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, our viewer and more, 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
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
VRML
V1.0 and V2.0
WRL, VRML

Construction/Building Formats

VRML
V1.0 and V2.0
WRL, VRML
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 verified on MS 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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