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How much info goes out in a 3d PDF
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* December 06, 2013, 09:48:55 AM
Can I share my 3D PDFs without getting totally ripped off?

What can someone do with it other than print and view?

Rebuild the model? (Hope not)

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December 06, 2013, 10:17:34 AM
#1
From what I understand a 3D PDF is a PDF with a U3D embedded in it.  It may be possible to extract that information, but it is intended to be read only. They would not get a solid model just a mesh. 

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Rip Fowler
IMSIDesign LLC


December 06, 2013, 06:25:21 PM
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See the attached. There's not a lot of information. The only dimensions are in "model units". It's a good way to share a model without any of the drawings that make it up. I've had issues with 3d pdfs opening in a browser plug in. So download the file and open in Adobe reader or Acrobat.

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mike
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TC 19 Pro 64 bit. Windows 7.