SOURCE: Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D

September 16, 2009 12:00 ET

Tech Soft 3D and Lattice Technology Announce the First Applications Shipped Using the Adobe® 3D OEM Platform

XVL Studio and Lattice3D Reporter Gain Immediate Access to the Industry Standard Adobe 3D PDF Format

BERKELEY, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - Lattice Technology continues to show leadership in the manufacturing design industry by shipping Lattice3D Dataway, an application that incorporates the revolutionary Adobe 3D OEM platform with XVL®. Two products, XVL Studio, a high-quality editing and authoring tool for 3D digital mockup and technical documentation, and Lattice3D Reporter, which embeds ultra-lightweight XVL versions of 3D CAD models into Microsoft Excel files, are now able to import and export 3D files into the industry standard Adobe 3D PDF format.

Sold exclusively through Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), an Adobe Systems Incorporated Gold Solution Partner, the powerful Adobe 3D OEM platform provides independent software vendors (ISVs) with a complete set of 3D CAD data importers combined with a full license of Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Pro Extended. ISVs can integrate the Adobe 3D OEM platform to their software, providing their customers with the ability to publish 3D data directly to the Portable Document Format (PDF) with full control of the view, comment, measurement, security, and collaboration features within the free Adobe® Reader®.

Lattice Technology General Manager Bill Barnes commented, "The strength of the Adobe OEM technology coupled with the deep expertise of the Tech Soft 3D team allowed us to quickly add this functionality to our product line and offer our clients the flexibility they require when communicating with their production and marketing chains. Manufacturers look to us to be able to transform 3D design data into 3D manufacturing data on even the largest of models -- and with the Adobe 3D OEM platform, we are able to provide unmatched performance with confidence."

"It's important in today's manufacturing market that you not only provide 3D visualization, but a feature-rich experience to the end user," added Ron Fritz, CEO of TS3D. "Engineering and business development teams need access to 3D files in a format that they can be sure their downstream recipients can view, in a format that is lightweight enough that they can be sent by e-mail. The combined power of the Lattice products and the Adobe OEM platform provides customers with a groundbreaking combination of ease of use and speed. This ultimately translates to faster and more accurate product development, as well as more advanced sales and marketing capabilities."

In addition to the popular PDF format, the Product Representation Compact (PRC) format, used in the Adobe 3D OEM platform to store, load and display 3D data with precise geometry and outstanding compression, is on its way to becoming the standard 3D file format under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) -- This decision was supported by Adobe System Inc.'s strong commitment to open standards and the capabilities of the PRC format, which make it a logical choice in assisting companies comply with regulatory mandates.


Lattice Technology provides proven solutions for leveraging 2D and 3D beyond design and development and throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise. Its 3D Digital Manufacturing software enables rapid and accurate delivery of Design Review, 3D simulations, animations and inter-related BOMs and parts lists to create interactive 3D documents for uses ranging from process design, assembly instructions, 3D parts lists, technical illustrations and electronic training manuals (IETM). Based on XVL, operations can be quickly integrated with enterprise IT, to enable faster and more accurate creation of parts and products. The company's award-winning solutions increase organizations' efficiency, lower costs, and improve product quality in a lean manufacturing operation. More information can be found at

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D provides premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company's flagship HOOPS® technology has been incorporated into nearly 200 commercial software applications. In addition to the HOOPS technology, the company also resells premium components such as Autodesk's RealDWG® Toolkit, Adobe 3D OEM Platform, Parasolid Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM, and Spatial's 3D InterOp translation toolkits. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through

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Contact Information

  • Lattice Contact Media Contact:
    Rachael Taggart
    Phone: 415.274.1680
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    Tech Soft 3D Media Contact:
    Ron Fritz
    Phone: 541.383.4661
    Email Contact