KISTERS 3DViewStation exports native data to Minecraft NBT file format

NBT export as a gimmick for gamers in the world of blocks

Sacramento, CA – September 26, 2022 – Make the Minecraft world the way you like it. This trendy game has become an absolute classic. Millions of enthusiastic young and adult gamers gain experience every day in creative building adventures and develop their own solution strategies. Even away from the daily grind, KISTERS 3DViewStation has a fun and attractive addition in store. Wouldn't it be exciting to load and rediscover your own 3D models in Minecraft? What does the well-known visualization tool from KISTERS AG have in common with this online game?

Very simple! According to Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS, both are intuitive and easy to use. “Use and learn instead of reading complicated tutorials. We don't want to withhold what has emerged as a positive side effect during the development of new features.” So why not enter a creative playground after work? Simply load a favorite model into 3DViewStation and save it back in Minecraft NBT format. The Named Binary Tag is a format used by Minecraft in its various files for saving worlds. It was originally developed by Markus Persson (Notch) to store properties in a tree structure. The size of the CAD models can be chosen almost arbitrarily. “The new export function not only generates the appropriate NBT file in seconds, it also creates a 3D preview of the Minecraft model. 3DViewStation also supports NBT reading, so the exported files can be checked before they are imported into the Minecraft world,” he said. “A nice solution for avid gamers.”

As always, the 3DViewStation scores with extreme speed when loading huge CAD models in a few seconds. The 3DViewStation is thus not only an intelligent viewer for everyday work, but also presents original gimmicks again and again that can be applied away from the professional world. The potential of the KISTERS 3DViewStation and the Minecraft world is huge - just try it out, learn and get excited.

Known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading systems, 3DViewStation ships with current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D and 2D formats including Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.

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According to Eardly, KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. All product flavors are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary APIs. For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is an HTML5-based WebViewer solution available, which does not require client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.

About the company

With more than 25 years of success in the market as a provider of superior visualization solutions from desktop to mobile, KISTERS has become one of the top players in the visualization industry. The company’s clients range from small firms to well-known multinationals, comprising more than 3,000 customers and over 200,000 installations worldwide. The 3DViewStation's easy-to-use interface is suitable for all user groups and 100% customizable to everyone’s specific requirements. In addition, KISTERS offers expert advice and support in concept development based on client requirements.