Articles in Category '3DViewStation WebViewer'

BIM & AEC users welcome - 3DViewStation has all you need

13-08-19gnikol

Reviewing the recent developments we no support many more use cases in BIM and AEC space. By loading Revit, IFC, GlTF, CPIXML and also DWG, DXF we do have a solid foundation. Many BIM project management solutions are cloud based today where 3DViewStation WebViewer is the perfect visualization solution. But we do also support Desktop and VR use cases. Read more.

New Aras Innovator integration with 3DViewStation WebViewer

07-03-19gnikol

Get a quick impression of the new integration of 3DViewStation WebViewer with Aras Innovator. The development has been done by Razorleaf Europe. More details to Aras integrations see here

Preview: new functions for technical documentation (TechDoc)

19-12-18gnikol

Many customers already use 3DViewStation for authoring of content for the technical documentation. Now we are doing the next steps: the BOM function has been re-worked to allow manual or automatic generation of BOM IDs for all visible objects. and we'll get a function to automatically create the callouts including an automated arrangement, following certain layouts. Have a look:

 

Preview: new split function

02-12-18gnikol

With upcoming 3DViewStation 2019.0, expected in early 2019, we'll add a new split function. Ideal for casting, mold making and plastic injection companies. It allows to determine the splitting direction, manual assignment of faces to certain groups, and also supports multiple splitting directions. Here an impression:

Preview: support for Revit

21-11-18gnikol

With upcoming updates of the 3DViewStation product family we will add support for AutoDesk Revit. The sample shows how it could look like...

We were awarded: Computable Award 2018: Digital Innovation Of The Year

30-10-18gnikol

We are the graphics of the new product configurator at DAF trucks. The solution has been nominated for a technology award. And we are proud to announce, that we won in the category "Digital Innovation Of The Year". See also press release on DAF web site.

 

Tutorial Video: How to use 3DViewStation WebViewer?

27-06-18gnikol

Video: 3DViewStation WebViewer v2018.0 News

26-06-18gnikol

A video showing some of the news of Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer V2018.0:

3DViewStation WebViewer v2018.0 Release

19-06-18gnikol

We have released a new 3DViewStation WebViewer version v2018.0 with a series of enhancements, described below. 

  • File formats:
  • Import 3D:
    • NX 12
    • Catia V5-6R2018
    • 3DXML BREP
    • SolidEdge ST10
    • SolidWorks 2018
    • Parasolid v30.1
    • ACIS 2018 (R28)
    • Rhino 6
    • PLMXML
  • Import 2D:
    • Ascii Text, reading using a formatting template 
    • Catdrawing reading now requires 2D Advanced license
  • Functions:
  • optimize instances - results in file size reduction
  • new: remove edges of geometries, i.e. due to bad quality
  • new: re-calculate edges of geometries, i.e. to allow measurements
  • new: calculation of neutral axis of piping objects
  • new: scale geometry interactively
  • new: measure face without need to extract face first
  • new: real time wall thickness measurement
  • new: Skybox creator (Windows Desktop App)
  • new menu layout, close to MS Office:
    • combine windows to custom layout
    • allow windows / panes to be pinned / automatically collapse at the side
    • allow windows / panes to float
  • 2 different menu designs for large PC screens and small mobile devices
  • radial menu for touch devices
  • enhanced: wall thickness analysis color gradated, i.e. multi selection
  • enhanced: mirroring of geometries

How Kisters helps SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to get mobile access to their CAD data

28-04-18gnikol

SMEs (small and medium enterprises) internally typically work file based, storing all their CAD and project files in folders of their file server. But employees of SMEs are mobile too and we all know the situation of getting an urgent call while travelling, being asked for immediate assistance.

What can we do, if we now would need access to our 3D CAD models, 2D drawings or any project related documentation?

