Articles tagged with 'Desktop'

Preview: Quick Import Dialog for Desktop Version

20-08-18gnikol

We are working on a new dialog for the 3DViewStation Desktop product, which should help to quickly choose the most important setting when loading native 3D CAD files. You might have seen this with our WebViewer version before already.

Video 3DViewStation Desktop v2018.0 News

29-05-18gnikol

A short video showing the news of 3DViewStation Desktop v2018.0...

Video: 3DViewStation Desktop V2017.1 News

21-11-17gnikol

Find below a video, showing some of the news of the Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop V2017.1 release:

Video Preview: remove internal parts

08-04-17gnikol

Soon you will be able to hide or remove internal parts...

Preview: IP protection: remove internal parts

08-04-17gnikol

Soon we will recognize internal parts, means parts, which will never be visible, no matter how we rotate the model. For IP (intellectual property) protection reasons you might want to hide or remove them. Please compare the images.

3DViewStation on Windows Tablet-PCs

24-02-14gnikol

We continued our series of how to use Kisters 3DViewStation on tablet-PCs. Today it’s all about Windows. Interessting for many users: running Windows ( you have the choice to either run our full blown Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop version or the Kisters 3DViewStation  WebViewer version to get access to dat in the cloud.

3D CAD Viewer on Tablet-PCs?

18-01-14gnikol

We notice an increasing choice of mobile devices. We all use notebooks, smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. That’s all proven for typically used apps like email, messenger, browser, games and specialized services like maps and hotels. But what about 3D CAD viewing? Does it make sense to run them on a smartphone? Is it possible at all? Let’s look at some concepts.

The smallest devices are smartphones. If we are travelling we typically have a rather low bandwidth available compared to WiFi and a small screen. Would we like to travel with some native CAD data on our phone? We do not believe in that. We think that we need a concept to get an as fast as possible access to data, which are stored somewhere in the cloud, maybe a private one, maybe a PLM-based respository. To optimize use experience we would translate native CAD data into light weight formats in advance. We would give the user a client, which displays a rendition, generated on a server in realtime. We would let the user select parts, rotate, zoom and pan with his fingers and have a server executing all commands. Because we do not want to let our users wait, until some 3D data will be received on his device.

On the larger 8 or 10 inch tablets  we have the choice between several operating systems and native apps and browser based clients. The browser based will work on all operating systems, if you have a server render the geometries and will still work on many systems as long as there is WebGL available (so not iOS, but the rest). Don’t let us forget tablet PCs running Windows. We find them more and more and they have one advantage: you might run RT apps or native Windows applications. This allows to run full blown 3D CAD viewers including native CAD reading support and the complete set of i.e. analsysis, markup and text annotation functions. They are not redeveloped and cut down to a quite limited functional set.

With our 3DViewStation product family we at Kisters adress many mobile usage scenarios: run our Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer clients on all devices and operating systems. Take the advantage of server side rendering for mobile users, for limited bandwith lines and for HTML5 based zero-install clients. Your data will be protected at the same time, as there won’t be any 3D data on your client at any time. Use our Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop or ActiveX products on Windows tablet PCs and work on light-weight or native CAD files. Performance will be incredibly good: on a i5 notebook we load a 5GB Catia V5 assembly in just 1 second as 3DVS-file, on a litte 8 inch Dell with Atom CPU it just takes 3 seconds. Not too bad. And functionality is exactly the same as on your Desktop.

Here are a few impressions.
From left to right: Kisters 3DViewStation on an old iPad 1 (iOS 5), on an Android 4 Phone, on a Dell tablet (Windows 8.1):

Kisters 3DViewStation V11 Release

06-02-12gnikol

We are proud to announce the first 3DViewStation V11 release, built on a new graphics kernel. Kisters 3DViewStation V11 is available as very performant 64-bit and 32-bit application. It ships with the most recent and reliable importers, enjoys user with it’s new and modern Office 2010 like UI.
First users, who had a look on the new product were excited about the easy usage of the app. Still, the core focus of the new release was to provide a 64-bit system with maximum performance. The result is, that the 3DViewStation is preconfigured for top speed in native reading mode. For whom this might not be enough, we allow you to store the CAD-data in our own fileformat  which will be your turbo-booster for the next load: assemblies beeing i.e. 5GB Catia V5 native will then load in 10 seconds on a notebook.
Courious to try? Downloads are available here.