A simple server solution to automate the creation of rich, interactive 3D PDF documents.

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

Uses: Product viewing, technical data package (TDP), design change notification, requests for quotation, spare part catalog.

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).

On-Demand Flexibility

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.


The Nitty Gritty

Learn about the latest release of Tetra4D Enrich, import and export formats as well as system requirements.


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3D Import Formats
Format Version ExtensionS Tess B-rep PMI
ACIS Up to v2023 SAT, SAB
Autodesk AutoCAD Up to 2019 DWG, DXF
Autodesk DWF Any DWF, DWFX
Autodesk Inventor Up to 2024 IPT, IAM
CATIA V5 Up to V5-6R2023 CATDrawing, CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR
CATIA V6 Up to V5-6R2019(R29) 3DXML
Creo- Pro/E Pro/E 19.0 to Creo 10.0 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 10.9 JT
Parasolid (X_T) Up to v36.1 X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT
PDF All versions PDF
PRC All versions PRC
REVIT Up to 2024 RVT, RFA
Rhino 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 3DM
Siemens PLM Software NX Unigraphics V11.0 to NX 12.0; NX 2312 PRT
Solid Edge V19 – 20, ST – ST10, up to 2024 ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM
SolidWorks Up to 2024 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
Wavefront Any OBJ


not supported
— not applicable for this native CAD format
3D Export Formats
Format Extensions Tess B-rep PMI
Html Html
Parasolid X_T
Stereo Lithography STL
Universal 3D U3D


not supported
— not applicable for this native CAD format
System Requirements
System Requirements for Tetra4D Automate
  • 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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