Mechanical CAD Interface

E3.3D Routing Bridge

To help strive for right-first-time design and to support full digital mock-ups Zuken have developed links between E3.series and all major MCAD vendors. Using the E3.3D Routing Bridge, schematic and connection information from E3.series can be interfaced to all major MCAD systems. Collaborating between E3.series and your chosen MCAD tool allows concurrent design. Mechanical engineers and electrical engineers can work independently or collaboratively.


  • Transfer component information to MCAD (connectors, pins, splices)
  • Transfer to-from data to MCAD (inc’ gauge, colour, type)
  • Check for clash detection in MCAD
  • Check for bend radius
  • Calculate length of wires and segments in MCAD
  • Transfer lengths and segments back to E3.series
  • Automatic creation of manufacturing documentation in E3.formboard (dependant on MCAD system)
Supported Systems

The following 3D Harness Design Systems are supported:

  • CATIA V5
  • Solid Works
  • PTC Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/Engineer)
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Siemens NX
  • Solid Edge
  • NX I-deas

Additional integrations available upon request.

Solid Edge

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Datasheet: E3.3D Routing Bridge

Spatial Planning, Routing and Collision Checks in 3D

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    “Switching to E3.formboard – and using E3.Routing Bridge and E3.eCheck – is enabling us to be more productive as engineers and more competitive as an OEM of construction vehicles.”
    – Carl Worthington, Principal Electrical Engineer, Mecalac

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    Datasheet: E3.3D Routing Bridge

    Spatial Planning, Routing and Collision Checks in 3D