SimLab 3D PDF exporter for Rhino enables Rhino users to share their 3D models in 3D PDF format. The Template Designer enables users to create stunning templates easily, and use them in the exported 3D PDF files. Sample templates are included, and they can be customized in just few clicks to reflect the spirit of a product. The plugin is supported on Rhino 4 and 5 (32 and 64 bit. To learn more about the pluguin download the brochure
How to use the plugin
After installing 3D PDF exporter for
Rhino plugin, a new SimLab
menu will be added to Rhino. Before exporting 3D models to 3D PDF files, a user will need to choose PDF template to use,
and set the other PDF settings. This can be done by clicking SimLab -> PDF Export ->
Settings. For more details about SimLab PDF
Settings, please click here.
New features in 3D PDF exporter 3.2 for Rhino
Artistic Arrows vs. Numbered Buttons for switching between cameras
For 3D PDF files with different cameras, a user can select the type of switching between them in the 3D Tab. The first option is Artistic Arrows and the second option is Numbered buttons.
Automatically Open Model's Tree
In the 3D Tab of the PDF Settings dialog, if the Open Model Tree option is checked, the 3D PDF file will open with the model tree opened automatically.
Superior PDF quality with Pages PPI (pixel per inch)
In PDF Settings dialog - Template
tab, clicking a template will open SimLab Template Designer.
Clicking File -> Page Size
will open the Page Size dialog, where useres can set the Resolution for
Exporting Rhino Measurements, Annotations and Units
Measurements and annotations taken
inside Rhino along with their units are exported into 3D PDF
SimLab 3D PDF exporter 3.2 for Rhino plugin supports exporting polylines, created inside Rhino , into 3D PDF files. This can be done in the Advanced tab of the PDF Settings dialog.
SimLab Smart Navigation System
The default navigation system in 3D PDF files tends to focus on one part. For large scenes with different parts, SimLab Smart Navigation is recommended. It tends to update the camera center of rotation according to the part the user is looking at. Changing the navigation system can be done in the 3D Tab of the PDF Settings dialog.
What is new in version 3.0
Rhino 4 (32 bit)
Rhino 5 (32 and 64 bit)
True 64 bit support
All components within the 64 bit version of the 3D PDF for Rhino
plugin are 64 bit; which means it
can handle larger and more complex 3D models easily.
It is now easier for large teams to use 3D PDF from Rhino by utilizing the new floating licenses.
The Template Designer enables users to create stunning templates easily to be used in 3D PDF export. Sample templates are included, and they can be customized in just few clicks to reflect the spirit of a product. To learn more about Template Designer, please click here.
Embed 3D PDF files into HTML
The new SimLab 3D PDF for Rhino plugin gives its users the ability to share their generated
3D PDF files on the web. Users can select any template to generate an HTML file that includes
the exported 3D PDF file.
Merge PDF files
SimLab 3D PDF for Rhino includes a new tool for merging multiple PDF files. Users can use the merge feature to merge a company’s front page –in PDF format– with a 3D PDF model.
Better control over the generated 3D PDF files’ sizes
By utilizing Rhino’s Render Mesh, users have control over the sizes of the generated 3D PDF files.
Better 3D PDF illustration mode
With the new illustration viewing mode, share your models in a new better look, showing details like never before.
The new Command PDFExport added by the plugin, enables Rhino users to automate the process of generating 3D PDF files.
Open After Export
The ‘Open file after export’ option, makes it easier for users to view the generated 3D PDF files without searching for them.
What is new in version 2.5
Better visual appearance
By exporting environment reflection, and bump maps from Rhino to the generated 3D PDF files, The models exported from the latest version provides a more realistic appearance.
Better handling of Rhino blocks
The latest version includes a better handling of Rhino blocks. It is now capable of handling models including blocks faster with less memory.
Fine control over generated 3D PDF file
The user will be able to control fine aspects of the generated 3D PDF files including Show/Hide world axis, Enable/Disable selection of the 3D model.
What is new in version 2.4
Building object tree in the 3D PDF file
The new version builds an object tree in 3D PDF that matches the layer structure inside Rhino, this includes building the correct tree structure and matching the names used inside Rhino. This enhancement enables the file recipient to have a better understanding of the model, and to hide/show the different parts of the model.
New camera manager dialog
The new dialog allows the file creator to select the views to be included in the generated 3D PDF files, to rename them and to select their order in the file.
Control Automatic Camera Mode
The 3D PDF file creator will have better control over the automatic camera mode, which opens the 3D PDF in presentation mode, where 3D PDF camera automatically switches between the different views included in the file. In release 2.1, the user will be able to set the pause duration, the camera effect duration, and the camera effects to be used (zoom, roll, or a combination of the two). When the 3D PDF file is opened the camera will stand still for the pause duration and then start doing the effect(s) for the effect duration, after that it will switch to the next view.
The new documentation shows the
user how to install, use, and make the best out of the plugin.
Click Here to download the documentation
The user is now able to use any language for header/footer texts,
object and camera names.
The interface is now available in English, German, French, Italian, and Simplified Chinese.