XVL Studio Features and Benefits


For additional information, visit the Lattice XVL Studio page.


XVL Studio is available in three versions: Basic, Standard and Pro.

  • Basic: 3D authoring tools, including saving dimensions, generating cross-sections, annotations, colors.
  • Standard: Adds to Basic, the capabilities to author animations/processes and edit part attributes.
  • Pro: Adds to Standard, the capabilities to check interference and clearances.

Note: There are many options available to customize XVL Studio for your needs, these are listed at the bottom of this page. 







2D Profiles created and saved in real-time.


View 2D profiles of 3D parts in real time to check part relationships or as part of a design review process.


Advanced Visualization with multiple windows and snapshots.


Display multiple views simultaneously and save views for future reference and communication.

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Animations as AVIs  Save animations as AVI files, as well as save as part of the 3D XVL model.


Improve communications with this  standard format for delivering 3D assembly animations.

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Define keyframe animation, and automatic assembly/disassembly animations, with multiple camera views, part visibilities, and events.


Quickly understand the structure of 3D assemblies by rapidly exploring all elements to a design. Keyframe tools deliver greater flexibility and control over the results.


Automatic Update

After an design change, the changed are presented so that a user can accept or take an apppropriate action.

Decrease time spent on finding changes and improve efficiency of the engineering change order processes.

Bills of Materials

Use drag and drop to create BOMs from the CAD system/s eBOM.


Build accuracy in parts ordering through the interactive use of 3D and related parts lists and BOMs. Share using XVL, Excel, PDF or HTML.


Combine Parts/Assemblies

From multiple CAD systems into a single XVL file. Native file support for all major 3D CAD systems.

Easily handle multiple CAD formats from different CAD systems.




Cross Section Control

Trace cross sections along any axis. Output cross sections as IGES or DXF. Measure and dimension in real-time.

Enhanced inquiry of details and inspection of digital mock-ups delivers fast comprehension of the assembly.




Draft Angle Detection 

Detect and identify parts and faces with an insufficient draft angle.

Increase accuracy by visualizing and identifying parts which could cause a problem during manufacturing.



Human Interaction

Add human models to test assembly and manufacturability with humans involved. Add tools and dynamically check reach, position and interference.

Check production assembly and repair operations with humans and tools involved.





Neutral File Support


Import industry-standard neutral formats for building a complete virtual model.

Offset Surfaces

Modify existing geometry to thicken surface models.

Create realistic 3D models for advanced interference and clearance checking and simulation of design changes.


Path Authoring

In Process Design, create and manipulate paths to avoid collisions between parts and check and define detailed movement of parts.

Build productivity and efficiency by checking manufacturability of the product and understand realistic movements of parts in process animations.


Process Animation

Create process animations which can be played interactively with the process tree, defined in XVL Studio. Dynamically check for collisions. (XVL Studio Pro only).



Delivering assembly instructions in 3D animation brings faster understanding and intuitive training of shop floor and assembly staff. This can be delivered in with our Windows app, using Microsoft Excel and dynamic web pages.


Process Design and Verification

Comprehensively design manufacturing processes. See also Human Interaction, Process Animation, and Path Authoring.

Quickly and effectively design and test processes for manufacturing. Increase productivity and efficiency by checking manufacturability virtually.




Static and Dynamic Interference Check and Clearance Analysis including individual parts or whole assemblies. Output interference and clearance results to spreadsheets.

Perform accurate design reviews on entire assemblies prior to the completion of design. Build highly accurate designs fast and effectively.





Zoom, pan, rotate, measure, annotate, texture map, cross-section your virtual 3D model.

Increase productivity of ANY stakeholder using our windows app, Microsoft Excel, dynamic web pages.

Work Instructions

Create and deploy Step-by-Step visual Work Instructions.


Clear, current and accurate instructions which are attached to the interactive 3D model – increasing understanding and reducing training time.

XVL: The industry's most compressed and accurate 3D format.


Build your virtual complete product using XVL Studio. View results on lower specification PCs, send 3D data faster and more efficiently.





Annotation View Add markups to multiple 3D views. Annotation view is usually used as a collaboration tool in the design review process.
Electrical Routing Add accurate electrical routing (including wires, cables, harnesses and connectors) in 3D. Including: Wires and Cables, Bundling, Connections, Measurements.
Geometry Difference Rapidly compare different versions of the same design data and assemblies, with results delivered in visual color map and list formats.
Human Add human models and test interaction with manufacturing designs.
Illustration Create technical illustrations automatically from 3D and export illustration files. Support for line types and formats including CGM and 2D vector formats.
Import - Catia V4 Direct import.
Import - Parasolid Direct import.
Import - STEP Direct import.
List Edit (For Studio Basic only) Expands the functions of Studio Basic to allow editing of all lists (Parts, assemblies, etc.).
Multiple CAD Import Import models from multiple CAD formats into a single XVL model - no CAD license required.
Process PDF Template Publish interactive 3D work instructions in 3D PDF format using predefined templates. The published document cross-highlights between 3D animation and other information.


XVL® (eXtensible Virtual world description Language), an XML-based, neutral format used for compression, conversion, and integration of 3D data.