Articles in Category 'General'

News video: 3DViewStation Desktop V2019.0

20-03-19gnikol

Let's have a look what's new with 3DViewStation Desktop V2019.0: 

 

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...

New analysis function: recognition of drill holes

29-08-18gnikol

Find below an impression of a new analysis function, our drill hole recognition. This function just needs tesselation of a geometry and will try to recognize drill holes first plus will compute a set of parameters afterwards.

Preview: scale objects interactively

08-05-18gnikol

Now you can scale objects interactively - so far this was possible via API only. An impression:

 

Preview: optimize instances - reduce file size

07-05-18gnikol

in the upcoming release we will auomatically recognize instances, which will result in smaller files and faster load times. You might see significant advantages with large assemblies.

Preview: fly through complex 3D products

28-10-17gnikol

This preview shows how to fly through complex 3D products using upcoming 3DViewStation V2017.1. A video...

Preview: IP protection by distortion of BREP geometries

16-10-17gnikol

available soon: IP protection by distortion of BREP geometries. A first video....

New importers

15-08-17gnikol

3DViewStation got new importers:

  • Catia V5_6 R2017
  • Inventor 2018
  • Parasolid v30
  • Acis 2017.1 (R27)

Video: functional overview 3DViewStation

22-06-17gnikol

find here a video giving a functional overview over our 3DViewStation

Nice renderings using materials and background images

04-12-16gnikol

Even technical products need to be rendered nicely from time to time. That's why we currently work on implementing graphical effects offering materials. Besides that you will need background images and a skybox to allow i.e. nice reflextions. 

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.

 

PlugIns for 3DViewStation

27-10-16gnikol

With the next release we will allow to extend the user interface of 3DViewStation via PlugIns. For developers we will provide a template, which will contain the additional functionality. This way you might establish a communication with 3rd party systems and / or usage of 3DViewStation API calls. Below an example which will read attributes (metadata) from a CSV file which will cause 3DViewStation showing new / modified / deleted attributes in the property pane. 

 

VR-Edition of Kisters 3DViewStation

17-10-16gnikol

Right now we also work on a VR edition of our 3DViewStation. As VR solution (virtual reality) we connect  to the HTC-Vive, later Microsoft's Hololens will follow as AR / MR solution (Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality).

Aras Digital Mockup = Kisters 3DViewStation

23-10-14gnikol

Aras ACE Europe 2014 just ended. Aras VP John Sperling reported about Kisters 3DViewStation beeing Aras Digital Mockup (DMU) solution. Also, we did the Rapidfire demo again, similar to Chicago earlier this year.

Know How: 3DViewStation on Windows 10?

06-10-14gnikol

We already tried it for you: Kisters 3DViewStation runs on Windows 10!

Do PLM-systems offer sufficient 3D visualization solutions?

02-09-14gnikol

We observe a high variety of visualization concepts provided by PLM-systems. Some focus on neutralizing 3D-CAD data to i.e. JT or 3D-PDF, some integrate high end DMU tools, some could work with any visualization solution, means, there is no integration at all.But is there an ideal solution, are there any minimum requirements which should be fulfilled? We at Kisters believe, that only the customer can decide on that. The customer knows his processes and he will i.e. define a requirement for native CAD viewing in cases of many ad hoc processes or frequent on site meetings for design reviews with latest data – the PLM-system should not limit him in his decision.In case of using neutralized light weight process formats JT is an important standard, but it’s just one among several other file formats. Many customers today prefer 3D-PDF as most of the users with basic requirements are familiar with Adobe Reader. So we sometimes find a discussion JT vs 3D-PDF and often it turns out to become a tool question.Is there a tool like TC-Vis for 3D-PDF or native 3D-CAD data?Yes, there is. Kisters 3DViewStation is a fast viewing solution for all 3D native + neutral CAD incl. JT and 3D-PDF, for really large assemblies, is designed for PLM-integration, has the ability to also load virtual product structures via API, to create hyperlinks between geometries and associated documents or data. The many Freebees available typically provide just basic functionality, a Kisters 3DViewStation integration would enable most users of a PLM-process-chain to do their job, fast & intuitive in a managed environment. For engineering users it might be the analysis tool, for sales users the tool to help on quotations, for purchase users the tool to convert into JT or 3D-PDF to send lightweight 3D-CAD data to suppliers, for project engineers the first choice to prepare design review meetings, for others the authoring tool for the shopfloor.
Kisters 3DViewStation, available as Desktop, ActiveX and WebViewer version, is developed close to customers & integrators requirements. Get an idea about 3DViewStation here: https://viewer.kisters.de/en/kisters-products/3dviewstation-desktop.html.

