Application For Interactive 3D In Excel Spreadsheets Now Updated to Support Latest, Most Lightweight XVL format
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2009 -- Lattice Technology®, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format, today announced Version 3.0 of Lattice3D Reporter, the unique application for delivering interactive 3D data in Excel spreadsheets.
Lattice3D Reporter is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use application that delivers interactive 3D product design data in Excel spreadsheets that also contain list data such as work instructions, assembly processes, parts lists, and other manufacturing data. Users can enhance their work performance and productivity by exploiting the interactivity of the data – click on a listed part and the related 3D part will be displayed where it can be viewed, rotated, cross-sectioned, measured and so on. Click on a work process or instruction and the 3D animation related to that process will be shown. Customers using Lattice3D Reporter have experienced significant improvements in assembly processes on the shop floor, parts ordering accuracy and learning of new maintenance processes.
This latest version of Lattice3D Reporter supports the new XVL v10 format, which delivers the industry’s most compressed 3D format with no loss of accuracy. XVL v10 can compress 3D CAD data to 0.5% of its original size, allowing anyone in the manufacturing supply chain to quickly view and understand even the most complex 3D CAD data, even on a low specification PC.
Lattice3D Reporter Version 3.0 delivers enhanced tools to more flexibly define 3D animations shown in the spreadsheet, as well as options to show parts paths. Cross-sectioning specific parts from a 3D assembly model is now possible within the spreadsheet, and improved display and buffering options deliver higher graphics performance.
“Having technical, interactive 3D and list data in a standard format like spreadsheets means that everyone in a manufacturing operation can see, view and understand a product design, work processes, parts lists and BOMs seamlessly,” commented Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology. “Productivity improvements for our customers are considerable when they adopt Lattice3D Reporter into their operation.”
Lattice3D Reporter Version 3.0 is available to all maintenance customers now, and can be evaluated via registration at Lattice Technology’s web site at:
Manufacturers can view a demonstration of 3D spreadsheets at:
More information about the XVL v.10 format is available at:
To understand more about the strategies and techniques for using 3D in a digital manufacturing strategy, Lattice Technology recently released a free downloadable e-book,
‘Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data’ by Dr. Hiroshi Toriya. The book delivers a series of case studies, survey data and information that help manufacturers understand how to take 3D out of the design stage and make it relevant to a lean manufacturing strategy. This book is available at Lattice Technology’s web site 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
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