Lattice Technology and Tetra 4D Announce Partnership

Industry leading authoring, publishing and collaboration tools

San Francisco, CA, January 30th, 2012—Lattice Technology® Inc.,developers of industry leading applications for technical communication and digital mock up and Tetra 4D, the exclusive provider of 3D PDF technology for Adobe® Acrobat® today announced a partnership between the two companies to integrate Lattice Technology’s powerful digital manufacturing, DMU and technical illustration authoring solutions with Tetra 4D’s industry-leading 3D PDF publishing solutions.

The companies will work together to deliver a seamless integration enabling the use of Lattice Technology’s XVL Studio product family for transforming 3D design data into interactive 3D documents for uses ranging from process design, assembly instructions, 3D parts lists, technical illustrations and electronic training manuals and Tetra 4D’s 3D PDF Converter™ software to publish to the ubiquitous 3D PDF format.

“Combining the power of the ultra lightweight XVL format with the ability to easily create 3D PDF documents will provide our customers with a superior experience. The convenience of PDF distribution and the power to edit in Lattice Technology’s XVL based applications will allow wider distribution and use of 3D technical documents” said Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology, Inc. “Whether documents are being created for internal use or for secure distribution across a supply chain, we will have the right solution.”

“Lattice Technology has long been a leader in repurposing 3D design data for downstream use,” added Greg Baker, President, Tetra 4D. “By integrating our products, Tetra 4D customers will have a powerful solution for advanced preparation of their 3D data and creation of technical publications prior to publishing to 3D PDF. This integration will be highly beneficial to many of our existing customers.”

Lattice Technology and Tetra 4D will be demonstrating this forthcoming integration in Paris, France on February 2nd with local reseller, Antéa. More information is available at:

About Tetra 4D
Tetra 4D provides best-in-class solutions for integrating 3D PDF into engineering, manufacturing, technical publication and AEC workflows. Users of the company’s 3D PDF Converter solutions are able to make 3D and related data accessible and more valuable to all disciplines and areas internal and external to their organization. Working with ISO, AIIM, and others, Tetra 4D continues the development of PDF, PDF/E and the PRC data format as open standards. Tetra 4D is an Adobe Gold Level Solution Partner.

About Lattice Technology, Inc.

Lattice Technology provides XVL-based software solutions – Converting, Authoring and Publishing. Our solutions enable users in functions downstream of product development to use 3D CAD data for their specific needs. XVL, which is CAD agnostic, was designed to be used outside of product development. Using XVL solutions, engineers and non-engineers alike can repurpose and leverage 3D CAD model information for functions ranging from manufacturing to service. 

XVL benefits companies that produce products with high part counts, complex geometry, detailed manufacturing processes or have ongoing lifecycle support requirements such as documentation, maintenance, and training. Target industries range from those developing large products such as airplanes and automobiles to small, complex machinery and medical devices. 

Founded in 1997, Lattice Technology, Inc. has offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Denver, CO, USA. Lattice Technology® is a registered trademark of Lattice Technology, Inc. 

All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Mark Guthrie
Smart2Market, Inc. on behalf of Lattice Technology, Inc.