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Product News: Lattice Technology Releases Updated XVL Converter Products

Conversion of 3-D CAD data into XVL v10, the industry’s most lightweight 3-D format.

Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 08:45

(Lattice Technology Inc.: San Francisco) -- Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the extensible virtual world description language (XVL) format, today announced Version 6.0 of its XVL Converter applications, delivering the tools to convert 3-D CAD data into the industry’s most lightweight, most accurate 3-D XVL format, plus new converters for 64-bit CAD applications.

The XVL Converter applications are available as both plug-ins to 3-D CAD seats or as stand-alone processors (known as converter servers). They seamlessly and accurately convert 3-D CAD data into the XVL format, which enables the 3-D data to become immediately usable and flexible for downstream uses, and compact enough to be rapidly distributed around a dispersed or global manufacturing operation.

Version 6.0 of the XVL Converter applications supports the new XVL v10 format, which delivers the industry’s most compressed 3-D format with no loss of accuracy. XVL v10 can compress 3-D CAD data to 0.5 percent of its original size, allowing anyone in the manufacturing supply chain to quickly view and understand even the most complex 3-D CAD data, even on a low-specification PC.

These new converters also support the most recent versions of the major 3-D CAD applications including:

• CATIA V5 R18 and R19
• Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3 and 4
• NX I-deas 5 and 6
• Autodesk Inventor 2008 and 2009
• Mechanical Desktop 2008 and 2009
• CoCreate 2007 and 2008
• Solid Edge V20 and ST
• SolidWorks 2008 and 2009
• NX 5 and 6

These latest versions also add more support for 64-bit CAD applications including:

• CATIA V5 (64-bit) R18 and R19 (converter plug-in and server)
• Pro/ENGINEER (64-bit) Wildfire 3 and 4 (converter server)
• SolidWorks (64-bit) 2008 and 2009 (converter plug-in and server)
• NX (64-bit) 5 and 6 (converter server)

In addition, two new options for the converter servers which support product management information data for Pro/ENGINEER and NX have also been introduced.

The new range of converters is available to all maintenance customers now, and a listing of all supported formats is available at www.lattice3d.com/products/products_converters_3d_software.html.

More information about the XVL v.10 format is available at www.lattice3d.com/company/tech_3d_image.html.

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Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Tokyo and San Francisco, Lattice Technology provides global companies with proven digital manufacturing solutions for 2-D and 3-D 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 3-D parts lists/BOMs and create animations with even the largest 3-D assemblies. Lattice’s standards-based XVL technology provides secure, highly accurate, and compressed 3-D 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.