March 2, 2022
Stakeholders involved in intercompany projects know that a planning error discovered too late can completely disrupt a planned rollout and generate considerable costs. KISTERS 3DViewStation addresses this challenge with its visualization platform, often used for intercompany planning of projects and trades for plant designs.
“During the initial loading of all 3D models into an overall layout, many conflicts are detected in advance,” said Jim Eardly, U.S. Sales Director for KISTERS. “This has become an integral part of our work, especially when space is very limited in the plant design.”
“With the 3DViewStation WebViewer, all stakeholders benefit from the model-based way of working,” Eardly notes. “Those involved can even use the viewer directly on site without installation effort and admin rights. It is also conveniently available via mobile devices. Everyone can find their way around intuitively, without time-consuming training.”
The KISTERS 3DViewStation scores particularly well with its well respected performance and high level of security, thanks to server-side rendering.
The KISTERS 3DViewStation is not only available in the group as a desktop, web and mobile application, but also as a virtual reality application. Virtual reality makes the 3D plant model tangible for everyone involved. As planners consider the dimensions of a room, how much space an employee will have when maneuvering in the plant area, and what the minimum distance is between the structural steel elements, in consideration of support beams, such information can be conveyed much better with the help of virtual reality.
A 3DViewStation has been successful in modern and effective plant planning for 4 years now. By implementing digital 3D workflows, resources are conserved compared to conventional engineering processes, planning times per project are shortened, and the savings potential is increased.
3DViewStation ships with current and mature importers for a broad range of 3D and 2D formats including i.e. Catia, NX, Creo, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Inventor, Revit, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.
According to Eardly, KISTERS 3DViewStation is enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions plus the online collaboration tool VisShare. All products are intended to be used together with a PLM, ERP or other management system product configuration or service and spare part applications, providing all necessary APIs. For cloud, portal and web-solutions, there is an HTML5-based WebViewer solution available, which does not require client installation. All file formats can be used in combination with the intelligent navigation and hyperlinking features to address the needs of complex integration scenarios.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.