Boosting performance for VR sessions with complex CAD data

Sacramento, CA – June, 8th, 2018 – KISTERS has released the newest version of 3DViewStation VR Edition, a powerful application for the industrial, high-end VR experience. In addition to many other innovations, the 3DViewStation VR Edition made a giant leap towards higher performance.

VR hardware is becoming a more viable option for companies of varying sizes due to rapid technological advancements and simultaneous price reductions. High investment costs, such as power walls or caves, are now a thing of the past. These factors have allowed VR technology to become a broad industrial application. However, most software applications for VR available are intended for the entertainment and gaming sector. In this sector, the requirements are about photo-realistic rendering and the VR user experience. In order to achieve the high performance frame-rate needed for impressive predefined gaming environments, the VR software was specially optimized for this purpose.

Industrial applications of VR visualization place the emphasis on a much different set of values. Here, the focus is on ever-changing 3D models that must be made available in ad-hoc VR applications. They must also accomodate various data formats without long preparation times. In addition, there are far greater performance requirements than in the gaming sector.

From submodels to even the largest of assemblies, VR software must able to allow for visualization with high performance. Due to these growing requirements, VR software libraries from the gaming sector, such as the well-known Unity engine, are becoming rapidly pushed to their limits.

The KISTERS 3DViewStation VR Edition provides a high-performance VR application for industrial, high-end use. Unlike many solutions available on the market, it is not based on a game engine, and instead uses the same graphics core and CAD interfaces as the powerful 3DviewStation desktop and WebViewer versions. The user is thus able to quickly visualize even the largest CAD models in native data format within seconds - without any preparation time. The 3DViewStation VR Edition can also be integrated into a leading system. For example, the VR session can be started directly from a PLM system. Thanks to a comprehensive API interface, integration into such a system can even be carried out by the user himself.

Known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading systems, 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, JT, 3D-PDF, STEP, DWG, DXF, DWF, MS Office and many more.

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According to Eardly, the KISTERS 3DViewStation is continuously enhanced in response to customer needs and requirements. It is available as Desktop, ActiveX, VR-Edition and HTML5 WebViewer product-versions. All product flavors 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 needs of complex integration scenarios.

About the company

25 years success in the market with superior visualization solutions from desktop to mobile has proven KISTERS to be one of the top players in the visualization industry. Clients ranging from small firms to well-known multinationals, 3DViewStation's easy-to-use interface is suitable for all user groups and 100% customizable to each individual’s specific requirements. More than 3,000 customers and over 200,000 installations worldwide. In addition, KISTERS offers expert advice and support in concept development based on client requirements.

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