Thanks, Jakob. Nice idea. We are looking into this.
Another angle is to set appropriate views for view ports in published 3D PDF and save this setting with PDF document, which may be more flexible and targeted. Please stay tuned.
any news on this request ?
We had a couple of requests concerning this matter:
- Given a number of 3D views that were created by user, would it be possible to publish a 3D PDF with each of those views placed on one sheet ?
- Is it possible in MBD 2017 to set an independent view in the template that would match a 3D view with a given name ?
Example: I have 3D view with a given name (e.g. FRONT). I create a template and I put an independent view on one sheet. The Independent view would be by default associated to a 3D view with the name "FRONT"), if not it would show active view.
Yes, you can assign a view to a view port using Adobe Reader and save the assignment to the PDF.
This capability is explained in a blog post, "How to Use 3D PDF".
With this flexibility, you can decide which view goes where after a 3D PDF is published.
Would this meet the requests you heard?
I guess this would solve the request.
SOLIDWORKS 3D file would be used internally, while a 3D PDF would be used by external suppliers or customers.
I imagine that a company wouldn't need to publish 3D PDF's all the time, therefore opening the 3D PDF and setting the view wouldn't be so much time consuming.