KISTERS 3DViewStation - The Key to Saving on CAD License Cost

That's Why Companies like Yanfeng rely on this Formula for Success

Sacramento, CA - June 03, 2024 - The KISTERS 3DViewStation demonstrates at its customer Yanfeng that they don’t always have to purchase an expensive CAD license. In the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and aviation industries, CAD data is crucial and plays a key role in a variety of downstream tasks in the process chain. From designing individual parts to constructing large assemblies, CAD data supports companies in conducting measurements, creating technical publications and work instructions, and many other important tasks. However, a CAD license is not necessarily required for these tasks.

The prerequisite for saving on the cost of CAD licenses is having the right tool. This is where the KISTERS 3DViewStation comes into play: The powerful multi-CAD viewer is tailored to the needs of the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and aviation industries. Small suppliers, medium-sized component manufacturers, and even large OEMs rely on the software solution to quickly and reliably load, inspect, and prepare native 3D CAD data from major systems such as Catia, Creo / ProEngineer, NX, Solidworks. In addition to neutral formats such as JT, and STEP for subsequent processes.

With the KISTERS 3DViewStation, CAD data can be shared cost-effectively, and the entire team has the opportunity to access it easily.  This solution offers a user-friendly interface and the flexibility needed to view, measure, mark, and export native CATIA and NX files.

3DViewStation prides itself on the ability to offer over 180 functions, including measuring, dimensioning, sectioning, as well as more sophisticated analyses such as projected area, clash detection and wall thickness analysis. It is clear that 3DViewStation is on par with any major CAD license. Whether as a desktop version, WebViewer, or VR edition, it allows significant cost savings without compromising on quality or accuracy and is much faster and easier to use than a CAD system.

"Our software can do so much more than just viewing, and through close collaboration with our customers, we continuously develop it to perfectly meet the specific needs of each industry," says Germar Nikol, Director Visualization Technologies at KISTERS AG.

Companies of all sizes operate the 3DViewStation out-of-the-box without any integration or customizing, but many also integrate it into existing systems, examples include:

  • A truck manufacturer with a product configurator in the cloud
  • A helicopter manufacturer with a PLM system including configuration management
  • A toolmaker with a few hundred employees with its MES system
  • A relatively small plastic injection molding company with a homemade all-in-one system, from contact management to quotation creation to manufacturing

You can find the complete success story of Yanfeng and other companies here: https://www.3dviewstation.com/resources/whitepaper-success-stories.html

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 offerings are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration, as well as service and spare part applications. KISTERS 3DViewStation provides all necessary APIs. For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is a 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 3D 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.