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.
|PDF Association // November 29, 2023|
PDF and FDF COS syntax VSCode extension for PDF developers interested in learning PDF as a page description language syntax.
|May 10, 2023|
This document explains how to extend PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020) by adding the ISO 10303-242 (STEP AP 242) format as a valid format for 3D assets contained in RichMedia annotations.
|November 1, 2021|
This page provides links to 3rd party resources pertaining to making 3D models accessible.
|July 18, 2021|
The US DoD MIL-STD-31000 standard describes requirements for preparing technical data packages (TDPs) which can be packaged in 3D PDF files.
|July 14, 2021|
PDF 1.7 introduced interactive 3D support using the U3D file format. PDF 2.0 expanded 3D support to include the ISO PRC format, and an ISO extension was published to add support for STEP (AP242) 3D models.
|May 13, 2020|
PDF in Manufacturing includes a high-level introduction to the wide range of manufacturing-relevant technologies built into the PDF format.
|September 21, 2014|
This paper describes a proposed set of actions for enabling the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to use three-dimensional (3D) technical data in its daily operations.
|February 21, 2013|
This paper explains how 3D PDF enables the Model Based Enterprise by providing a means to communicate all of the information needed.
|January 9, 2013|
This paper highlights how these 3D PDF formats are similar, how they are different, and what role they should be considered for in a data architecture within an organization or set of relationships between organizations.
|July 21, 2012|
This paper highlights how the Department of Defense is changing its procurement practices through a revision to MIL-STD-31000.
|October 19, 2008|
ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of engineering documents in interactive and non-interactive workflows.