tried to import a 3D pdf into solidworks and is says I need a more powerful version of adobe.
Is there a work around for this?
I do not see that SW has the ability to import a pdf only the option to export. There are options to import Illustrator files and photoshop files.
none that I am aware of - you need the big adobe program to extract the 3D info.
read this link
I've read through all the info and it seems you can import a pdf file but not a 3d pdf file?
I sent a 3D PDF file to our I.T. guy and Adobe Illustrator wouldn't even open the file.
Does anyone have Adobe Illustrator on their pc with solidworks and imported a 3D PDF or 2D PDF successfully?
OT: It's kind of frustrating when you goto a web-site and they make a point of publishing a 3DPDF but not an actual file you can use in an assembly. What do they actually expect you to do with it? Digikey's been guilty of this.
In honesty, I'd probably write the web master and ask them to talk to the engineering department about providing you an interchange file like step or parasolid.
Agreed John, and we are working on that also.
Some of the companies products we use do not have 3D solid models of their products.
How this is possible to have electrical components and Not have a 3D solid model is amazing.
OR they do have the models and we are not trying hard enough to get them.
Our issue is that our time cycle is something a week or less so we need the 3D solid models yesterday.
Who sent you the 3D pdf? Ask them how you are supposed to get the 3D data out of it. If they are expecting you to use the data, they should be able to tell you how to extract the 3D data.
Interesting little puzzle. According to this http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=82201&type=member&item=149499614&qid=efbe142d-94de-4cea-b079-573c318f9e33&trk=group_items_see_more-0-b-ttl you can convert a .u3d file to a 3D PDF. Perhaps you can open the 3D PDF as a U3D in the likes of blender or 3dstudiomax then export as an iges or similar. Would love to try but don't have the software packages available to me currently.
Yea, I agree Bjorn. We are a little thin on software packages here also. It would save us a lot of time to be able to import 3D or 2D pdf's.
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