Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL‚Â® format, announces the availability of an upgrade for Lattice3D Reporter, a digital manufacturing application that allows 3D CAD data, process information and linked parts lists to be shared in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Lattice3D Reporter is a very easy-to-use application that rapidly inserts 3D data into a spreadsheet, and allows parts lists, BOMs and process instructions in the same spreadsheet to inter-relate to the 3D parts in the assembly. Assembly and disassembly animations saved in the 3D data can also be displayed, while the user can choose to display the 3D data in shaded, edge and illustration modes depending on their corporate standards and preferences. Users are required to convert their 3D CAD data into XVL prior to using Lattice3D Reporter.
Improved Data Handling
Lattice3D Reporter V 2.1 delivers even better functionality than before by allowing the same 3D data to be used across multiple worksheets in the file, thus reducing potential file size, and now has vastly improved data handling capabilities that reduce the Excel file size by 75%, memory usage by 80% and file opening times by 90%.
Improved features in Lattice3D Reporter V2.1 also include:
Creating a Parts Lists based on the disassembly tree ‚â€“ If a disassembly tree has been created in the XVL data, that data can be used to automatically create an inter-related parts list. This disassembly data also allows Lattice3D Reporter to automatically create exploded views of the 3D data inside the application.
Image Printing Improvements ‚â€“ Change the resolution of images in the 3D spreadsheet to deliver higher quality paper prints of your data.
Snapshot Image Improvements ‚â€“ Select higher or lower resolution for display of 3D ‚â€˜snapshot‚â€™ images that are in Illustration mode, depending on your needs and standards.
3D spreadsheets created using Lattice3D Reporter can be viewed using the Free Viewer for Lattice3D Reporter, supplied at no charge by Lattice Technology. This allows enterprises to rapidly share fully-functional data via Excel across their extended operations.
3D XVL data can be rapidly edited to create motion simulations, disassembly animations and process instructions using the XVL Studio application. These saved data can then be rapidly reviewed in the 3D spreadsheet.
Purchase it in a Package Deal!
Customers interested in using 3D spreadsheets can opt to purchase a package which includes XVL Studio, Lattice3D Reporter and one XVL plug-in Converter and benefit from up to 15% off the list prices of the products. Click here to find out more.
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