KnowHow: 3DViewStation on Apple’s MAC?

25-08-14gnikol

3DViewStation is a native Windows application, still it runs on MAC-OS as well, using Parallels:

KnowHow: 3DViewStation on Linux?

22-08-14gnikol

3DViewStation is a native Windows application, still it runs on Linux as well, using Wine:

KnowHow: PMI Annotation to Feature assoziation (MBD)

12-08-14gnikol

PMIs (Product Manufacturing Information) are used to annotate 3D CAD models, trying to replace 2D drawings. Frequently the terms MBD (Model Based Definition), MBE (Model Based Enterprise = a company that adopted MBD), GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) or FT&A (Functional Tolerancing & Annotation) are used. Kisters 3DViewStation supports PMIs for most fileformats including Catia, NX, ProE / Creo, JT… 3D annotations are displayed, predefined views (see also here) are shown using the defined name, camera position and visibility settings per object. Also, Kisters 3DViewStation highlights the assoziated feature if a PMI annotation has been clicked.

Kisters headquarter has moved / Die Kisters Zentrale ist umgezogen

30-06-14gnikol

We moved to a new location. This is our new office (-> new address) . The video has been recorded using a Parrot Ar.Drone (quadrocopter).

Microsoft excited about Kisters 3DViewStation

20-05-14gnikol

Simon Floyd, Microsoft, was the 2014 keynote speaker of Aras ACE in Chicago. He was excited about Kisters 3DViewStation:

So the @kistersviewer demo at #ace2014 was so fast and absolutely awesome #3D#Windows

— Simon Floyd (@FloydInnovation) 29. April 2014

Kisters 3DViewStation is Aras choice for Digital Mockup

20-05-14gnikol

Kisters AG and Aras Partner to Deliver High Performance 3D Digital Mockup: read complete message

DMU: load 100.000 parts aircraft in 10 sec

01-12-13gnikol

Complex products like aircrafts consist of 100.000+ parts. and are offered with many options. Too manage all configurations and geometries there are PLM systems required, which allow to filter from a so called 150% model down to the final end-customer configuration. In such environments we will not find any traditional assembly files any more, as all product structure and positioning information are now metadata of the PLM-system.
As we recently run into such a customer project, we showed, that our Kisters 3DViewStation is able to load such huge dynamically filtered, fully detailed 100.000 part aircrafts in just 10 seconds on a notebook computer with a little NVidia graphics adapter and just 8 GB RAM. Focus was to do graphical selections, which are handed over to the CAD-system for starting an editing session. But we also did sections through the entire device, did measurements and exploded views. It all performed well.

Video – Customizing the UI

25-11-13gnikol

This video shows several possibilities to customize the UI of the Kisters 3DViewStation, i.e. to maximize size of the graphics area by minimizing other windows. Hide the ribbons, let windows disappear automatically, have windows float, add & remove controls to the quick access toolbar, arrange own layout of the windows. Here is the english version of the video.

Digital Rights Management (DRM) + 3DViewStation + Image AX

24-06-13gnikol

A demo covering the subject Digital Rights Management (DRM, ERM). We show an integration of our Kisters 3DViewStation and Open Text (Spicer)  Content Viewer Toolkit (Image AX) with the DRM-tools of AirZip: securing of files (3D CAD, 2D CAD, office, PDF…), categories of permissions, options, watermarks, protection against screendumps… find more at https://viewer.kisters.de and http://www.airzip.com.

Whitepaper: Visualization in the manufacturing industry

18-06-13gnikol

We published a whitepaper covering the topic “visualization in the manufacturing industry”. Here is the Link to the english version.

Ein Fachartikel zum Thema: Nutzung von 3D-Daten in der Fertigungsindustrie

31-05-13gnikol

Hier geht es zum Fachartikel.
Viel Spaß beim Lesen.

Euromold 27.-30.11.2012, Frankfurt, Hall 11.0, booth B142

16-11-12gnikol

Meet with us during Euromold exhibition in Frankfurt. We will showcase latest developments around our 3DViewStation. You are invited to discuss your requirements with us and review what 3DViewStation is able to do for you today.
International and national endcustomers, resellers and integrators are wellcome.
Fairground Frankfurt, november 27th.-30th, hall 11.0, booth B142

Viewer.Kisters.de in 9 languages

26-07-12gnikol

We translated our web-pages https://viewer.kisters.de for 3DViewStation and Automation server into 9 languages.
Supported languages are

  • chinese
  • english
  • french
  • german
  • italian
  • japanese
  • korean
  • russian
  • spanish

Please check out!