The easy solution is a Web based application that – after logon of course – will provide a “file open”  dialog, which we all know from our Desktop applications. But in the case of working Web based this “file open”  dialog needs to point to a directory of one of OUR servers, allowing to browse through files and sub folders, and open files from there. Of course the server of this Web application will run on our infrastructure – so in the same network, where our files reside.

Advantages of this approach are:

  • It is an easy way to make CAD files and documents accessible from outside: just copy & paste them to  a defined location or in a sub folder of it.
  • There are no download required
  • There will be no files on our mobile device at any time. No risk to lose them, no need to protect our IP, no problem with file sizes, I.e. for large assemblies
  • Very fast mobile access, short loadtimes
  • Always access to the current files, not working with outdated local copies.

Here is an example of a solution and how it could look like on a Smartphone. More details here.

 

3DViewStation WebViewer allows secure and fast communication of extremly complex 3D CAD Data

22-04-18gnikol

Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer provides several options to secure the access of §D CAD data as much as possible: alienate geometries, remove internal parts, prevent from sectioning, load assemblies dynamically and i.e. do not even load certain objects, backend communication between server components, never having any 3D geometries on the client device...

Find a more detailed article here.

 

WebViewer on Smartphones: New mobile User Interface

16-03-18gnikol

We almost completed the development of a new UI for 3DViewStation WebViewer on small mobile devices like Smartphones. A few impressions...

Video: 3DViewStation WebViewer integrated with 3DExperience

26-01-18gnikol

Find below a short video of our partner Designrule, which shows the integration of 3DViewStation WebViewer with 3DExperience.

Video: 3DViewStation WebViewer integration with Siemens Active Workspace

11-01-18gnikol

A short video, showing the integration of 3DViewStation WebViewer  with Siemens Active Workspace. Provided by our partner Piterion

Video: 3DViewStation WebViewer 2017.1 news

04-01-18gnikol

A video showing some of the news of Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer V2017.1:

3DViewStation WebViewer v2017.1 Release

22-11-17gnikol

We have released a new 3DViewStation WebViewer version V2017.1 with a series of enhancements, described below. The new version can be tested online.

  • File formats:
  • Import 3D:
    • Catia V5_6 R2017
    • Creo 4.0
    • Inventor 2018
    • Parasolid v30
    • Acis 2017.1 (R27)
    • CPIXML
    • FBX
  • Import 2D:
    • Catia V4 Drawings
    • Catia V5 Drawings
    • Catia V6 Drawings
    • Creo Drawings
    • NX Drawings
    • SolidEdge Drawings
    • Solidworks Drawings
  • Export 3D: 
    • 3MF - useful for 3D printing
    • FBX - useful for VR/AR gaming engine based systems
    • 3DVS Fully shattered
  • Functions:
  • Settings search bar
  • Import options for layer handling 
  • Validate coordinates to avoid inaccuracies if geometries are positioned far from the origin
  • Node name replacement
  • play views animated: settings for transition and display duration
  • Create coordinate system via circle center and plane
  • 2D: text search & highlight
  • Fly through
  • IP protection (IPP):
    • IPP: alienate BREP, save as BREP or tesselation
    • IPP: remove unvisible parts
    • IPP: remove unvisible triangles
  • several performance related improvements - we are getting significantly faster again:
    • multi-core sectioning
    • multi-core rendering
    • faster compression
    • support for instancing, import & export

2D Advanced Importers available

28-04-17gnikol

With 3DViewStation V2017.0 Build 19479 we made the 2D Advanced Importer package available. Now 3DViewStation is also able to read 2D drawings of 

  • Catia V4
  • Catia V5
  • Catia V6
  • Creo
  • NX
  • SolidEdge
  • SolidWorks

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Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer 2017.0 News Video

04-04-17gnikol

We have done a new video showing the news of Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer version v2017.0.  Available here as MP4 or on YouTube.

New user interface for WebViewer - Office like

20-11-16gnikol

We currently work on a new user interface for our WebViewer version. It will get "Ribbons" which we all know from Office products and our Desktop version. Also the icons have been reworked and are now vector based and scalable, and the number of colors has been reduced to max 3.

