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Adobe Acrobat X Pro and Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 - capabilities for creating, editing, collaborating on PDF documents, visual search capability in Revu, advanced options for creating PDF portfolios in Acrobat, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 10, 2011

Adobe Reveals Subscription Edition. What About CAD Software? - Adobe offers products on pay-as-you-go basis, monthly, yearly subscription available, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 13, 2011

The Adobe 3D PDF Train Wreck- developer left stranded, questions Adobes foray into CAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 17, 2010

3D Graphics Performance Comparison - Pt 9 (Acrobat) - Level of Detail, for manufacturing industry, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 12, 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended - added 3D capabilities including ability to work on 3D layers directly, convert 2D images to 3D objects, many enhancements for 2D imaging tasks, including easier re-editable adjustments, better masking, intelligent content-sensitive scaling, and more seamless panoramic composites, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 15, 2009

What You Didn't Know About Acrobat Pro Extended - tools similar to CAD oriented companies for sharing, interacting models, more, Kathleen Maher, MicroStation Connections, Dec 19, 2008, may require free registration

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended - ability to combine multiple file formats in a single PDF portfolio, integrated Adobe Presenter, document compare capability but comparative poor graphic display of 3D models, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 31, 2008

3D PDFs Become a Powerful Tool for 3D Collaboration - Acrobat 9 Pro Extended a simple, seamless, inexpensive, easy way to integrate documents related to parts, Larry Haftl, American Machinist, June 11, 2008

Adobe Acrobat 9 - industry support for 3D PDF from SolidWorks, PTC, Lattice, Right Hemisphere, QuadriSpace, Bentley, Seemage and Actify, Deelip Menezes, June 2, 2008

Technical Uses for Nontechnical Software - Microsoft Office, MAXON's CINEMA 4D, NewTek's Lightwave, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Adobe Acrobat Pro for CAD-related work, Mike Hudspeth, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2008

A Classic Made Better - Acrobat 3D Version 8 has totally redesigned interface, integrated TTF technology, 3D measurement tool, ability to export 3D models to multiple formats, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 13, 2008

Saluting Outstanding CAD Products - Acrobat 3D v8, Photoshop CS3 Extended, ENOVIA MatrixOne, MAXON CINEMA 4D v10, Newforma Project Center Fourth Edition, LightWave v9, Solid Edge v20, Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT mobile workstation, Dell Precision M90 mobile workstation, Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC flat-panel monitor, HP LP3065 Flat-Panel Monitor, LaCie 321 flat-panel monitor, MultiSync LCD2470WNX flat-panel monitor, VX2835wm flat-panel monitor, UltraSharp 2707WFP display, Poly P3503-DDR3 workstation, NetZoom 6, PhotoModeler 6, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

From Any Angle -- Publish and Share Your 3D Designs - 3D publishing products reviewed: SpinFire Professional 8.2, Adobe Acrobat 3D version 8, MYRIAD, XVL Studio Pro, Publisher3D Professional and Pages3D Professional, Deep Exploration 5 CAD Edition, eDrawings 2007 Professional, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

Software - companies offer tools for civil engineers: Adobe Acrobat 3D V8, AutoCAD Civil 3D, ASE Civil, Carlson SurvCE 2.0, Bentley Electric XM and Bentley Expert Designer XM, more, CE News, Aug 30, 2007

Adobe Acrobat 3D v8 - Acrobat 3D can convert 3D designs to PDF, provides password protection, plug-in architecture for CAD/CAM/CAE users, earns A plus, highly praised by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Creating PDF's from DWG's Without AutoCAD - using Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3D v8 to create 2D/3D PDFs, Tim Huff of Adobe, I didn't Know Acrobat Could Do That!, Sep 2, 2007

Software Makes CAD Files Portable - Acrobat 3D v8 can make PDF of large files, providing collaboration and better communication of CAD data, American Machinist, August 7, 2007

Acrobat 3D 8 Makes 3D/CAD File-Sharing Easier - PRC format converts many BIM applications to 3D PDFs, Jeff Yoders, Building Design and Construction, August 1, 2007

Collaborating with Acrobat 3D Version 8 - importing a 3D model in Acrobat 3D, creating views and saving pdf, Scott Onstott, AECbytes, July 31, 2007

Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8 - direct DWG and DWF support, retains object property data in the PDF, provides better compression and includes enhancements for viewing, navigating 3D models, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 25, 2007

