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Work From Home Capability to Bring Stakeholders Together Virtually Using 3D CAD Model

Posted by Chris Hughes on Fri, 17 Apr, 2020 @ 04:16 PM

Lattice Technology Offers 3D Product Design Review Capabilities for Work at Home

--For companies that design and manufacture products, equip your remote workers with tools to maximize productivity and ensure quality--

Lattice Technology offers a solution that can more effectively bring all stakeholders that may touch the design and manufacturing process together while working remotely. The product is called Design Review, but it can be used for any purpose that involves working with 3D CAD models.

“Working from home is presenting new challenges to companies,” said Keishi Nagino, Manager of Global Business at Lattice Technology. “Now everyone is remote. The design department is probably the most adept at working together remotely since they probably use common CAD tools, but what about manufacturing and all of the other stakeholders who are involved with bringing a product to market?”

Design Review for Remote Work At HomeMany companies use the native CAD system for this activity, but it was not designed for this purpose. Using the native CAD can be troublesome for a number of reasons: 1) Due to file size limits, often viewing the entire product is not possible – this is compounded by the fact that many high-powered workstations have been left behind in offices, 2) Multiple CAD system formats may have been used to create the parts, 3) Lack of markup capabilities and 4) Non-CAD users cannot access and operate the CAD system due to the experience required and licensing.

Lattice Technology’s XVL data format, the underlying 3D technology, was designed for use by the extended team of stakeholders. XVL overcomes these limitations listed above. Any mainstream 3D CAD file can easily be converted into the lightweight, fully accurate XVL format. Multiple CAD files, even different formats, can be combined into a single XVL file. XVL has extensive markup capabilities. Lastly, it was designed for non-CAD users, and access for stakeholders is free with several options including Microsoft® Excel® and web browsers.

Manager and executives should consider XVL for bringing their teams virtually together. For more information please visit https://www.lattice3d.com/solutions/design-review. And for a self-demo using our web solution, please visit https://info.lattice3d.com/web3d-examples.

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Tags: Design Review, Digital Manufacturing, Concurrent Engineering