3D and 2D data is created by the engineering department and partners but, there are many departments that must gain access to the CAD data for one reason or another. Take for instance the production, sales and even purchasing departments. Sharing and collaborating on CAD data is actually a very simple task - when everyone has access to the same tools.
So, what is the solution? Well, one solution is a CAD software license for each
collaborator. But, there are numerous reasons why this was simply not a solution for 1 Source Design:
- high training effort
- long waiting times
- the high cost of licensing and more
- faster data translation &
- the ability to quickly view large designs (>700 mb).
In their daily operations, Davis' team primarily uses it to grant access to engineering graphics without the need for additional, pricey Unigraphics and PowerShape license seats.
The latest developments of 3DViewStation can be reviewed in more detail at: https://www.3dviewstation.com/blog.html.
According to Kelly Baumann, Business Development Manager at 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.