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XVL Converters

XVL Converters are industry-leading converters that quickly and accurately translate all major CAD and 3D data formats into XVL, able to compress 3D data up to 0.5% of its original size with very high accuracy.

XVL Converters access CAD models through the respective CAD system, and achieve breakthrough ultra-compression by expressing the model as highly compressed 3D surfaces that maintain both high accuracy and the visual integrity of the original data. All converters on offer can perform post-processing commands after conversions.

Direct CAD file input into the Lattice Technology Solutions is also available using XVL Studio with Multi-CAD Import option.

 

Lattice Technology has two types of converters:
XVL Converter Plug-ins & XVL Converter Servers


XVL Converter Plug-ins are plug-ins for CAD systems and other applications to enable the user to export XVL files directly from within the application.

XVL Converter Plug-ins
3D format Product Name Supported Versions Notes
3ds Max XVL Converter for 3ds Max Ver 4.1 2008, 2009, 2010 Integrated within system
Autodesk Inventor XVL Converter Plug-in for Inventor Ver. 8.0 2011, 2012 Integrated within CAD System. Also available for 64-bit versions
CATIA V5 XVL Converter Plug-in for CATIA V5 Ver. 7.1d R18, R19, R20 Integrated within CAD System. Also available for 64-bit versions
Creo Elements
/Direct (formerly CoCreate)
XVL Converter Plug-in for CoCreate Ver 7.1d 2008 (16.00, 16.50), 17.0 Integrated within CAD System
I-DEAS NX XVL Converter Plug-in for I-DEAS Ver. 7.0 NX-IDEAS 6, NX-IDEAS 6.1 Integrated within CAD System
NX XVL Converter Plug-in for NX Ver. 8.0 NX7, NX7.5 Integrated within CAD System. Also available for 64-bit versions
Creo Elements
/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER)
XVL Converter Plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER Ver. 7.1d Wildfire 3, Wildfire 4, Wildfire 5, Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 Integrated within CAD System. Also available for 64-bit versions of Wildfire 4 & 5.
Solid Edge XVL Converter Plug-in for Solid Edge Ver 8.0 ST2, ST3 Integrated within CAD System
SolidWorks XVL Converter Plug-in for SolidWorks Ver. 8.0 2010, 2011 Integrated within CAD System. Also available for 64-bit versions.

 

 

XVL Converter Servers are stand-alone applications that initiate XVL conversions from a command-line, by external application or by user interface.

Converter Servers
3D format Product Name Supported Versions Notes
Autodesk Inventor XVL Converter Server for Autodesk Inventor Ver 8.0 2011, 2012 Also available for 64 bit Versions
CATIA V4 XVL Converter Server for CATIA V4 Ver. 7.1d V4.1.9 - V4.2.5 Direct import option available for XVL Studio
CATIA V5 XVL Converter Server for CATIA V5 Ver. 7.1d R18, R19, R20 Also available for 64 bit CATIA Platforms
Creo Elements
/Direct (formerly CoCreate)
XVL Converter Server for CoCreate Ver. 7.1d 2008 (16.00, 16.50), 17.0  
I-DEAS NX XVL Converter Server for I-DEAS Ver. 7.0 NX-IDEAS 6,
NX-IDEAS 6.1,
 
IGES XVL Converter Server for IGES Ver. 7.1d V5.2 and V5.3 IGES files can be opened directly in XVL Studio and Lattice3D Reporter
JT XVL Converter Server for JT Ver. 8.0 V6.4 - 9.5  
NX XVL Converter Server for NX Ver. 8.0 NX7, NX7.5 Also available for 64 bit NX platform. PMI conversion option also available.
Parasolid XVL Converter Server for Parasolid Ver. 7.1d V16 Direct import option available for XVL Studio
Polygon Data XVL Converter Server for Polygon Data Ver. 7.1d DXF, DWG, WRL, OBJ, STL, 3DS, VRML These files can be opened directly in XVL Studio and Lattice3D Reporter
Creo Elements
/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER)
XVL Converter Server for Pro/ENGINEER Ver. 7.1d Wildfire 3, Wildfire 4, Wildfire 5, Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 Also available for 64 bit Pro/ENGINEER platform. PMI conversion option also available.
Solid Edge XVL Converter Server for for Solid Edge Ver. 8.0 ST2, ST3  
SolidWorks XVL Converter Server for SolidWorks Ver. 8.0 2010, 2011 Also available for 64 bit SolidWorks platform
STEP XVL Converter for STEP
Ver. 8.0
AP 203 and AP 214 Direct import option available for XVL Studio

 

Please note that additional formats are supported by XVL Studio 10.0b with Multi-CAD Direct Import Option.
Click here for an updated list on formats supported.

 

Listing above shows most recent format and version support for 3D CAD data. Older versions are supported but not listed. For more information, please contact Lattice Technology Sales at: +1-415-274-1670, select 1 for Sales, or email: sales@lattice3d.com)

Key Benefits
  • Automation and Reliability - proven, extremely dependable, large scale, flexible, enterprise class and industrial strength automated file conversion.
  • Enhance collaboration with enterprise-wide access to ultra-compressed 3D CAD while preserving the accuracy and visual integrity of the 3D model.
  • Solve the multi-CAD problem by converting and then combining your data from multiple CAD formats into a single, compressed, efficient format: XVL.
  • Improve productivity in your business processes by enabling 3D CAD asset re-use, eliminating the need for data recreation and the potential for errors or repetition in downstream applications.
  • Ultra-compression - the best available compression for the lightest no-loss 3D files with high fidelity graphics.
Features Benefits
Ultra-compression of 3D models
All major 3D formats converted to XVL.
Enables increased innovation, collaboration, and communication across the enterprise.
Large-scale Data Handling
XVL scales to very large data sets.
Handle relatively simple to extremely complex models with the same technology.
Advanced Conversion Parameters
The user can specify conversion parameters such as accuracy tolerance and single/multiple file generation and XVL type. User can choose the size and accuracy of the XVL model for their own needs.
Protect your data ... by deliberately reducing the accuracy of the model, it can be used for process animations but not for manufacturing. This simplification enables publication of basic 3D data without revealing sensitive or proprietary information.
Detailed Conversion Logging
Each time XVL converters translate CAD data, critical conversion information is saved in log files.
Provides an audit trail for thorough tracking of data sources.
Automated Conversion Initiation
XVL Converter Server includes a command line interface which enables external systems to convert CAD data automatically.
Enables more productive conversion processes and automated updating of downstream publishing.
Seamless Workflow Integration
In system integration, each conversion might need some additional processing, such as registry into another data-base. In these cases, the XVL Converter Server allows the user to add additional processes right after conversion.
Converter Servers conveniently integrate into Product Data Management and Lifecycle Management (PDM/PLM).
Bi-directional 3ds Max Conversion
The 3ds Max converter is an exception as it supports conversion from 3ds Max to XVL and vice-versa.
Bi-directional data exchange includes geometry and animations.
 

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