True mobile visualization for CAD data from many sources

Using KISTERS 3DViewStation fast WebViewer for Catia, NX, Creo and more

Sacramento, CA – June, 15th, 2019 – Receiving an urgent call from a colleague relating to a CAD geometry is not uncommon for individuals in the manufacturing industry. The urgency and frustration intensifies when the call comes in after hours or when the employee is working remotely and cannot access the data. KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer breaks down these barriers by giving authorized users instant access to any geometry simply by using their cell phone, tablet or notebook PC. When using KISTERS WebViewer, there is no need to download the data or carry it around.

 “3DViewStation WebViewer gives travelling colleagues the ability to instantly load native CAD data from various sources like: Catia, NX, Creo, Inventor, Solidworks, Revit as well as others. In addition, they can also access neutral file formats like: JT, STEP and many more. WebViewer only needs a browser and an internet connection, therefore users can leverage their notebook PCs, tablets and even smartphones to access the CAD data. There is no need to worry about intellectual property protection even if a device were to go missing, since the CAD data is never transferred to the device, it is simply accessed.” said Robert Collins, KISTERS North America Sales Manager. “After authentication, the user can review the CAD model or technical drawing, analyze the problem and discuss it remotely. KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer offers more than 180 interactive functions that can be used for review and inspection within the browser.”

“KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer supports two fundamentally different access approaches: either integrated with a data management solution or independent. When using it in an integrated environment, the user logs into the system or portal, searches for the data and loads the CAD model into a session. The model is displayed in an embedded window of the leading system or in a separate browser that contains our full blown UI.” he added. “After authentication, users who operate 3DViewStation WebViewer independently are able to browse the file system of his or her server as if they were using a Windows file explorer. Once again, I will stress that the models are never downloaded to the client and never stored on or loaded from the client, therefore: the intellectual property of the data remains intact.”

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, Revit, 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 Collins, 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 the 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.