instant3Dhub 2.14.0 Release

21.12.2018 instant3Dhub Release

instant3Dhub 2.14.0 has been released today! This version substantially streamlines recent developments and heavily improves the stability with tons of bug fixes. Furthermore, a number of new or previously experimental features have been integrated or stabilized and are now ready for production!

New Major Features

  • Shared Session
    Starting with version 2.14 instant3Dhub provides sharing and collaboration capabilities for multi user sessions. Based on a new service, different users and/or devices spread over the world are able to view and collaborate with the same data instantly. A session is shared by simply sending a link or scanning the QR-code instant3Dhub generates. Shared Sessions also provide a rich API to enable application developers to easily distribute their application data.
  • Model Based Tracking
    The first version of Model Based Tracking is now integrated in instant3Dhub. It enables “out-of-the-box” relation of real-world objects to their digital correspondences providing advanced Augmented Reality experiences. This technology is based on the open microservice infrastructure of instant3Dhub and is powered by VisionLib‘s tracking technology.
  • Point Cloud Rendering
    instant3Dhub’s rendering technology has been extended to support the visualization of massive point cloud data. With the general ability of combining data from different sources, point cloud data can easily be mixed with massive CAD data enabling a huge variety of applications like retrofit, comparison methods or working with 3D scanning data.

Further Changes and Improvements

  • Auxiliary data management
    • instant3Dhub now provides a search functionality to allow for an easy exploration of auxiliary and metadata information.
    • Furthermore, the data management has been improved to the support complex correlations between geometry, topology and auxiliary data.
  • Scenario Layer
    • Using the Shared Sessions instant3Dhub further now supports the concept of scenarios, which offer a way to build device- and application-independent logic blocks.
  • Supported Format
    • With the addition of new loaders instant3Dhub now supports point data formats like LAS or XYZ
    • Existing loaders, f.e. JT-OpenToolkit 10.2, have been updated in order to support a wider range of features or improve the performance.
  • webVis Plugin System
    • Plugins enable the dynamic addition of selected features in order to provide shared functionality across multiple applications.
  • Session Storage
    • The state of a user session can now be stored and restored on another device or at a later point in time. In combination with the snapshot functionality this enables the creation of 3D slide sets.
    • Stored session data can either be short-term persistet on the instant3Dhub’s infrastructure, or be ex- and imported for long-term storage.

Advanced Remote Culling with instant3Dhub 2.12.0

10.08.2018 instant3Dhub Release

Remote Culling facilitates the visualization of the most complex model data on even low performaning devices. Using a server-side visibility computation only the actually visible geometry parts are loaded and rendered by the clients.

instant3Dhub 2.12.0 release

instant3Dhub Release

We proudly announce today the availability of the newest instant3Dhub release: Version 2.12.
Besides a large number of bugfixes, the update comes with some essential new features

New Major Features

  • Shape Topologie DB
    We heavily improved instant3Dhub’s ability to understand and expose the internal structures of CAD data on the visualization and API level,
    In-depth relations between CAD topology and PMI data are made tangible using the new search API and AUX inspection mode.
  • MobileUI
    The start of webVis UI always supported touch and mouse interaction but was not optimized for small mobile devices. A new and fully responsive user interface, optimized for all kinds of mobile devices with a reduced feature set is now available.
  • Windows/HoloLens App
    Massive 3D Data on the Hololens is a core requirement for a large number of the AR applications. Utilizing the instant3Dhub stack for our HoloLens application enables rendering of big CAD data using hybrid rendering techniques.

Changes and Improvements

  • web-Client Culling and Memory Management
    • More consistent frame time budgets
    • Improved prioritization of the drawn parts in larger models
  • Server Culling
    • Perfect filtering of false positive cases
  • Measurement
    • Increased performance and stability
  • Improved Data Loader
    • RVM updates
    • Native GLTF 2.0 Support

instant3Dhub 2.10.0 Release

27.09.2017 instant3Dhub Release

We are proud and happy to present the next release of instant3Dhub. The brand-new version 2.10 includes, as usual, several fixes and a couple of general improvements.


New Major Features

Dynamic Render Pipeline Selection

One major goal of instant3Dhub was always to distribute and balance rendering computations between client and server, in order to optimally adapt to different requirements. Version 2.10 is able to dynamically select the best possible render pipeline setups in a fully-automatic fashion. This is not only convenient, but also a great foundation for further extensions in the future.


Remote Culling and Rendering

The current release includes improved GPU-based service components, enabling remote culling and remote rendering scenarios. This enables users to conveniently inspect even larger models on any client device.


New Tag/Key/Label Data Selection API

Version 2.10 offers a fast indexing and selection API for data in instance graph nodes. This feature allows application developers to dynamically connect 3D scene information with application-specific data.


