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KISTERS AG and Razorleaf Partner on New Aras Connector for 3DViewStation


announced that it has entered into an agreement with Razorleaf
for the development, support and sales of new versions of
Aras integration software, which will replace the existing KISTERS
products. This development, supported and delivered by Razorleaf's new
European operation, will be available for subscriptions in the near

KISTERS' Visualization Technologies division develops the market leading
3D CAD viewer and DMU application platform, 3DViewStation, which is
optimised for integration into PLM, ERP, MES, QA, Parts Catalog, MRO and
Configurator systems. Currently KISTERS has an integration product for
Aras, the leading PLM platform. The new product available from Razorleaf
will be called ‘Aras
Connector for 3DViewStation.'

KISTERS has made this change as part of its strategy to focus on its
core Visualisation platform and to work with specialist partners for PLM
Integration/connectors; Razorleaf has a demonstrable and proven
capability for the Aras PLM Platform, being an Aras partner for many

Germar Nikol, Director of Visualization Technologies at KISTERS says,
"We are pleased that Razorleaf, a long-term Aras partner with deep PLM
knowledge, has taken over the responsibility for this integration. We
can now put all our energy into 3DViewStation product development,
making it even faster, allowing it to load even more complex CAD data,
and continuously adding functionality per our customers' requirements."

Michael Welti, Managing Director at Razorleaf Europe says, "This is the
first product to be developed by the new Razorleaf European operation,
and reflects on the value of partnerships to Razorleaf and KISTERS.
There are further developments planned for the Aras integration that
will re-enforce 3DViewStation as the go-to Enterprise Visualisation
platform on Aras for companies with large and complex product
development. Importantly, this integration platform will further allow
Razorleaf to implement a single 3DViewStation Enterprise Visualisation
instance across a multi-PLM implementation, e.g. Aras and 3DEXPERIENCE."

According to Eric Doubell, CEO of Razorleaf Corporation, "We are pleased
to be able to support KISTERS with this rollout of new versions of Aras
PLM integration software. PLM has become an essential component of the
modern, model-based enterprise. Both SMBs and larger businesses can now
more easily access and employ price-competitive PLM tools that allow
them to work more efficiently and achieve integrated digital
thread/digital twin strategies."


25 years of 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. With 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. KISTERS has 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.

About Razorleaf Corporation

Founded in 2000, Razorleaf is dedicated to helping clients bridge the
gap between PLM technologies and business problems to deliver greater
value from their technology investments. Razorleaf's technology
expertise spans PLM,
Product Data Management (PDM),
Design Automation (DA),
Process Management, Business Intelligence, and Systems Integration and
Migration. Razorleaf works with many PLM/CAD platforms including Aras,
Dassault Systèmes, Infor, Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS, DriveWorks, SharePoint
and more. Razorleaf was named in the Top 20 Most Promising PLM Providers
2016 by CIO Review. For more information, visit

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