Multimedia and Presentation Tools for AEC - 3D visualization software reviewed: Google SketchUp Pro 6, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Autodesk Impression, VIZ 2008, 3ds Max 9, Freewheel, ArchVision's RPC, Piranesi 5, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, July 1, 2007 (more SketchUp reviews, PhotoShop reviews, Adobe Acrobat reviews, Autodesk Impression features, Autodesk VIZ reviews, 3ds max reviews, ArchVision reviews, Piranesi reviews)

Rethinking CAD Viewers - companies are offering CAD viewers for increasing collaboration of design data: Acrobat 3D, AutoVue, Myriad, DesignShare, Nancy Rouse-Talley, Desktop Engineering, July 2007

Convert, Compress, and Collaborate on 3D Models with PDF - easy to use, well-documented Adobe Acrobat 3D V8 has PRC format for compressing files, can import any CAD model, controlled access to PDFs, more, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, June 6, 2007

Acrobat 3D Version 8 - Acrobat 3D can import native SolidWorks part or assembly with reduced file size, add comments and mark-ups, section view capabilities, more, Josh, Solid Smack, May 23, 2007

Acrobat 3D - product manufacturing information in the PDF display, easy user interface, can export imported models to many industry format, more, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, May 21, 2007

Collaboration Software Remains Hot - Acrobat 3D V8 allows PMI data in PDF file, can export to STEP or IGES formats, controls access to native CAD files, more, Design World, April 20, 2007

An Interview with Doug Halliday, Business Development Manager at Adobe (Acrobat 3D) - Doug talks about role of Acrobat 3D and PDF in design world, Adobe's market strategy, more, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, April 13, 2007

Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8 - incorporated TTF technology to get 'industrial strength' solution, product manufacturing information, support for Autodesk's DWF format, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, March 15, 2007

Adobe 3D v8 Set to Spark Another Engineering Collaboration Revolution - new version enables users to share CAD data and eases access to 3D data, Brian Tinham, Manufacturing Computer Solutions, March 20, 2007

New Acrobat 3D Opens a Treasure Box of Possibilities - Acrobat 3D Version 8 is a "game changer," extending interoperability by supporting formats like ACIS, Inventor, CATIA, IGES, JT, and more, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, March 15, 2007

Look Out, Autodesk! Adobe Steps Further into CAD - Adobe plans to support more CAD files with its Photoshop CS3 Extended edition, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, March 9, 2007

Acrobat 3D 8 and Data Exchange - Acrobat 3D 8 can convert CAD data to STEP or IGES neutral formats, Deelip Menezes, March 8, 2007

Wireframe, Measurement and Collaboration - Acrobat interprets common CAD terms differently that causes confusion, Deelip Menezes, March 8, 2007

Acrobat 3D Version 8 - Part 3 (First Impressions) - Acrobat 3D 8 can import many file formats including Autodesk AutoCAD, DXF, CATIA, JT, Pro/E, Rhino, SolidWorks, more, Deelip Menezes, February 23, 2007

Is the New Acrobat 3D Headed for Failure or Success? - discussing drawbacks of latest Acrobat 3D version and how Adobe can still succeed, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, February 26, 2007

Working Together - digital collaboration tools make online communication easy: Adobe Acrobat, Autodesk Design Review, eZmeeting, Adobe Acrobat Connect, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, January 1, 2007

Acrobat 3D Version 8 - Part 2 - Acrobat 3D v8 will be able to convert various file formats to PDF, Deelip Menezes, February 23, 2007

Acrobat 3D Version 8 - Acrobat 3D beta program's third stage will allow download of fully functional copy from Adobe Labs, Deelip Menezes, February 22, 2007

Pass It On - available applications for publishing and sharing 2D CAD drawings: Actify SpinFire Professional 8, Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, Autodesk Design Review 2007, Bluebeam PDF Revu AutoCAD edition, AcroPlot Pro 2007, MYRIAD 8, SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium, eDrawings, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007 (more SpinFire reviews, Adobe Acrobat reviews, Autodesk Design Review reviews, AcroPlot reviews, MYRIAD reviews, SolidWorks reviews, eDrawings reviews) Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional - new user interface, Getting Started window, batch conversion utility, integration with Acrobat Connect, multiple PDF files into one package, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, February 8, 2007

