View and Analyze CAD data with 3DViewStation Family

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:

3DViewStation Desktop is a standalone viewer application. With 3DViewStation Desktop you can view, analyze and annotate CAD data for collaboration within your organization and throughout your supplier chain. 3D ViewStation can read native models from major CAD systems such as CATIA, NX, Pro-Engineer or Creo. Export to main neutral formats such as STEP, Parasolid, STL and JT is also available. 3DViewStation ActiveX is an ActiveX component 3DViewStation viewer developed for PLM system integration. Whatever your role, you can access all the information you need in one click, organized and filtered according to your criteria.

3DViewStation VR is the virtual reality application of the Kisters' family working with the majority of virtual reality headsets on the market. Like all solutions in the family, performance and ergonomics are the main qualities in a 360° environment.

3DViewStation WebViewer server is the ideal solution for large-scale environments. The centralized server converts CAD data into a light format 3DVS or a 3D PDF format. On User side, no installation is required. You can access your CAD data from anywhere with just an internet browser from your laptop or your mobile.The 3DViewStation VisShare component manages shared data access rights.

3DViewStation Automation Server is a highly flexible and scalable application server to automate IP protection batch processes and CAD translation.


3D CAD Importer

  • 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF)
  • 3D-PDF (PRC, U3D)
  • 3DXML
  • ACIS
  • Autodesk 3DS
  • Autodesk DWF
  • CGR
  • CATIA V4
  • CATIA V5
  • CATIA V6 / 3DExperience
  • CREO
  • FilmBox (FBX)
  • I-DEAS
  • IGES
  • IFC
  • JT Open
  • LIDAR Point Cloud Data File
  • MineCraft
  • NX Siemens
  • PRC
  • PRO/Engineer
  • STEP AP203/AP214/AP242
  • STL
  • VDA-FS
  • VRML

2D Advanced Importer

  • Catia V4 Drawing
  • Catia V5 Drawing
  • Catia V6 Drawing
  • Creo & ProE Drawing
  • NX Drawing
  • Solid Edge Drawing
  • SolidWorks Drawing

2D Basic Importer

  • 2D_PDF
  • AutoDesk Design Web (DWF)
  • Autodesk Drawing (DXF, DWG)
  • MicroStation (DGN)
  • CGM
  • SVG
  • Gerber (GER)
  • BMP
  • CALS (MIL)
  • GIF
  • HPGL (PLT)
  • HPGL/2 (PLT)
  • JPEG / JPEG2000
  • WORD
  • Open Office
  • PBM
  • PNG
  • PNM
  • PPM
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • WebP


3D CAD Export

  • 3D-PDF (PRC, U3D)
  • 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF)
  • 3DViewStation (3DVS, VSXML)
  • ACIS
  • FilmBox (FBX)
  • IFC
  • IGES
  • JT
  • Minecraft
  • PRC
  • STEP
  • STL
  • VRML
  • Wavefront OBJ

2D Export

  • 3DVS
  • BMP
  • DXF
  • CGM
  • JPG
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • SVG


Viewer features

  • Very, very fast viewing
  • Open, view and annotate CAD file with no CAD license
  • Support Part, assembly and drawing
  • Support Virtual CAD assemblies
  • Support Tessellated, BREP and PMI
  • Search and filter
  • Measure & dimension
  • Transform & explode
  • Calculate Volume, surface, thickness, draft angle, ...
  • Feature recognition (Axes, holes ...)
  • Section, Compare, Clash detection
  • Simplification, Alienation, IP Protection
  • Merge several CAD format in one environment, DMU
  • Annotation, Views management, exploded views, BOM, layout
  • Export to neutral CAD formats
  • Rich APIs for integration, hyperlinking



  • Floating or stand-alone license
  • Desktop : Single or all importers
  • Optional module :
    Advanced analysis,
    Feature recognition,
    Technical documentation,
    3D Export,
    2D advanced drawing import,
    IP Protection
  • WebViewer per concurrent sessions or per core
  • VR device : all compatible with Steam VR (HTC Vive, Lenovo Explorer,...)
  • Automation server incl. all importers and export formats
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