ISO 24517-1:2008 Document management — Engineering document format using PDF — Part 1: Use of PDF 1.6 (PDF/E-1) defines a file format for the exchange of engineering documents based on the PDF 1.6 format.
PDF/E improves document exchange, collaboration, and print accuracy within engineering workflows, both inside companies and with extended enterprises of partners, suppliers, customers, government organizations and citizens. It enables organizations to streamline engineering workflows that incorporate diverse sets of complex documents, resulting in improved productivity and the ability to more quickly deliver better products to market. It defines the features of PDF that are required, recommended, restricted, or prohibited when creating viewing, marking up, printing, analyzing, and distributing engineering documents.
PDF/E takes into consideration the differing needs of both interactive and non-interactive readers. It specifies the proper use of PDF for on-screen display and printing of engineering documents.
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ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of engineering documents in interactive and non-interactive workflows.
Community: PDF/E TWG
ISO Group Responsible: ISO TC171 SC2 WG7
ISO Status: status of all PDF-related ISO work
Publications: PDF in Manufacturing