Adobe Delivers Updated CAD Translators for Acrobat 3D Software - Acrobat 3D now supports CATIA, Pro/E, SolidWorks, UGS NX and I-deas formats, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, January 30, 2007

More Translators for Acrobat 3D - Free! - Acrobat 3D now imports CATIA, Pro/E, SolidWorks, UGS NX and I-deas translators, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 24, 2007

Acrobat 8 Professional - easy-to-use Adobe Connect for collaboration over web plus new redaction tool, auto recognition capability, PDF package feature and more in Acrobat 8, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006

The Next Acrobat 3D - improved collaboration tool to provide support to STEP, Parasolid and IGES formats, ability to combine multiple files in a PDF, more, John Myers, Solid Edge Community, September 26, 2006 (may require free registration)

What's New in Acrobat 8 Professional - ability to combine multiple documents into a PDF while maintaining the digital signature, file optimization option plus more on Adobe Acrobat Connect, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst, September 21, 2006

Adobe Serious About CAD Market - version 8 of Adobe products will offer CAD users increased functionality, plus a collaboration product to rival WebEx, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 20, 2006

Adobe Previews New Products to Come - Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat Connect to be shipped in November, while Acrobat 3D Version 8 is scheduled for release next year, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, September 18, 2006

3D PDF - based on U3D format, Adobe Acrobat 3D has ability to turn model parts on and off, different types of model views, ability to add text notes, multi-format support, 3D Capture Utility, more, Evan H. Shu, Architecture Week, September 2006

3D CAD Publishing is the New Vendor Battleground - 3D publishing tools in the market are: Adobe Acrobat 3D, Autodesk DWF, Dassault's Lattice 3DXML, SolidWorks' eDrawings, UGS' JT format, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, August 15, 2006

The Open Format War - open formats for sharing CAD data are: Acrobat 3D, Autodesk DWF, Dassault's 3DXML, SolidWorks' eDrawings, UGS' JT format, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, August 7, 2006

Put 3D Designs in PDF - Acrobat 3D creates a single PDF of multiple files keeping intellectual property secure; users can view and add comments to 3D models using Adobe Reader, more, Nick Butkovich of Bradrock Industries, Machine Design, July 13, 2006

The 3D Viewer War Has Just Begun! Competition Claims - 3D technology manufacturers like Kubotek, Bentley Systems, Seemage, VCollab argue about Adobe's capturing the 3D viewers market, John Myers, CATIA Community, July 17, 2006 (requires free registration)

ConnectPress 2006 Overview of 3D Viewers - Adobe Acrobat 3D and Google SketchUp make design analysis easier; Ingo Wulf of 3D-Tool talks about 3D Viewers trends, John Myers, CATIA Community, June 29, 2006 (requires free registration)

Digital Multimedia and Presentation Trends - AEC market grows as companies like Autodesk, Adobe and Google acquire important AEC software; other products include Wacom's new Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display, Informatix Piranesi 4, and Xara Xtreme, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006 (more Autodesk Combustion reviews, Adobe features, more SketchUp reviews, Piranesi reviews)

Cadalyst Labs Salutes Best Hardware, Software - list of products reviewed and highly praised by Cadalyst in last six months, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006 (more KeyCreator reviews, Acrobat reviews, StudioTools reviews, LCD reviews, @Xi workstation reviews, graphic card reviews)

Another Dimension - Acrobat 3D is a design review and collaboration tool which can generate 3D PDF of any OpenGL application, the engineer online, April 20, 2006

Adobe Acrobat 3D - Acrobat 3D allows users to share, review, and comment on 3D designs as PDF files, compatible with major CAD file formats, highly recommended by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Manufacturing, April 1, 2006

PDF Goes 3D - Acrobat 3D creates PDF of 3D CAD files which can be viewed and manipulated by reviewers, Lawrence S. Gould, Automotive Design and Production, May 2006

An Affordable, Secure Way to Exchange 3D CAD Models - Acrobat 3D allows designers and machine shops to view and share the 3D model design data, Derek Korn, MMS Online, April 2006

Adobe Acrobat 3D - create PDFs from CAD applications like AutoCAD and CATIA, multiple reviewer feedback, password protection, and insert 3D CAD designs into Microsoft applications, John Virata, AEC News Room, March 1, 2006

