The Journal of Industry and Technology

Industrial Analytical Instrumentation

Euro Technology

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Computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing

3D CAD data authoring and publishing

KISTERS has released their 2014.2 version of its 3DViewStation. The KISTERS 3DViewStation is known for the modern user-interface, high performance 3D-viewing and Digital MockUp (DMU), current and mature CAD-importers for i.e. Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, JT, 3D-PDF and STEP plus a reasonable set of functional tools to view, analyze and communicate 3D-data as i.e. STEP, JT or 3D-PDF.

3DViewStation V2014.2 ships with a fresh Office compliant user interface and provides functionality, which can be leveraged by the user quite intuitively. The focus of the latest developments has been set to 3D CAD authoring and publishing capabilities.

There have been several enhancements in the area of file formats: support for Catia V5-6 2014 (R24), Creo 3, Inventor 2015 and SolidEdge ST7 has been added. Besides Catia drawings 3DViewStation now support reading of 2D PDF as the general 2D reading strategy. For the special case of PDF 3DViewStation now loads PDF in 2D mode first and after clicking on it will load the 3D object in a separate window for further analysis. 3DViewStation does not only support reading of PMIs and PMI views, but also allows to export PMIs and translates markups and dimensions into PMIs during export. For customer who prefer to use Adobe Reader in some processes, 3DViewStation now offers a new template incl. views carousel and editable form fields, which might get populated via an associated XML during runtime, even in an integrated environment. With PDF the part list item to geometry and PMI to feature associativity will be retained.

Other news include re-tesselation of geometries, if loaded in BREP mode, multiple sections and model tree manipulations like create, delete, rename and copy & paste of tree items. If the user now tries to load an unknown file format, 3DViewStation will now launch the standard application of the local machine - if defined.

The KISTERS 3DViewStation is developed very close to customer requirements, available as Desktop, ActiveX and HTML5 WebViewer product-version. All product flavors are intended to be used together with a PLM-, ERP- or other management system - all necessary APIs are provided. For cloud, portal and web-solutions there is a HTML5-based Browser solution available, which does not require any client installation at all. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation- and hyperlinking features to address needs of complex integration scenarios.

KISTERS AG in profile
KISTERS is a worldwide growing IT-company which has been founded in 1963 as an engineering agency. Its 500 employees develop resource management systems for energy, water and air, and information systems for the area of environment protection and safety. Professional competence and operational experience with more than 3000 customers and more than 150.000 installed licenses make KISTERS an internationally sought-after partner for software solutions.

One of KISTERS core focus of the IT-solution department is the development and sales of visualization solutions for CAD-data and documents including ECM and PLM integrations. To satisfy the various market requirements KISTERS offers solutions of several best-in-class vendors as well as own developments. Customers appreciate 20+ year experience in this area.

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