Efficient handling of piping objects in MCAD, plant and BIM data

Kisters 3DViewStation offers a vast array of measurement functions

Sacramento, CA – September, 25th, 2018 – Piping objects are not only used in MCAD for vehicles, ships and machinery but, also in off shore plants and in the BIM space in regards to buildings. Depending on their responsibility, users must perform different review processes and inspections of the CAD data. As piping objects vary from other solids and faces, these users must have access to specialized tools and analysis options.

3DViewStation’s standard functionality supports these processes by: loading native or pre-translated CAD files and giving users the ability to isolate and inspect sub-assemblies. In addition, it allows for various measurements, dimensions, sections and annotations. The results of these processes can be organized into views for later use and easy retrieval. These operations can be easily performed using the Desktop product or the WebViewer version. Some of these functionalities are even available for use with the VR-Edition.

“We are constantly learning from our customers and evolving. It became clear that piping object analysis and measurement required a unique set of functionalities,” said Jim Eardly, KISTERS North American Sales Manager. “For KISTERS 3DViewStation we developed a neutral axis calculation with several advanced options. We found that the neutral axis must be calculated because it is not a geometric object. The calculated neutral axis is required if a user wants to calculate the overall length of a flexible pipe or the length of a segment, the radii of its curved parts and beyond.”

“While our development team was creating new and improved functionalities for piping objects they also added an additional measurement function from the center of the pipe to the face,” he added. “I must not forget to mention that, not only can the user calculate the shortest distance but, they may also calculate fractions into x/y/z direction. Users in the area of plant and BIM appreciate this rich set of measurement functions a great deal.”

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, 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, the 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 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.

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