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Export 2D graphics

Use the Illustration toolbar to output 2D vector and raster graphics files from models.

1 Choose File > Open, and open 01_Gear_Brake_No_animation.u3d.

2 If necessary, choose View > Controls And Toolbars

 > Illustration to open the Illustration toolbar.

3 Click the Vector button on the Illustration toolbar.

Click the Vector button in the Vector Illustration dialog box for advanced output options.

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4 Click Browse and select a destination for the exported file, or type a path into the File text box.

5 Choose an output format from the File Format pop-up menu, such as SVG or SWF. This menu defaults to Adobe IllustratorĀ® AI. When you save the exported file in AI format, you can easily process it further in Illustrator if you choose.

6 Click Render to start the rendering process. Then double-click the exported file to open it for further editing in your vector illustration software.

7 In Acrobat 3D Toolkit, reopen the model 01_Gear_Brake_No_animation.u3d if necessary, and click the Raster button on the Illustration toolbar. Click Software Z-buffer in the top options box.

8 Click Render to preview the results. If you are satisfied, change the top setting to Raytracer to output a final, highest-quality graphics file. As the Raytracer can take a significant amount of time to draw a complex graphic, you should always use the Software Z-buffer setting to preview the results.

Learn more on your own

Add JavaScript.

See Acrobat 3D Help for information on creating and using JavaScript to create buttons and other interactive features in your 3D PDF documentation.

Secure your documents.

See Acrobat 3D Help for information on securing PDF documents against changes, and to control access to their contents.

Animate quickly.

See Acrobat 3D Help for information on using the Explode button on the CAD Tools toolbar to quickly create a typical exploding parts animation.