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Interactive 3D Within Adobe PDF

Adobe PDF is the ideal format for sharing your AEC drawings and specifications. And now you can create Adobe PDF documents with embedded 3D models. Convey complex 3D designs to all of your partners and clients no matter what tools they use.

  • Export shaded, 3D models and photorealistic renderings directly from MicroStation.
  • Control viewing and animation and navigate the model using hyperlinks and bookmarks.
  • Set the model quality and resolution.

Adobe PDF animations make it the best format for sharing walkthroughs and flyovers, developing proposals for review, or communicating construction sequencing.

See some amazing examples in our 3D in PDF Gallery.

Real-world applications from MicroStation users:

Create your own PDF documents with 3D content from MicroStation V8i.

Click here to download instructions on how to incorporate 3D models into your PDF documents (Adobe Reader 7 or later required). Learn how to add links and bookmarks to let users interactively control the viewing of your 3D content.

   Download Adobe Reader and see for yourself.


3D in PDF Gallery


BDP proposal example
Courtesy Building Design Partnership (800 KB)

Pump station example
Courtesy CH2M HILL (300 KB)


Project newsletter example
Courtesy ConocoPhillips (2.7 MB)

Training manual example
Courtesy Shibaura Inst. of Tech., ITAI Laboratory (1.2 MB)


Building refurbishment (BE Award Nominee)
Courtesy Markland Klaschka Limited (300 KB)

Construction animation (storage tank installation)
(1.1 MB)


Flyover of a digital terrain model
(2.1 MB)

DWG file published in 3D in PDF
using MicroStation V8 2004 Edition (98 KB)


Helicopter approach to an office building
(3.18 MB)

DWG file published in 3D in PDF
using MicroStation V8 2004 Edition (89 KB)


Roadway animation with an elevation drape
(4.04 MB)

Animated tower example
(350 KB)


Castle walkthrough example
(150 KB)

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
Courtesy CDH Partners (4.38 MB)

Created using high flown aerial photography
draped on a 10m digital terrain model.
Courtesy Ordnance Survey Ireland
(790 KB)