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Paris, Tuesday, June 19th 2018. The latest version of the world's leading 2D & 3D CAD Viewer software is now available. KISTERS announced today the release of 3DViewStation 2018.0, the latest edition of its extremely high performant 3D viewer, 3D CAD analysis & Digital Mockup (DMU) tool with modern office-compliant UI. For integrations you can use our desktop version as well as ActiveX version, which load native and neutral CAD data extremely fast, support virtual product structures, and provide graphical navigation capabilities for the visual enterprise. A HTML5 WebViewer version is also available.

With the current set of functions and features the 3DViewStation is the perfect tool for sales, marketing, review processes, change management, work preparation, service applications, product configuration solutions, and technical documentation on Windows desktop and tablet PCs.

Some of the many enhancements in 3DViewStation 2018.0 include:

  • File formats:
    • Import 3D:
      • NX 12
      • Catia V5-6R2018
      • 3DXML BREP
      • SolidEdge ST10
      • SolidWorks 2018
      • Parasolid v30.1
      • ACIS 2018 (R28)
      • Rhino 6
      • PLMXML
    • Import 2D:
      • Ascii Text, reading using a formatting template 
      • Catdrawing reading now requires 2D Advanced license
  • Functions:
    • optimize instances - results in file size reduction
    • new: remove edges of geometries, i.e. due to bad quality
    • new: re-calculate edges of geometries, i.e. to allow measurements
    • new: calculation of neutral axis of piping objects
    • new: scale geometry interactively
    • new: measure face without need to extract face first
    • new: real time wall thickness measurement
    • new: Skybox creator (Windows Desktop App)
    • new menu layout, close to MS Office:
      • combine windows to custom layout
      • allow windows / panes to be pinned / automatically collapse at the side
      • allow windows / panes to float
    • 2 different menu designs for large PC screens and small mobile devices
    • radial menu for touch devices
    • enhanced: wall thickness analysis color gradated, i.e. multi selection
    • enhanced: mirroring of geometries

We recommend that all 3DViewStation users download and install release 2018.0.

The new product release is available immediately worldwide and current 3DViewStation customers can easily upgrade to version 2018.0.