11.11.2021 | Tag :

Cyber attack on the KISTERS Group

Aachen, 30 November 2021: In the night of 11 November 2021, the IT company KISTERS was the victim of a cyber attack. The criminal attackers secured access to the company's data through an orchestrated ransomware attack, encrypted it and threatened to publish the captured data. The corresponding ultimatum has expired.... more

Read more at http://www.kisters.de



08.11.2021 | Tag :

Preview: Automatic alignment solid to solid

Coming soon:

Many customer know the challenge:

A part has been designed in 3D CAD and has finally been manufactured. But how can QA ensure a certain precision?
Therefor the part produced will be 3D scanned today. After that we need to be able to compare the 3D scan against the original 3D CAD data. 
For long 3DViewStation has been used to perform the comparison. Still the real challenge has always been to position both parts correctly upon each other before starting the comparison.

This is what we solved now. And all we can say is: it's magic. All the user has to do is to select two solids and then start the execution of the function. 3DViewStation will find the best possible alignment - automatically and really fast.

Please watch the video below. The first scenarios have been recorded in real time and you can see the fast performance of this pretty complex task. In the last sequence we  recorded the alignment process in animated mode. That way you can get an impression of how the algorithm works and iterates to finally find the best possible alignment position.


27.10.2021 | Tag :

Preview: Shortest connecting line

Coming soon: 

we'll introduce a new function which allows to quickly find the shortest connecting line between two points. We'll call that smart selection.
Internally we'll use a graph, which knows all neighbors of an object in any direction. Traversing this graph we find the shortest connection between two points.

Application scenarios:

  • For certain cases this will be a replacement for accumulated length maesurement 
  • There is a way of working now in order to e.g. measure the lenght of a weld
  • The same methodology might be used to find connected pipes or to identify disconnected pipes

02.09.2021 | Tag : 2d drawings 2D Zeichnung tiff

3DViewStation 2021.1.424: TIFF rendering ultra fast now

With the latest 3DViewStation relrease we replaced our previous TIFF rendere by a complete new developed one. Now Zomm and pan has become ultra fast, even for 10x A0 / 10x E-size drawings.
As another small enhancement we do not only allow calibration of a 2D drawing, but also to use a scale, like noted in the titleblock of the drawing.
The improvement is available for both, Desktop as well as WebViewer version of 3DViewStation.

All release information can be found in our helpcenter.

27.08.2021 | Tag : Release

3DViewStation v2021.1 Release

We have released 3DViewStation version v2021.1 with a series of enhancements, described below. Please also review our recent BLOG preview entries for details. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Catia V5-6 R2021
  • Creo 8
  • FBX: all versions, faster
  • Inventor 2022
  • JT 10.5
  • NX 1953, 1980
  • Parasolid 33, 33.1
  • Rhino3D 7

Export 3D:

  • GLTF 2.0
  • FBX: binary 7.5

Import 2D:

  • Catia V5-6R2021 (R31)
  • Creo 8
  • NX 1953, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1969, 1973

Functions & Features:

  • Selection mode: Face
  • Measurement:
    • Cumulated area 
    • Distance point to face
  • Transform: Boundary conditions: X, Y and Z axis added
  • 3D-Markups: 
    • Multiple references to curves and faces
    • Variables and attributes can be used
    • References for dimensionings of surfaces and edges
  • Offset lines are now removable
  • Change the color of faces: Add vertex colors
  • Optional prompt to save when closing a scene

WebViewer, VisShare:

  • Ad hoc session sharing with multiple users


  • Different controller models can be displayed
  • VR menu settings will be saved


  • VSXML: XSD for validation
  • XML-API:
    • New method for writing custom log messages
    • Reference to part NodeIds and CustomIds added in VSXML
    • Camera Zoom/Pan limits
    • OpenFile extended: Load from URL

More at https://viewer.kisters.de/help/productfamily/en/3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php

24.06.2021 | Tag : webviewer explainer share online realtime

Realtime Online Collaboration using WebViewer: session sharing

We do now allow sharing a 3DViewStation WebViewer session with one or several other users. This is possible from within WebViewer running independently or integrated in any leading system like Kisters VisShare. The session manager can invite other persons to the session, who will be spectators in the beginning. Mouse control can be handed over to any participant, allowing to leverage the full set of 3DViewStation WebViewer functionality. Works on PCs, Tablets, and Smartphones.
The following video explains the problems to be solved and our solution.


11.05.2021 | Tag : Importer exporter

Supported file format news - V2021.0.95

There has been an update for several file format importers with 3DViewStation V2021.0.95:

Import 3D:

  • JT 10.5 
  • NX - Unigraphics 1953
  • Parasolid 33
  • Rhino3D 7

Export 3D:

  • GL Transmission Format 2.0 

Import 2D:

  • CATIA V5-6R2021 (R31)
  • NX: 1953, 1957 and 1961

New 3DVS format V17. 3DVS files exported with this version are not compatible with pre-2021 versions of 3DViewStation

See also complete list of supported file formats.

03.03.2021 | Tag : Minecraft Gaming Game Spielen NBT

For gamers: create Minecraft NBT files from native 3D CAD models

You or your kids use Minecraft and want to add your own objects and you have access to any CAD models you want to share with them? Then simply load them into 3DViewStation and save them in Minecraft NBT file format. We also support NBT reading, so you can check the exported files before using them further with Minecraft. A nice solution for gaming / gamers.

Here are a few examples. The race car still has all the details and was originally a 600 MB Creo assembly. It took only seconds to create a Minecraft NBT from it:

26.02.2021 | Tag : 3DViewStation Desktop VR Release

3DViewStation v2021.0 Release

We have released 3DViewStation version v2021.0 with a series of enhancements, described below. Please also review our recent BLOG preview entries for details. The new 3DViewStation Desktop & VR-Edition versions are available for download . WebViewer version and VisShare will follow soon...

Import 3D:

  • 3MF
  • Solidworks 2021

Import 2D:

  • Solid Edge 2021
  • UG NX: NX 1938, NX 1942, NX 1946

Export 2D:

  • export all views incl. preview images to PDF

Functions & Features:

  • visualization: support for textures
    • supported file formats:
    • import: OBJ, FBX, GLB/GLTF, DAE, U3D, 3DVS, 3MF
    • export: 3DS, 3DVS
  • draft angle analysis: new option to show undercuts
  • section:
    • filled by geometry color
    • new method:
      create section plane perpendicular to selected edge
      section plane orientation follows contour of the edge
  • measurement: calculate minimum distance between several selections of solids
  • measurements using points: snapping of end or center of lines or edges
  • PMI: select all PMI attached to the selected geometry
  • BOM:
    • Extend BOM table by attributes
    • generate callout ID by attribute
  • assign attributes to markups
  • create intersection point of 2 edges
  • Offset lines can now remember transformation path
  • position camera perpendicular to surface
  • show current mouse coordinate in the status bar
  • VR only:
    • 2 new fly modes
    • improved teleport marker
    • reposition camera in fix steps
  • WebViewer only: share session between several users

More at https://viewer.kisters.de/help/productfamily/en/3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php