Lattice Technology offers a solution that can more effectively bring all stakeholders together who touch the design and manufacturing process – while they work remotely. Design Review can be used for any purpose that involves working with 3D CAD models.
“Working from home is presenting new challenges to companies,” said Keishi Nagino, manager of Global Business at Lattice Technology. “Now everyone is remote. The design department is probably the most adept at working together remotely since they probably use common CAD tools, but what about manufacturing and all of the other stakeholders who are involved with bringing a product to market?”
Many companies use the native CAD system for this activity, but it was not designed for this purpose. Using the native CAD can be troublesome for a number of reasons:
(1.) Due to file size limits, viewing the entire product is often not possible – this is compounded by the fact that many high-powered workstations have been left behind in offices.
(2.) Multiple CAD system formats may have been used to create the parts.
(3.) Lack of markup capabilities
(4.) Non-CAD users cannot access and operate the CAD system due to licensing and the experience required.
Designed for use by the extended team of stakeholders, Lattice Technology’s XVL data format – the underlying 3D technology – overcomes all these limitations. Any mainstream 3D CAD file can easily be converted into the lightweight, fully accurate XVL format. Multiple CAD files, even different formats, can be combined into a single XVL file. And XVL has extensive markup capabilities.
Managers and executives can bring their teams together virtually and easily because XVL is designed for non-CAD users. Access for all the stakeholders is free with several options including Microsoft Excel and web browsers. A self-demo is available here.
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