Kisters 3DViewStation VR-Edition boasts a new API and faster graphics performance

Additional 3D enhancements also announced

Sacramento, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2017 – Kisters North America has released version 2017.1 of its 3DViewStation VR-Edition, a member of the 3DViewStation product family of Kisters. The new version features several updates, including a new, high-level API and significantly faster graphics performance than all previous versions.

Known for its fast, immersive visualization, advanced analysis and integration capabilities, 3DViewStation VR-Edition ships with current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D formats including i.e. Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP and many more.

“Most VR applications today leverage gaming engines like Unity. Gaming engines support many devices, but these engines create long preparation times before the user is able to start a VR session from within a PLM system.” Jim Eardly, Kisters North America Sales Manager, noted. “3DViewStation VR-Edition is different: it shares the graphics engine with our Desktop, ActiveX and WebViewer counterparts along with high-level APIs. This allows a user to start a VR session in mere seconds from within any PLM system. Even configurable products and variants can be loaded dynamically, enriched by associated data.”

“Aside from navigation, the user can leverage many analysis functions now from 3DViewStation Desktop or WebViewer.” Eardly added. “So, you might want to walk into your complex CAD model or teleport yourself to a new position while hiding parts, ghosting and moving them. Perhaps you need access to linked annotations or you must perform sections; you can now perform these tasks with lightning speed. An XML configuration file is used to adjust the complexity of the user interface of 3DViewStation VR-Edition according to the user’s needs.”

Upgrades include:

  • File formats:
  • Import 3D: Catia V5_6 R2017, Creo 4.0, Inventor 2018, Parasolid v30, Acis 2017.1 (R27), CPIXML, FBX
  • Functions:
  • several performance related improvements - we are getting significantly faster again:
    • multi-core sectioning
    • multi-core rendering
    • faster compression
    • support for instancing, import & export

The new features of 3DViewStation v2017.1 can be reviewed in more detail at https://www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html.

According to Eardly, Kisters 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, ActiveX, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions. 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 needs of complex integration scenarios.

About the company

Kisters is a worldwide growing information technology company, founded in 1963 as an engineering agency. Its 500+ employees develop resource management systems for energy, water and air, and information systems for the area of environment protection and safety. Professional competence and operational experience with more than 3,000 customers and more than 150.000 installed licenses make Kisters an internationally sought-after partner for software solutions. One core focus of the IT solutions department is the development and sales of visualization solutions for CAD-data and documents including ECM and PLM integrations. To satisfy the various market requirements, Kisters offers ongoing development of visualization tools.

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