AIIM-hosted committee sets sights on fast-track adoption of standard for engineering and CAD documents.
Professionals working in engineering and CAD across industriesfrom architecture and construction to manufacturingcould have an international PDF standard in the next couple of years, if a committee developing the PDF/E standard can iron out issues such as implementing 3D, digital signatures and rights management.
This week represents a milestone for PDF/E, as the U.S. wing of the PDF/E Working Group submits the current draft to the ISO
for review by a joint international working group.
The group, jointly formed by enterprise content management association AIIM
and printing industry association NPES,
includes representatives from software companies, as well as engineering and document management professionals.
Like the PDF/X standard for prepress and PDF/A for electronic archiving, PDF/E covers a subset of the overall PDF spec. The committee discusses best practices in the field among its members and customers of its constituent vendorsincluding Adobe, Agile, Bentley Systems, Hewlett Packard, Océ, Intel, PTC, Layton Graphics, Dell, UGS PLM Solutions, among othersand assembles a draft standard.
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In January, the working group readied its PDF/E draft as a "new working item," which it will formally submit this week to ISO. Thats basically an order form for a new ISO standard, as Diana Helander, Adobes business development manager for worldwide standards, puts it.
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