3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Maya® - Trial

3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Maya® - Trial

Win64, English

ProtoTech Solutions
3DPDF Exporter For Autodesk® Maya® exports your model to secured and encrypted 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 "SecurePDF.jpg" 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.

After checking the “Require a password to open a document” check box, the password fields will be enabled where you can enter your password. If you tick that check box off, password fields will be disabled and no password will be assigned to the PDF.

If you do not wish to pop this dialog every time, you can tick the checkbox “Do not show this dialog again” and it won't prompt you for password. You can revert this setting from preferences.

After you press OK, a 'Save As' dialog will be displayed on your screen. Click Save button to export the current model to PDF file.

 

B) Preferences

It contains following tabs as shown in image " Preference-Size_Quality.jpg", "Preference-Miscellaneous.jpg" and "Preference-PDF_Template.jpg".

Size/Quality :

 Quality/Size Controls : You can control how accurately your model needs to be exported. For this you have two optios i.e. Simple and Advance.

  • Simple : Here you can choose from three options of Model Quality viz. Low, Medium and High.
  • Advance : If you check this option then "Export Normal" checkbox and a slider will be enabled. You can slide and select the values from 1 to 15 for desired precision of the model.
    Higher the value, finer is the representation but larger is the file size. 

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

Tessellation : You can choose either Body level or Face level tessellation.

Miscellaneous :

Export Properties : Export properties(Metadata) of parts.

Security : 

  • Prompt to encrypt and secure PDF : You can encrypt and secure your PDF document by assigning a password to it.
  • Disable Measurement Tool : Disables measurement tool in exported 3D PDF.

PDF Attachments : Allows attachment of external files e.g. quotations, specifications, BRep models etc.

PDF Template :

Use PDF templates and export PDF with your 3D model embedded in it. 

 

C) About

It displays the information about product. You can activate product license from this dialog. Please refer image "About-Us.jpg".

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

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 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: ProtoTech Solutions

Author/Company Information

ProtoTech Solutions

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.1.19137.3043

1. Enhancement: Upgraded licensing system.

4.0.0.0

1. Enhancement: Upgraded licensing system.

3.0.0.0

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. Please note : Existing customers who have already activated the product will have to contact our support to request for a key for reactivation after installing this update.

1.4.0.0

1. Greatly simplified license activation process. Please note : Existing customers who have already activated the product will have to contact our support to request for a key for reactivation after installing this update.

1.3.0.0

1. Greatly simplified license activation process. 

   Please note: Existing customers who have already activated the product will have to contact our support to request for a key for reactivation after installing this update.

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