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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources for those interested in leveraging PDF technology, and as of Q4 2021, also sells the ISO standards relating to PDF technology as developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.

In addition to formal ISO standards many PDF Association publications developed through our publications process are freely available.

PDF Association members may access process documents and drafts of upcoming ISO standards via the Member Area.


An ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adding support for glTF 3D models in PDF.

This document explains how to extend PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020) by adding the ISO 10303-242 … Read more

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This page provides links to 3rd party resources pertaining to making 3D models accessible.

Technical Data Package hierarchy chart

The US DoD MIL-STD-31000 standard describes requirements for preparing technical data packages (TDPs) which can … Read more

Covers of 3D format standards used in PDF.

PDF 1.7 introduced interactive 3D support using the U3D file format. PDF 2.0 expanded 3D … Read more

PDF in Manufacturing includes a high-level introduction to the wide range of manufacturing-relevant technologies built … Read more

This paper describes a proposed set of actions for enabling the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) … Read more

This paper explains how 3D PDF enables the Model Based Enterprise by providing a means … Read more

This paper highlights how these 3D PDF formats are similar, how they are different, and … Read more

This paper highlights how the Department of Defense is changing its procurement practices through a … Read more

ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of … Read more

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