Lattice Technology releases new XVL Converter for Autodesk Inventor 2010

New Lattice Technology converter allows customers to seamlessly create (eXtensible Virtual world description Language) XVL Data for faster, more accurate digital manufacturing applications, company says.

12/02/2009


Lattice Technology XVL Converter for Autodesk Inventor 2010

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Lattice Technology Inc., developers of digital manufacturing applications using the (eXtensible Virtual world description Language) XVL format, released its latest converter for Autodesk Inventor 2010, on Dec. 1.

The XVL Converter Plug-in for Autodesk Inventor allows 3D data created in Autodesk Inventor 2010 to be compressed to an average 0.5% of its original size without loss of accuracy, Lattice Technology says. As XVL data the 3D designs can be rapidly mocked up for simulation, design review, process design, kinematics, human interaction on the assembly line, and other applications, in the Lattice Technology software. XVL data also is used to directly and rapidly create print-ready and interactive digital documentation for mBOMs, process and work instructions, and technical illustrations.

Lattice Technology's applications allow 3D design data from diverse sources and CAD platforms to be integrated into a single assembly model, and, because of the industry-leading compression, easily can be used and manipulated on low specification PCs. The small size of the data means that it can be used interactively in locations (such as the shop floor and shipping departments) that seldom have used 3D data before. Automatic updates of mock ups, simulations, and technical documentation when the original 3D data is changed is also easy with the Lattice Technology solutions, the company says.

"Autodesk Inventor continues to be the CAD system of choic e for many of our customers, who are creating ever bigger and more complex assemblies in 3D," says Bill Barnes, GM, Lattice Technology Inc. "Using that 3D data downstream becomes difficult in the absence of industry-leading tools such as the Lattice Technology Solutions and the XVL lightweight format."

The latest converter is available for customers with current maintenance contracts and for trial at www.lattice3d.com.

About the company: Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, USA, Lattice Technology provides global companies with 2D/3D design data for digital manufacturing across the enterprise, the company says. Lattice Technology software allows engineers and manufacturers can perform design review, simulate assembly processes, automate creation of 3D parts lists / BOM's and create animations with even the largest 3D assemblies. Lattice's standards based XVL technology provides secure, highly accurate and compressed 3D files that can be used, shared and easily supported by partners, suppliers, and internal departments in a lightweight browser-based solution.

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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, electronic products editor, Manufacturing Business Technology , MBT www.mbtmag.com





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