CAD viewing software combines ease-of-use, rich functionality & fast performance

created by Kelly Baumann |

3D CAD viewer users don’t have to sacrifice ease or performance for full functionality.

“Some digital mockup (DMU) tools provide a vast array of functionality but, prove too difficult to use. However, customers who want the next generation 3D CAD visualization tool quickly select KISTERS 3DViewStation,” said Kelly Baumann of KISTERS North America.

The Business Development Manager explained, “During the comparison of competing products, all customer requirements are reviewed: file format support as well as interactive functions to view, navigate, inspect and analyze their own CAD models. Often trial customers will prepare CAD data for a review meeting or author work instructions for the shop floor during their free trial period.”

“At the end of some evaluations, more than one software may fulfill all predefined functional requirements… but the intuitiveness and ease-of-use of 3DViewStation set it apart, and ultimately users choose KISTERS’ software as the best fitting product available,” Baumann commented.

From day one, KISTERS has developed 3DViewStation based on customer requirements. Baumann emphasized that the application is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. In fact, this attention motivated the recent addition of a new 3D CAD import dialog, to guide the most inexperienced user to choose the right settings.

screen shot of 3DViewStation WebViewer; the smartphone user experience is displayed in the inset

Image shows the 3DViewStation WebViewer user interface, and the inset the smartphone user experience.

For many users, the Windows interface provides familiarity, making it easy to navigate more than 180 interactive functions – even when 3DViewStation is used via browser on tablets or smartphones.For power users who want extremely advanced analytics and DMU, Baumann suggested that a desktop version of the software is available as well.

Discover the latest developments in detail in the 3DViewStation blog.

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, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.

Versions are available for Desktop, virtual reality (VR) and HTML5-compliant WebViewer, plus VisShare the online collaboration tool. All versions are intended for conjunctive use with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary APIs. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.

Questions and interest may be directed to or 916.723.1441.