PROSTEP and Tech Soft 3D Announce 3D PDF Partnership

Darmstadt, Germany and Berkeley, U.S.A. – November 1, 2010 – PROSTEP, which recently took over development, worldwide sales and support of the PDF Generator 3D product from Adobe Systems Incorporated, has also licensed underlying CAD-to-3D PDF Conversion technologies from Tech Soft 3D as part of this transition. This partnership combines Tech Soft 3D’s expertise converting 3D geometry formats with PROSTEP’s competence in PLM integration.

The cooperation between the two companies aims to incorporate the growing demand of customers from the manufacturing industry regarding the quality and scope of 3D data in development and other related areas more quickly.

Furthermore, PROSTEP and Tech Soft 3D will jointly support the effort to establish 3D PDF technology as the ISO standard for communicating 3D data throughout the manufacturing industry.

Using Tech Soft 3D’s HOOPS 3D Exchange technology, PROSTEP’s PDF Generator 3D, delivers a robust PLM-integrated PDF solution that quickly and accurately converts complex CAD data into 3D PDF files.

"We are pleased to support PROSTEP in their efforts to expand the use of 3D PDF for more sharing of 3D data. Their expertise in PLM integration and knowledge of manufacturing data workflows, combined with Tech Soft 3D’s expertise in CAD data conversion and 3D PDF generation will be a powerful combination," said Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D.

Dr. Bernd Pätzold, CEO of PROSTEP, added, "Acceptance of 3D PDF technology of course also depends on the quality of the 3D models embedded in the 3D PDF documents. Thanks to the cooperation with Tech Soft 3D, we can guarantee that our customers receive the best translators available on the market for their CAD solutions."

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D provides premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company’s flagship HOOPS® 3D Framework has been incorporated into nearly 300 commercial software applications. Tech Soft 3D also develops HOOPS 3D Exchange and resells premium components such as Autodesk’s RealDWG® Toolkit and AutoCAD® OEM platform, Acrobat Pro OEM from Adobe, and Parasolid® Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM Software. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through

Tech Soft 3D Media Contact:
Jackie Aaro
Phone: +1.541.385.6158


PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration. The company offers customers from the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries – including EADS/AIRBUS, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler –  integration solutions for CAD, PDM and supplier communication, thus making e-engineering a reality.
The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 280 in Germany, France and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Bexbach, Hamburg, Hanover, Koblenz, Munich, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and Wuppertal, as well as Lyon and Toulouse (France) and Troy, Michigan (USA). Learn more at

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