Adobe Acrobat 3D - Acrobat captures 3D designs in a PDF file making viewing and commenting easier for AEC and manufacturing professionals, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, February 28, 2006

Email Your CAD Model - Adobe Acrobat 3D can convert 3D designs to PDF which can be reviewed and commented easily, Drew Winter, Ward's Auto World, February 1, 2006

Adobe Acrobat 3D - Acrobat can create a single 3D PDF file from multiple documents and has excellent markup tools and good capability for Technical Publications applications, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, February 10, 2006

New Weapon in Fight Against CAD Model Bloat - supporting major CAD applications, Acrobat 3D converts 2D and 3D models to PDF, Karen Field, Design News, February 7, 2006

3D Adobe PDFs - Acrobat 3D works well with all CAD formats, sharing design ideas globally, as well as making 'tool learning' easy, Jacob Heller, DCCCafe.com, January 27, 2006

Cadalyst Salutes Top New Hardware and Software for CAD/CAM/CAE - recognition for IBM ThinkVision L200p monitor, ViewSonic VP201b monitor, ArchiCAD, Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro, Hewlett-Packard Designjet 4000, Motive Systems M-Files, 3Dconnexion SpacePilot, Arel Spotlight, Immersive Design IPA Tool, MEDUSA, AnvilCAD Lite, LightWorks free material libraries, DWGgateway, ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD, ActoStor CoreServer, Tacit Networks and Riverbed Steelhead, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, June 1, 2005 (more LCD monitor reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Acrobat reviews, large format printer reviews, trackball reviews, IPA reviews, MEDUSA reviews, AnvilCAD reviews, DWGgateway reviews, IntelliCAD reviews, caching appliances reviews)

You'll Flip for the New Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional - nobody handles pdf better than Adobe, who invented it, after all, Joy and Bob Schwabach, KansasCity.com, June 7, 2005 (may require free registration)

Essential Guide to 2D CAD Publishing - a look at sharing and archiving with Adobe, Actify Publisher and SpinFire, CADzation AcroPlot Pro 2006, IGC Net-It and Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, May 1, 2005

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional- faster than previous versions, Adobe's Acrobat 7.0 Professional now embeds 3D models in a PDF, Ron LaFon, March 1, 2005

Creative Installation - the problems one faces when installing Adobe Creative Suite 1.3 Premium, Peter Sheerin, CAD Journal, March 16, 2005

Essential Software - Adobe Acrobat 7.0 adds new CAD and collaboration tools that make it a must-have application, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, February 2005

Adobe Acrobat 7 - with the latest release, AutoCAD users can now create a single PDF from multiple layouts, embed the original scale and import PDF comments back into the original file, Tom Arah, PC Pro, March 2005

Adobe Acrobat 7 - Acrobat 7.0 Professional, with its AutoCAD integration, will appeal to architectural and engineering offices, especially now that commenting and reviewing can now be done with the free Acrobat Reader, Stephen Canning, New Zealand Herald, February 5, 2005

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional - new release features better integration with AutoCAD, free electronic review capability, ability to embed 3D content and more drawing markup tools, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, January 31, 2005

Collaboration Comes Easy with Acrobat 7 - CAD users will benefit from the new collaboration tools in the Professional version, which include enabling recipients to open a shared document in Reader 7 and still get the ability to review and edit PDF files, Troy Dreier, Intranet Journal, January 31, 2005

Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 - latest version offers improved features that go a long way toward making PDF an unparalleled multipurpose file format, Cadalyst Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #136, January 20, 2005

Acrobat 7.0 Eases Document Reviews - major enhancements make it a compelling upgrade for organizations that need to generate documents in the popular PDF file format, Anne Chen, eWEEK (hosted on PDFzone.com), January 20, 2005

Adobe Releases Acrobat 7 - new upgrades for publishing technical documents, such as architectural and engineering documents, are likely the result of challenges in this area from Autodesk, Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com, January 6, 2005

Adobe Announces Acrobat 7.0 Software Availability in the Middle East - latest version of Acrobat Professional offers more advanced control over engineering and design documents for technical and creative workgroups that rely on specialized software, including CAD applications, AME Info, January 6, 2005

DWF vs. PDF - links to articles and reviews that may help you determine whether DWF or PDF best fits your needs, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, December 18, 2004

Adobe Acrobat 7 - latest release offers a number of really useful new capabilities for the AEC and MCAD design professional, CADserver, December 2004

