SOURCE: 3D PDF Consortium

3D PDF Consortium

April 13, 2012 14:04 ET

Tetra 4D, Tech Soft 3D, and PROSTEP AG Recognize David Opsahl for 3D PDF Consortium Leadership

Three Founding Companies Commend Interim Executive Director at COFES for His Achievements Leading the Organization Since Its Vision, Mission and Goals Were Announced at COFES One Year Ago

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Tetra 4D, Tech Soft 3D, and PROSTEP AG, who late in 2010 assumed responsibility for Adobe's 3D PDF business and technology, officially recognized David Opsahl for his leadership of the 3D PDF Consortium. Opsahl was congratulated in front of a standing room-only crowd of his CAD industry peers by Craig Trudgeon, CTO, Tetra 4D, and Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D, during the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), which runs from April 12-15.

Said Fritz, "When Adobe entrusted our three companies with the ongoing development and deployment of its 3D PDF technology, we committed to leading the effort to make 3D PDF and the PRC data format part of the ISO 32000 specification. Dave has furthered this cause through growing the Consortium from a concept to a globally known and respected organization in an incredibly short amount of time."

"In a single year, the 3D PDF Consortium has united component providers, software vendors, developers and end users to support ISO 32000-2, PDF/E-2, and the PRC data formats as open standards for exchanging, visualizing, archiving and retrieving 3D and other engineering data," said Trudgeon. "The Consortium's founding members have led the rapid advancement of the ISO specification towards ratification. On behalf of Tech Soft 3D, PROSTEP, Tetra 4D, and the other Consortium members, I'd like to thank Dave for his leadership and vision during this crucial first year of operations."

About Tetra 4D
Tetra 4D provides best-in-class solutions for integrating 3D PDF into engineering, manufacturing, technical publication and AEC work-flows. Users of the company's 3D PDF Converter solutions are able to make 3D and related data accessible and more valuable to all disciplines and areas both internal and external to their organization. Working with ISO, AIIM, and others, Tetra 4D continues the development of PDF, PDF/E and the PRC data format as open standards. Tetra 4D is an Adobe Gold Level Technology Partner. Visit for more information, follow on Twitter @tetra4d, or find us on Facebook at

About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company develops the HOOPS Product Suite, consisting of HOOPS Visualize, HOOPS Exchange and HOOPS Publish, SDKs for visualization, CAD data import/export and 3D PDF publishing respectively. It also resells premium components such as Autodesk's RealDWG® Toolkit and AutoCAD® OEM platform and the Parasolid® Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM Software. Tech Soft 3D technologies are used in nearly 450 applications worldwide. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through

PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leader in PLM data integration. The company provides global manufacturing companies, including EADS/AIRBUS, BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler with solutions for integrating CAD, PDM, and other data -- making e-engineering a reality. PROSTEP's PDF Generator 3D is a server-based technology for the generation of 3D PDFs built upon Adobe LiveCycle ES. With PDF Generator 3D, companies can integrate 2D, 3D and other data together in the ubiquitous PDF document format as part of a PLM-driven workflow for use by the extended supply chain.

About the 3D PDF Consortium
The 3D PDF Consortium is a community of companies interested in collaboration of dynamic 3D data through PDF files. Software providers, systems integrators, government agencies, and businesses that provide and consume 3D data solutions look to the 3D PDF Consortium to demonstrate the success of these solutions within the market and promote 3D PDF as a solution to improve business results. The 3D PDF Consortium promotes 3D PDF adoption through demonstrating best practices and generating awareness of the power of 3D-enabled PDF to solve a multitude of communication and collaboration challenges across various industries. For more information on the 3D PDF Consortium, please visit and follow us on Twitter @3DPDFConsortium.