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Bill Barnes

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Toyota’s Use of Lattice Technology Solutions and XVL for Better Manufacturing Planning

Posted by Bill Barnes on Wed, 24 Jun, 2015 @ 01:04 PM

Toyota’s Goal

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Tags: Design for Manufacturing - DFM, Assembly Process Planning, Quality

Concurrent Downstream Documentation — For the Engineering & Manufacturing Company

Posted by Bill Barnes on Tue, 03 Mar, 2015 @ 07:55 PM

This blog post is about considerations for how to speed the completion of the “complete product” by enabling concurrent processes downstream from engineering—namely documentation. A previous blog post regarding how Honda uses Lattice Technology solutions is referenced.

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Tags: 3D Visualization & Sharing, Quality, Concurrent Engineering

Four Essentials of Effective Work Instructions

Posted by Bill Barnes on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

I recently came across the following post that I thought might be useful for people thinking about introducing assembly/manufacturing 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 @ 09:57 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 & Sharing

New Version of Advanced Technical Communication Authoring Tool Announced

Posted by Bill Barnes on Fri, 23 Jan, 2015 @ 10:30 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 & Sharing

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

Posted by Bill Barnes on Wed, 13 Aug, 2014 @ 03:20 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, Interactive Assembly Instructions, Work Instructions, 3D PDF