Lattice Technology Releases XVL Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan 8, 2009 -- Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format, today announced its new XVL Plug-in version 1.2 for Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Pro Extended software.

Announced in June 2008, Acrobat 9 Pro Extended supports the major 3D CAD data formats, such as CATIA V4 and V5, NX, I-DEAS, JT, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, Autodesk Inventor, and many others. Lattice’s new Plug-in developed using the Acrobat 9 3D SDK allows engineers to open any of the supported files formats directly in Lattice Technology’s XVL Studio and Lattice3D Reporter applications.

Assemblies can be edited, animated, annotated and then shared with others using PDF. 3D Parts lists and BOMs created in Lattice3D Reporter and Microsoft Excel can be easily shared with others by using the Plug-in to deliver 3D data, parts lists and interrelated assembly tree data in PDF. The 3D PDF files created can be shared, and the 3D animations, interactivity and related assembly structure data can be viewed by virtually anyone, anywhere, using free Adobe Reader® software.

“3D PDF is rapidly becoming a standard for the exchange of 3D engineering data and it is important for our customers that we support all corporate data exchange standards they have,” said Bill Barnes, GM, Lattice Technology. “Our digital manufacturing solutions nicely complement the PDF format, allowing engineers to enhance and leverage the 3D CAD data they have in PDF, while still maintaining their corporate standards for data. We are excited that our tools work so seamlessly with Acrobat 9 Pro Extended to deliver additional functionality to PDF including animations and 3D Parts Lists.”

“Adobe is excited to have Lattice Technology leverage the powerful new 3D capabilities of the Acrobat 9 SDK,” said Greg Baker, manufacturing strategic alliance manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated. “Companies like Lattice with deep expertise in manufacturing workflows are rapidly recognizing the value in providing their customers the ability to share design data with global supply chains in PDF.”

To leverage and extend 3D PDF data, customers need Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, the XVL Plug-In installed, and either XVL Studio or Lattice3D Reporter depending on their needs.

Information about the XVL Plug In for Adobe Acrobat can be found at:
Demonstrations of the XVL Plug In for Adobe Acrobat can be found at:

About Lattice Technology, Inc.
Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, USA, Lattice Technology provides global companies with proven digital manufacturing solutions for 2D/3D design data across the manufacturing enterprise. With Lattice Technology’s XVL applications, 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 (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. For more information, visit

XVL, Lattice Technology are registered trademarks of Lattice Technology. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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