3DViewStation v2022.5 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2022.5 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • AutoCAD DWG/DX
  • Creo 9
  • Inventor 2023
  • Parasolid 34.1
  • NX 2206

Export 3D:

  • XML-API: Convert VSXML to STEP AP214 CC6 (STEP with references) 

Functions & Features:

    This allows KAS to use our complete XML API 
  • Structured, multi-level attributes:
    First level of attribute names shown as subcategories - rather than concatenated and separated by slash
  • Improve 3DVS and VSXML import performance
  • Option to replace the 3D model with a screenshot when exporting using a 3D-PDF template

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


3DViewStation v2022.4 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2022.4 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Catia V5-6R2022 (R32)

Import 2D:

  • Creo 9.0
  • NX 2019, 2027

Functions & Features:

  • WebViewer: Server health tests added
  • WebViewer: Server blocks incoming requests on high load 
  • 3D-PDF Export: Option to replace 3D model with screenshot in templated PDF 
  • TechDoc/BOM: Option to generate ID with only attribute value 
  • API: Compare two 3D models per URL parameter with BestFit computation for auto alignment

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


List of attachments of a PDF file

A PDF document might have one or several files attached to it. An attachment can e.g. be another PDF file or a CAD model like a JT file. Similar to Acrobat Reader the latest Kisters 3dviewStation now allows to show a list of attachments, incl. additional information like number of pages and creation or last modification date. In case an attached PDF might have another attachment itself, the list will display a hierarchy.
The user can now decide if he wishes to display a certain attachment. By right-clicking it will be opened into the same or new scene. And there is an option to save it to your local disc.



3DViewStation v2022.3 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2022.3 with the enhancements described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Autodesk Navisworks 2012 - 2022
  • Autodesk Revit 2022
  • JT 10.6

Functions & Features:

  • New: Best fit: Automatically align Solid to Solid, e.g. a 3D scan to a native CAD model or 2 CAD models, see also here.
  • New: measure point to point on curve, see also here.
  • Enhanced: Transform: circle center to point
  • New: up to 7 light sources can be used now
  • PDF: show a list of attached files and allow to display them

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


2D Drawings layer support

3DViewStation is getting more and more enhancements for 2D. As part of the v2022.2 release we added the ability to activate and deactivate layers of a 2D drawing, similar  to what we know from 2D CAD packages. Find some impressions below.


3DViewStation v2022.2 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2022.2 with a series of enhancements, described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • NX 2007
  • Solid Edge 2022
  • SolidWorks 2022

Import 2D:

  • CATIA V5-6R2022 (R32)
  • NX 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015

Functions & Features:

  • Layer support for 2D documents

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


3DViewStation v2022.1 Release

We released 3DViewStation version v2022.1 with a series of enhancements, described below. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Functions & Features:

  • New: Copy text from 2D files to clipboard
  • New: Import setting to load PMIs as 'always on top'
  • Enhanced: Shadow rendering

New Microsoft Redistributables will be installed during the setup routine. They contain fixes for some OS.

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


Video: 3DViewStation V2022.0 News

a quick video showing mainly light related news of 3DViewStation V2022.0.


3DViewStation v2022.0 light glare night effects


3DViewStation v2022.0 Release

We have released 3DViewStation version v2022.0 with a series of enhancements, described below. Please also review our recent BLOG preview entries for details. The new 3DViewStation versions are available for download .

Import 3D:

  • Parasolid 34.0

Import 2D:

  • Solid Edge 2022
  • Solidworks 2022 (SP0)
  • NX 1992, 1996, 2000

Functions & Features:

  • CATIA: PMI reference to solids
  • Light sources on node level: allow e.g. inner parts of a car to render nicely in a night scene
  • Night scene settings
  • API only: New Glare effects. Light sources will appear more realistic in the night
  • Setting to load prototype views
  • Setup creates backup of presets.xml
  • enhanced and accelerated file format recognition


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


No issue for 3DViewStation: Critical vulnerability in log4j published (CVE-2021-44228)

There is a warning from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) entitled "Critical vulnerability in log4j published (CVE-2021-44228)". The logging library log4j is used in many Java applications. 

The good news is:
The Kisters 3DViewStation product family is not affected as it does not use any JAVA at all. This applies to all member, which are

  • 3DViewStation Desktop version
  • 3DViewStation WebViewer version
  • 3DViewStation VR-Edition
  • VisShare
  • Batchtool KAS

As a customer or systems integrator you might use our products together with other software, like web servers, which might use JAVA. You will have to check.
We do not ship our products together with such web servers, except for VisShare. Here Nginx is used - which is free of JAVA as our own products are.