KISTERS launches 64-bit 3D ViewStation V11 including native 3D-CAD-viewer component for PLM integration

Aachen, 2.11.2011: During Euromold KISTERS will present the brand new version 11 of the 3D ViewStation. The KISTERS 3D ViewStation is known for high performance 3D-viewing, current and mature CAD-importers plus a reasonable set of functional tools to view, analyze and communicate 3D-data. Many customers appreciate the extremely short load-times of the KISTERS 3D ViewStation. As an example, on an average notebook a 600 Megabyte Pro/Engineer assembly will load in only 3 seconds using the internal file-format and will load in only 2 minutes reading the native file-format. Or a 5.5 Gigabyte (!) Catia V5 assembly will load in only 5 seconds using the internal file-format and will load in only 5 minutes reading the native file-format. But besides performance it is important to continuously keep the CAD-importers current.

The KISTERS 3D ViewStation proofs this i.e. by supporting Catia V6, Creo 1.0, NX 7.5, JT 9.5 and STEP AP 242, just to name a few. Besides standard view and analysis functions like measurements and sections the 3D ViewStation provides a compare feature, undercut analysis, explodes and exports, i.e. into STEP and 3D-PDF (both U3D and PRC-flavours). The new version 11 of the KISTERS 3D ViewStation is a reaction to the markets demand: as assemblies tend to grow more and more for the first time KISTERS now provides a 32-bit and 64-bit product-version, breaking the current memory barrier. The modern user-interface complies with Office 2010 and has become much more intuitive.

Besides the demand for a classic desktop-product typically PLM-users need a viewing-component, which can be seamlessly be integrated into the user-interface of their PLM-system. The new KISTERS 3D ViewStation now provides a 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX-component. An integration i.e. into SAP has already been done. For the first time this component allows to display mixed native 3D-CAD data like Catia or NX and neutral data like JT, 3D-PDF or STEP in a window controlled by the PLM-system. This is how KISTERS understands Multi-CAD DMU. It is possible to load complete assemblies as well as parts or sub-assemblies, position them via API and replace some of them by i.e. other versions during runtime. By clicking on a part a contextual navigation might be activated, i.e. to display meta-data, to display related business documents, or to query the inventory or latest purchase pricing. In many business processes this approach allows to present related information, documents, cad-data depending on the user’s role in the company, accelerating the processes and increasing their quality.

KISTERS is a worldwide growing IT-company which has been founded in 1963 as an engineering agency. Its 450 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 core focus of the IT-solution department is the development and sales of visualization solutions for documents and CAD-data including ECM and PLM integrations. To satify 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.

Kisters AG


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