 

3DViewStation WebViewer v2016.1 News - video

05-09-16gnikol

We have done a new video showing the news of Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer v2016.1.  Available here as MP4 or on YouTube.

Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer Preview: upcoming 2D support

22-04-16gnikol

Support for 2D file formats like PDF, Office, DWG, DXF, DGN, HPGL, Gerber, CGM... will be available for WebViewer soon. Find below some previews.

Kisters 3DViewStation live on stage

21-03-16gnikol

It was RapidFire demo again during Aras ACE 2016 in Detroit. 5 Minutes pure live demo, no slides. Kisters was showing even large models like aircrafts on Desktop and Smartphone using 3DViewStation WebViewer – all just in seconds. Having full functionality in WebViewer like in Desktop version.

Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer V2016.0 News Video

11-03-16gnikol

We added a video to our YouTube channel, showing some of the 3DViewStation V2016.0 news.

3DViewStation WebViewer v2016 images

19-02-16gnikol

3DViewStation WebViewer v2016 Release

19-02-16gnikol

We have done a new 3DViewStation WebViewer version V2016 with a series of enhancements, described below. The new version can be tested online.

Fileformats:

  • New: ST8
  • New: SolidWorks 2016
  • New: STEP AP 242 XML

Functions: 

  • Enhanced: significantly faster rendering of large models: loadtime as 3DVS 50% reduced
  • Enhanced: significantly reduced memory consumption: memory consuption reduced by 60%-70%
  • Enhanced: significantly reduced 3DVS file size: by 20% -30%
  • Enhanced: Client & server negotiate image / video parameters
  • New: preview when creating coordinate systems
  • New: preview when creating angle dimensions
  • New: multi-thread rendering
  • New: XML-API, for all 3DViewStation product flavours: Desktop + ActiveX + WebViewer
  • New: possibility to share floating licenses between Desktop & WebViewer

3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 video

04-11-15gnikol

A quick tour showing latest Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer version, your solution for mobile user, who need secure access to their 3D CAD data.

3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 Release

26-10-15gnikol

Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer v2015 has been released. Find a few impressions below or try online here.
3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 has (almost) same performance, same APIs, same functionality like known for our Desktop version. It is pure HTML5, no client install, no CAD data transferred to the client – fast with even low bandwidth and your IP is protected. Load a 20.000 parts assembly on you mobile device in 1 second…

preview: WebViewer 2015 on a smartphone

29-06-15gnikol

a few more impressions of new WebViewer 2015 running on a cell phone. Do the same as on your Desktop PC: load large assemblies in seconds, do sections, draft angle analysis, explode assemblies…

Preview: Upcoming WebViewer 2015

28-03-15gnikol

a little video showing the upcoming 3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 version on various devices. 3DViewStation WebViewer 2015 and 3DViewStation Desktop & ActiveX will have same performance, same functionality, same APIs. English version here.

Preview: Kisters WebViewer version 2015

17-02-15gnikol

We are making progress on the release of our WebViewer 2015 version.
This is a completely rewritten Browser / Cloud viewer providing these highlights:

  • runs as fast as the Desktop version
  • can work on native CAD files or 3DVS file format – for top performance
  • provides same APIs as Desktop product
  • 3D data secured: pure server side rendering

So we are breaking barriers: even mobile users now can get access to all CAD data, even with low bandwidth and large assemblies, allowing to perform same analyses as on Desktop.

 

3DViewStation on Windows Tablet-PCs

24-02-14gnikol

We continued our series of how to use Kisters 3DViewStation on tablet-PCs. Today it’s all about Windows. Interessting for many users: running Windows ( you have the choice to either run our full blown Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop version or the Kisters 3DViewStation  WebViewer version to get access to dat in the cloud.

