ISO standards, test suites, best-practice guides…
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.
|International Organization for Standardization (ISO) // July 15, 2021|
ISO 32000 is the family of ISO standards that defines the core PDF specification for both PDF 1.7 and PDF 2.0.
|May 10, 2023|
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|
The PDF Association maintains links to best-practice content in this area. These materials are not vetted by the PDF Association. To suggest a new resource contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your recommendation. Scott Vinkle’s blog post on 3D model accessibility: https://scottvinkle.me/blogs/work/3d-model-accessibility
|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 will soon be published supporting 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.
|July 21, 2019|
This document provides guidance on the use of blockchain for Information Governance Professionals responsible for information assets within their organizations. It defines the key characteristics of the current market as well as existing challenges and opportunities.
|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.