In today's highly competitive business environment, manufacturers must be able to collaborate effectively with anyone, anywhere, and anytime. This means that they need to streamline the flow of product data between all information providers throughout the extended enterprise, including business partners, suppliers, and customers, and not just within their engineering group. In order to achieve this, manufacturers must allow for dynamic, automatic, and repeatable enterprise processes, while ensuring the security of their product information both internally and externally.

One of the key tools that manufacturers can use to achieve these goals is CAD visualization software. CAD Interop is a leading provider of CAD viewer solutions that enable users to easily read 2D or 3D models, regardless of their CAD system skills. This means that non-CAD users can quickly analyze key information and extract it to generate their own documentation, without having to rely on the expertise of the engineering group.

CAD visualization software provides a wide range of benefits for manufacturers. First and foremost, it allows for easier collaboration between all stakeholders in the extended enterprise. By providing a common platform for viewing and sharing product data, CAD visualization software ensures that everyone has access to the same information, regardless of their location or technical expertise.

One of the key benefits of using a CAD viewer is the cost savings compared to a full CAD system. CAD viewers are less expensive and do not require extensive training, making them suitable for all user groups. The user interface is easy to use, providing a full range of features for all use cases in your enterprise, including 3D, 2D, analysis, integration, VR, AR, and more.

Another advantage of using a CAD viewer is its speed. CAD viewers can load ultra-large assemblies within seconds, allowing for instant analysis and interaction. This makes it possible users to quickly access and understand product data, enabling faster decision-making and collaboration.

CAD viewers are also smart tools that offer a full range of features, including view, navigation, measure, section, compare, wall thickness, draft angle, PMIs, and more. This makes it easy for users to access and understand key product data without requiring specialized CAD skills.

One of the most significant advantages of using a CAD viewer is its accessibility. Users can access CAD models from anywhere on any platform without hardware restrictions. This means users can access product data on the go, whether they are working from home or traveling for business.

Finally,  web-based CAD viewers require zero installation, zero administration, and zero footprint. This makes it easy for organizations to integrate CAD viewers into their existing workflows without requiring any specialized IT skills.

View and Analyze CAD data with 3DViewStation Family

3DViewStation is a modern CAD viewer with easy access to non-CAD users. The usage areas is unlimited from marketing, documentation, manufacturing, digital mock-up (DMU), to collaborative design and more. 3DViewStation is based on performance and reliability of it‘s importers, loading a 5GB Catia native model in 8 minutes on a laptop or a few second as 3DVS-file. The 3DViewStation family consists of 4 products:

View and export to DXF your Personal Designer legacy data with DraftView

DraftView reads your Personal Designer data directly, without requiring a native license. DraftView for PD is the most complete solution available for managing Personal Designer CAD data. Designs are displayed completely, as they appeared in Personal Designer, with all 3D, 2D and MView entities.

View and export to DXF your CADDS legacy data with DraftView

DraftView reads your CADDS data directly, without requiring a CADDS license. CADDS designs are displayed completely, as they appeared in CADDS, with all 3D, 2D and Parametric entities.

The fastest solution to view CAD model

3DViewStation is the fastest solution to view a CAD model and we can prove it! The following video demonstrate the loading speed of different native formats (SolidWorks, Catia V5, NX, Pro-Engineer) using 3 different settings.