San Francisco, Calif. - Lattice Technology Inc., developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL format, released updated converters that enable 3D CAD data to be read accurately 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.
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 percent of its original size with no loss of accuracy. This 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.