New version of Tetra4D Converter software continues to make 3D PDF creation easy for everyone, using any CAD format

Bend, OR USA – February 23, 2016 – Tech Soft 3D today announced the latest release of Tetra 4D Converter, a powerful solution for creating 3D PDFs to support multiple workflows, enabling the model based enterprise by allowing users to package constrained models with all necessary product manufacturing information into a lightweight, sharable format.  Tetra4D Converter 2016 now supports exporting 3D data to ACIS (SAT) files as well as updated support for reading the most recent versions of Solid Edge (ST8) and SolidWorks (2016).  The 2016 release of Tetra4D Converter also features additional functionality for controlling the display of 3D PMI and views in 3D PDF files.

“This latest version of Tetra 4D Converter continues our tradition of delivering the most powerful products to our customers, that are also easy to use, flexible and compatible with multiple CAD formats,” said Dave Opsahl, Vice President of Corporate Development for Tech Soft 3D. “We are confident that our customers will love this product even more, and we will continue to see widespread adoption across industries.”

Export 3D Data to ACIS (SAT)

Tetra4D Converter 2016 adds the ability to export 3D geometry to the SAT file format.  This new export functionality enables the exchange of 3D PDF models with applications that use the 3D ACIS Modeler.

3D PMI and Views

A new conversion option has been implemented for PMI support, with an “always use default color” feature.  This option specifies the color that is used for displaying PMI in a 3D PDF file. For example, it is useful to change the display color of PMI in a 3D PDF file if the PDF background color is the same as the PMI color from the native CAD application.

Converter PMI default color

A new conversion option has been implemented for PMI support, with an “always use default color” feature. This option specifies the color that is used for displaying PMI in a 3D PDF file

New conversion options have also been added to set the projection mode used in the default views to either Perspective or Orthographic. The default view is the view that is used to create the 3D poster image in a 3D PDF file.

Perspective or Orthographic

New conversion options in Tetra 4D Converter have also been added to set the projection mode used in the default views to either Perspective or Orthographic. The default view is the view that is used to create the 3D poster image in a 3D PDF file

There is also a new option to define what orientation will be set for the default views. Several pre-sets corresponding to the major CAD formats that are supported by Tetra4D Converter are provided. Users can also create their own orientation settings and save them.

In addition, there are several stability and performance enhancements based on customer requests in the 2016 release of Tetra4D Converter. Please contact our support team through the Tetra4D Support Page if you have questions about a specific issue.

Customers on active maintenance and support receive this upgrade. Those customers without active maintenance contracts should contact their reseller partner to request upgrade pricing, or contact us at sales@tetra4d.com.

FREE TRIAL

Tetra4D Converter and Tetra4D Converter Bundle, which includes Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, are available now for free trial or purchase through our global network of authorized resellers.

About Tetra4D
Tetra4D (www.tetra4d.com) provides best-in-class solutions for integrating 3D PDF into engineering, manufacturing, technical publication, medical/dental, heavy construction, and AEC workflows. Users of Tetra4D Converter solutions are able to make 3D and related data accessible and more valuable to all disciplines and areas, both internal and external to their organization. Working with ISO, AIIM, the 3D PDF Consortium, and others, Tetra4D is a partner in driving the development of PDF, PDF/E and the PRC data formats as open standards. As an Adobe Gold Level Technology Partner, Tetra4D is the leading provider of 3D PDF technology to Acrobat customers. Follow us on Twitter at @tetra4d, Facebook at www.facebook.com/tetra4d, or see our products on YouTube.

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the PRC format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, Ohio, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, while the Tetra4D brand of end-user products are used by many of the top manufacturing and construction firms for converting CAD data into 3D PDF. For more information, visit http://www.techsoft3d.com and https://tetra4d.com.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Gartz
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jgartz@techsoft3d.com

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