Application for embedding 3D, BOM and instruction data into Microsoft Excel delivers new automated functionality.
San Francisco, CA.— Lattice Technology® Inc., the standard for digital mock up and technical documentation software in the manufacturing enterprise, today released the latest version of the Lattice3D Reporter application, which embeds 3D, BOM and related data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Lattice3D Reporter Ver. 3.1 delivers enhancements to security measures and tools within the software, alongside new, advanced tools that enable the automated creation of spreadsheets using 3D data based on pre-defined templates.
The new Template Option for Lattice3D Reporter 3.1 delivers powerful new tools to generate a 3D spreadsheet, with interrelated parts lists, BOMs, work instructions etc., at a single click of a button. Depending on what templates have been pre-defined, manufacturers can simply load an XVL file, and the application will automatically create the documents, including:
* Interactive 3D spreadsheets/BOMs which have linked lists and 3D data
* Print-ready work instruction spreadsheets, BOMs and other documents which include 3D images alongside written instructions and lists
* Digital work instructions that include embedded animations of assembly processes alongside written instructions and parts lists
* Multiple worksheets within the document describing each process
* And more
The data used can be already embedded within an XVL® file, as well as extracted from disparate sources such as PLM and ERP systems and 3D CAD data, including process instructions, BOMs and 3D data.
Lattice3D Reporter Ver. 3.1 is delivered with ready-made sample templates that can be directly used or customized to suit a manufacturer’s specific needs. The templates are easily defined using two documents that classify the layout of data and the parameters to be used to create the final document. Automatic updating, as with all Lattice Technology Solutions, is an inherent part of Lattice3D Reporter.
“This is another significant productivity improvement from Lattice Technology,” said Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology Inc. “At a single click of a button, complex manufacturing processes can be expressed quickly and easily in a series of standard documents which can be shared immediately throughout an organization. This software does not require an experienced engineer or expensive CAD seats thus freeing up valuable resources for other tasks. Every manufacturer should be using this.”
Other enhancements available in this new version include: The ability to control the accessibility of the 3D data in the Excel file to ensure that it can only be viewed internally to the operation: Tools to set more access levels to the Excel spreadsheet for added security: Display of multiple parts in the 3D data when selected in the parts and instruction lists: And the inclusion of parts names and quantities in the embedded work instructions.
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