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Japan Marine United needed a more intuitive way, that was cost-effective, for their workers to understand their complex assembly processes that could also accommodate their extremely large modelsRead More
Simplify product communications by using Microsoft® Excel®. Using XVL, interactive models and associated data (including assembly work instructions) can easily be embedded into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and distributed for FREE to any stakeholder or even customers.Read More
This release included extensive updates for creating and managing the manufacturing Bill of Materials (mBOM) and manufacturing process planning.Read More
What Is a Work Instruction?
A Work Instruction is a reference/teaching/training document that clearly and unambiguously communicates a series of steps to complete a task. A Work Instruction can be entirely text, although those which include more graphics have the following benefits:Read More
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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.Read More
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Get more value from your 3D data by effectively sharing complex engineering data inside and outside your company through Interactive 3D work instructions. Your 3D design data has many uses outside of engineering, allowing you to:
“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.”
Today we announced upgrades to our 3-Step Solution Set (AUTHOR, PUBLISH, CONSUME) for moving geometry from any CAD system into XVL -- where it can be leveraged across the extended enterprise.
Our tools do not require CAD expertise to use. A person with basic technical skills can AUTHOR new information into the model, such as work instructions, animations, PMI and much more.
Complex operations can also be done, such as importing tooling and fixture geometry in order to model manufacturing or service processes.