PRESS RELEASE

PDF3D Software Development Kit Release 1.4.2

The PDF3DSoftware Development Kit Release 1.4.2 is now available including novel 3D dynamic labels, a VRML to 3D PDF application, interactive viewing inside PowerPoint presentations and many technical improvements in PDF3D document generation.

These improvements include:

  • Scenes can now include novel 3D TrueType annotation labels and variable transparent textures. For VTK users, new integration classes are especially welcome, and a new interactive application converts VRML directly to 3D PDF files including injecting models into existing PDF documents. A new enterprise network server provides enhanced application management.
  • An update of the 3D PDF sample gallery
  • The release comes with a complete suite of interfaces, ready-to-use applications, source code examples, and full documentation. PDF3D-SDK is available for OEM/ISV integration within commercial products and server deployment.
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