3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Maya®

3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Maya®

Win64, English

ProtoTech Solutions
3DPDF Exporter For Maya exports solid and wire bodies to a 3D PDF file.

General Usage Instructions

Download and install 3DPDF Exporter plugin for Maya.

Run Maya and Load a model.

There’s a new menu named as 'Prototech_PDF3D'. It contains following three menu items as shown in the image "Plugin.jpg".


A) Export

After clicking Export, a “Secure PDF” dialog will display on your screen as shown in image 2 below. You can encrypt and secure your PDF document by assigning a password to it. This is a user password and will be needed to open the document.


B) Preferences

It contains following options as shown in the image 1 below.

  • Precision : You can control how accurately your model needs to be exported. If you need fine representation of the model, just check the “use Precision” check box and the slider will be enabled. You can slide and select the values from 1 to 15. Higher is the value, finer is the representation you will get and larger is the file size.
    Default is full precision.

  • Tessellation : You can choose from Body level and face level.

  • Export Normals : You can select whether you want to export normals or not.

  • Security : You can encrypt and secure your PDF document by assigning a password to it.


C) About

It displays the information about product. It provides facility to activate your product license at any time from this control.



The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: ProtoTech Solutions

Author/Company Information

ProtoTech Solutions

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


1. Fixed: License issue.


1. Enhancement: Upgraded licensing system.

1. Enhancement: Upgraded licensing system.

1. Feature : Option to disable measurement tool in exported 3D PDF. This helps protect your model IP. 2. Feature : Attachment of external files (e.g. quotation, specs, BRep model etc.) of any format (doc, xls, STEP) as attachments to exported 3D PDF. 3. Feature : Use PDF templates to have your exported models embedded in it. 4. Enhancement : Export properties(Metadata) of parts. 5. Update : Updated technical support contact details. 6. Update : Added support for Maya 2018.
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