Latest version of 3D CAD visualization tool adds functions

created by Jim Eardly | |   Product Announcement

More colors, textures, light & shadow enhance 3D renderings

The 2022 version of 3DViewStation offers various performance improvements including 3D lighting effects and additional patches.

The advanced CAD data visualization software now features more colors, textures, light and shadow effects to enhance product presentations with ease.

Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS, observes the trend that 3D configurators are gaining more influence over their competition. “Customers expect more, especially if their purchasing power has declined. Companies will have an advantage if their sales teams can provide details as realistic as possible.

“Use of 3DViewStation is particularly well established in the automotive and architectural sectors. As more consumers are buying cars online, they want to view of products that are more true-to-life from all angles. Many of our customers use photorealistic renderings to showcase their products and better highlight unique selling points,” Eardly explained.

In particular, transparency and luminosity within KISTERS 3DViewStation are popular lighting features with “light and glare effects complete the visual post-processing portfolio.”

Materials and textures that create detailed and vivid representation of CAD models have been available in the software for some time.

This level of advanced CAD data visualization represents a less expensive investment alternative to video production for marketing and sales budgets. Renderings are amazingly similar to conventional product photography and are more cost-effective in the medium term. Once CAD data from the design department is available, they can be used in 3DViewStation in iterative processes to promote sales at a fraction of minimal costs.

3DViewStation gives users new abilities to successfully stage complex processes and products. Consequently, consumers can quickly see new perspectives, combinations or environments.

KISTERS 3DViewStation version 2022 now features more lighting effects for photorealistic rendering of 3D CAD visualization to support online marketing and sales efforts and maximize cost-savings.

Overview of the main improvements in V2022

New and enhanced file formats

  • 3D Import: Parasolid 34.0, NX 2007, Solid Edge 2022 und SolidWorks 2022
  • 2D Import: CATIA V5-6R2022 (R32), Solid Edge 2022, SolidWorks 2022 (SP0), NX 1992, 1996, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015

New and enhanced functions & features

  • CATIA: PMI reference to solids
  • Light sources on node level
    allow e.g. inner parts of a car to render nicely in a night scene
  • Night scene settings
  • API only: New Glare effects
    Light sources will appear more realistic in the night
  • Setting to load prototype views
  • Setup creates backup of presets.xml
  • Enhanced and accelerated file format recognition
  • Copy text from 2D files to clipboard
  • Import setting to load PMIs as 'always on top'
  • Enhanced: Shadow rendering
  • Layer support for 2D documents

About 3DViewStation

Known for its modern user interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and capabilities for integration with leading systems, 3DViewStation ships with current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D and 2D formats.

Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare accommodate all levels of cybersecurity.

3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. Review the latest developments of 3DViewStation in detail at www.3dviewstation.com/news/blog.html or www.3dviewstation.com/news/press.html.

About KISTERS, Business Unit Visualization

With more than 25 years of market success as a provider of data visualization solutions from desktops / workstations to mobile devices, KISTERS has become one of the top players in the visualization industry. Clients range from small firms to well-known multinational companies. More than 3,000 customers rely on over 200,000 installations of 3DViewStation worldwide.

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