Tech Soft 3D Announces Acquisition of tetra4D

Developers of Native 3D PDF Technology to Assume Operations on December 16, 2013  

Bend, OR – December 16, 2013 – Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering toolkits and exclusive developer of Adobe’s 3D PDF technology today announced the acquisition of tetra4D, the world’s largest provider of 3D PDF technology to the end user market, and its line of 3D PDF products, including 3D PDF Converter - the world's only solution for converting native 3D CAD data into rich, interactive 3D PDF documents from within Adobe Acrobat.

Through this acquisition, Tech Soft 3D will begin working directly with regional resellers, current Tech Soft 3D HOOPS customers, and end users to expand and improve its suite of 3D PDF-related offerings. Specific announcements regarding plans will be forthcoming in the near future.

“The team at tetra4D has done an excellent job of driving global awareness and adoption of 3D PDF Converter as the de-facto solution for document-based 3D collaboration in both the enterprise and supply chain market,” said Tech Soft 3D VP of Corporate Development, Dave Opsahl. “As the adoption of 3D PDF continues to grow so dramatically within enterprises, we felt the time was right for us to expand our reach in the marketplace. The acquisition of tetra4D will allow Tech Soft 3D to quickly get close to enterprise customers and innovate to meet their needs. We look forward to building direct relationships with customers and integrating their ideas into future releases.”

“In 2010, Adobe made the right call outsourcing the continued development and delivery of 3D PDF to seasoned professionals in the PLM industry,” stated Greg Baker, President and Co-founder of tetra4D. Baker added, “My tetra4D team rapidly built a profitable global business around 3D PDF Converter, fueled by a strong belief that 3D PDF is the best possible solution for 3D collaboration in the enterprise. Our development partner, Tech Soft 3D has the resources and expertise to take 3D PDF Converter to the next level and exceed customer expectations. I am excited to see tetra4D take the next step in its growth trajectory as an integral part of Tech Soft 3D, and look forward to the future.”

Current pricing and sales channels will not see changes now or in the foreseeable future. All tetra4D support channels will remain active and all website, sales, email, and phone support will continue to be accessible through normal channels. More information is available at

About 3D PDF Converter:

3D PDF Converter is the world's leading solution for converting native 3D CAD data into rich, interactive 3D PDF documents, including full support for accurate BREP geometry and product manufacturing information, also called PMI. Only 3D PDF Converter and Adobe Acrobat together allow you to control whether recipients of your 3D PDFs can measure, section, comment on or export 3D data from both Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader. Because Adobe Reader is installed on 98% of desktops worldwide, anyone who needs to view your 3D data already has all the software they need.

About Tech Soft 3D:  

Tech Soft 3D is the leading global B2D provider of engineering solutions that help software teams deliver successful applications. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s product portfolio powers nearly 500 applications globally and includes the HOOPS suite of software tools, 3D PDF solutions and Autodesk OEM products. For more information, visit or contact (541) 383-4126.

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