3D Truck Configurator Wins Digital Innovation of the Year

created by Germar Nikol |

CAD graphics engine 3DViewstation recognized by Computable magazine and its readers.

Renowned truck manufacturer DAF Trucks provides customers with a three-dimensional truck configurator, or vehicle configuration system. Visitors to the DAF website can use the online tool to design their dream vehicle.

Customers can specify all available features and options -- down to the smallest detail: two-, three- or four-axles; single-wheel or two-wheel drive system; a front steering axle or a powertrain rear axle; day or night cabins in various sizes; various body types; the placement of components like fuel tanks and batteries; and much more.

screen shot of 3DViewStation digital twin technology in foreground, semi truck cab manufacturing assembly in the background

A Certainly Unique Online Tool in the Automotive Sector

With KISTERS' 3DViewstation software, DAF customers who are personalizing their perfect DAF vehicles are shown the exact status of the configuration with all individual parts. This unique advantage is unlike other configurators, which only use standard images and files.

As the graphics engine for the DAF configurator, 3DViewStation directly processes and displays company-specific CAD files. Therefore, users can see "their" trucks in 100% photo-realistic accuracy on the DAF website.

"We didn't just get top marks for visualization and performance; the jury also liked the user-friendly experience of the configurator," elaborated Germar Nikol, Director of Visualization Techologies at KISTERS.

DAF Trucks highly values that the 3DViewStation software transforms customers' perfect trucks into CAD files, ready for use by DAF partners for the design of the vehicle structure. This was another distinctive advantage over existing processes.

The configurator also implements some targeted modification of the data to ensure the intellectual property of DAF remains fully protected.

To test drive the DAF Truck configurator, head to the DAF website.

Or read the official DAF Truck press release here.