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Preview: Selection via linear distance

19-11-19gnikol

We now provide a solution to select and isolate objects which are close to the current selection. This is useful for i.e. piping objects, where a box or sphere would not help to select all objects, which are closer than a certain distance to the selection.

 

Preview: selection via box trap

12-11-19gnikol

With large asemblies like for aerospace, shipbuilding, plant, offshore or construction (BIM) it is useful to select a group of objects by applying one box, several individual or combined boxes or spheres. We now allow to generate these boxes or spheres, to move and resize them before perfoming the final selection.

 

Preview: merge objects

30-10-19gnikol

Sometimes it is convenient to merge several objects into a single one, which will reduce the number of nodes. This might simplify the future processing of an assembly, re-selecting a group of objects instead of just the clicked one, less nodes for clash...

 

Updated importers

02-09-19gnikol

Along with our 3DViewStation Desktop Final Build 2019.0.609 we updated the importers. The following file formats have been added or updated:

Import 3D:

  • ACIS 2019
  • Catia V5-V6 R2019 (R29)
  • DWF, DWFX
  • Parasolid v31.1
  • Inventor 2020
  • STEP/XML

 

Import 2D:

  • Open Office ODG, ODP, ODS, ODT

 

Video: a typical workflow in casting industry

26-08-19gnikol

This video shows a typical workflow in casting industry: Loading the native files, isolating parts of interesst, analysing them using measurement, draft angle, wall thickness & split functions, saving the work in views, revision compare. This is all available in our 3DViewStation Desktop version as well as 3DViewStation WebViewer.

BIM & AEC users welcome - 3DViewStation has all you need

13-08-19gnikol

Reviewing the recent developments we no support many more use cases in BIM and AEC space. By loading Revit, IFC, GlTF, CPIXML and also DWG, DXF we do have a solid foundation. Many BIM project management solutions are cloud based today where 3DViewStation WebViewer is the perfect visualization solution. But we do also support Desktop and VR use cases. Read more.

Video: 3DViewStation WebViewer V2019.0 News

13-06-19gnikol

Find below a quick video showing some of the news of 3DViewStation WebViewer V2019.0:

 

3DViewStation WebViewer v2019.0 Release

13-06-19gnikol

We have released a new 3DViewStation WebViewer version v2019.0 with a series of enhancements, described below. You can try the new version online now...

New and updated file formats:

  • Import 3D: Inventor 2019, SolidWorks 2019, Solid Edge 2019, Parasolid V31, Revit 2019, FBX, glTF, JT 10.2, OBJ, 3DS, Collada, Lidar point clouds
  • Import 2D: Catia V5 R28 (V5-6R2018), Catia V6 R2017x, Creo 4.0 / ProE, NX12, SolidEdge ST10, Solidworks 2018
  • Export: JavaScript for 3D-PDF, IFC, FBX, JT 10, OBJ

New and updated functions:

  • import dialog (quick settings)
  • Structuretree: Remove empty nodes
  • neutral axis calculation with tesselated data
  • Real time wall thickness measurement
  • drill hole recognition
  • split
  • technical documentation:
    • BOM table: interactive BOM ID generation
    • BOM table: automatic ID generation
    • Ballooning: arrangement as line, rectangle, circle
    • Ballooning: automatic re-arrangement during rotation
    • options for shapes and lines for balloons
    • Selection of all instances of a geometry
  • Filtering option: include / exclude unvisible objects
  • Rotation mode "Turntable"
  • 2D text search enhanced
  • Transformation: Align move circle center to circle center
  • Export PNG with transparent background
  • Performance optimization:
    • tremendous increase in rendering speed of ultra large assemblies
    • optimization of instancing

Partner days 2019: October 1+2

05-04-19gnikol

Save the date:

We would like to meet all our partners during our next partner days in October 1+2 in Aachen.

Find more information incl the agenda & registration infromation here: https://viewer.kisters.de/en/news/dates/dates-details/news/partnerdays.html

Please save the date and register today!

 

 

News video: 3DViewStation Desktop V2019.0

20-03-19gnikol

Let's have a look what's new with 3DViewStation Desktop V2019.0: 

 

New Aras Innovator integration with 3DViewStation WebViewer

07-03-19gnikol

Get a quick impression of the new integration of 3DViewStation WebViewer with Aras Innovator. The development has been done by Razorleaf Europe. More details to Aras integrations see here

3DViewStation Desktop V2019.0 Release

28-01-19gnikol

We have released a new 3DViewStation Desktop version v2019.0 with a series of enhancements, described below. The new version is available for download now...

  • New and updated file formats:
  • Import 3D: Inventor 2019, SolidWorks 2019, Solid Edge 2019, Parasolid V31, Revit 2019, FBX, glTF, JT 10.2, OBJ, 3DS, Collada, Lidar point clouds
  • Import 2D: Catia V5 R28 (V5-6R2018), Catia V6 R2017x, Creo 4.0 / ProE, NX12, SolidEdge ST10, Solidworks 2018
  • Export: JavaScript for 3D-PDF, IFC, FBX, JT 10, OBJ
  • New and updated functions:
  • import dialog (quick settings)
  • Structuretree: Remove empty nodes
  • neutral axis calculation with tesselated data
  • Real time wall thickness measurement
  • drill hole recognition
  • split
  • technical documentation:
    • BOM table: interactive BOM ID generation
    • BOM table: automatic ID generation
    • Ballooning: arrangement as line, rectangle, circle
    • Ballooning: automatic re-arrangement during rotation
    • options for shapes and lines for balloons
    • replace existing SMG files by 3DVS counterparts, limited to supported objects & properties
  • Printdialog:
    • Print range
    • Autorotate document
    • Tiled printing
  • Selection of all instances of a geometry
  • Filtering option: include / exclude unvisible objects
  • Rotation mode "Turntable"
  • 2D text search enhanced
  • Transformation: Align move circle center to circle center
  • Export PNG with transparent background
  • PDF template: configurable date
  • new options for license borrowing
  • Performance optimization:
    • tremendous increase in rendering speed of ultra large assemblies
    • calculation of Level of Detail (LoD)
    • possibility to remove normals (space saving)
  • optimization of instancing

New video: virtual inspection using our VR-Edition

22-12-18gnikol

Our partner Piterion provided this video, showing how a virtual inspection could look like, when using VR technology. They integrated 3DViewStation VR-Edition with Siemens ActiveWorkspace and drive it via voice recognition. Great job! Have look:

 

Preview: new functions for technical documentation (TechDoc)

19-12-18gnikol

Many customers already use 3DViewStation for authoring of content for the technical documentation. Now we are doing the next steps: the BOM function has been re-worked to allow manual or automatic generation of BOM IDs for all visible objects. and we'll get a function to automatically create the callouts including an automated arrangement, following certain layouts. Have a look:

 

Preview: new split function

02-12-18gnikol

With upcoming 3DViewStation 2019.0, expected in early 2019, we'll add a new split function. Ideal for casting, mold making and plastic injection companies. It allows to determine the splitting direction, manual assignment of faces to certain groups, and also supports multiple splitting directions. Here an impression: