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October 22, 2019
KISTERS 3DViewStation’s product family offers a fast, advanced, easy-to-use CAD visualization tool with a range of functionality, according to the company.
“KISTERS 3DViewStation has been developed based on customer requirements from day one,” says Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America business development manager. “Today KISTERS 3DViewStation is a product family that gives customers the choice to use a desktop, a web based or a VR product. All of which are comparable in terms of functionalities and APIs, as they all share the same graphics kernel, developed by and unique to KISTERS. Our priorities were always: ease of use as well as high level APIs for easy integration. Over the last 10 years we added more and more functions and features, in order for users to have choices. There are 180+ functions, with 150+ settings.”
“In the meantime, customers benefit from integrations with various PLM systems such as: Aras Innovator, Dassault 3DExperience platform, SmarTeam, Siemens TeamCenter, ActiveWorkspace, SAP DMS, CAD-Desktop, ECTR, Contact CimDatabase and soon we will offer Windchill,” she adds. “Seamless integrations show 3DViewStation embedded in the UI of the PLM client or running with its own, full or customized UI. This allows use of all or a limited number of the 180+ functions, including graphical compare and review processes leveraging a discussion thread.
According to the company, users can start a KISTERS VR-Edition session instantly from the PLM system, record any issues via voice recognition, automatically add preview images and comments to a PLM work item, forward on to the next user, use the 3DViewStation WebViewer or Desktop version for review as well as use the CAD system in resolving the issue.
Known for its modern user interface, 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 more.
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.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.