Communicate. Collaborate. Keep projects on track.



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Architecture, Engineering, and Construction companies are constantly being challenged by rising construction costs, fast-track schedules, growing documentation requirements, and project teams located around the world. To succeed in this fast-paced and competitive environment, AEC firms require an accurate and efficient way to exchange 2D designs, 3D models, specifications, contracts, and other project information. Securing and protecting this data, while sharing it with various stakeholders is now a requirement of doing business in a timely and cost effective work-flow.

However, the multitude of systems, file formats, and document sets prevent many AEC firms from collaborating efficiently. This happens throughout a project life-cycle including when they are reviewing designs, managing proposal requests, or processing change orders. Many project teams continue to use time-consuming paper-based processes and inefficient work around solutions that drive up costs, increase errors, and result in project delays.

The 3DA solution for AEC leverages Acrobat® 3D technology, and the ubiquitous Adobe® Reader® to bring people together with the information they need. The 3DA Suite for AEC was created to help AEC firms keep projects on track, on schedule, and on budget.

Reviewing complex 3D designs can now be done on any computer with full 3D models that are fully navigable in Adobe® Reader®. This suite helps teams quickly share any part of their model with any stakeholder, tightening feedback loops, resulting in more efficient work-flows.

Integrate 3D PDFs into your existing workflow and help your team:

  • Securely share 2D/3D drawings and project information
  • Combine files from multiple applications into an Adobe PDF file for easy distribution and archiving
  • Streamline collaborative workflows throughout the entire project life-cycle
  • Collect and exchange data using interactive forms
  • Protect designs and confidential information from unauthorized access

Top ten 3DA Suite new features for AEC professionals

3D PDF Review for Revit® is the fastest way to get fully navigable 3D visualizations into a PDF doc and into the hands of reviewers.

  • No need to learn a new set of conventions, 3D PDF exports takes only a couple of clicks.
  • 3D PDF Converter for Revit® is an integrated software working within the Revit® environment that enables users to publish rich, interactive 3D PDF files.
  • 3D PDF files that are up to 97% smaller than the original Revit® 3D models.
  • Combine documents, drawings, project schedules, forms, and rich media content into a single Adobe® PDF.
  • Conduct real-time, shared reviews and e-mail-based reviews with ease.
  • Enable anyone using free Adobe® Reader software (version X, XI) to fill and save electronic forms online and offline, participate in document reviews, and digitally sign documents.
  • Enjoy comprehensive review and markup tools such as improved pan, zoom, and sectioned viewing.
  • Easy one-button PDF creation from Microsoft Office applications. Create Adobe PDF documents from AutoCAD that contain searchable text, scale, layer support, and page layout information.
  • Set restrictions on who can print, copy, mark up, digitally sign, or modify a document.
  • Create Adobe PDF documents that are compliant with PDF/A, the ISO standard for long-term archiving of electronic documents.

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3DA Systems Inc. develops intuitive and interactive user interfaces that allow AEC professionals to transform detailed object information from Revit® Architecture, MEP, and Structure into the most effective collaborative file format in the BIM industry.

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