Video: 3D CAD Viewer on iPad: Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer

04-02-14gnikol

The Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer Version is a web-browser based 3D CAD Viewer for i.e. iOS.As iOS does not support WebGL we will do the demo using our server-side rendering feature. For other operating systems like Android or Windows you might choose for client-side rendering.Advantages of server-side rendering:

  • runs on all systems with HTML5-based Web-browser 
  • data are protected as no geometries will be transmitted to the client 
  • better performance than client-side rendering, especially with low bandwidth and/or large assemblies

3D CAD Viewer on Tablet-PCs?

18-01-14gnikol

We notice an increasing choice of mobile devices. We all use notebooks, smartphones and tablets on a daily basis. That’s all proven for typically used apps like email, messenger, browser, games and specialized services like maps and hotels. But what about 3D CAD viewing? Does it make sense to run them on a smartphone? Is it possible at all? Let’s look at some concepts.

The smallest devices are smartphones. If we are travelling we typically have a rather low bandwidth available compared to WiFi and a small screen. Would we like to travel with some native CAD data on our phone? We do not believe in that. We think that we need a concept to get an as fast as possible access to data, which are stored somewhere in the cloud, maybe a private one, maybe a PLM-based respository. To optimize use experience we would translate native CAD data into light weight formats in advance. We would give the user a client, which displays a rendition, generated on a server in realtime. We would let the user select parts, rotate, zoom and pan with his fingers and have a server executing all commands. Because we do not want to let our users wait, until some 3D data will be received on his device.

On the larger 8 or 10 inch tablets  we have the choice between several operating systems and native apps and browser based clients. The browser based will work on all operating systems, if you have a server render the geometries and will still work on many systems as long as there is WebGL available (so not iOS, but the rest). Don’t let us forget tablet PCs running Windows. We find them more and more and they have one advantage: you might run RT apps or native Windows applications. This allows to run full blown 3D CAD viewers including native CAD reading support and the complete set of i.e. analsysis, markup and text annotation functions. They are not redeveloped and cut down to a quite limited functional set.

With our 3DViewStation product family we at Kisters adress many mobile usage scenarios: run our Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer clients on all devices and operating systems. Take the advantage of server side rendering for mobile users, for limited bandwith lines and for HTML5 based zero-install clients. Your data will be protected at the same time, as there won’t be any 3D data on your client at any time. Use our Kisters 3DViewStation Desktop or ActiveX products on Windows tablet PCs and work on light-weight or native CAD files. Performance will be incredibly good: on a i5 notebook we load a 5GB Catia V5 assembly in just 1 second as 3DVS-file, on a litte 8 inch Dell with Atom CPU it just takes 3 seconds. Not too bad. And functionality is exactly the same as on your Desktop.

Here are a few impressions.
From left to right: Kisters 3DViewStation on an old iPad 1 (iOS 5), on an Android 4 Phone, on a Dell tablet (Windows 8.1):

3DViewStation WebViewer Release

27-08-13gnikol

The KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer is a cloud and mobile solution that can be integrated with your own cloud services to enable the viewing, inspection, and sharing of 3D manufacturing and construction data on the fly. The KISTERS 3DViewStation product family is known for high performance 3D-viewing, current and mature CAD-importers plus a reasonable set of functional tools to view, analyze and communicate 3D-data.Characteristics:

  • WebGL-based
  • requires just a browser supporting WebGL: Firefox, Chrome, Opera. upcoming Internet Explorer 11
  • no client installation
  • reads about 20 fileformats including latest Catia, NX, Creo, ProE, Solidworks, Solidedge, Inventor, JT, STEP, 3D-PDF
  • outputs 3DVSWeb-format, PNG, 3D-PDF
  • features: navigation, analysis, dimensioning and explosion of 3D-models.
  • customization
  • rich API

 

WebViewer Version

14-02-13gnikol

Get an impression of the WebViewer version of the Kisters 3DViewStation. It is absed on WebGL, supports all major 3D-CAD-systems and is fast. Here  is the english video.