Basic functionalities required for these use cases are:
- loading native or neutral CAD files
- selection creation
- isolation of sub-assemblies or selected parts
- the manual or automatic explosion of assemblies (with or without visible offset lines)
- the ability to organize this information into views and easily save the work for later retrieval
“The result can be shaded in a typical 3D colored style or in a classic black and white technical illustration line art. To reuse these assets for the final technical manual or spare part application, they can be saved as a 2D image, a 2D vector drawing or as a 3D model.” she added. “These technical documentation authoring functions are available in our Desktop version and WebViewer product. Therefore, you can access these tools in both a stand-alone or integrated environment on any leading system (such as an: ERP, PLM system or spare part solution) by leveraging our high level APIs.”
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, 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, the KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, ActiveX, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions. 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.