PRC (file format)

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PRC (Product Representation Compact) is a 3D file format that can be used to embed 3D data in a PDF file.

This highly compressed format facilitates the storage of different representations of a 3D model. For example, you can save only a visual representation that consists of polygons (a tessellation), or you can save the model's exact geometry (B-rep data). Varying levels of compression can be applied to the 3D CAD data when it is converted to the PRC format using the 3D PDF Converter plugin for Acrobat.

The 3D data stored in PRC format in a PDF is interoperable with Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) applications.

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  • Adobe Acrobat "Pro Extended" 8 and 9
  • Adobe Acrobat X and XI with 3D PDF Converter from Tetra 4D [1]
  • Alibre [2]
  • HOOPS 3D Exchange libraries from Tech Soft 3D [3]
  • PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D[4]
  • PDF3D version 2.0 and later, pdf3d.com

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tetra 4d
  2. ^ alibre.com
  3. ^ techsoft3d.com
  4. ^ PROSTEP AG