KISTERS 3DViewStation: Use CAD data from design throughout the entire company workflow

Get more out of your existing 3D data: from quotation calculation to after-sales

Sacramento, CA – February 24, 2022 – Digitalization is on everyone's lips, but there are still many companies that do not use the potential of their 3D data in all departments. Most manufacturing companies use their own CAD systems for the design of plants, machines or vehicles and this existing 3D data can be optimally used in the further workflow with the KISTERS 3DViewStation.

According to Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS, users from sales, change management, technical documentation, work preparation, production and after-sales often still work with 2D drawings, which are not as comprehensible and clear as a three-dimensional view. KISTERS 3DViewStation can assist employees to manage the design department more effectively and independently draw the greatest benefit from visualized solid models.

“KISTERS 3DViewStation is a modern viewer solution that can do much more than just view,” said Eardly. “It is a high-performance 3D CAD analysis and digital mockup tool (DMU) with a modern office interface at moderate license costs. Native and neutral data from different sources can be imported, merged and displayed at a unique loading speed without prior conversion. Dimensions, sections and comparisons based on precise geometry data are the smallest challenge. Much more exciting are analysis functionalities such as batch conversion, explosions, filters, BOM, markups, wall thicknesses and demolding slopes.

As a further advantage, Eardly noted, the software offers protection of the inserted data, ideas and products. “For example, it can automatically remove internal components and distort geometries,” he explained, “The latter is used by customers and suppliers when passing on CAD data to protect the included know-how.”

According to Eardly, the KISTERS 3D Viewer is also suitable for users within the company who have rarely come into contact with 3D CAD data so far. Even in the absence of experience with 3D models, changes between different revision states of a model are reliably recognizable. In quality assurance, deviations between measurement data and the reference model play an important role. With the measurement of parts and the comparison with a reference data set, the delivery of defective parts can be easily avoided.

KISTERS 3DViewStation enables a simple and efficient application of the already existing 3D data in many other areas that are located in the production chain behind the design department. This does not require additional licenses for CAD systems and greatly diminishes the costs of procuring 3D viewers and training employees on those systems.

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.