Multi-User Access


For the smaller projects, E3.series comes in a standalone single user mode. When the scale increases, E3.enterprise offers multi-user access to the same projects. Multiple engineers all working simultaneously in the same design. Changes made by individuals are immediately seen by all other users while still maintaining integrity rules, such as unique device naming. E3.enterprise also comes with access control and lifecycle options.

Multi-user access
Mixed Engineering Environment

E3.series is used by electrical, fluid and system engineers and is used for multiple types of design, including, schematic, harness, panel, systems and topology. Often these disciplines and designs share data and even devices.

E3.enterprise allows multi-disciplined teams of engineers and designers to share the same project and data, any changes carried out by the separate teams will propagate through to the other sections of the design, ensuring all data is synchronized and up to data.

For example: A fluid engineer might add a solenoid valve to their manifold drawing, this same valve would then appear, unplaced, in the device tree of the electrical engineers project. So the electrical engineer can add the solenoid to the electrical control schematic. Renaming the device tag or changing the component in either design will automatically update in the other.

Team Management

Controlling who has access at each stage of the design is crucial for the documentation process. Access control and workflow comes as standard with E3.enterprise. Using Windows™ user-groups, teams of engineers can be given specific access rights and projects can be pushed through the workflow and set to specific states. The access rights of the user groups are determined by the state of the project.

Multi-user Environment
  • Multiple simultaneous users
  • Large projects broken down into sub-systems
  • Multi-discipline engineering
  • Electrical and fluid engineers working at the same time in the same project
  • Concurrent panel and schematic design
  • Concurrent systems and electrical design
Access Control
  • Grant or deny permission to users and groups
  • Limit access to restricted areas
  • Lifecycle management

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