KISTERS 3DViewStation Features CAD Target/Actual Comparison

Product designed to offer fast analysis of deviations between CAD and scan data.

Product designed to offer fast analysis of deviations between CAD and scan data.

3DViewStation is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. Image courtesy of Kisters.


The KISTERS 3DViewStation has introduced a feature that improves quality assurance, especially for manufacturing company customers, the company reports. 

The 3DViewStation now compares a 3D scan with the original CAD data set with a strong performance. A point cloud previously acquired by a 3D laser scanner must be correctly positioned on top of the original file, according to Jim Eardly, U.S. sales director for KISTERS.

“What used to be a challenge is a breeze now,” he says. “Using a special algorithm, the 3DViewStation iteratively finds the best possible alignment. Quickly and automatically at the push of a button, despite huge amounts of data.”

A target/actual comparison shows the problems visually, which pure data sets can only convey with difficulty, Eardly explains. “Some application examples for the comparison include proof of correct initial sampling, analysis of shrinkage and warpage behavior, or as an aid for tool correction of injection molds, die casting molds and casting molds,” he says. 

Known for its modern user-interface, 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, the company reports.

The latest developments of 3DViewStation can be reviewed in detail here.

KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements, according to Eardly. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare.

All product flavors are meant to be used with a product lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary application programming interfaces. For cloud, portal and web solutions, there is an HTML5-based WebViewer solution available with no need for client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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