Including 3D Models in a Knowledge Base and Online Help

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In one of my earlier posts, I elaborated on creating PDF with 3D models (by including them in FrameMaker).

You can also include 3D models in a Knowledge base and Online Help. As part of Adobe Technical Communication Suite, you get Acrobat 3D and RoboHelp. Acrobat 3D enables you to capture 3D models from several CAD applications and convert the 3D model to a PDF. And you can include the PDF file containing the 3D model as a baggage file in RoboHelp. RoboHelp enables you to publish the PDF along with Online Help or a Knowledge Base.

Please notice the TOC entry in RoboHelp refers to the baggage file.

The FlashHelp output of this simple projects contains the PDF which can be accessed as part of a Knowledge Base and Online Help. Please click on the button to start the Adobe Captivate demo below.

With single sourcing workflow from FrameMaker to RoboHelp for HTML publishing and powerful content aggregation functionality available in RoboHelp, this opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Do explore more and share your experiences.