Acrobat User Community Launches 3D PDF Contest

16 Oct, 2007

MCAD and CAE developers, industrial designers, AEC designers, 3D modelers, and CAD technical publishers can enter 3D PDF files for a chance to win a Dell laptop, Apple iPhone, 3Dconnexion Space Navigator, and more.

The Adobe Acrobat User Community is hosting its first 3D PDF Contest in an effort to develop a library of 3D PDFs that demonstrate the capabilities of Adobe Acrobat 3D.

MCAD and computer-aided engineering (CAE) developers, AEC designers, industrial designers, 3D modelers, and CAD technical publishers can enter the contest by sharing existing 3D PDF files, using the free trial version of Acrobat 3D to convert existing 3D models into Adobe 3D PDFs or embedding a 2D or 3D CAD model into a PDF as part of a technical publication. Entries will be accepted through January 31, 2008.

Entries depicting large assemblies are strongly encouraged, as are entries that include dimensioning, tolerancing, and annotation on the 3D solids model. Entries will be judged based on aesthetic appeal, technical challenges, the description of the product design, and overall use of Acrobat 3D software.

Prizes include a Dell Precision M4300 laptop, Apple iPhone, Apple Video iPod, 3Dconnexion Space Navigator, and Adobe software. Winners also will be recognized on the Acrobat User Community Web site.