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No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by ArchPrime » Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 am

I have currently licenced Exchange Editor Plus build 8.0 v331.0, but absolutely nowhere can I find instructions on inserting a 3D viewable model into a PDF, even though I know this functionality exists.

The model I want to insert is in .u3d format - that I understand is supposed to be supported.

I have tried the method described for Adobe Acrobat Editor Pro (placing file as a media item), but PDF Exchange Editor Plus simply does not recognize .u3d as a valid file format in its insert media item dialog.

The 'help' functionality for PDF Exchange editor in fairness is about as poor as I have ever encountered for any product, with very few tasks I have ever needed help on being documented (or at least being locatable via search from the pages linked to from help menu ).

A search for '3D' or "u3d' for example produces no results anywhere except in these forums - and in these forums, all that is discussed is a bug - no actual instructions.

It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction.

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Re: No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 am

Hi ArchPrime,

Thanks for the post - Currently we only support the viewing of U3D files, but cannot insert 3D media into the file.

Thanks,
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Re: No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by angel herraez » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:42 pm

With Editor version 8.0.332 (registered, but not Plus version) I can insert U3D files successfully via the top menu,
The process is straightforward.

This is a WONDERFUL feature.

If you are using the (classical) Menu mode:
Tools > Media tools > Add or edit 3D annotations

If you are using the Ribbon mode:
Comment > Add 3D

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Re: No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm

Hi Angel,

I've been off for a week and missed the internal meeting about the new features, but from what I can see this seems to be a free feature.

Glad you're happy with it! :D
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
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Re: No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by angel herraez » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:33 pm

Thanks, Will

Yes, it seems that adding the 3D Annotation (u3d file) to an existing pdf document is a free feature.
Adding it to a new blank document is only available for the licensed version (due to the creation of a blank document being a pro feature)

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Re: No instructions locatable for inserting U3D into PDF

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:34 pm

:)
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