Lattice Technology announced the availability of its latest version of iXVL Publisher, a PC-based application that allows manufacturing companies to make product data and associated interactive 3D models available on mobile devices. Examples of product data include assembly trees, part properties from the CAD system and other information authored in the Lattice environment such as notes, measurements and 3D interactive snapshots.
With the release of v2.0, manufacturing work instructions are now available for viewing on Apple iOS devices such as the iPad. Ultra-fast viewing on mobile devices is accomplished by the lightweight model representation of XVL, the company says. Using XVL, file sizes are typically 99% smaller than the original CAD model while still maintaining model accuracy. Anyone with the free iXVL Player app from the Apple Store can view the 3D models (full assemblies, sub-assemblies and parts) and their associated product data.
The new release provides authoring of HTML5-based work instructions that can be viewed with the software for iOS. For each manufacturing work task, the user can display either the assembled or disassembled view of the related parts.
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