February 2, 2024
The latest KISTERS 3DViewStation not only helps the manufacturing industry to visualize 3D CAD data, but also to prepare it for use in MRO (after sales) and service. Customers can be provided with content in 3D or 2D, online, offline, electronically or even printed. This reduces the effort involved in generating content and improves the user experience by keeping it up to date and using modern visualization techniques.
With 3DViewStation, KISTERS provides a tool that can be used for a series of applications in the MRO (Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul) and service sector:
Maintenance and repair instructions require informative graphics.
“Creating these with a CAD system is technically possible, but too expensive and too complicated for editors to use. With 3DViewStation, CAD data are loaded from a wide variety of sources, assembly or repair steps are created in a series of views and, depending on the desired result, the assets will be exported as an image or illustration or will just remain as a 3D model,” says Craig Impastato, U.S. sales director for KISTERS.
The approach chosen depends on further processing. “Many customers use the 3DViewStation WebViewer version, for example, to keep 3D content up to date and render it online or offline in 3D mode or in 2D illustration mode. Within the WebViewer, the user can be allowed to rotate a model or visualize it from a different perspective, hide objects, cut them or even measure them.” he adds.
Electronic spare parts catalogs are also widely used, in which the 3DViewStation is often used as a 3D graphic component. Here too, the content can be prepared in advance with 3DViewStation.
Predictive and preventive maintenance of machines is a frequently discussed MRO topic. According to Impastato, in both cases, the corresponding applications rely on a clear graphic that immediately shows the user where affected components are located within the assembly and can be used to create a link within the 3D scene to related information.
Notifications about problems that are currently occurring on a machine can be made much clearer by adding the 3DViewStation graphics.
With the KISTERS 3DViewStation, existing 3D CAD data can be reused, processed and visualized usefully, the company says.
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 Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and more, Kisters says.
KISTERS 3DViewStation is 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 offerings are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration, as well as service and spare part applications. KISTERS 3DViewStation provides all necessary application programming interfaces.
For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is a 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.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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