Kisters enhances 3DViewStation WebViewer with new user interface, revolutionary rendering performance and materials rendering

Sacramento, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2017 –  Kisters North America has released version 2017 of its 3DViewStation WebViewer, a powerful 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer for engineers and designers. The new version features several updates, including a new Office like user interface, revolutionary rendering performance and rendering quality.

3DViewStation is known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities for browser and mobile users of Tablet PCs, Smartphones and Notebooks. There is no client installation required. 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, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.

“The goal of the 2017 release was to ensure that even ultra large assemblies can be rendered fluently on mobile devices as well as PCs using browsers. Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer proves that this is possible.” said Jim Eardly, Kisters North America Sales Manager.  “Graphics speed on mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablet PCs are now as good as on a Desktop PC or even better. Using 3DViewStation’s progressive load and rendering, there are no long wait times during load of large assemblies. And users will experience smooth rotation and zoom.”

"Additional options have also been added to 3DViewStation WebViewer to render CAD models more realistic,” he added. “Materials can be applied as well as a Skybox, which influences reflections, as well as a static background image. These new functionalities come along with a new ribbon based, MS Office like user interface, which is similar to the user interface of the 3DViewStation Desktop version.”

Upgrades include:

1)     New file format support has been added for:

  • SolidEdge ST9
  • Solidworks 2017
  • NX 11
  • HiCAD

2)     The vectorization and 2D output to DXF has been significantly enhanced

The new features of 3DViewStation WebViewer can be reviewed in more detail at https://blog.kisters.de.

According to Eardly, the Kisters 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, ActiveX 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 needs of complex integration scenarios. 

About the company

Kisters is a worldwide growing information technology company, founded in 1963 as an engineering agency. Its 500+ employees develop resource management systems for energy, water and air, and information systems for the area of environment protection and safety. Professional competence and operational experience with more than 3,000 customers and more than 150.000 installed licenses make Kisters an internationally sought-after partner for software solutions. One core focus of the IT solutions department is the development and sales of visualization solutions for CAD-data and documents including ECM and PLM integrations. To satisfy the various market requirements, Kisters offers ongoing development of visualization tools. 

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