Topology Design Software
E3.topology - Distribute components and generate harnesses automatically
Topology sheets created at any scale can be added to the overall E3.series project. Sheets can represent the chassis of a vehicle or layout of a plant, installation spaces such as the dashboard or control panels are easily added to the sheets. The connections between these installation spaces represent harness routes or cable trays. Alternate views of logical devices held in the same project are simply placed into the relevant installation spaces. As this process continues, signal logic and wiring information from the schematic is automatically shown in the topology view and the harnesses or cable trays start to be automatically defined. Inline devices are easily added and alternate configurations can be tested quickly. Special reports detail the routes, including cost and weight estimates.
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.
Building on the webinar “Electrical and Fluid Engineering in the Internet of Things Era,” this webinar examines the specific requirements of the plant and machinery sector and shows examples of best practices.
In a world where so many design functions are being aided by computer software, it is not uncommon to find many companies still doing their early electrical design work on paper or in basic drawing design tools. But it is often painful to rely on educated guesswork and intuition to make important costing and design decisions. As such, you must be asking yourself, “Is there a better way?”.