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Solutions for discrete manufacturing

Adobe® Acrobat® 3D software enriches collaboration by enabling extended teams to use Adobe PDF documents to more securely and reliably communicate 3D design intent. Insert and publish 3D designs from major CAD applications in Adobe PDF documents that can easily be shared with the extended project team using Adobe Reader® 7.0* software.

Create and share rich, interactive Intelligent Documents from multiple applications and file formats

Engineering and technical documentation professionals can insert drawings, 3D designs and project information from CATIA V4 and V5, Unigraphics NX, SolidWorks, Pro Engineer and many more CAD applications as well as Microsoft Visio, Project, Office, and Internet Explorer, and other file types into a single, searchable Adobe PDF file and archive the file using PDF/A, an ISO standard for document archiving.

Combine multiple document formats to streamline routine document-based manufacturing processes

Regular manufacturing business processes such as RFQs/RFPs, contracts, service calls, and product catalog distribution require many types of documents and formats. Adobe Acrobat makes it simple to get and keep everyone on the same page — even when there are hundreds of pages involved. When an RFP or Field Service Manual is distributed as a single Adobe PDF binder, those requesting proposals or gathering information can share information and drawings more securely. E-mail comments instantly. And quickly obtain digital sign-offs.

Accelerate design collaborations

Adobe solutions help manufacturers create competitive advantage by driving more efficient design collaboration among extended teams. With Acrobat 3D manufacturers can incorporate 3D designs to enrich communications, reduce costs, and increase productivity. View a sample of a 3D Adobe PDF file (PDF, 2.4M) in action.

Control access to sensitive information

Set security parameters on design and project documents to maintain control over how, when, and by whom your documents are accessed. Create a server-managed security policy and apply it in one step to an Adobe PDF file using Adobe Acrobat 3D with Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server.

Design XML-based Adobe PDF forms

Easily create sophisticated, intelligent, XML-based Adobe PDF forms using Adobe LiveCycle™ Designer software, a WYSIWYG design tool bundled with Acrobat 3D. Streamline manufacturing processes by incorporating business logic, validating data, performing calculations, checking for accuracy, integrating back into core systems, and exporting data to spreadsheets for analysis.

Looking for new ways to automate, manage, and protect manufacturing form- and document-based processes? Learn more about Adobe LiveCycle solutions for manufacturing.

* Requires Adobe Reader version 7.0.7