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Advanced Visualization for Next Generation PLM Systems

October 21, 2019

Today’s PLM systems offer visualization for CAD designs and documents. However, upon closer inspection, we often find visualization capabilities very limited in the standard products. The developers focus on data management and processes rather than the user experience.

KISTERS’ 3DViewStation software closes the gap: an advanced and fast, yet easy-to-use CAD visualization tool with rich functionality  

3DViewStation has been developed based on customer requirements from day one.

We were previously a reseller of several CAD viewing products. But we understood our customers very well and decided to meet their unmet needs. We heard what they expected from other vendors. Then we answered them by launching our own solution. Today, we continue to listen closely when new and long-time customers ask us for certain new or modified functionalities.

Stand alone software or easily integrated with PLM systems

In other cases, existing PLM functionalities match customer needs. But the outdated or static UI user experience was unacceptable.

As other solutions were unable to support web or VR technologies, 3DViewStation gives customers a smooth transition. Advanced CAD visualization features are found across desktop, mobile web browser, or virtual reality (VR) editions. All have comparable functionalities, sharing the same graphics kernel unique to KISTERS.

Always designing for ease of use and highly flexible APIs.

Customers have integrated this software with a variety of leading PLM systems such as Aras Innovator, the Dassault 3DExperience platform, SmarTeam, Siemens TeamCenter, ActiveWorkspace, SAP DMS, CAD-Desktop, ECTR, Contact CimDatabase — and soon Windchill will be feasible. Seamless integrations embed 3DViewStation in the PLM UI.

Running with its default or a customized user interface, end-users enjoy very short load times and extremely fast visualization performance, even for very complex CAD models with millions of parts.

Over the past 10 years, more than 180 functions and more than 150 settings have been added. A particularly helpful feature is the discussion thread to support graphical comparison and review processes. More enhancements continue to be added in response to customer needs and requirements. Read the latest 3DViewStation developments in detail at