Like many SAP users, you want to leverage all the benefits of PLM and ERP by developing better interconnection between design data and business data. The integration of 3DViewStation can help you convert these capabilities into benefits with more efficient and simpler processes.
Users do not just want to read textual descriptions of a product - they want to be able to see the 3D rendering of the product, and that very quickly. This is where the integration of 3DViewStation makes sense. SAP users can search for metadata or structural information via ECTR, DMS, or the CAD-Desktop user interface and then work with a next-generation CAD viewer, allowing for quick viewing of CAD assembly in native or neutral formats, such as JT, 3D-PDF or STEP, even the largest ones. 3DViewStation is today the most powerful and reliable solution on the market with easy tools for visualization, analysis, measurement, geometric comparison, creation of views, annotation, and much more.
Converting to 3DVS through our Kisters Automation Server solution (KAS) optimizes performance. Files become extremely small and even the most complex assemblies are loaded in seconds. 3DViewStation can handle much more than monolithic 3D data. Using our API, it can also load products dynamically. This capability is the result of its integration into ECTR and CAD-Desktop. When virtual product structures (structure and position of every single part) are stored in SAP, 3DViewStation loads all parts simultaneously at runtime. This makes it easier to work with variants and configurations, but also with different views of the product structures ("as designed", "as maintained", ...). The user has the option of loading sub assemblies instead of the complete structure and replacing selected parts with other versions. The 3DViewStation APIs allow you to color parts - by applying color codes by profile. A buyer will have a better idea of the inventory and project managers will have a better overview of the status of the parts version with a dedicated color code. The capability to respond flexibly to clicks on parts creates powerful options for role-based PLM and ERP clients. For example. a buyer can simply click on the geometry to see the most recent supplier or price, and a technician can switch from the 3D part to the maintenance instructions in PDF format with a single mouse click.