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KISTERS is a worldwide growing IT-company founded in 1963 as an engineering agency. Its 500+ employees deliver solutions for energy, water, air, and manufacturing industries. One core focus of the IT-solution department is the development and sales of visualization solutions for CAD-data and documents including ECM and PLM integrations. Customers appreciate 20+ years of experience in this area. Professional competence and operational experience with more than 3,000 customers and more than 150,000 installed licenses make KISTERS an internationally sought-after partner for software solutions.


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Featured Aerospace & Defense Industry Solutions

Visualize, analyze, author large 3D CAD models: KISTERS 3DViewStation Desktop

The KISTERS 3DViewStation is known for its modern user-interface, high performance 3D-viewing, advanced analysis and Digital MockUp (DMU), current and mature CAD-importers for a broad range of formats including Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, JT, 3D-PDF, and STEP plus an extensive set of functional tools to view, analyze, and communicate 3D-data as i.e. STEP, JT, or 3D-PDF.

Use cases are: 3D viewer for sales and marketing, design reviews, change management, 3D CAD analysis tool, authoring tool for work preparation, viewer for shopfloor, viewer for collaboration, Model-Based Definition (PMI), stand-alone viewer, integrated viewer, PLM viewer, role-based PLM viewer.

3DViewStation is very, very fast: i.e. 5 GB Catia or 20,000 parts SolidEdge: 1 sec as 3DVS. Supports many 3D CAD as well as 2D file formats, supports standards like STEP, JT, and 3D-PDF, offers rich APIs for integration, hyperlinking.

Mobile user visualize large 3D CAD models including JT, STEP, CATIA, and NX

KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer version provides extremely fast 3D viewing, advanced analysis and Digital MockUp (DMU) for browser users and mobile users of Tablet-PCs and Smartphones. No client installation is required.

With KISTERS 3DViewStation WebViewer mobile users will also have the same performance, the same APIs, and the same functionality, which have been reserved for Desktop users in the past.

KISTERS proofs, that 50,000+ parts assemblies can be viewed on a Smartphone in seconds, using a mobile data connection. At the same time the functionality provided is much more than the usual navigation via zoom, pan, rotate, and selection. Like using the Desktop version in the browser session complex models can be sectioned, various measurements and dimensionings are possible, transformations and even draft angle analysis. PMI (MBD) support and Markup functions are available too.

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