Feb 8, 2011

Lattice Technology Releases Updated XVL Converters

Updated CAD version support and automation features added.

San Francisco, CA: Lattice Technology® Inc., the standard for technical communication and digital mock up software in the manufacturing enterprise, has released upgraded versions of its XVL® Converters.

The XVL Converters are used to convert 3D CAD and design data into XVL so that it can be easily used for process design, digital mock up, authored into manufacturing documentation, and so on. XVL, an ultra lightweight 3D format, offers the industry’s best 3D compression with no loss of accuracy enabling data to be rapidly used, shared and viewed even on lower specification PCs. The XVL Converters can be delivered as plug-ins directly into CAD software, or as server applications that can be integrated with PLM or other systems.

Version 7.1 of the XVL Converters supports the latest versions of leading CAD applications such as NXTM CATIA® V5, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Creo Elements/ProTM (Pro/ENGINEER), Creo Elements/DirectTM(CoCreate) and more. A comprehensive list of all supported CAD formats and versions is available on our website.

This release adds a new automation capability by supporting the configuration feature of SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor Representations.

The upgraded versions of the XVL Converters are available immediately. Existing customers under maintenance can download the new versions free of charge.

Lattice Technology sets the standard for technical communication and digital mock up in the manufacturing enterprise. With Lattice Technology Solutions, engineers can seamlessly and accurately perform design review, design processes, simulate assembly processes and create print-ready and digital work instructions, technical illustrations and mBOMs/sBOMs direct from 3D data. Lattice's standards-based XVL (eXtensible Virtual world description Language) 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. XVL is unmatched in performance, compression and accuracy. Lattice Technology Inc. was founded in 1997 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, USA.