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Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8 Classroom in a Book

Book Description

Adobe Acrobat 3D, the newest member of the Acrobat family, enables engineering and technical professionals to publish and share 3D design information from major CAD applications with virtually any computer user, significantly enhancing collaboration within extended design and manufacturing teams. The result can be improved accuracy and a reduction in design and manufacturing costs, effort, and time to market. Realizing that the users Acrobat 3D is designed for--creative and engineering design pros who work with complex electronic documents--aren't going to interrupt their production cycles to take a class, Adobe has brought the classroom to them. Through a series of self-paced lessons (each of which builds on the last and includes hands-on projects that the reader can create using the files on the accompanying DVD), this guide acquaints users with all of Acrobat 3D's regular features for creating, reviewing, editing, commenting on, restructuring, and preflighting PDF files.  It also includes thorough coverage of  Acrobat 3D’s new industrial-strength features, such as creating Adobe PDF documents with 3D designs from major CAD applications; inserting 3D CAD designs into Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and converting to Adobe PDF; creating rich, interactive documents with 3D content and more. Professional tips and techniques are scattered throughout.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the CD
    1. Lesson files . . . and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8, and the Adobe Acrobat Toolkit
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Acrobat 3D
    5. Starting Adobe Acrobat 3D
    6. Starting the Acrobat 3D Toolkit
    7. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
      1. To install the Classroom in a Book files
    8. Additional resources
  4. 1. Introducing Acrobat 3D and the Acrobat 3D Toolkit
    1. About Acrobat 3D and the Acrobat 3D Toolkit
    2. What’s new in Acrobat 3D Version 8
    3. A quick look at 3D content in PDF files
      1. Launching Acrobat 3D
      2. Viewing a 3D PDF file
      3. Interacting with a 3D model
      4. Zooming in on a view
      5. Showing and hiding parts
      6. Changing the rendering mode
      7. Looking at comments
      8. Toggling the cross-section on and off
      9. Animations and other special effects
    4. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  5. 2. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Looking at the Acrobat 3D work area
      1. Getting Started with Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8 window
      2. Looking at the work area and the toolbars
      3. Showing and hiding the 3D Toolbar
    2. Using the 3D tools
      1. Manipulating a model
      2. Accessing the Walk tool
      3. Using the Views menu
      4. Using the viewing options
    3. Using the Acrobat 3D Model Tree
      1. Opening and closing the 3D Model Tree
      2. Showing and hiding model components
      3. Changing the view with the Model Tree
    4. Using the Acrobat 3D Toolkit
    5. Using Acrobat 3D Help
      1. Opening Help
      2. Navigating Help
      3. Printing help topics
      4. Downloading new and updated help topics
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  6. 3. Converting 3D Design Files to Adobe PDF
    1. About converting design files to 3D PDF
    2. Dragging a file onto the Acrobat 3D icon
    3. Changing the conversion settings
    4. Combining files
      1. Assembling PDF files in a package
      2. Adding a project identifier
    5. On your own: PRC and U3D settings
      1. Converting a 3D file using PRC settings
      2. Converting a 3D file using U3D settings
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  7. 4. Working with 3D PDF Models
    1. Manipulating parts in a model
      1. Selecting parts
      2. Zooming in on a part
      3. Isolating a part
      4. Drilling down
      5. Showing and hiding parts
      6. Making parts transparent
      7. Creating a view
    2. Creating a cross-section
    3. Changing the rendering mode
    4. Measuring
      1. Measuring from one point to another
      2. Deleting a measurement
      3. Setting Measuring preferences and options
    5. About 3D views
    6. Working with views
      1. Creating a new view
      2. Renaming a view
      3. Navigating views
      4. Changing the default view
      5. Bookmarking a view
      6. Deleting a view
    7. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  8. 5. Using Acrobat 3D in the Manufacturing Work Flow
    1. Incorporating PMI and model geometry
    2. Viewing product information
      1. Changing the highlight color
      2. Adding comments
      3. Changing the rendering mode
    3. Exporting geometry from a 3D model
    4. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  9. 6. Adding Security to 3D PDF Files
    1. Adding password protection
    2. Opening a password-protected file
    3. Emailing a secure attachment
    4. Certifying a PDF file
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  10. 7. Reviewing and Commenting on 3D PDF Files
    1. Reviewing and commenting on 3D models
      1. About comments and markups
      2. Looking at comments
      3. Deleting comments and associated views
      4. Adding comments and markups
      5. Replying to comments
    2. About the review process
    3. Starting an email-based review
      1. Managing email-based reviews
    4. Exploring on your own: Applying stamps
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  11. 8. Creating 2D Graphics and Animations with the Acrobat 3D Toolkit
    1. Creating 2D graphics
      1. Manipulating the model
      2. Creating vector graphics
      3. Creating a rasterized image
      4. Creating animations
      5. Simplifying a 3D model
      6. Adding material and texture effects
      7. Reducing the file size
      8. Creating the animation
    2. On your own: Creating exploding animations
    3. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  12. 9. Using 3D Models in Technical Publishing
    1. Adding a 3D animation using the 3D tool
      1. Converting and adding the 3D animation file
      2. Resizing the 3D preview
      3. Deleting a 3D model or animation
    2. Inserting a PDF page or file
      1. Converting the 3D file
    3. Creating 3D slides
    4. Creating another view
    5. Viewing a presentation
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  13. 10. Adding 3D Content to Office Files
    1. Inserting a 3D model into a Word file
      1. Changing the preview size and manipulating the 3D model
      2. Converting to Adobe PDF
      3. Resetting the default view
    2. About the Adobe PDF Settings (presets)
      1. Changing the conversion settings
      2. Creating a print-quality file
    3. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers