3DViewStation Adds Value to HMI and IoT Applications

Acive-X integration with 3DViewStation

Modern machines, especially the most complex, are usually equipped with a local computer with a control screen to manage the human-machine interface (HMI). In the past, the operator pressed buttons to operate the machine and display error codes. Today, the interface has focused on displaying 3D geometries by detailing the exact configuration of the machine. The operator can navigate to an area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest, collect information and show a service technician errors found. The user experience is improved to make diagnostics and technical support more efficient and faster.


3DViewStation converts all geometry into a lighter and easier-to-view representation. This translation is available for all major CAD systems such as: Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor as well as neutral formats such as: JT and STEP. In order to protect your intellectual properties, a slight alienation, almost invisible, of the geometries can be processed during the preparation of data. This ensures that the data is not usable (for copying spare parts, for example). In addition, you can also choose to automatically delete unnecessary parts, those hidden inside the machine or too small.

In the era of IoT, service staff can receive information about the machine and its error code directly on their smartphones through 3DViewStation. They can find information about where exactly the error occurred inside the machine and links to the potential error resolving procedures. Then they can easily order the spare parts appropriate to the specific configuration of their machine. The results are even better when a digital twin has been implemented throughout the lifecycle of the machine.

Known for its modern user interface, high performance display and advanced analysis and integration features, 3DViewStation comes with a broad range of importers supporting the majority of 3D and 2D formats on the market, including Catia, NX, Creo , SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more. 3DViewStation is constantly being upgraded to meet customers needs and requirements . It is available in Desktop, VR-Edition and WebViewer versions. All of these products can be integrated with PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, with a wide range of common APIs. For cloud solutions, the WebViewer is based on HTML5 technology, not requiring a client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with smart navigation and hyperlink functions to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.