Fast clash, clearance, wall thickness, draft angle, undercut analysis and more
Sacramento, CA – September 21, 2020 – It is a common belief that, in order to perform Digital Mockup (DMU), you must possess a pricey CAD license. In addition, performing DMU on a CAD system can feel difficult and slow. This does not have to be the case. KISTERS 3DViewStation offers true Multi-CAD DMU without leveraging a CAD license - it’s also fast and easy-to-use. 3DViewStation makes Digital Mockup functionalities available, not only on Desktop PCs, but also on mobile devices, in browsers and even inside of VR sessions.
Digital Mockup (DMU) with Kisters 3DViewStation
The term: “Digital Mockup” is used in a variety of ways. “To some people it simply means loading two geometries into the same scene. For KISTERS 3DViewStation, it can represent several things. First: it may mean, loading 3D CAD data from various sources (or different CAD systems) into the same scene – without the need for pre-translating it into a common file format.” said Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America Business Development Manager. “Second: it means that 3DViewStation provides advanced functionalities to work with this data. Examples may include: navigating to the area of interest and using the boxing or zoning functions to quickly isolate a selection of objects for further processing.” she added. “For many users, the clash analysis feature is a typical Digital Mockup function. 3DViewStation’s clash detection calculates intersection curves, clash volume and penetration depth.”
“However, 3DViewStation offers even more than that. Our distance band analysis, which is used to check clearances is clearly illustrated by colored bands of equal distances. Other analysis functions like: wall thickness, draft angle, undercut, split, geometric compare, neutral fiber and drill-hole recognition round out and complete the 3DViewStation’s DMU capabilities.” Baumann stated.
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.
The latest developments of 3DViewStation can be reviewed in more detail at: https://www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html.
According to Baumann, KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. All product flavors are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary APIs. For cloud, portal and web-solutions, there is an HTML5-based WebViewer solution available, which does not require client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.
About the company
25 years success in the market with superior visualization solutions from desktop to mobile has proven KISTERS to be one of the top players in the visualization industry. Clients ranging from small firms to well-known multinationals, 3DViewStation's easy-to-use interface is suitable for all user groups and 100% customizable to each individual’s specific requirements. More than 3,000 customers and over 200,000 installations worldwide. In addition, KISTERS offers expert advice and support in concept development based on client requirements.