Piping objects are used in MCAD for designing vehicles, ships and machinery and production at offshore plants as well as in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in regards to prefabrication.
Depending on their responsibilities, users perform different review processes and inspections of CAD data. As piping objects vary from other solids and faces, users must have access to specialized tools and analysis options.
3DViewStation’s standard functionality supports these processes by loading native or pre-translated CAD files and giving users the ability to isolate and inspect sub-assemblies. In addition, it allows for various measurements, dimensions, sections and annotations. Results of these processes can be organized into views for later use and easy retrieval.
“We are constantly learning from our customers and evolving. Piping object analysis and measurement require a unique set of functionalities because it isn't geometric object analysis. So, KISTERS has developed a neutral axis calculation with several advanced options for 3DViewStation. The calculated neutral axis enables users to further calculate the overall length of a flexible pipe or the length of a segment, the radii of its curved parts and beyond.”
Jim Eardly, KISTERS North American Sales Manager continued, “Developers have also added an additional measurement function from the center of the pipe to the face. Now users can calculate the shortest distance and even fractions into x/y/z direction. Users in the area of plant and BIM appreciate this rich set of measurement functions a great deal.”
Known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading systems, 3DViewStation features 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 more.
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