XVL Technology

Unmatched Compression

The large size of CAD data presents a significant barrier to efficient use 3D data across the enterprise. XVL® solves this problem.  XVL compresses CAD data to less than 1/100th of its original size with accuracy of 0.01mm - an industry-leading position that enables manufacturers to use 3D data in ways that are not possible with other technology.

XVL is the most lightweight 3D format in the industry and is used by companies all over the world to enable rapid communication, collaboration and production throughout the manufacturing supply chain.

Unmatched Performance

Lightweight XVL models render quickly on standard computers -- no special hardware required.  Even products containing hundreds of parts perform smoothly.  So whether you are conducting design reviews using life-size models, planning complex assembly processes, walking through a planned facility in VR or ordering parts from a 3D catalog, XVL delivers great performance.


Unmatched Richness

Data Richness

XVL is more than just geometry.  The XVL format also includes design and manufacturing data, including:

  • part information
  • metadata
  • eBOMs
  • mBOMs
  • sBOMs
  • process information
  • layouts
  • snapshots
  • illustrations
  • animations

Having all related information in one place makes XVL an ideal platform for generating rich, interactive 3D content.  With XVL you can easily produce assembly instructions, service manuals, QA reports, parts catalogs and much more.

Graphics Richness

XVL started as a lightweight 3D graphics format, and it still maintains that rich graphics heritage. It contains geometry, colors, materials, textures, lights, cameras, animations and enough graphics properties to keep any content creator happy.  With XVL you can create content that looks and performs as intended.


Unmatched Compatibility

Support for all Major CAD and 3D Graphics Formats

Lattice Technology's XVL-based solutions include a range of converters for all major 3D CAD and graphics formats: 

CAD Formats 3D Graphics Formats
  • CATIA (V4/V5)
  • CREO Parametric
  • CREO Elements/Direct
  • NX
  • NX I-deas
  • Solid Edge
  • SolidWorks
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • CoCreate (PTC)
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • 3ds Max
  • 3D XML
  • CGR
  • IFC
  • IGES
  • JT
  • OBJ
  • Parasolid
  • PDF
  • PRC
  • STEP
  • STL
  • U3D
  • WRL


This universal support enables XVL to operate as a neutral platform on which 3D data from multiple sources and systems can be easily combined and then reused -- edited, animated, reviewed and published. As an independent company, Lattice Technology is able to focus on serving the needs of manufacturers without bias towards any one CAD platform or system.

Compatible with Existing Business Systems

Lattice Technology's XVL-based solutions can operate independently of existing business systems.  Lattice Technology's solutions can also be integrated to enhance existing systems.  Lattice Technology's XVL Integration Tools enable the rapid integration of Lattice solutions with existing PLM, ERP, MES and other systems, extending their capabilities with the power of XVL.

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