Collaborative, Comprehensive 3D Project Planning supported

created by Jim Eardly | |   Product Announcement

Visualization software reveals planning errors, contains costs

Collaborators know any hidden errors in the planning phase can completely disrupt a planned product rollout, generating significant costs in terms of time and money. KISTERS 3DViewStation minimizes this particular risk by providing users a common visualization platform that supports 3D CAD viewing from planning through production and continuous improvement.

"During the initial loading of all 3D models into an overall layout, many conflicts are detected in advance,” said Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director. “This advantage has become an integral part of 3DViewStation use, especially when space is very limited in the plant design."

BIM 3D Building information modeling | image credit KISTERS AG
Above, 3DViewStation screen capture enables model-based design to reveal errors and resolve problems during plant engineering project planning.

Building information modeling (BIM) and 3D planning have been traditionally reserved for large architectural and planning offices. However, plant engineers from various industries are now adopting 3D technologies. New viewing solutions are lessening the far-reaching consequences from spontaneous changes made by any number of individual project partners.

KISTERS’ technology is helping these firms to represent complex projects reliably and up to date. Especially with the WebViewer version of 3DViewStation, “all stakeholders benefit from model-based design and problem-solving,” Eardly noted.

“All those involved can directly use the viewing software without installation and admin rights. Everyone can find their way around intuitively, without time-consuming training,” added Eardly.

The solution is available for mobile devices, leveraging server-side rendering which ensures both a high level of cybersecurity and performance.

3DViewStation has been successful in modern, effective plant planning for four years and counting. Implementing digital 3D workflows has efficiently conserved and allocated resources compared to conventional engineering processes, shortening planning times per project, and significantly increasing savings.

While 3DViewStation is also available as a desktop application, the virtual reality (VR) version brings 3D plant model visualization and evaluation even more tangible for collaborators. Stakeholders can walk through and maneuver in the proposed space, experiencing the dimensions of a room or designated area in a manufacturing facility. The minimum distance, actual and perceived, between structural steel elements like support beams can be assessed with VR.

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.

Review the latest developments of 3DViewStation in detail at www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html .

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