2024/02/14 

Video: 3DViewStation v2024.0 news

Find below a video demonstrating some new functions & features of our 3DViewStation 2024.0 release: cut up (once or multiple times, 2D drawing generation, slicing, divide a car, cut out a cuboid) , PMI comparison, merge faces, randomly recolor solids and faces, API execution inside 3DViewStation.

2024/01/31 

3DViewStation v2024.0 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2024.0 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Solid Edge 2024
  • Parasolid 36.0

Import 2D:

  • Solid Edge 2024
  • Solidworks 2024
  • NX 2306 Series (until 2306.7000)
  • CATIA V6 R2024x

Export 2D:

  •  DXF R32 (AutoCAD 2018)

Functions & Features:

  • IFC import: performance improvements 
  • STL, OBJ and E57 import: settings added to split huge files on import, helps with performance and enables to load files that would be too big otherwise
  • Enhanced JT import: alternative import per setting for tests available
  • 3DVS export: resources (skyboxes, backgrounds, materials, glare effects) can be saved in a 3DVS file
  • Section: physically cut geometries, create new geometries at cutting plane, can be applied several times  
  • Compare: added comparison for PMIs 
  • PMI: support for multiple colors
  • Materials: improve patterned texture application
  • Mouse setting for fit-all function
  • Always show rotation point
  • Selected faces can be merged
  • 2D rendering: option to switch anti-aliasing on/off
  • New product icons for Desktop version, WebViewer version, VisShare, KAS, VSLM
  • WebViewer: improved quality of displayed images
  • KAS can now be seperately installed
  • VSLicenceManager: supports upgrade-switches of license features now
  • VSLicenceManager: license monitor improvements
  • XML-API pane moved from Output pane to Tool ribbon, response output added
  • XML-API: functions to color nodes or faces randomly

More at https://help-viewer.kisters.de/productfamily/de/3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php

2023/11/20 

3DViewStation v2023.7 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2023.7 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Revit 2023

Functions & Features:

  • New: Support of Assembly Features for Solid Edge
  • New: Allow to center the handle of the transformation "move"
  • New: Reset geometries to initial color
  • New: Overwrite initial color of geometries
  • New BOM creation mode "Structure tree": lists all root and product occurence nodes
  • New BOM creation mode "Selection including children": lists selected node and all its children nodes
  • New BOM option to remove or keep empty columns

More at https://viewer.kisters.de/.../3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php

2023/10/17 

Video: new curvature analysis and new heatmaps

Find below a video demonstrating the new curvature analysis function and the extended color maps (heatmaps) for displaying certain results of our 3D advanced functions like wall thickness and band analysis (clearance).

Curvature analysis and heatmap options

2023/10/13 

3DViewStation v2023.6 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2023.6 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • NX 2306
  • JT up to 10.9

Import 2D:

  • NX 2306 Series (until 2306.4000)

Functions & Features:

  • Curvature analysis: New feature to analyse surfaces 
  • KAS Monitor: New tool for conversion per directory monitoring - option for KAS
  • PLMXML import: option to load 3DVS instead of referenced JTs 
  • 2D: option to turn page with mouse wheel 
  • 2D: option to keep position when turning pages 

More at https://viewer.kisters.de/.../3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php

2023/09/29 

Video: Advanced Transformations with 3DViewStation V2023.5

Find below a video demonstrating the new, advanced and simplified transformation functionalities of Kisters 3DViewStation V2023.5.

2023/09/11 

3DViewStation v2023.5 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2023.5 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • USD

Functions & Features:

  • Enhanced and redesigned: Wall thickness analysis - many more options to display results, related to new heatmap 
  • Enhanced and redesigned: Band analysis (Clearance) - many more options to display results, related to new heatmap
  • Enhanced and redesigned: Transformations - alignment functions: significantly simplified, previews, much more intuitive
  • New floating licensing 

More at https://viewer.kisters.de/help/productfamily/en/3dvs_versioninfo_intro.php

2023/08/29 

Preview: extended heatmaps

Our heatmaps shows results of e.g. a wall thickness or band analysis (clearance). Soon the possibilities around usage of heatmaps will be extended. Users can choose from various presets, which affect the number of color bands and the colors itself. Even after a computation parameter still can be changed, e.g.:

  • setting min and max values,
  • freezing min and max values
  • changing from continous colors to bands and vice versa
  • reverting colors
  • option to display a histogram, given an idea about the quantity of occurences of a certain color (value )
  • changing the precision 

In case of multiple parts in a single scene, we'll allow to apply indiviual settings and parameters per part or of course to share the same.

Here are a few impressions:

2023/08/28 

Preview: USD file format support

We'll support a new file format soon: USD. For now the support will be "as is". Here are a few impressions:
 

2023/08/22 

Preview: transformations simplified

We have invested some effort to simplify working with transformations and make it more inutititive. The ribbon has been restructured, the functions now have a pane for the respective options and we have found useful default settings for each function. And last but not least, the preview helps to avoid subsequent corrections.