Wire Harness Manufacturing Software

Harness Builder for E3.series

Harness Builder for E3.series supports the custom wire and cable harness market. This E3.series integrated module is designed to be used by harness manufacturers for the accurate quotation/estimate and full creation of nailboard/pegboard documentation.

Harness Manufacturers can now easily create their harness documentation from drawings and/or a wirelist in a short amount of time. Data sheets can be easily added to documentation. Pricing information, lead time and assembly time can also be calculated automatically.

Features and Benefits

Define the manufacturing length of any segment in full-scale drawings
Bill of Materials (BOM) and wire schedules reflecting all changes and additions

Dynamic dimensioning

Automatically or manually assign wires directly in connection tables
Addition of cable protectors (shrink tube) and fasteners
Online cost estimates of parts used
Long lead time items flagged
Assembly time calculation
Direct link to crimping and terminating tools
PDF datasheets hyperlinked from parts
Easy addition of nail points and branch attributes
Automated splice heat-shrink selection and documentation
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Datasheet: Harness Builder for E3.series

Harness Builder for E3.series supports the custom wire and cable harness market. This E3.series integrated module is designed to be used by harness manufacturers for the accurate quotation/estimate and full creation of nail-board/peg-board documentation.

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Comprehensive Intelligent Library

Harness Builder for E3.series comes with a comprehensive set of component libraries containing thousands of components. The intelligent parts make it possible for a layout builder to select and match wire sizing and optimize terminal selection.

Automatic creation of connector tables, manufacturing and displayed wire lengths are enabled, while applying logical stretching and compression routines. Rotation of complete cable branches is also supported. As with all other modules in the E3.series suite, the displayed view data of an object in a project is always consistent with the schematic and documents. Bill of materials and wire listings are always up to date.

Accurate Cost Estimates

Select and place connectors, terminals, wires and cables and have Harness Builder for E3.series deliver a detailed documented list for design time, while highlighting long lead-time items. Export a user-defined comprehensive quotation for the total cost to build. Parts are also hyperlinked to tooling parts and stockroom locations can easily be added.

Accurate Cost Estimates
Intelligent Bill of Materials

Components, wires, cables, looming parts and symbols are linked to give direct BOM output and item definition that can be placed on the drawing sheet or exported directly to a user-defined Excel file. Wires, cables and loom are quantified based on length to provide accurate results. Additional parts to the connectors are associated and easy to add to the BOM without searching through OEM or supplier documentation for part numbers. Parts are also linked to PDF documentation for information about sizing and terminal insertion.

Intelligent Bill of Materials (BOM)
Splice Documentation for Sonic Welders

Splicing is recognized as an integral part of the harness and manufacture creation. Harness Builder for E3.series will provide direct output including barcodes for the ultrasonic welders. Left and right side welds are thoroughly detailed with the correct size heat-shrink selected for the fabricated weld.

Direct Import/Export from/to Manufacturing

Once a harness is created within Harness Builder for E3.series it can be directly exported to wire cutting and labeling machines from such vendors as Schleuniger, Komax and Argus. The labels can also be printed on all popular label machines such as Brady, Brother and Hewlett Packard. Output user format is easy to create and deploy. An Excel from/to list can be used to directly import the wiring list. Parts will be automatically selected from the library and wires and cables attached. Design rule checking will notify the user if the correct terminal pin to fit the connector has been selected.

Video Help

Extensive videos are available directly from within Harness Builder for E3.series detailing tasks to create the harness. These videos guide the user through the steps required to estimate, build and output the harness.

Resources

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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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Tech Tip: Use the Component Table in E3.series' Database Editor to Modify Multiple Library Components in One Window

Using E3.series’ Component Table empowers users to make multiple changes to their library components faster and easier. It’s a very powerful and useful tool.

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Tech Tip: How to Make Configurable Electrical Designs in E3.series

The automation or configurability of designs is a goal every team wants to achieve, but most teams haven’t seen success mainly due to not having the right tool to get the job done. Electrical design tools that were once used by a vast number of companies originally came as extensions of mechanical design tools, or were very often just basic drafting tools. The ability to create exceptional designs without errors and do it in a fraction of the time required by other tools is the major reason why E3.series is so effective in helping design teams.

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Tech Tip: Accelerated Electrical Designs with Excel and E3.series

We are all looking to gain productivity in our design cycle to save time and reduce costs. A good method to get a head start is to use Excel or a .csv file to get the design started and load devices into you project.

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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.

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Estimate Harness Costs with Harness Builder for E3.series

What presents itself as an apparent manufacturing quoting tool can quite effectively be used in all sections of the engineering and manufacturing process. From the initial quoting stage, right through to the final output on a formboard, 1:1 drawing can be printed directly from the application.

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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.

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Webinar: How to Detail a Harness to Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Time

This webinar will outline the best practices for creating harness manufacturing drawings. The overall cost of designing and manufacturing a harness can be drastically reduced by following a few simple steps. These cost reducing best practices are applicable to both in-house and outsourcing manufacturing.

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Webinar: Wire Harness Manufacturing from Cost Estimates to Testing

Join Zuken and Cirris for this joint webinar. Wire harness manufacturers need a simple and quick process to create the wire harness design, estimate cost and generate quotations with manufacturing build documentation.

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Webinar: Concurrent Design of Power Generation and Distribution Schematics and Panels

This webinar will cover the design of large electrical projects. A vital element of the design process is the tracking of nomenclature, device and cable functions, assignments and placement. This is for the accurate generation of complete Bills of Materials, Cabling Schedules and all documentation such as labels, manufacturing files and test data.