3DViewStation Desktop - fast MultiCAD viewer

3D CAD Viewer + 2D Viewer: 3DViewStation Desktop

3DViewStation is a powerful 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer for engineers and designers, made for 3D viewing, 3D CAD analysis, 2D viewing, Office viewing, technical documentation and 3D publishing.

Users in the area of sales & marketing, design, change management, operations scheduling, manufacturing, documentation, service and spare parts management, etc. will be able to reliably, efficiently and economically handle their visualization and DMU (Digital MockUp) processes. 3DViewStation is a high-performance 3D viewer, i.e. a 3D CAD viewersupporting the file formats Catia V5, Catia V4, NX, CreoElements/Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, Parasolid and neutral formats like STEP, 3D-PDF, JT. 3DViewStation is also a 2D viewer for 2D drawings as i.e. DWG, DXF, DWF, HPGL and PDF, for Office documents (i.e. Word DOCX, Excel XLSX) and many image file formats. The system includes important analysis functions such as measurement, dimensioning, markups & text annotations, a 2D comparism function, a 3D comparison function, fly through and true MultiCAD DMU, i.e. simultaneous loading and analysis of data from different CAD Systems, without conversion. In oder to protect your intellectual property (IP)Kisters 3DViewStation allows to automatically remove all invisible internal parts or to alienate geometries in cases when it is mandatory to forward files.  Kisters 3DViewStation offers a complete programming interface (API) for automation and integration purposes.

3DViewStation - Application scenarios:

3D viewer for sales, engineering, project reviews, change management, task preparation, manufacturing, technical documentation, and collaboration. Compatible with Windows for desktops, notebooks, and tablet PCs. Use as a standalone app or integrated in PLM/PDM/ERP, product configuration solutions, service lifecycle management, spare part applications and other systems.

3DViewStation - Technical features (excerpt):

More details can be found at the right side: "Download" => "Functionality / Funktionalitäten 3DViewStation"

  • High performance
  • Reliable CAD importers
  • photorealistic rendering using materials
  • PMI: Importing PMIs, handling PMI views like regular views, filtering by PMI type
  • Importing CAD attributes
  • Printing, with stamp, optional large format
  • product structure tree
  • Activating and generating coordinate systems
  • Draftangle analysis
  • calculation of neutral axis
  • drill hole recognition
  • Wall thickness analysis
  • split
  • Clash detection
  • 3D compare
  • 2D compare
  • 3D annotation
  • 2D annotation
  • 3D markups
  • 2D markups
  • 2D text search
  • Object filtering
  • Object mirroring
  • Projected area
  • IP protection: remove invisible parts
  • IP protection: alienate geometries
  • Bill of material
  • List of layers
  • Viewing with PreViews
  • save views
  • load views
  • Animate views
  • Animate rotation
  • 3DConnexion 3D mouse support
  • State of the art UI
  • user friendly import dialog
  • Adaptable user interface
  • PlugIns to extend functionality
  • FullScreen mode
  • Undo function
  • Adaptable mouse
  • MultiCAD Digital MockUp
  • Sectioning: Measuring the cut, Calculating cut area and contour, Cut during comparison
  • 3D measurements
  • 2D measurements
  • 3D dimensioning
  • 2D dimensioning
  • Slide
  • Rotate
  • scale
  • fly through
  • focus
  • Explosion: manual and automatic
  • Offsetlines
  • BOM: interactive and auto generation of IDs
  • Ballooning (Callouts) with options for appearance and layout
  • Color change
  • assign Material
  • Skybox (360 degree image)
  • Skybox generator
  • Background image
  • Show grid
  • Properties: Volume, mass, center of gravity
  • Image export
  • 3D export: incl. STEP, JT, 3D-PDF (incl. templates)
3DViewStation - Scenarios and Details:

High user comfort - state of the art UI

Intuitive handling is one of the basic principles of 3DViewStation. That's why we designed the new UI along the lines of Microsoft Office, adding some intuitive ribbons. The user interface can be adapted to your specific requirements, and a quick access toolbar can be added. Shortcut keys can be defined for frequently used functions.

High performance - your time is money

You need to be able to complete your tasks in a continuous flow, which is why we have ensured that the import interfaces with the various CAD systems function as quickly as possible. And now that 3DViewStation is available in a 64-bit version as well, all previous storage limits have gone out the window. Step on the gas pedal and utilize our internal data format whenever you need maximum performance.

70% of all users...

... look for an intuitive, easy to use application to load 3D CAD data quickly, and for options to measure, slice, and compare components and assemblies quickly and easily. We have done our best to ensure that your work with 3DViewStation is a real pleasure.

Technical documentation and collaboration 

Technology editors are always on the lookout for intuitive solutions to map and display products in various states. They need to hide or show parts, color parts, create exploded views. Using the 3DViewStation you simply export the result as an image and integrate it into your work- or assembly instruction. If you prefer communicating your data in 3D, then you will love the export capabilities of 3DViewStation to STEP or 3D PDF.

Integration and automation

Geometries are often managed not just on the tile system, but via ERP, PLM, or other data management systems (e.g. proprietary systems). Kisters 3DViewStation comes equipped with a comprehensive programming interface (API) to facilitate any kind of automation. It allows the loading and positioning of geometries, and the comparing or manipulating of their storage location. Via the API, Kisters 3D ViewStation allows the coloring of parts, dynamic builds of structures (e.g. variants and configurations), and the querying of the position and attitude of parts or the forwarding of events to a guiding application, once a part is clicked - e.g. to then search for meta data in PLM or ERP.

The following file formats are supported:
Read (excerpt):

3DVS, Catia V5+V4, NX, CreoElements (Pro-Engineer), SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, I-DEAS, STEP, IGES, ACIS, Parasolid, 3D-PDF, JT, 3DXML, STL, VRML, IFC, DWG, DXF, 2D PDF, DOCX, XLSX, HPGL, Gerber, TIFF, JPEG...

More details can be found at the right side:  "Download" => "File Formats 3DViewStation"

Write (excerpt):

3DVS, Step, JT, Iges, Parasolid, 3D-PDF, PRC, U3D, ACIS, STL

3DViewStation comes in 9 language versions. Licensing: workstation-based or floating (optional).


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