New Acceleration Structure for Advanced Measurements Modes

The new acceleration structure introduced with version 2.10 supports complex measurement setups on 3D shape data, even in massive data sets. This is a powerful feature for different kinds of review scenarios.


Changes and Improvements

  • webVis client
    • Improved partial loading of trees
    • Reworked context menu structures
    • Improved client/server cache state communication
    • Improved client based visibility management
    • Improved resource budgeting
  • Render Service
    • Improved GPU-based rendering and culling
    • Dynamic render service orchestratration
    • Dynamic buffer stream configuration
  • Loader
    • Improved OpenJT Loader
    • Step203 Loader
    • IFC Loader


Request an evaluation license and trial system today to test the new feature with your very own data: [LINK]

instant3Dhub 2.9.0 Release

23.12.2016 instant3Dhub Release

instant3Dhub 2.9.0

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.9.0 of the instant3Dhub. This is a significant release with a large number of bug fixes, performance improvements and three major features

New Major Features

The new webVis client allows the user to perform interactive single and double measurements on shape data, such as measurability (angles or minimal distances). The novel user interface facilitates complex operations through smart snapping and filtering. The data import pipeline supports formats with explicit shape data (e.g. OpenJT and X3D) or reconstructs the face and edge information automatically from triangle sets.

This solution detects connected supported Head Mounted Displays (HMD) and is made easily available through a single button in the UI. It supports reviewing scenarios with simple gestures to manipulate the data setup, all with a single unified event model.

The first public jaVis-Release builds upon our C/C++ and OpenGL backend. The object oriented API allows java application developers to build Fat Clients for large model visualization which directly access the optimized instant3Dhub data caches.

Changes and Improvements

  • Added color picker UI element
  • Advanced AUX inspection (markers & model views)
  • Added notification filter and respective setting
  • Added setting to deactivate PMIs on resource root deactivation
  • New context menu entries
    • Show / hide all
    • Change appearance
    • Reset appearance
  • Smart regeneration of linked caches
  • Improved stability by using a consistency checker
  • Automatic generic detection of types
  • Improved user interaction concept (shortcuts, key combinations)
  • UI-embedded tutorial links
  • Improved tutorials
  • New tutorials for measurement

instant3Dhub 2.8.0 Release

27.07.2016 instant3Dhub Release


We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.8.0 of the instant3Dhub.

The highlight of this release is support for auxiliary spatial data.  This data can be a set of additional geometries, viewpoints or cutting planes. The source of this data can be PMI (Product and Manufacturing Information) and in the future BCF (BIM Collaboration Format).

In our new Aux Inspector Dialog (Aux Tree) these auxiliary attributes and data can be enabled, disabled or selected.

Changes and improvements:

  • Aux Support
    • Aux Geometries
    • Model Views
    • Clipping Planes
    • Aux Inspector Dialog
  • Automatic detection if a structure needs to be loaded when adding a resource, otherwise a collapsed state is loaded
  • Improved error display
  • Session tracking
  • Zoom to enabled geometry
  • Error status indicators in the structure tree, showing if there is an error in the subtree
  • Structure generation from identifier

instant3Dhub 2.7.0 Release

08.04.2016 instant3Dhub Release



We are proud and happy to announce that, finally, instant3Dhub 2.7 has now been released! This release includes, as usually, a large number of bug-fixes and new features.

  • Improved UI components and tree in webVis app
  • Asynchronous API based on promises
  • Different lighting environments in webVis app
  • Reworked complete documentation to interactive HTML version
  • Automatic Volumes extraction from data
  • l3dVis remote rendering integration
  • Improved runtime and cache monitoring
  • Improved Transparency support
  • Draggable 3D text overlays for annotations
  • Advanced Monitoring DB and Interface
  • transition to l3dGen pipeline completed
  • Improved data loader
    • STEP242 format
    • RVM format
    • JT structure format

Get the latest version from the download repository

instant3Dhub Release 2.1

30.09.2015 instant3Dhub Release

We are happy to announce the release of instant3Dhub 2.1, featuring major improvements to the general infrastructure.

instant3dhub2.1_release Viewing step242-xml structure and openjt part data with the new webVis UI

With webVis 2.2 we introduce a client-side two-level memory management, which allows to iteratively render data sets of any size. To get the best performance on differing devices the client is automatically classified and the settings adjusted to the respective browsers’ capabilities. This is rounded off with some improvements to webvis’ UI and features like the client-side search, dynamic clipping planes and improved visual feedback.

The loader and optimizer infrastructure (l3dgen) has been extended by a streamable PLMXML and STEP242 loader. Finally, its new parallelization improves the RVM Loader drastically.

You can always find the downloads for the newest version here