The Next Level in Productivity

E3.Toolbox

Zuken’s E3.series is an essential tool for electrical designers to create quality products in the shortest time frame possible. Every aspect of the design is presented with automation capabilities to ensure quality, accuracy, and speed are unmatched across the design tool spectrum.

E3.toolbox empowers designers to maximize production value by helping create precise documentation without spending time with customization for different use cases. E3.toolbox runs inside E3.series, providing a suite of tools catering to all industries and design principles.

E3.series Toolbox for Productivity
Features and Benefits
 
  • BOM on sheet and Excel
  • Automatic balloons and item numbers
  • Includes related parts search and reporting
  • Customizable options and attributes
  • BOM table in top-down or bottom-up format
  • No programming required
  • Automatic and effective splice documentation
  • 3 types of splice tables
  • Barcode for ultrasonic automated splicing
  • Wire Run List based on harness or project
  • Streamlined production using on-page or Excel reporting
  • Option to include panel wires
  • Customizable attributes and placement of information
  • Complete wire information including length, strip and insertion guidelines
  • Paste data directly from MS Excel into E3.series drawings
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E3.Toolbox empowers designers to maximize production value by helping create precise documentation without spending time with customization for different use cases.

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Bill of Materials Toolbox

The E3.toolbox Bill of Materials provides versatility by opening up B.O.M. to easy and fast customization. The B.O.M. creation options are greatly enhanced with options for a single drawing page, an entire project, a selection of items or an assembly. The two standard output options for drawing sheet or in Microsoft Excel are simple and effective. The on-page B.O.M. is created using a customizable header and row symbols where text types can be added to display desired attributes. The Excel output can be customized to include all major attributes with a drop-down list from your library.

Customization and standardization are achieved without any custom programming requirements reducing overhead and turnaround times. Alternate part numbers for devices, connectors, and assembly parts improve decision making during the purchasing and assembly phases. The productivity factor is further boosted with the options for combining or separating assemblies and assembly parts.

The B.O.M. can be created top-down or bottom-up with various options to control the output type required. For example, users can choose whether to count up pins on connectors that are unused. Item No. balloons are created automatically to assist with compatibility with different drawing styles and standards.

Item No. balloons are created automatically to assist with compatibility with different drawing styles and standards. The on-page BOM is created using customizable header and row symbols where text types can be added to display desired attributes. The Excel output can be customized to include all major attributes with a drop down list from your library.

Electrical Design Bill of Materials (BOM)
Wire Run List (WRL)

The E3.toolbox WRL tool enables clear communication of the engineering directives for the manufacturing and assembly teams. The wire run list (WRL) consists of detailed information for wires in a harness, project, sheet or sub-assembly. The result is a comprehensive manufacturing aid with options for Including or excluding panel wires, unconnected wires, additional wire lengths and much more

The wire run list is presented in the form of a Microsoft Excel file and/or a table on the drawing with the click of a button. The attributes and information are controlled without any additional programming requirements resulting in increased efficiency. The graphical representation is standardized with the E3.series library management tools to provide consistency across projects and teams.

The crucial details required for wiring and assembly like wire seals, cavity parts, twist and shield information are tracked automatically. The reporting options are fully customizable to ensure standardization is achieved across projects and teams.

Wiring Info
Splices

Splices are simple, yet uniquely complicated parts of any harness assembly. Documenting a splice incorrectly or inadvertently can very quickly snowball into an expensive mistake. The E3.toolbox splice tool provides improved documentation options to improve quality and manufacturability of wire harnesses. The complete and accurate description of design intent is the primary goal of every design team. The three widely used industry standards of documenting a splice are included E3.toolbox Splices to help achieve standardization across projects.

The documentation options include

General (standard table)

  • A simple and effective table with basic connectivity information.
  • Customizable list of wire and connectivity details

Wire direction table (identifies the direction of wires)

  • A detailed table with directional data in addition to the connectivity information
  • Customizable list of wire and connectivity details

Spider splice (displays each wire with fanout)

  • A graphical representation of incoming and outgoing connections.
  • Includes details such as number of connection and their target destinations
  • Customizable list of wire and connectivity details
Splice
ExcelPaste

Microsoft® Excel™ is an extremely popular application across the engineering spectrum. It is commonplace for the excel spreadsheets to be used for calculations, data management and even storing electrical connectivity details.

ExcelPaste is the latest addition to the E3.toolbox suite. The engineering team can continue using Excel and boosting productivity with the ability to directly paste information into an E3.series drawing page.

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Use default Excel settings
  • Change the scale, font, color and other formatting options to match with internal drawing standards.
Resources
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Datasheet: E3.Toolbox

E3.Toolbox empowers designers to maximize production value by helping create precise documentation without spending time with customization for different use cases.

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Webinar: Why Use Automated ECAD Tools to Quote Wire Harnesses?

ECAD offers many advantages over traditional manual processes with the ability to select parts from a vast database of smart components and synchronization with your business systems like ERP to drive a complete quotation based on the design.

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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.