London, UK, October 2nd, 2018 – The IronCAD Gold Partner Fronema S.r.l. has extended the IronCAD 3D design software with I-XPro4D to produce rich interactive spare-parts list navigation, bill-of-materials (BOM) and repair assembly documentation using PDF3D. Fronema is the primary IronCAD commercial partner covering Italy and offers services and extended solutions including I-XPro4D for 3D PDF publishing, using the PDF3D SDK Pro software development toolkit.
The I-XPro4D IronCAD-based solution includes an easy to use visual report layout editor for placing key elements on the page, with custom style and branding for each client. The 3D PDF interactive views, parts list, view carousel and part data are generated by I-XPro4D directly from the master 3D project files. This is achieved by directly integrating the IronCAD programming and automation services with the PDF3D SDK Pro API in a single new bespoke application.
“We needed a tool that can create a pdf by integrating an interactive 3D view so the document can be read and printed not only as simple text, but when you open it with Acrobat Reader some of its zones are activated and transformed into three-dimensional views. 3D PDF is used in many areas, such as: mechanical design, industrial design, interior design and in general in all those situations where the presentation of 3D models must be simple and effective. Our integration with PDF3D allows us to obtain interactive 3D PDF documents starting from the original authentic 3D model of IronCAD, enriching them with project data such as bill of materials, assembly information and 2D tables.” observes Maurizio Morandi, Fronema’s founder. “The PDF3D team has been really responsive and supported us throughout the development.”
I-XPro4D is typically used to create 3D PDFs for:
- Catalogues and interactive and multimedia brochures
- Technical documentation or product sheets
- Order forms, estimates, commercial quotations
- Documentation of components, spare parts and assembly instructions
- Product presentation and interactive promotional presentations
The I-XPro4D is released and available from Fronema, while the PDF3D SDK Pro toolkit is available under license for integration by PDF3D.
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