Kisters VisShare – Online 3D CAD Collaboration made easy

Simply assign people to a project, drag & drop your files and off you go.

Runs on premises and in the Cloud.

Sacramento, CA – January 15th, 2020 – Online collaboration is tricky when utilizing 3D CAD data. The reason being: we are typically dealing with assemblies consisting of hundreds, if not millions of parts – this is a huge amount of data. Still, we would like to benefit from a web-based solution. Using only a browser to access our files means that we would have no need to carry around the data. There are pure cloud-based solutions available but, KISTERS VisShare closes the gap by allowing you, as the user, to install the server components not only in the cloud, but also on-premises. Ideal for those who’d like to keep the system and their data under their own control.

VisShare is a Multi-CAD enabled Web environment, primarily targeting manufacturing enterprises. All you need to do is: create a project, assign people, add CAD data (by drag and drop), then share a link to a file or give people direct access to the project. Online collaboration for CAD has never been easier.

“Of course VisShare may be used as an internal corporate solution, but it is also a wonderful solution for project teams, consisting of internal and external people. We found it exceptionally helpful for teams that must collaborate across several locations. It’s also a web portal for your partners, customers and even suppliers. VisShare ships with everything you need for easy and secure CAD data sharing, visualization, analysis and management of all your 3D and 2D CAD data.” said Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America Business Development Manager. “It does not require any client installation. In addition, it is really easy to use, easy to administer, honestly – it’s easy for everyone. And we give you the choice: run your own VisShare server in the cloud or from within your own network, with your own hardware, on-premises.”

“Our customers recognize that working online has numerous advantages over offline. With VisShare, geometries are never downloaded to the client’s device, it uses KISTERS WebViewer with server-side rendering for visualization.” she added. “That also means no download times, even with small bandwidth. The days of unsafely exchanging complicated CAD data via email, FTP or cloud are over. Change requests will remain on the server, there will be no need for files, screenshots, Powerpoints or PDFs going back and forth. Files can be updated instantly and you maintain the control.”

VisShare is the latest addition to the KISTERS 3DViewStation product family, which is known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading systems. VisShare ships with current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D and 2D file 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 VisShare can be reviewed in more detail at: https://www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html.

According to Baumann, KISTERS VisShare is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It belongs to KISTERS 3DViewStation, which is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions. WebViewer has been designed to work with Cloud, portal and Web-solutions and does not require any client installation. All product flavors are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system, providing all necessary APIs.

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.