Quick and advanced visualization for BIM/AEC users

Using KISTERS 3DViewStation for reviews on desktops, mobile devices, in browsers and VR

Sacramento, CA – August, 15th, 2019 – Over the past few decades, the AEC industry has transitioned away from 2D to 3D. In the past, it was sufficient to carry around a set of 2D drawings. Today, it might be a challenge to get a local copy of all 3D models. These days, a cloud-based project management tool that gives access to all related data and geometries is preferred. In order to accomplish reviews and approvals, any level user should be able to to use a powerful and integrated visualization tool rather than downloading the data. The KISTERS 3DViewStation product family provides powerful AEC & BIM visualization solutions for desktop, mobile, browsers and VR. 

“3DViewStation provides a solid foundation as it supports all important file formats used in the BIM space. Not only does it support Revit, IFC, gITF and CPIXML but, it also supports historic AEC 2D file formats like DWG, DXF, even TIFF (in the case of old, scanned drawings). We even give access to attributes or linked metadata which might reside in separate files or a data management system.” said Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America Business Development Manager. “KISTERS gives users the choice to review, approve or compare documents and 3D models by performing measurements, sections and clash detections. With 3DViewStation, all of their visualization needs can be met on their desktop Windows PC, in a browser, on their mobile device or even in real size, using VR.”

 “KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer is the product of choice for today’s cloud-based online project management solutions. To ensure intellectual property protection and speed, WebViewer never streams geometries to the client. The integration can be done in a short time with only a few lines of code by leveraging our powerful and high-level APIs.” she added. “Due to the fact that all of our products share nearly identical APIs, we can also connect our 3DViewStation Desktop and VR-Edition for offline and power users. In addition, we have seen integrators using voice recognition in order to add annotations and to drive our VR-Edition via commands rather than menus or teleporting.”

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 i.e. Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.

The latest developments of 3DViewStation can be reviewed in more detail at: https://www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html.

According to Baumann, 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 the needs of complex integration scenarios.

About the company

25 years success in the market with superior visualization solutions from desktop to mobile has proven KISTERS to be one of the top players in the visualization industry. Clients ranging from small firms to well-known multinationals, 3DViewStation's easy-to-use interface is suitable for all user groups and 100% customizable to each individual’s specific requirements. More than 3,000 customers and over 200,000 installations worldwide. In addition, KISTERS offers expert advice and support in concept development based on client requirements.