E3.series 2018

The latest release of Zuken’s electrical and fluid engineering solution, E3.series 2018, 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 pursuing modular product strategies to control complexity.

Display of component preview/symbol

Access to device properties and connection details in schematic, cable plan and formboard drawings has been enhanced to support the requirements of advanced users. A preview symbol is now displayed automatically when selecting a component in the device tree.

Preview symbol

Export/import structure node assignment for sub-circuits

Sub-circuits can be imported and exported, together with their node assignments and attributes. Attributes of all related nodes can be exported automatically, maintaining their inheritance properties, reducing manual effort, and creating the prerequisites to automatically generate projects with configuration tools.

Structure Node

Save and load Device Table configurations

Device table configurations can be stored as templates, so that the appropriate information for different process steps can be provided.

Device table configuration

Connector views with multi-pin symbols

Display any property of e.g. pins, including the properties of connected connection lines and wires.

Multi pin symbols

Display attributes in view symbols and formboard tables

Connection attributes, conductor attributes, cable attributes and hose/tube attributes can be displayed in view symbols and formboard tables.

Texts and attributes are assigned in the Data Base Editor (DBE).

Display attributes

Display multiple connectors with variants and options using one symbol

The management of circuit variants and options has been extended with the ability to display multiple connectors with different variants and options in a single symbol. The related text, connection targets, and wires placed on the connection line are displayed automatically, as variants or options are activated in the feature tree.

Multi pin connection

Place all unplaced components simultaneously

Topology planning in E3.series has been enhanced to support loading and connecting of installation spaces to open connections. Unplaced components can be placed either into an installation space or together with an installation space.

Installation Space

New setting for routing equivalence

The automatic routing of cables in E3.panel now also considers name equivalents in addition to equivalent symbols, so that wires can be connected precisely to their intended terminal.

Automatic routing

Display of corrugated tubes on curved connections

Place e.g. corrugated tubes on curved connections with the command Place on segment

Curved connections