Digital Transformation Solutions

for the Manufacturing Company

XVL Backbone Across the Complete Product Lifecycle


Digital Transformation across the Product Lifecycle for Manufacturing Companies

Digital Transformation is the process of integrating digital technologies into all areas of a business to fundamentally change how it operates and delivers value to its customers. 

The goal of Digital Transformation for a manufacturing company is to create a more agile and responsive organization that can quickly adapt to changing market demands and stay ahead of the competition to better serve its customers while increasing profit margins. 

For a company that designs and manufactures complex products, 3D product data is central to Digital Transformation initiatives.  

What is the Difference Between Digitalization and Digital Transformation? 

Digitalization refers to introducing digital tools to replace inefficient analog or manual processes.  It can bring significant performance improvements.  Digital transformation goes further.  It involves using the power of IT to not just improve the efficiency of existing processes but to fundamentally change the way work is done. By parallelizing business processes that were previously connected in series, it's possible to dramatically shorten delivery times while achieving cost reduction and quality improvement at the same time.  And by creating new business models, it's possible to bring in new stakeholders and fresh perspectives to improve quality and innovate processes further.

Lattice Technology solutions support digital transformation by enabling manufacturers to share intuitive, easy-to-understand 3D communications throughout the organization.  With Lattice Technology solutions it's even possible to share 3D communications with end users, creating a quick and strong digital connection with them, leading to new business model transformations.

How Does Lattice Technology Support Digital Transformation Initiatives? 

At the core of Lattice Technology’s solutions is our award-winning XVL technology.  The XVL format is visually product centered. It is CAD-agnostic, while maintaining CAD-level accuracy and accommodating all metadata. It can be a comprehensive data repository for related part data and includes version control.

The following capabilities make XVL a uniquely suitable platform for Digital Transformation. 

  1. Performance.  The virtual model of a complete complex product can be enormous, XVL delivers performance.  

  1. Richness. XVL has a rich data structure that can handle all associated product data, from part information and metadata to multiple bills of material to data collected from IoT devices. 

  1. Compatibility. XVL-based solutions integrate with other systems, including 3D CAD, PLM, ERP, and MES.

What Digital Transformation Initiatives are Manufacturing Companies Undertaking? 

Virtual Product Model

XVL enables the creation of a Virtual Product Model (VPN).  The VPN can be used by any stakeholder that needs 3D product data and its associated metadata to drive business processes and communication throughout the product lifecycle.  The VPN is CAD-agnostic; all 3D CAD files for a product can be combined to form a single reference for the complete product. It can also be the basis for MBE & MBD initiatives.

3D Product Information Accessible by Any Stakeholder  

Fast and easy access to 3D Product Information is crucial for stakeholders to be efficient and accurate in their work. By having quick access to accurate data, stakeholders can identify issues, collaborate effectively, and make informed decisions that improve product quality and reduce time-to-market. This leads to increased efficiency, reduced costs, and better products.

3D Digital Twins and IoT

In addition to its visual representation capabilities, XVL can also serve as a data repository. XVL models can be used to store a wide range of product data, including data generated by IoT devices. An XVL model can be a virtual representation of an “as built” product, thereby serving as a 3D Digital Twin.

Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) & Model-Based Definition (MBD) 

MBE & MBD initiatives is based on using 3D models to drive business processes and communication throughout the product lifecycle. By using a single, accurate 3D model as the basis for communication and collaboration, stakeholders can streamline workflows and reduce errors and rework. This can lead to faster decision-making, more efficient manufacturing processes, and improved product quality.

How are Leading Manufacturers Using XVL? 

Since XVL is ultralightweight yet still accurate including metadata and can be shared freely and consumed easily, it lends itself for widespread use inside and outside of a company.

Taking on Digital Transformation Initiatives can be daunting. With XVL-based solutions from Lattice Technology, you can start by just solving a single problem within your current system architecture.  Here are some ideas as they occur in the product lifecycle.  

XVL Solutions Across the Product Lifecycle

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