It goes without saying that the use of PDFs differ from industry to industry. Fortunately, the format’s functionality has been made versatile enough that exporting to PDF files that fulfill industry requirements can be done with just a few clicks. Such industry compliant PDF files are regarded as PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/E files. The PDF/A subset standard is designed to leave out certain content features and make it fit for long-term archiving.
The PDF/X specifically facilitates data exchange and has requirements for professional print publishing workflows. As for PDF/E files, they are used in the engineering industry as exchange formats for sharing complex structural models. With such specific and different uses of digital content, you will need to export to PDF file formats compliant with industry requirements.