- Better processes with model data at the push of a button
- Visual analyses and decisions with the 3D Cockpit
- Easier sharing of model data for team collaboration
- 3D-PDF, JT & STEP: More possibilities with standards
- Digital mockups accelerate product protection
With 3D Connect, you can use 3D models without a CAD system or a separate viewer to simplify visualization and analysis tasks. 3D Connect broadly disseminates geometric information and makes processes more efficient: Through customer documentation and online publishing (PIM), for example as 3D PDF with illustrated parts lists, through the evaluation of engineering changes based on redlining in the model, through digital mock-ups (DMU) for earlier design validation and much more.
3D Connect is seamlessly integrated with CONTACT Elements and CIM Database PLM. Users directly access CAD model data, parts, variants, product structures and parts list data in the 3D context.
The 3D Cockpit is the central tool for intuitive navigation through model and product structures. You can use measurement functions, bounding boxes, exploded views and redlining, save snapshots of selected views and use color coding to mirror component properties such as release status directly in the model.
With 3D Connect, users share model data and analysis results directly in the process: visual part information, red markups, comments, notes, views, and more. For example, use our messenger service Activity Streams to suggest changes, discuss variants, and evaluate designs in dialog based on models and redlining. Central processes such as technical changes become faster – internal coordination and collaboration with customers and suppliers can be organized highly efficiently with the support of 3D Connect!
3D PDF combines product models with the possibilities of Office documents. The handling of model data becomes as easy as dealing with texts and images. You can display product manufacturing information (PMI) and model views defined in the CAD system. Combined with document templates and form elements, you can link model information with metadata and even interactive operational elements directly in PDF. BOM entries become associative, mirroring the selection of 3D components in the BOM and vice versa. And you can easily share PDF, JT, and STEP files without limits!
3D Connect is powered by invenio Virtual Technologies, the world's leading DMU specialist. Use Clash & Clearance to determine all parts that fall below minimum distances. Analyze collisions, contact surfaces and distance bands in geometry models. Compare simple model alternatives and supplied variants. Benefit from these high-end DMU functions in the PEP at every workstation without media discontinuity, high set-up times and time-consuming changes of work context.
Business users with special requirements, for example in the area of wall thickness analysis and for offline operation, benefit from the additional use of the dedicated Kisters ViewStation solution and maintained 3D Connect integration for CONTACT Elements and CIM Database PLM. ViewStation offers special analysis and authoring functions and is particularly suitable for on-site work at the customer's site, even without access to the PLM server services.
Effective frontloading for variable product design
Determine the variability in product management and engineering
Define complete variant models quickly and easily
Supply the correct items, BOMs and model data automatically to downstream processes.
Fast and reliable synchronization of engineering and manufacturing BOMs
Support order-specific and site-specific work preparation with easy eBOM-mBOM synchronization
Analyze differences in quantity between engineering and manufacturing BOMs and eliminate them quickly and reliably
Profit from a direct link to 3D viewing and variant management
Manage CAx data and incorporate changes directly in the development data
Manage your CAx data across different disciplines using an integrated data model
Provide optimum, cross-location support for your product development
Exchange design data seamlessly with partners and customers
Making teamwork easier and more efficient than ever with social media functions
Targeted information distribution with contextual reference
Tailored delivery of information across the entire company
Encourage employees with a new user experience
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