Cabinet Layout Design Software

E3.panel - Create physical representation of cabinets

Working in either two or three dimensions, E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. The ease-of-use means electrical engineers do not need to understand M-CAD tools.

E3.panel is dynamically integrated with the schematic design and work can begin either in the panel or the schematic. Users can easily navigate between the panel and schematic and changes to either are immediately reflected across both.

Additional 2D views of the panel can be created at the press of a button by selecting a plan in 3D view.

Wiring Routing

Signal logic is transferred from the schematic and optionally wires can be automatically routed through ducts in the panel, taking into account the shortest route and any segregation requirements, duct fill capacity is also checked. The length of each wire is calculated and with dedicated links to wire preparation machines wires can be cut stripped, crimped and marked automatically.

The manufacturing data held in E3.series can also be fed into the production environment for labelling, manufacturing cables, drilling, milling and cutting information and user-defined reports.

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  • Complete component definitions (dimensioning, pins, accessories)
  • Easy-to-use drag and drop panel models
  • 1:1 scaled panel drawings
  • Dynamic links to schematic
  • Slot and mount functionality
  • Restricted area support
  • Breakout and cutting detail
  • Automatic wire routing
  • Shortest path algorithm for wiring
  • Wire segregation
  • Cable ducting fill degree
  • 3D visualization
  • Integration with automatic wiring, drilling and milling machines
  • Making use of E3.series’ object oriented functionality E3.panel ensures all documentation is always correct, irrespective of where modification are carried out.

3D Collision Control
Connected Circuit Diagram and Panel Layout

Using VRML or STEP AP203/214 all 3D data in E3.panel can be transferred to 3D mechanical systems. Simplified models of the electrical E3.panel design are used to check for collisions in the complete mechanical design. This functionality enables full digital mock-ups to assess spacing requirements, clash detection and error prevention.


Working in either two or three dimensions, E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. The ease-of-use means electrical engineers do not need to understand M-CAD tools.

E3.panel+ is a super-set of E3.panel that includes all of the functionality of E3.panel plus automatic panel routing with a shortest path algorithm, segregation, and duct fill controls, and DXF export of drilling and cutting information for NC manufacturing equipment.


Panel Autoconnect: Optimizing an Enclosure using Autorouting in E3.series

This tip explains how to use Panel Autoconnect to define wire lengths in E3.series. After a schematic is defined and units are placed in E3.panel, Panel Autoconnect finds the shortest path for the connections defined in the schematic. If units are moved in panel, the length information is updated across modules, allowing users to optimize the enclosure to minimize wire lengths.


Zuken Addresses Complexity Challenge in E3.series 2018

The latest release of Zuken’s electrical and fluid engineering solution, E3.series, addresses the challenge of growing complexity within today’s products and processes. Key enhancements lie in the areas of topology planning, modularity support and variant handling, which are designed to support the requirements of manufacturing companies using modular product design to control complexity.


Zuken USA Launches eCommerce for eTraining

Zuken USA now allows users to purchase eTraining online and begin your course immediately. The new purchase process allows you to create and manage your eTraining account directly. Companies can now more cost effectively purchase a block of eTraining courses and allocate them across the organization.


The Irony of Green Technology and Engineering Departments

Zuken’s E3.series is a leading electrical design tool that can significantly help reduce errors and design while increasing collaboration across multiple teams. The efficiency and automation capabilities are virtually unmatched across multiple domains. In addition to the design tools, the E3.series suite has powerful redlining and other digital manufacturing assistance technologies to push your design to manufacturing efficiency to the next level.


Weidmüller Achieves Reduction of up to 75% in Cabinet Engineering

Weidmüller is a global leader in electronics and automation products, solutions and services for industrial applications in the power, signal and data sectors.


Bruker Raises Documentation Quality and Design Flow Efficiency for Precision Instrumentation with E3.series

To improve the quality of its electrical documents such as wiring diagrams,and to raise its design efficiency, Bruker AXS GmbH Karlsruhe implemented Zuken’s E3.series at all stages.


ARM Automatioon Achieves Two-Thirds Electrical Design Time Reduction by Switching to E3.series

ARM Automation designs, builds and supports custom automated manufacturing systems for a wide range of industries.


Kellenberger cuts time taken to generate customer-specific schematics by up to 90% by implementing options and variants in E3.series

The Swiss-based manufacturer recently introduced Zuken’s E3.series to automate the generation of schematics for customer-specific machine configurations, cutting the time taken by more than 90%.


Webinar: Smart Tools for Power Industry Electrical Design

Designing that infrastructure with accuracy and speed is an essential element of the strategic outlook. A design in the generation and distribution space requires careful attention to detail in every aspect from concept all the way through to documentation.  A smart tool approach can double your productivity. This webinar will contrast and explore the smart tool approach with current practices.


Things to Consider Before Investing in a New Electrical Engineering Tool

The growing number of E³.series applications and options reflects the growing complexity of the electrical engineering process itself. The engineering process has become increasingly concurrent: activities that once were performed one after another can now be carried out simultaneously. In a certain sense, with its object-oriented architecture that enables parallel development of schematic planning, fluid cable planning, and even cabinet and harness layout, E³.series was one of the first engineering software products to fully embrace the trend of concurrent engineering.


Webinar: What's New in E3.series 2017

We will demonstrate workflows that help designers take the next leap in productivity in various industries like aerospace, harness manufacturing, industrial machinery etc. The attendees will have a chance to ask questions and learn about the latest developments towards fully automating your design workflow.


Webinar: Avoid Design Errors with a Connected Circuit Diagram and Panel Layout

Please join us for this interactive technical webinar where panel design will be discussed and demonstrated. Learn how to avoid electrical panel design errors by using a connected circuit and panel layout solution.

    Cabinet Layout Design

    Datasheet: E3.panel - Layout and Wiring

    E3.panel is completely integrated with E3.schematic and the ideal solution for the placement and wiring of devices in panels and on mounting plates.