Lattice3D Launches New XVL Studio Product Family

Lattice3D Launches New XVL Studio Product Family

XVL Studio Pro Extends 3D Publishing and Communication capabilities to Enable Sophisticated Exploration of Large Scale 3D Data

LOS ALTOS, CA, August 29, 2005 — Lattice3D, the leader in 3D publishing and communications, today announced the release of a new XVL Studio family of products that extends the use of 3D XVL data into design review and interference checking as well as improving viewing, animation creation, assembly/disassembly instructions and creation of 2D illustrations.

With this release there will be three XVL Studio products available: known as XVL Studio Basic, XVL Studio Standard and XVL Studio Pro these are solutions that further integrate ultra-compressed, but highly accurate, 3D design data, as XVL format files, for use from engineering and manufacturing to technical publications, IETMs, sales and marketing websites.

Most notable additions to the product line are the new interference checking and design validation tools specified and developed with and for Toyota Motor Co. and already in use at that customer. “As a result of XVL Studio Pro, the man-time for interference checking was reduced by about two thirds,” reported Toyota Motor Co.

XVL Studio leverages the very-high-compression available in XVL formats to help reduce the time and computing power usually needed to explore and validate product models in traditional CAD systems.

In a recent white paper by Cyon Research the issue of computing power in the design validation market was raised: “Business and engineering managers have long expected that the ability to model products in the computer would simplify and streamline the product data management and validation process. While that has happened to some extent, the problem in general has proven to be more than current systems can readily digest: Both graphics and general computation have still been pushed beyond their current capabilities by full-size product models.”

“Lattice 3D technology takes the CAD model and "shrink-wraps" [it]� what you get is a precise but "light-weight" representation of your 3D model. Lattice 3D’s free viewer software renders it at the desired resolution, appropriate to the context. What you wind up with are beautifully realistic and precise models that take up <1% - 5% as much memory as the original.” Dr. Joel Orr, Cyon Research’s chief visionary, commented.

New Features:

The new XVL Studio products bring even greater flexibility to the use and re-use of 3D data in the ultra-compressed, high fidelity, 3D XVL format. This means that instead of trying to conduct complex operations on massive files, these functions are suddenly faster and more flexible. For example in the ability to rapidly interference check large 3D assembly models prior to manufacturing and production.

Highlights of XVL Studio include:

Improved Dimensioning and Measuring: The tools for adding dimensions and notations to a model have been noticeably improved within this product line, plus the addition of new tools for accurately measuring 3D data.

Improved Cross sectioning and other viewing: The improved functions and interface provide for faster and more accurate cross-sectioning of 3D data, as well as transparent, wireframe, and rendered displays of the models. In addition, photo-realistic rendering is available during viewing functions.

Advanced Viewing with multiple windows and snapshots. Display multiple views simultaneously and save views for future reference and communication.

MultiCAD Solution and Snap In Assembly: Convert and combine parts or sub-assemblies from multiple CAD systems into single XVL models. Snap In Assembly of parts or sub-assemblies.

Improved Animation: Define full animation, and assembly/disassembly animations with multiple camera views, keyframe editing, and automated/semi-automated process animation. Create interactive animations for assembly/disassembly instructions, maintenance instructions, on-line demos, and more.

Assembly Structure Edit: Display and edit assembly structures and process; flexible re- naming, regrouping, or editing of properties. Used, for example, in matching CAD and BOM data.

Sophisticated Cross Section Control: Track cross section along any edge. Output cross sections as IGES or DXF. Enhanced inquiry of details and inspection of digital mock-ups.

Static and Dynamic Interference Detection: Rapid and accurate interference, clearance and contact checking. This feature brings intuitive interfaces and reporting to allow 3D design interference to be understood and resolved quickly. Output interference and clearance results to spreadsheets and other formats. Share results with others using standard Microsoft Office tools. Automatically create and save 2D profiles that update in real time. Create intersection profiles for clarity and resolution of complex design issues and save to design review reports.

Offset surfaces to modify existing geometry to increase or shrink parts. Iterate designs for tolerance envelopes to detect possible interferences resulting from predicted manufacturing tolerances.

The new XVL Studio Product family is available from Lattice3D immediately. Visit www.lattice3d.com.

About Lattice3D
With over 250,000 users at over 2,000 companies, Lattice3D's software enables customers to extend their existing 2D & 3D data beyond engineering and into the all aspects of their enterprise – �3D Everywhere’. Lattice3D’s applications publish interactive 3D documents; printed, digital or web documents directly from CAD drawings and its unmatched compression ensures the documents are easy to transfer or share for communication and collaboration. These award-winning solutions increase productivity, improve processes and lower costs by enabling rapid re-use of 3D CAD data for design review, parts lists, procurement, tech documents, training materials, communications, assembly process definition, quality assurance, packaging design, web sites and more.

The company is part of a privately held group founded in 1997 and headquartered in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.lattice3d.com.

Lattice3D, XVL, XVL Studio Pro, and 3D Everywhere are registered trademarks of Lattice3D. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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