Adobe's Acrobat Flips For Collaboration - the latest version taps into the growing numbers of 3D CAD content, Michael Singer, Industry Week, November 15, 2004

Adobe Aims Acrobat at Autodesk - with its latest release, version 7, Acrobat incorporates features that Autodesk once criticized the software for lacking, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, November 16, 2004, 2004

DWF vs. PDF vs. CSF - reviews the top 2D publishing options, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, May 1, 2004

Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional - explores the latest version of Adobe's Acrobat solution for creating, editing, viewing, navigating, commenting, searching and securing PDF documents, and analyzes its CAD-specific functionalities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 10, 2004

Through the Looking Glass with View & Markup - reviews of collaboration tools: Adobe Acrobat Professional, Cimmetry’s AutoVue, Spicer’s Imagenation and Web4engineers’s eReview, Mark Devlin, Desktop Engineering, April 2004

Cadalyst Salutes 15 Hot New Products - editors' semi-annual awards for the best CAD-related software and hardware, Cadalyst, December 2003 - editors' semi-annual awards for the best CAD-related software and hardware, Cadalyst, December 2003

Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional - with its ability to create PDF files from within AutoCAD 2002 and enhanced options for protecting your design data, Acrobat 6.0 Professional is a must-have application, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, October 2003

Acrobat for AutoCAD - the latest version of Acrobat, Professional 6.0, offers AutoCAD users a bounty of useful tools and corrects a major problem of earlier versions relating to paper size limitations, ARCHIdigm, October 6, 2003

Ready for Engineering: Adobe Acrobat 6.0 - the new version of Acrobat makes PDF a very useful format for exchanging and collaborating on engineering CAD documents, David Cohn, DE Online, September 2003

Adobe Acrobat Professional - with Acrobat's ability to directly read in DWG files from AutoCAD, or any other CAD application that can create them, the program is a useful addition to the toolbox of designers and engineers, Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News #104, August 28, 2003

Acrobat 6 Professional - offers a quick and easy way to collaborate with colleagues and get fast approval for jobs, John B. Virata, Digital CAD September 2003

When Is A CAD File Not A CAD File? Pt II: Get Off Ya Hoss and Drink Ya Milk - a comparison of some of the more popular issue formats: Adobe PDF 6, Autodesk DWF 6, Bentley Portable Plan Set, Hewlett-Packard HPGL/2 and SoftSource SVF, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, September 11, 2003

Acrobat 6.0 Professional - Acrobat remains a good choice for engineers and architects who want to share CAD files and other technical drawings, although the Macintosh version offers no one-button PDF creation for Mac-based tools such as ArchiCAD and VectorWorks, James Felici and Greg Miller, Macworld, September 2003

Three New Acrobats - an indispensable tool for collaboration and file management, Adobe Professional places PDF creation buttons within Visio and AutoCAD and it can retain layers from the original Visio and AutoCAD files, Sally Wiener Grotta, PC Magazine, July 1, 2003

The Document Gymnast: A Review of Adobe Acrobat 6 - Adobe Acrobat Professional 6 is a stunning bit of software destined to become the industry standard for sharing engineering documents, Martyn Day, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2003

Acrobat 6: Layers (Optional Content Groups) - via the new PDFMaker macro for AutoCAD, Acrobat 6 allows CAD users to include multiple layers in a single PDF file, Richard Crocker, Planet PDF, May 8, 2003

Acrobat 6.0 and Adobe's Attempt to Move into the CAD Market - Acrobat's new AutoCAD features may introduce security, compatibility and other problems for CAD users, according to the president of a company that produces AutoCAD to PDF conversion tools, Rodney McManamy, CADzation, May 8, 2003

MacCAD: Adobe Makes Stronger Reach to CAD and Engineering Pros - with the new Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional, anyone on any platform - including PDAs - can view PDF-based CAD documents without having to install a CAD application or CAD viewer, Architosh,  April 8, 2003

Acrobat Gets a New Face, Additional Tools - Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional offers one-touch integration with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and Visio to make it easy to save documents directly from within documents, John Taschek, eWeek, April 7, 2003

The First Thoughts on Acrobat 6 - with its latest version of Acrobat Professional, Adobe Acrobat is reaching out to the engineering community in a big way by offering the PDFMaker for AutoCAD, Planet PDF, April 7, 2003

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