Sales representatives and project managers of plastic injection, casting and mold / die companies are all too familiar with the request from customers inquiring about the effort and costs involved in producing a specific part. The part must be inspected and analyzed to draw these conclusions before supplying an answer.
What is the best tool for this purpose? An important function that supports this process is a wall thickness analysis tool. With 3DViewStation, KISTERS provides an easy-to-use, affordable CAD visualization application that assists all users involved in this process.
Typical functionalities needed to support such processes are the loading of native CAD files, volume calculations, measurements, dimensions, sections, annotations and the ability to isolate and inspect parts. Results of this work can be organized into views and easily saved for later retrieval.
“Users think advanced analysis functions are only available in CAD systems. However, 3DViewStation provides these functions at a much lower price point,” said Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America Business Development Manager.
“Our wall thickness analysis results in color code objects and an easy-to-decipher color key. In addition, it's so fast it provides real-time measurement.”
She added, “Bearing in mind, parts can vastly differ from one another. So the software features options for wall thickness analysis: the ray method and the rolling ball. Complementary functions for our wall thickness analysis tool include a draft angle analysis and projected area tools.”
Known for its modern user-interface, high 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, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.