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PDFTron acquires PDF3D

PDFTron Systems, a provider of document technology solutions for software developers, has acquired PDF3D, a U.K.-based provider of 3D PDF technologies. In conjunction with the acquisition, PDF3D SDK, an expanded module for developers, is now part of the PDFTron platform. The deal marks the fourth acquisition as part of PDFTron's roadmap acceleration strategy since receiving a $71-million growth investment by Silversmith Capital Partners in May 2019 and strengthens the company's position as the definitive document processing platform for software architects, enterprise application developers, and consumers.

"We are changing the way the world works with documents by driving the digital transformation of commercial, public sector, and consumer productivity in virtually every industry vertical," said PDFTron CEO Catherine Andersz. "From engineering firms seeking faster collaboration on 3D models to consumer phones with 3D cameras and 3D printing applications, we anticipate explosive demand for 3D capabilities. PDF3D is, without question, the world's innovator in 3D PDF technology, and I am delighted to welcome the PDF3D team and customers to PDFTron. Our technologies provide a fantastic complement to one another, and we are aligned on our vision for driving change by offering both low/no-code products and a high-code, embeddable technology. The availability of the PDF3D SDK is an immediate and valuable expansion of the capabilities we can offer to customers."

PDF3D is headquartered in Maidenhead, U.K. The company's flagship PDF3D SDK product represents the state-of-the-art embeddable technology for developers and product managers—currently used by more than 100 organizations worldwide, including Airbus, Bechtel, Bosch, ExxonMobil, Hexagon, Honeywell, IKEA, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Philips, and Rockwell Automation.

The company also offers a full suite of end-user, no-code products, providing enterprise consumers powerful capabilities for converting 3D files into animated, 3D PDFs or for converting and compressing analysis results into rich, interactive 3D PDF reports among other common uses.

Now part of the PDFTron platform offering, the PDF3D SDK allows customers to create and share 3D data in a format anyone can instantly view, mark up, and comment on. With rich viewing controls and animation within PDFs, users can deeply inspect 3D drawings, products, and prototypes—speeding up decision times across 3D-intensive business processes and workflows.                                                     

For more information, visit www.pdftron.com and www.pdf3d.com.

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