Kisters Releases 3DViewStation WebViewer 2017

Kisters introduces an update to its web-based 3D CAD viewer.

Kisters North America has updated its 3DViewStation WebViewer, a 3D CAD viewer built for engineers and designers.

In its latest release, Kisters has made a push to improve viewing performance on mobile devices like tablets, smartphones and notebooks. Thanks to its clientless model, 3DViewStation WebViewer can be opened in a lightweight browser and leverage the power of the cloud to import a broad range of files, including CATIA, NX, Creo, SOLIDWORKS, SolidEdge, Inventor, JT, 3DPDF and many more. Once uploaded, the viewer can be used to explore a model by zooming, panning and rotating. When more sophisticated tools are required, 3DViewStation WebViewer comes complete with a series of tools for dimensioning and further investigating mission-critical geometry.

“The goal of the 2017 release was to ensure that even ultralarge assemblies can be rendered fluently on mobile devices as well as PCs using browsers. Kisters 3DViewStation WebViewer proves that this is possible,” said Jim Eardly of Kisters North America. “Graphics speed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs are now as good as on a desktop PC, or even better.”

Beyond its ability to translate a near universal scope of CAD file formats, the 3DViewStation WebViewer also comes equipped with a materials library, static background images and a Skybox to lend models greater realism. These tools give 3DViewStation WebViewer even greater application across an engineering firm, extending the software’s relevance to marketing.

Finally, Kisters’ team has also made sure to note that its newest release has an improved user interface that borrows many of its design cues from the Microsoft Office suite. With this new interface, users shouldn’t have to fumble around looking for tools and can jump right into using the viewer with little, if any, trouble.

For designers on the move, having a capable 3D viewer that can be called up on the go is an invaluable resource. With design cycles becoming more compressed every year, it’s incumbent upon engineering decision makers to have visualization tools at their fingertips. 3DViewStation WebViewer appears to be making the case that it should be the tool of choice for engineering decision makers on the go.