Installed vs. Hosted Application

  • Client based Installation
    Download the 3DViewStation Desktop executable file to a local PC or workstation. Access advanced markup tools as well as redaction features to hide sensitive data from unauthorized access. Choose between a 64-bit version or a 32-bit version that are compatible with Windows 7 and later.

  • Web based Visualization
    3DViewStation WebViewer allows users to access the program via Internet browser from any HTML5 capable device. Enjoy a seamless, more efficient process since no installation is required. This option is ideal for cloud-based, xMS, and PLM systems which enable clients to safely view configurations on smartphones, tablets or notebooks which run iOS, Android, Windows or Linux respectively. This cloud viewer assures high performance operations even over narrow bandwidths and low-end devices.

  • Mobile Viewing
    Smartphones are ubiquitous. So 3D CAD visualization must be as well. Despite low bandwidth and small screens, our mobile solutions optimize web-based visualization on all devices and operating systems. We provide access as fast as possible since data are stored in the cloud or perhaps a PLM-based system. 3DViewStation Mobile users are able to select, rotate, zoom and pan parts with a touch.

    Tablets with slightly larger screens present even more capabilities, including the ability to run full-blown 3D CAD viewers and native CAD reading support. In other words, users have a complete set of analysis, markup and text annotation functions at their fingertips. Their functional set is not limited.

    Discover how the automation and integration API enhances leading PLM platforms like Siemens Active Workspace or 3DEXPERIENCE.

Comparison of 3DViewStation Desktop and WebViewer

Speed up the process chain from product development to sales with 3D CAD viewers by KISTERS. These optimum tools offer easy and efficient visualization of 3D CAD models, office documents, scans and drawings. Engineers and designers rank the intuitive and convenient UI as one of the best features. Integration and completion of tasks in a continuous flow are saving time and costs for thousands of customers worldwide.

Product Desktop


Workstation-based or Floating (optional)


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Installation Requirements Compatible with Windows 7, SP1 or higher
1.3 GHz processor or higher*
4 GB RAM *
1 GB hard drive
Integrated 3D graphics card
* Depends on 32-bit or 64-bit version

No installation necessary;
Use with virtually any operating system including iOS.


Test drive either 3DViewStation Desktop or 3DViewStation WebViewer for 30 days!