Automation Server - batch processing

KISTERS Automation Server

KISTERS Automation Server (KAS) is a server-based solution for the automated batch processing of 3D data.

KISTERS Automation Server can be integrated with any leading systems, like PDM systems or SAP.

Standard tasks: 3D conversion & preview image generation

KISTERS Automation Server covers a broad spectrum of usage scenarios. PDM system-controlled conversions of native 3D CAD assemblies to the internal 3DViewStation format 3DVS, to 3D-PDF or STEP form the basis of its functionality. And KISTERS Automation Server processes all tasks with the same high speed and reliability we have come to expect from 3DViewStation.

The use of thumbnails as preview images for result lists in PLM systems makes much more sense than rendering entire 3D models. These preview images are seamlessly generated as a KISTERS Automation Server background task.

Specials: virtual products & structure extraction

Frequently a PLM system manages parts of an assembly in a neutral or in the native format, while the structure is managed virtually, and is therefore available in the database only. KISTERS Automation Server offers a solution for this approach, by positioning and aligning all required components on the server, and then rendering the resulting structure. The result can be exported in STEP, JT or 3D PDF format.

Sometimes, however, the product structure of an incoming assembly needs to be analyzed automatically, and created as a native version in the PDM system. Not a problem for KISTERS Automation Server: a specialist function converts and returns the structure of a CAD assembly in XML format.

Functions overview:
  • Conversion of 3D CAD data to 3DVS, 3D PDF, STEP, JT
  • Preview image generation from 3D CAD models
  • Creation of 3DVS, 3D-PDF, STEP with virtual product structure
  • 3D PDF template utilization
  • Application of meta data from the PLM system to PDF
  • Processing of mega assemblies for 3D PDF
  • Extraction of the product structure from a CAD assembly

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