Lattice Technology Releases Updated Converter Products

Expanded Support for 3D CAD Data Now Includes Autodesk Inventor® 2010 and Wildfire® 5 64-bit Platforms


February 9, 2010. Lattice Technology® Inc., developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format, today released updated converters which allow 3D CAD data to be accurately read into XVL.

XVL Converter version 6.1 supports all major 3D CAD formats, which now include Wildfire 5, Autodesk Inventor 2010, Solid Edge® ST2, and Wildfire 5 64-bit platforms. A comprehensive list of all supported formats is available at:

These converters are offered as plug-ins to CAD systems, as well as stand-alone applications alongside 3D CAD seats and inside PLM systems, and they enable compression of 3D design data up to 0.5% of its original size with no loss of accuracy. This industry-leading compression makes it possible for manufacturing enterprises to easily and accurately mock up, simulate and manipulate 3D data, using the Lattice Technology Solutions, even on lower specification PCs. The Lattice3D Dataway application also supports import and export of 3D PDF data into XVL.

“Using the best-in-class compression formats and applications from Lattice Technology means that engineers can use 3D design data for downstream uses such as digital mock up, process design, and technical documentation without tying up valuable engineers and CAD seats,” said Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology Inc. “This leads to significant productivity and efficiency improvements across the enterprise.”


About Lattice Technology, Inc.

Lattice Technology sets the standard for digital mock up and technical documentation in the manufacturing enterprise. With Lattice Technology Solutions, engineers can seamlessly and accurately perform design review, design processes, simulate assembly processes, create work instructions, 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.


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