We have done a new video showing the news of Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer v2016.1. Available here as MP4 or on YouTube.
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3DViewStation WebViewer v2016.1 News - video
Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer V2016.0 News Video
We added a video to our YouTube channel, showing some of the 3DViewStation V2016.0 news.
3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 video
A quick tour showing latest Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer version, your solution for mobile user, who need secure access to their 3D CAD data.
3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 Release
Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer v2015 has been released. Find a few impressions below or try online here.
3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 has (almost) same performance, same APIs, same functionality like known for our Desktop version. It is pure HTML5, no client install, no CAD data transferred to the client – fast with even low bandwidth and your IP is protected. Load a 20.000 parts assembly on you mobile device in 1 second…
Preview: Upcoming WebViewer 2015
a little video showing the upcoming 3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 version on various devices. 3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 and 3DViewStation Desktop & ActiveX will have same performance, same functionality, same APIs. English version here.
Preview: Kisters WebViewer version 2015
We are making progress on the release of our WebViewer 2015 version.
This is a completely rewritten Browser / Cloud viewer providing these highlights:
- runs as fast as the Desktop version
- can work on native CAD files or 3DVS file format – for top performance
- provides same APIs as Desktop product
- 3D data secured: pure server side rendering
So we are breaking barriers: even mobile users now can get access to all CAD data, even with low bandwidth and large assemblies, allowing to perform same analyses as on Desktop.
3D CAD Viewer on Tablet-PCs?
We notice an increasing choice of mobile devices. We all use notebooks, smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. That’s all proven for typically used apps like email, messenger, browser, games and specialized services like maps and hotels. But what about 3D CAD viewing? Does it make sense to run them on a smartphone? Is it possible at all? Let’s look at some concepts.
The smallest devices are smartphones. If we are travelling we typically have a rather low bandwidth available compared to WiFi and a small screen. Would we like to travel with some native CAD data on our phone? We do not believe in that. We think that we need a concept to get an as fast as possible access to data, which are stored somewhere in the cloud, maybe a private one, maybe a PLM-based respository. To optimize use experience we would translate native CAD data into light weight formats in advance. We would give the user a client, which displays a rendition, generated on a server in realtime. We would let the user select parts, rotate, zoom and pan with his fingers and have a server executing all commands. Because we do not want to let our users wait, until some 3D data will be received on his device.
On the larger 8 or 10 inch tablets we have the choice between several operating systems and native apps and browser based clients. The browser based will work on all operating systems, if you have a server render the geometries and will still work on many systems as long as there is WebGL available (so not iOS, but the rest). Don’t let us forget tablet PCs running Windows. We find them more and more and they have one advantage: you might run RT apps or native Windows applications. This allows to run full blown 3D CAD viewers including native CAD reading support and the complete set of i.e. analsysis, markup and text annotation functions. They are not redeveloped and cut down to a quite limited functional set.
With our 3DViewStation product family we at Kisters adress many mobile usage scenarios: run our Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer clients on all devices and operating systems. Take the advantage of server side rendering for mobile users, for limited bandwith lines and for HTML5 based zero-install clients. Your data will be protected at the same time, as there won’t be any 3D data on your client at any time. Use our Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop or ActiveX products on Windows tablet PCs and work on light-weight or native CAD files. Performance will be incredibly good: on a i5 notebook we load a 5GB Catia V5 assembly in just 1 second as 3DVS-file, on a litte 8 inch Dell with Atom CPU it just takes 3 seconds. Not too bad. And functionality is exactly the same as on your Desktop.
Here are a few impressions.
From left to right: Kisters 3DViewStation on an old iPad 1 (iOS 5), on an Android 4 Phone, on a Dell tablet (Windows 8.1):
3DViewStation WebViewer Release
The KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer is a cloud and mobile solution that can be integrated with your own cloud services to enable the viewing, inspection, and sharing of 3D manufacturing and construction data on the fly. The KISTERS 3DViewStation product family is known for high performance 3D-viewing, current and mature CAD-importers plus a reasonable set of functional tools to view, analyze and communicate 3D-data.Characteristics:
- requires just a browser supporting WebGL: Firefox, Chrome, Opera. upcoming Internet Explorer 11
- no client installation
- reads about 20 fileformats including latest Catia, NX, Creo, ProE, Solidworks, Solidedge, Inventor, JT, STEP, 3D-PDF
- outputs 3DVSWeb-format, PNG, 3D-PDF
- features: navigation, analysis, dimensioning and explosion of 3D-models.
- rich API