Instant virtual inspections & reviews: integrated and stand alone

Use cases for KISTERS 3DViewStation VR-Edition and 3DViewStation WebViewer

Sacramento, CA – May, 15th, 2019 – The manufacturing industry requires numerous review and inspection processes during the development phase. Due to the fact that most new CAD data is 3D, companies are switching from traditional to virtual processes. KISTERS supports these virtual processes with the 3DViewStation product family, available for the Windows desktop, web (via any HTML5 browser) as well as a VR edition. All product family members can be used in an integrated environment as well as independently. 

 “With 3DViewStation WebViewer, CAD data from various sources can be read instantly, without any pre-processing. This gives travelling and remote colleagues the ability to review a problem on-the-spot, using their cell phone. There is never a need to carry the CAD data with you and with WebViewer you have secure access to it. KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer offers more than 180 interactive functions that can be used for review and inspection within the browser.” said Jim Eardly, KISTERS North America Sales Manager. “After authentication, the user can browse the file system, review the CAD model, analyze the problem and collaborate on the solution remotely. Files are never stored on or loaded from the client – so your IP is protected. In addition, the 3DViewStation WebViewer can also run integrated with any data management system, such as a PLM client, or any portal that controls the access to the data required.”

“Recently we have seen even more sophisticated uses cases where 3DViewStation VR-Edition is used integrated with a PLM system. Even highly complex CAD models can be loaded in just seconds, directly from a PLM client into the VR session. The user inspects the CAD model and adds text annotations to critical areas by leveraging voice recognition. Snapshots of these areas are automatically created and saved as working items into the PLM system. From there, the appropriate colleague is able to work with the information, who then might use 3DViewStation WebViewer for visualization.” he added. “I must not forget to mention that there are many companies who use 3DViewStation VR-Edition in a standalone manner as well. They enjoy the fact that 3DViewStation VR-Edition is able to load highly complex assemblies such as complete ships with 10 million parts into a VR session in just a few short seconds! They are also able to leverage many of the interactive functions within the VR environment that they are already familiar with from our 3DViewStation Desktop and 3DViewStation WebViewer products.”

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 Eardly, 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.