The export of 3D data to HTML5 is one of the key innovations in PDF Generator 3D 8.0. The software offers innovative functions for publishing 3D data together with metadata in the web. The 3D content of the HTML pages can be visualized in virtually all currently available browsers – both on desktop computers and on mobile devices running under iOS or Android. Responsive design means that the pages displayed are automatically adapted to the end device being used.
Like 3D PDF templates, corresponding HTML5 templates can be stored and used to create the web pages. They allow the pages to be displayed in line with customer specifications regarding layout and corporate identity. The standard PDF Generator 3D package includes a template that customers can use immediately.
As from version 8.0, PDF Generator 3D also makes it possible to automatically generate BOMs with 2D views of the 3D components. This means that PROSTEP has now fulfilled the wish of customers who, in many cases, not only want to integrate 3D representations in their 3D PDFs but also 2D views derived from assemblies and individual parts. Derivation takes place during conversion in conjunction with the PDF Generator 3D TDP module, which can also be used to create BOM tables for spare parts catalogs for example.
The TDP module includes all the key functions needed to generate technical data packages as required for establishing drawing-free processes in accordance with the VDA guideline 4953-2 and the US military standard MIL-STD-31000.