Sacramento, CA – January 17, 2023 – Flexible and mobile working has become very important as a result of the pandemic. Where the workplace used to be determined by location and the availability of a computer, today all that is needed is an Internet connection and an HTML5-capable end device. But what has already become quite commonplace in private life could be used much more effectively in manufacturing companies. Especially on business trips, or in projects with many participants, mobile access to relevant CAD data and drawings helps enormously with important decisions that do not allow any delay. If information is missing, friction losses occur during customer or supplier meetings and, in the worst case, wrong decisions are made. A high-performance CAD viewer in the web version offers all mobile users the same performance, the same APIs and thus the same functionality as a desktop version. The KISTERS 3DViewStation offers the possibility to access data in the company network or in the cloud - anytime and anywhere.
Security has top priority! Since the KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer does not transfer any 3D geometries to the end device, a very secure handling of sensitive CAD data is possible. They are neither downloaded nor streamed, but transferred only as image information when accessing the company's own server. “Fortunately, concerns about a major changeover between the desktop and web versions of 3DViewStation are unfounded. All functions are almost identical and can be used intuitively. Even with low bandwidth, it is possible to visualize extremely large assemblies with the usual performance at the push of a button,” explained Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS. But there are also other use cases. Customers who have been working with this solution for several years like to use the Web Viewer integrated into the user interface of their PLM system, for after sales & service solutions, or on production machines in the human-machine interface (HMI). Currently, online configurators are increasingly equipped with the web version of 3DViewStation to make individual product assembly and the buying experience as easy and realistic as possible.
With the KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer, a quick visual exchange in projects with colleagues, customers or partners is possible on the move, Eardly noted. “Important changes can be initiated intuitively at the touch of a finger,” he said. “Regardless of whether it's a question of structure, functionality or variant diversity. This saves valuable time in decision-making or business processes and guarantees maximum flexibility.”
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 Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.
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According to Eardly, KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. 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
With more than 25 years of success in the market as a provider of superior visualization solutions from desktop to mobile, KISTERS has become one of the top players in the visualization industry. The company’s clients range from small firms to well-known multinationals, comprising more than 3,000 customers and over 200,000 installations worldwide. The 3DViewStation's easy-to-use interface is suitable for all user groups and 100% customizable to everyone’s specific requirements. In addition, KISTERS offers expert advice and support in concept development based on client requirements.