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
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.
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.
Connector views with multi-pin symbols
Display any property of e.g. pins, including the properties of connected connection lines and wires.
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 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.
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.
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.
Display of corrugated tubes on curved connections
Place e.g. corrugated tubes on curved connections with the command Place on segment