Improve communication and collaboration in the extended-enterprise with streamlined, automatic 3D PDF creation.
Tetra4D Automate is a simple server solution to automatically generating data rich, interactive 3D PDF documents from PDM/PLM systems or internal storage networks.
Why this is important:
Organizations that create a high-volume of CAD models require a seamless and efficient solution to address the communication and collaboration challenges of manufacturing industries.
Tetra4D Automate scales 3D PDF usage by delivering documents that support key use cases with less IT effort or the need for a costly and complex enterprise-level solution.
- Integrate with PDM/PLM, ERP or simply implement in a “watch-folder” mode
- Supports over 20 CAD formats with full support of assembly structure, PMI, views and CAD attributes
- Aggregate all required information in one document including CAD model, bill of materials & meta-data
- Generates fit-to-purpose documents for various use cases thanks to highly customizable Tetra4 Enrich templates
- Supports key features like security management, file attachment and conversion of CAD files to standard formats
DID YOU KNOW: With the FREE Tetra4D Reader app you can access all the functionality of intelligent 3D PDFs created with Tetra4D Enrich, on any android device?
Tetra4D is Adobe’s exclusive provider of 3D PDF technology, guaranteeing viewing compatibility with Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat—in addition to complying with 3D PDF ISO standards. Tetra4D is a founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium.
Features & Benefits
of Tetra4D Automate
Efficiently Scale 3D PDF Creation
Tetra 4D Automate allows manufacturers of any size to streamline documentation and communication workflows without the need for a costly and complex enterprise-level solution. Efficiently scale 3D PDF usage with minimal IT effort—fewer installations, upgrades, and software management, etc. saving both time and money.
Simple, Easy-to-Deploy Server Solution
Tetra4D Automate requires minimal customization, training and integration support, allowing companies to start using the product immediately without any interruption or downtime to their processes.
Leverage Highly Customizable Tetra4D Enrich Templates
Use Tetra4D Enrich and Adobe Acrobat Pro to create your own custom template or use existing templates to build compelling documents such as product visualization, engineering data release, design change notifications, part catalogs, maintenance manuals and technical data packages (TDPs).
The generation of 3D PDFs can be triggered by PDM/PLM events (ie: Check-in, Status change, etc), watch-folder or triggered manually from within the PDM/PLM client, allowing for flexibility within structured environments.
Aggregate Complete Product Information
3D PDFs created with Tetra4D Automate offer full support of assembly structure, PMI, Views and CAD attributes including meta-data and BOM information managed by PDM, PLM and ERP systems.
3D Import Formats
|ACIS||Up to v29||SAT, SAB||—|
|Autodesk AutoCAD||Up to 2019||DWG, DXF|
|Autodesk DWF||Any||DWF, DWFX||—|
|Autodesk Inventor||Up to 2020||IPT, IAM||—|
|CATIA V4||Up to 4.2.5||MODEL, SESSION, DLV, EXP|
|CATIA V5||Up to V5-6R2019||CATDrawing, CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR|
|CATIA V6||Up to 2011 to 2013||3DXML|
|Creo||Pro/E 19.0 to Creo 6.0||ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR|
|FBX||ASII: from 1700 to 7400. Binary: all||FBX|
|GL Transmission format||2.0||GLTF, GLB|
|I-deas||Up to 13.x (NX 5), NX I-deas 6||MF1, ARC, UNV, PKG|
|IFC||IFC2x Editions 2, 3 and 4||IFC, IFCZIP||—||—|
|IGES||5.1, 5.2, 5.3||IGS, IGES||—|
|JT||Up to 10.2||JT|
|Parasolid (X_T)||Up to v32||X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT||—|
|PTC Pro / ENGINEER||Up to Wildfire 5||ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR|
|REVIT||2015 to 2020||RVT, RFA||—|
|Rhino||4, 5, 6||3DM||—|
|Siemens PLM Software NX||Unigraphics V11.0 to NX 12.0; NX 1899||PRT|
|Solid Edge||V19 – 20, ST – ST10, 2020||ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM|
|SolidWorks||Up to 2020||SLDASM, SLDPRT|
|STEP||AP 203 E1 / E2, AP 214, AP 242||STP, STEP, STP.Z|
|Stereo Lithograpy (STL)||All versions||STL||—||—|
|U3D||ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions)||U3D||—||—|
|VDA-FS||Version 1.0 and 2.0||VDA||—|
|VRML||V1.0, V2.0||WRL, VRML||—||—|
|— not applicable for this native CAD format|
3D Export Formats
|STEP||STP, STEP, STEPZ||—|
|— not applicable for this native CAD format|
- Tetra4D Automate requires python 3.4 installed
- 1.5GHz or faster processor
- 1Gb of RAM
- 200MB of available hard-disk space
- One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 ( 64 bit)
- Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bits)
- Windows Server 2016 (64 bits)
- Windows Server 2019 (64 bits)
- Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
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