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Carahsoft and Tetra 4D Announce Partnership to Bring
Next Generation 3D PDF Creation Technology to the Public Sector Market 


Reston, VA and Seattle, WA -- December 14, 2010 -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and Tetra 4D, a provider of best-in-class solutions for integrating 3D PDF into engineering data exchange, manufacturing and technical publication workflows, are teaming to bring Tetra 4D’s products to the public sector market. 

Under the agreement, Carahsoft will proactively market and sell 3D PDF Converter for Adobe® Acrobat® Pro X, a new software offering which Tetra 4D will begin shipping later this month. Leveraging technology originally provided by Adobe as part of their Acrobat Pro Extended product, 3D PDF Converter is the next generation solution for converting native 3D CAD data to rich, interactive 3D PDF documents.

“Adobe is relying on Tetra 4D to provide their existing users of Acrobat 3D and Acrobat Pro Extended with 3D PDF Converter as the exclusive upgrade path for their customers who migrate Acrobat X Pro,” said Greg Baker, Tetra 4D President and General Manager. “Carahsoft’s experience with Adobe and the public sector marketplace make them the ideal partner for us, and we look forward to working with them as our master government aggregator.” 

The 3D PDF Converter software includes a streamlined user interface running directly from the menu bar of Adobe Acrobat X Pro; updated support for 3D CAD formats, including CATIA V5R20 and Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0, and Parasolid 23; and an enhanced version of 3D Reviewer, a standalone application that allows users to merge CAD files, move and delete parts, create animations and exploded assemblies, create and manage bills of material, and much more before publishing to 3D PDF.

“We are pleased to partner with Tetra 4D and make the benefits of their powerful 3D PDF Converter technology available to new Acrobat X Pro users as well as users of legacy versions of Acrobat Pro Extended and Acrobat 3D,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. Carahsoft and its ecosystem of reseller partners have been proactively selling and marketing Adobe solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies since 2005.

The 3D PDF Converter is available as an integrated plug-in for Adobe Acrobat X Pro. It can also be purchased as an integrated bundle with Acrobat X Pro called 3D PDF Converter Premium. To learn more, register for a complimentary webcast Tetra 4D Webcast: 3D PDF Converter to be held at 2 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, February 2, 2011; or call Carahsoft at 703.871.8641. 

About Tetra 4D 

Tetra 4D provides best-in-class solutions for integrating 3D PDF into engineering, manufacturing and technical publication workflows. Harnessing the power of Adobe Acrobat to enable collaboration and security features within the ubiquitous free Adobe Reader, the company helps manufacturing customers make their 3D and other engineering data more accessible and valuable over time – the fourth dimension. Tetra 4D works with ISO, AIIM and other standards organizations to continue the development of PDF, PDF/E and the PRC data format as open standards. To learn more about Tetra 4D, please visit our website at