XVL Work Instruction Suite

Product Overview

XVL Work Instruction Suite is a special configuration of XVL Studio that provides everything you need to author rich, interactive 2D and 3D work instructions from CAD models.  It includes:

  • XVL Studio Standard
  • XVL Studio Illustration Option
  • XVL Studio Multi-CAD Direct Import Option

XVL Work Instruction Suite reads 3D models in all major CAD and interchange formats. Its editing tools enable you to author mBOMs, design task-based process trees, make illustrations and generate animations.

XVL Work Instruction Suite also includes all the features found in XVL Technical Illustration Suite for creating 2D illustrations.

Key Features and Benefits

Import All 3D CAD Data from a Variety of Supported Formats

With an extensive range of supported CAD formats, import your geometric data, part information, and BOMs into a single file to be used for referencing throughout the authoring process.


Author Configurable mBOMs

Easily build an mBOM from your imported eBOM data by dragging and dropping into the manufacture tree or directly import existing MBOM data. The mBOM allows for the creation of manufacturing BOM based work instruction authoring. 


Design Task-Based Process Trees

Build the process sequence by utilizing the 3D data and authored mBOM. Link meta data to your process steps to add an extra level of detail.

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Utilize Animated Work Instructions

Add extra details to your process through animated work instructions that can include text-based callouts and alerts or images and meta data that can be displayed during the animation. With the ability to set each view of the animation, you can highlight the detail of each process task more clearly.

Create Illustration-Based Work Instructions

Utilize process snapshots to create multiple static illustration views that explain your assembly process. Add notes, images, cross sections, meta data, and much more to increase work instruction comprehension. This provides an option for standard paper-based work instructions. Avoid the need to manually manipulate photos and text to create paper-based work instructions with the ability to use 3D data.

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Develop Publish-Ready Documents

After authoring your work instruction content, publish in multiple formats by taking advantage of some of our other products listed below.

Lattice 3D Reporter Series


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Utilize the process snapshot list and export to an excel template which can be printed for offline viewing 

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XVL Web3D Manager


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XVL Studio Process PDF Template Option


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Want to add more interactivity to your process, use the 3D PDF template to publish with an interactive 3D model and animation

Automatically Update Work Instructions to Reflect Design Changes

Once you create work instructions, there is no need to worry about design changes. Lattice Technology tools can seamlessly apply engineering design changes to the work instructions, keeping them up-to-date.


Use Cases

3D/2D Work Instructions

Convert your 3D design data into animated 3D work instructions or illustrated 2D work instructions.

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Technical Illustrations

Use 3D data to quickly and easily create accurate technical illustrations.

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Technical Documentation

Use the illustrations and parts lists to create a variety of technical documentation.

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Product Configurations

This suite includes the following tools:

  • XVL Studio Standard
  • XVL Studio Illustration Option
  • XVL Studio Multi-CAD Direct Import Option
Key Features XVL Work Instruction Suite
View and navigate 3D data
Change part visibility
Change 3D display settings
Edit cameras, snapshots
Edit materials, textures and lights
Measure dimensions
Cut cross-sections
Edit notes
Move parts
Check dynamic collisions
Import multiple 3D CAD formats
Automatically detect and apply updates
Edit trace lines
Use disassembly tree
Automatically assign item numbers
Automatically create callouts for parts
Automatically create exploded view
Edit parts list
Export illustration files
Display multiple 3D windows
Snap parts
Display parts lists
Edit annotation views and markup
Edit Manufacturing BOM
Edit processes
Edit animations
Create work instructions
Automatic process animations

System Requirements

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