Lattice Technology Releases New 64 bit CAD Converters

Leading Edge Converters Allow XVL to be Used Within All Major Digital Manufacturing Workflows

August 18, 2008.
San Francisco, CA. Lattice Technology Inc.®, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL® format today announced a series of upgrades to its 3D CAD Conversion tools. As a result of these upgrades, XVL now supports data from the most current 3D CAD tools, including 64-bit CAD platforms.

Lattice Technology's XVL format allows for very accurate, very compressed 3D CAD data to be used by others, who don't have a CAD platform, but who are integrated within a digital manufacturing workflow. Lattice Technology's XVL Converters use leading edge conversion technologies to enable the translation of 3D CAD data from every major 3D CAD format. The Converters are available as plug-ins into a CAD seat, or as Servers that work within a manufacturing IT system or enterprise workflow. Recent upgrades to these converters include support for:

  • Pro/ENGINEER® WildFire® 4
  • Autodesk Inventor® 2009, in both Plug-in and Server versions
  • 64-bit versions of NX™
  • 64-bit versions of SolidWorks®.

The converters already support current and older versions of CATIA®, Pro/ENGINEER, I-DEAS, CoCreate®, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop®, SolidWorks, NX, Solid Edge® and many neutral 3D CAD file formats.

In addition, the Converters already support 64-bit versions of CATIA and Pro/ENGINEER.

"As XVL becomes more deeply integrated into digital manufacturing processes, so we respond with very advanced support of current 3D CAD formats to enable our customers to easily simulate, validate and animate the designs," said Bill Barnes, GM, Lattice Technology Inc. "Our converters use the industry’s best translation technologies and allow massive 3D data to be compressed, very accurately, into files that are 1% or less of the original size. This makes even the biggest assemblies easily manageable and usable."

Lattice's digital manufacturing applications leverage the highly accurate and ultra-compressed XVL 3D format, enabling even the largest 3D designs to be easily and quickly reviewed for accuracy, simulated, checked for tolerances and clearances and reused in all areas of engineering, design, sales, marketing, maintenance and customer support. Lattice's technologies represent the new era in reliably using and accessing 3D data across the enterprise in a digital manufacturing environment. They are used by designers, production and manufacturing engineers, support staff and illustrators worldwide.

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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