Tag: engineering

PDF Standards

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Years ago (and years!) when we used to talk about PDF as being the most prominent document format, we’d always have to add a quick, under-the-breath, ‘de-facto standard’. But when it came to being 100 percent assured that it would be around in years to come, it’s always been a case of biting our collective lips and hoping for the best. What we would do if Adobe pulled the plug? Over the past two years, though, it’s been nothing but standards, standards, standards when it comes to PDF. In fact, there are so many that it’s easy to lose track. In this feature article, Planet PDF Editor Karl De Abrew helps to de-mystify the ever-increasing range of PDF-based standards.

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This week in PDF: Interesting times

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Although the week has been relatively quiet for PDF news, luckily, there’s always something going on. This week’s column talks about PDF redaction, an application for 3D PDF creation and a little-known festival that can take place in the privacy of your own PC or mobile device.

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Free seminars on using PDF for AEC project management

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Experts from Adobe, New Economy Institute, Layton Graphics and Bentley will be teaching how to utilize PDF to revolutionize Architecture, Engineering and Construction project management in a series of free seminars coming to several sites.

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ARTS PDF launches Stratify for PDF layer creation, control

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ARTS PDF recently announced the release of Stratify, a
plug-in for creating, inserting, editing and controlling PDF
layers in Acrobat.

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Acrobat 1.0 vet Pam Deziel back at Adobe for Acrobat 7 launch

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On the eve of Adobe’s announcement of Acrobat 7, Planet
PDF talked with Pam Deziel, Director of Marketing for Acrobat
on the desktop, about a few of the new
and enhanced features in the product family and about her
history with the company — and particularly her decade-old
involvement with PDF. Deziel was a member of the Acrobat team
from versions 1.0 to 3.0, then returned as plans were taking
shape for the just-announced version that is due to begin
shipping in late 2004.

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Bluebeam Software, Autodesk enhance AutoCAD file-sharing

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Autodesk and Bluebeam Software are developing joint
solutions to enable AutoCAD users to more easily convert
AutoCAD drawings into DWF (Design Web Format) digital files.

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Bluebeam Software launches Pushbutton Plus

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Bluebeam Software has launched Pushbutton Plus for converting from CAD and Windows files to seven formats including PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and more.

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Square One Extends PDF Conversion Suite

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PDF files can now be imported and edited in AutoCAD and other engineering applications with pdf2vector from Square One.

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Working Group Formed: New PDF in Engineering Standard

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Two industry organizations are leading a collaborative effort to advance standards and best practices for the use of PDF in engineering workflows.

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