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3DViewStation offers more advanced 3D CAD model analysis functions

April 21, 2017

Perform wall thickness measurements and analysis using ray method; displays results as a heat map.

Ahead of COE 3D Experience and TechniFair, KISTERS has released version 2017 of 3DViewStation Desktop. The 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer now features several updates for engineers and designers, including wall thickness analysis via rolling ball method and sections of selections.

Implemented for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading PLM systems, 3DViewStation has current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D and 2D formats. Formats include but at not limited to CATIA, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, and MS Office.

“3DViewStation provides a rich set of analysis functions used daily by many IN the manufacturing industry,” said Jim Eardly, OEM industry veteran and Sales Manager with KISTERS North America .

Basic functions include measurement of sections, and now the option sections of selections. Advanced analysis functions allow 2D and 3D comparisons, projected area calculations, draft angle analysis and clash detection.

“3DViewStation allows to perform wall thickness measurements and dimensions and also a wall thickness analysis based on the ray method,” added Eardly. “Results are displayed as a heat map; graduated colors reflect calculation results. Depending on the geometry of the CAD model the new, alternative rolling ball method leads to much better results.”

KISTERS continuously enhances the CAD visualization software in response to customer needs and requirements. Versions include Desktop, ActiveX, and HTML5 WebViewer. Products can be used independently. Alternatively, versions can be implemented with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications. APIs are recommended for integration with existing IT systems. For cloud, portal and web-solutions, an HTML5-based WebViewer solution is available without software installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address needs of complex integration scenarios.