System Requirements

Browsers

Kenesto is a cloud-based application, which runs in your web browser and is HTML5 browser compliant. With features such as our Kenesto Drive service, we provide users with the perfect alternative to cloud storage and document management systems. Although we are not a PDM system, we are often used as a PDM-like alternative based on our ability to keep users of an unlimited number working within the current version of a file.

Kenesto is certified to run on any of the following:

Microsoft® Edge®

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft® Internet Explorer®

Internet Explorer 10 or later.

Mozilla® Firefox®

Firefox 3.6 or later Kenesto 3D viewing requires setting an option in Firefox. Learn how to enable 3D viewing in Firefox.

Google® Chrome

Chrome 18 or later.


Mobile Operating Systems

Native browser or Chrome for Android.

Safari browser. Install the HOOPS Viewer
for iOS
 app to view 3D models.


2D and 3D Supported Viewer Formats

Kenesto delivers functionality to users to view over 250 file formats from almost any device, regardless of file size.

Here’s a list of both 2D and 3D formats:

2D Supported Viewer File Formats
Portable Document Format
PDF
Microsoft Word
DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOT, DOTX, DOTM
Microsoft Excel
XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XML
Microsoft PowerPoint
PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX
Microsoft Visio
VSD, VDX, VSS, VSX, VST, VTX, VSDX, VDW
Microsoft Project
MPP, MPT
Microsoft Outlook
MSG, EML, EMLX, MHT
OpenDocument Formats
ODT, OTT, ODS, ODP
Rich Text Format
RTF
Plain Text File
TXT
Comma­Separated Values
CSV
HyperText Markup Language
HTML, MHT, MHTML
XML Paper Specification
XPS
Image files
BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF
Media files
MP3, MP4, WEBM, OGV
Electronic publication
EPUB
3D Supported Viewer File Formats
General Import Formats
OBJ All Versions OBJ
PDF
All Versions PDF
PRC All Versions PRC
Stereo Lithography All Versions STL
Universal 3D All Versions U3D
VRML V1.0 and V2.0 WRL, VRML
Manufacturing Formats
ACIS Up to v23.0 SAT, SAB
Autodesk Inventor Up to 2015 IPT, IAM
CATIA V4 Up to 4.2.5 MODEL, SESSION, DLV, EXP
CATIA V5 R4 to V5­6R2014 CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR
CATIA V6 2011 – 2013 3DXML
Creo Elements/Pro 5.0, Parametric 3.0 ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR
I­-DEAS Up to 13.x (NX 5), NX I­DEAS 6 MF1, ARC, UNV, PKG
IGES 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 IGS, IGES
JT Up to 9.5 JT
Parasolid Up to v26 X_B, X_T, XMT, XMT_TXT
Pro/ENGINEER Up to Wildfire 5 ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR
Rhino 4, 5 3DM
Siemens PLM Software NX Unigraphics V11.0 to NX 9.0 PRT
Solid Edge V19 – 20, ST – ST8 ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM
SOLIDWORKS Up to 2016 SLDASM, SLDPRT
STEP AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242 STP, STEP, STP.Z
VDA­FS Version 1.0 and 2.0 VDA
Construction/Building Formats
Autodesk AutoCAD Up to and including AutoCAD 2012 DWG
Autodesk Design Review All up to and including DWF 7.7 DWF
IFC IFC2x Editions 2, 3, and 4 IFC, IFCZIP
SketchUp Up to 2013 SKP

Kenesto Drive service: Virtual LAN Drive

Kenesto Drive is supported on Microsoft Windows® 7 and above.

Kenesto Drive is a service that runs on Windows and behaves like a virtual LAN Drive, offering users the perfect alternative to a shared network drive.  You can download the Kenesto Drive service software from Kenesto Cloud once you login, or by visiting our Kenesto Drive page.

Download Kenesto Drive service Now!

NOTE: you must first register for Kenesto Cloud before using the Kenesto Drive service. The login for Kenesto Drive service is the same login as your Kenesto Cloud credentials.


Kenesto Plug-In for Revit

The Kenesto Plug-In for Revit serves the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry. With Kenesto, Autodesk Revit customers are able to store, share, view and version Revit files. Kenesto – along with our Kenesto Drive feature – allows users the ability to obtain access to the current file, regardless of how many recipients the file has been shared with. With our exclusive editing writes, users can be assured that all edits are captured, making overwriting of files virtually impossible. For instructions on how to download the Autodesk Plug-In please visit the download and install page:

Download & Install the Revit Plug-In

NOTE: Users must have a licensed version of Revit (or a trial license) to create Revit files for sharing.

Contact Support

Need help or have questions for us? Fill out the contact us form and we will get right back to you. Please note:  If your company is already using Kenesto your company administrator can add you to your Kenesto instance. You are welcome to contact us at sales@kenesto.com and we will be happy to contact your administrator on your behalf to help you gain access quickly to Kenesto products.

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