3DViewStation V2020.1

December 08,2020
Enhancements Include: Distance and Band Analysis Plus Hierarchical Explosion

KISTERS North America has released version 2020.1 of its 3DViewStation product family. With the addition of the distance and band analysis features, 3DViewStation V2020.1 now houses a complete set of DMU analysis features. These tools, from clearance calculation to wall thickness analysis, form a comprehensive combination of complementary functions for digital product development - something otherwise reserved for expensive CAD systems. Together, with an intuitive interface, these features support users from different fields of expertise in making quick and reliable decisions.

Design departments must make important decisions in advance of the manufacturing process based on 3D data. If safety-relevant distance specifications between two components is not observed, this can have serious consequences. Errors that are discovered after the development is completed, result in subsequent changes and high costs.It is therefore, highly important to visualize and verify the minimum and maximum distances in the form of distance bands at an early stage in the development process. “With just one click, the band analysis function allows the user to identify critical distances between individual components or assemblies by coloring the components according to user-defined distance values. Not only two, but up to six bands are supported.” Kelly Baumann, KISTERS North America Business Development Manager stated. The band analysis also stores the result bands as independent objects in the structure tree. In addition, the 3DViewStation calculates high-resolution band geometries and creates the ideal balance between calculation time and quality, in contrast to other solutions available on the market.

The development team also increased the value of 3DViewStation’s hierarchical explosion function. “With this version, it is possible, depending on the selection of the subassemblies, to explode individual parts of an assembly rather than the entire model.” Baumann added. “Version 2020.1 also includes a new, easy-to-use and comprehensive ‘Online Help Center’

Related Glossary Terms

  • bandsaw blade ( band)

    bandsaw blade ( band)

    Endless band, normally with serrated teeth, that serves as the cutting tool for cutoff or contour band machines.

  • clearance


    Space provided behind a tool’s land or relief to prevent rubbing and subsequent premature deterioration of the tool. See land; relief.

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.