LOS ALTOS, October 26, 2005 -- Lattice3D, the leader in 3D publishing and communications, today announced that MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG has signed a corporate agreement to purchase Lattice3Ds XVL technology and applications via TID Informatik GmbH. MANs goal is to optimize processes for the supply of 3D CAD data to internal and external users.
Lattice3Ds technology is being employed to provide rapid, interactive collaboration using 3D data internally and in cooperation with suppliers worldwide. "Were delighted with the 3D XVL technology capabilities, both the compression and the deep integration capabilities of the XVL platform applications," said Stefan Bernhardt, Department Manager, ITC, MAN. "We have a multiyear plan to deploy XVL right across the group, starting with truck and bus manufacturing internally and then to our suppliers."
"We are delighted that such a prestigious automotive company thoroughly evaluated then decided to integrate our 3D Publishing and Communication applications broadly into their workflow," said Jiro Suzuki, COO at Lattice3D. "We and our local reseller partner TID Informatik expect deployment to over 34,000 MAN Nutzfahrzeuge employees and over 700 MAN suppliers."
"This decision by MAN further underscores the continuing adoption by leading automotive companies of Lattice3Ds publishing platform. It is yet another sign that 3D Publishing has come of age and that interactive 3D documentation is fast becoming commonplace in manufacturing and other key business processes," said Alexander Garcia-Tobar, CEO, Lattice3D.
Lattice3D develops and markets leading 3D Communication and Publishing applications on a robust platform to enable the rapid use of 3D data assets in post- design workflow. 3D CAD models and designs can be used directly in print and online user and employee manuals, parts lists, maintenance instructions, assembly instructions, IETMs and more.
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. Lattice3Ds 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: 3D Design Review, 3D Parts Lists, 3D Procurement, 3D Tech Documents, 3D Training materials, 3D Manufacturing Communications, 3D Assembly Process definition, 3D Quality Assurance, 3D Packaging Design, 3D 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.
About TID Informatik
TID was established in 1976 to provide services in the field of technical documentation. Since 1988, TID has developed software for technical illustration (ACAD Illustrator) and electronic spare part catalogs (CATALOGcreator). Today, TID is one of the main resellers of Lattice3D software in Europe. In software development, TID provides "CATALOGcreator" - an excellent solution for 3D spare part catalogs in combination with XVL.
About MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge is the largest company in the MAN Group and one of the leading international manufacturers of commercial vehicles. In fiscal year 2004 the company, with just under 34,000 employees, generated a sales revenue of ï¿½ 7.4 billion with sales of 63,300 trucks and 6,100 buses.
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