Lattice Technology, Inc. Blog

Four Essentials of Effective Work Instructions

Posted by Bill Barnes on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

I recently came across the following post that I thought might be useful for people thinking about introducing work instructions to their organizations or refining how work instructions are currently used. The author makes some excellent points. His point about keeping in mind the intended audience of the work instruction is particularly interesting.

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Tags: work instructions

Electrical Routing & Wire Harness Creation with MCAD for Downstream Documentation

Posted by Bill Barnes on Mon, 09 Feb, 2015 @ 06:57 AM

One of the favorite parts of my job is visiting our customers and finding out how we have helped them, or better still, finding out what we can do to help them even more.

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Tags: 3D Visualization

New Version of Advanced Technical Communication Authoring Tool Announced

Posted by Bill Barnes on Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Announces Lattice3D Studio Version 13.1.

This latest release of the company’s authoring tool contains features that speed time to market and decrease development costs for companies that develop and manufacture complex products.

“The new features in this release continue our effort to enable the enterprise to leverage 3D engineering data to downstream processes and compact product release cycles,” explained Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology, Inc.  “For instance, using Lattice3D Studio version 13.1, companies can now create electrical routing for complete product representation. This allows both electrical and mechanical data to be used in interactive work instructions, technical illustrations and any other technical documentation.  Additional features better enable different team members to work concurrently.”

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Tags: 3D Visualization

3D PDF – Squeezing Value from CAD Models by Sharing Technical Data

Posted by Bill Barnes on Wed, 13 Aug, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Get more value from your 3D data by effectively sharing complex engineering data inside and outside your company.  Your 3D design data has many uses outside of engineering, allowing you to:

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Tags: engineering processes, assembly instructions, work instructions, 3d pdf

Itorum Joins Lattice Technology’s Worldwide Reseller Network

Posted by Mark Guthrie on Thu, 06 Feb, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

–Strategic Relationship Gives Companies in Russia an Experienced Partner for Deploying Solutions that Improve Manufacturing Lifecycle Processes—

“Lattice Technology is pleased to have Itorum as a partner because of their proven abilities to implement documentation development systems for customers in a wide variety of industries,” said Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology, Inc. “Itorum’s expertise in consulting, personnel training, and operating specialized software designed for technical documentation and e-Learning courses makes them an excellent partner for our solutions.

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Tags: #leverage3d, assembly instructions, technical illustrations

New XVL Studio Release - Increases Productivity with Enhanced Work Instructions, Support for 3D PDF and 3DConnexion Mouse Devices

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 23 Jan, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

“With this release, we continue to make our products easier to use and more powerful,” explained Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology, Inc. “Our goal is to make it easy for users from multiple disciplines to leverage their 3D CAD data using XVL. For instance, interactive 3D models can be used by manufacturing engineers to quickly and easily model the assembly process. These models can also be used by writers to create clear documentation and by service engineers to create maintenance documentation or create interactive web pages for ordering spare parts. This latest release of XVL Studio delivers new capabilities that improve productivity in all of these areas.”

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Tags: #leverage3d, 3D digital software, assembly instructions, work instructions

New release of XVL Player for Consuming Any 3D CAD Model

Posted by Mark Guthrie on Mon, 18 Nov, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

XVL Player – One of the family of FREE products for consuming 3D XVL data models

XVL Player enables users to easily visualize and interrogate 3D CAD models. Using XVL Player, anyone can view (including animations), rotate, measure, and cross-section 3D models. Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) can be viewed (including GD&T) along with the complete assembly tree.  

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Tags: 3D Visualization, #leverage3d, sharing 3D CAD

How to create work instructions your people will actually use.

Posted by Mark Guthrie on Thu, 19 Sep, 2013 @ 10:21 PM

We all know that creating work instructions is tedious, and to make matters worse, often people don't even use them.

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Tags: 3D Visualization, cad microsoft excel, interactive 3D documents, interactive 3d

Data Interoperability for Digital Manufacturing

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 08 Aug, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

As we discussed in our last blog post, “Improving Manufacturability--Design Data Sharing”, effectively leveraging 3D CAD design data to non-CAD users is crucial for successful manufacturing companies. 

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Tags: #leverage3d, digital manufacturing, data interoperability, dmu

Design for Manufacturing. Sharing of design data is the first step.

Posted by Chris Hughes on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

Improving Manufacturability

Design Data Sharing

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Tags: #leverage3d, manufacturing processes, CAD model, manufacturability, design for manufacturing