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8:00AM9:30AMOpening Sessions
9:45AM10:30AMWhat's New in CR-8000 2018
Steve Watt, Zuken USA
Summary
This session will provide an update on the latest CR-8000 2018 release. The latest features will be discussed along with some demonstrations.
Engineering Data Management for CR-8000
Tom Warneke, Zuken USA
Summary
Engineering Data Management (EDM) is a layer that sits between the authoring tool CR-8000 and the PLM system. The PLM system is a tool to share information among multiple disciplines and other job functions such as sales, marketing, purchasing and manufacturing. The EDM tool allows the engineers/designers in the ECAD community to share information such as design data, component and CAD library data, and reusable blocks. In this presentation, we will have a roadmap presentation showing what EDM can accomplish along with a demo.
E3.series Options & Variants (Advanced)
Maria Anima, Zuken USA
Summary
This is part 1 of a 2 part class on the creation of Options and Variants using the E3.series Cable application. The course will detail simple examples on how and where to create them and their impact on the overall design and their impact within wire lists and Bills of Materials.

Common E3.series Implementation Pitfalls and Space-Age User Interfaces
Michael Bayliff, AGCO
Summary
Thinking of adding E3.series to your electrical design tool chest? This presentation will cover the advantages of E3.cable along with design techniques, examples and pitfalls you could run into while implementing into your company. Learn from an expert user what I like about E3.series and what I might do differently if I could go back in time when E3.series was implemented in the company. From the company database and librarian to the format and settings templates, a little forethought can go a long way. Already use E3.series, you will see tips & tricks as well as how to use 3D user interface tools to speed up your project design.
10:45AM11:30AMCo-design Challenges of Low-cost High-performance
SOCs

Snehamay Sinha, Texas Instruments
Summary
The automotive and industrial semiconductor market is the most exciting and challenging market today because of the fast paced advances in the areas of ADAS and infotainment. These applications requiring high performance SoCs are challenging because of the reliability and cost constraints that the products need to meet. To optimize performance, reliability and cost simultaneously it is important to incorporate system level electrical, thermal and mechanical constraints from the beginning of the design cycle using a system co-design methodology.
System-level Simulation using ANSYS Electronics Desktop
Aaron Edwards, ANSYS
Summary
Many leading electronics companies are heavily invested in simulation software to help minimize or eliminate SI, PI, and EMI problems. These companies know that complex electromagnetic issues cannot be solved by stitching together s-parameter models of board, package, and connectors that are solved independent of each other. First pass success of a system requires a simulation software that allows tighter integration of the components. Designers must account for the electromagnetic (EM) coupling and parasitic behavior resulting from close proximity to other structures. ANSYS Electronics Desktop allows users to setup and model ECAD and MCAD geometry together in one model. It also allows users to assemble board, package, and connector designs to create a complete system. Best-in-class solver technologies built into the ANSYS Electronics Desktop then allow users to use the most accurate solvers to model the system level performance. This seminar will discuss the ANSYS Electronics Desktop capabilities to address system simulation challenges.
Taking E3.series to the Next Level via Customization
Christopher Schan/Christopher Nguyen, Northrop Grumman
Summary
The E3.series suite of electrical and wire harness design tools provides many useful features right out-of-the-box. Nevertheless, each enterprise has specific needs and its own way of doing business that no one-size-fits-all solution can handle optimally. The developers of E3.series have addressed this reality by giving users powerful options to customize and augment the tool’s native capabilities. Northrop Grumman Azusa has utilized these options to streamline our workflow and integrate E3.series into our processes. The Visual Basic Application Programing Interface (API) is a key enabler which has allowed Northrop Grumman to greatly extend the value of E3.series. Recent enhancements to this API, such as providing the ability to generate “Add-Ons”, demonstrate an exciting trend to make E3.series’ customization options even more powerful. Opportunities are available for future extension of customization and automation features into library management in order to streamline the parts creation process.
E3.series Library Secrets
Alex Bitzer,
Zuken USA

Summary
E3.series librarians starting or maintaining will appreciate this session. Together we’ll delve into 3 useful, yet underutilized tools. Using these tools can save time and money in the library development process.
Class attendees will see how to use these tools to add or update bulk attribute data, assign pins, and symbols, create component, delete components, delete symbols, move, copy, repair, or transfer library data. It’s worth seeing regardless of your experience level!

11:45AM12:30PMKeynote (Main Stage)
12:30PM1:30PMLunch
1:30PM2:15PMHow to Save Time and Money With XJTAG’s New Design Gateway Plugin
Simon Payne, XJTAG
Summary
JTAG can be used for 3 things: Test, CPU debug and fast in-circuit programming. However engineers often do not realise that designing with JTAG in mind (for debug, programming and test) will save them time – speeding up the debugging of prototypes, and helping to prevent mistakes that would take a board respin to fix. JTAG test systems are now compact and cost effective enough to allow benchtop debugging – and JTAG is an excellent technology for production line testing.
Engineers can and should seize the opportunity to start working with JTAG as early as possible, rather than leaving the benefits of JTAG for manufacturers (and hoping it will work when it gets that far). Starting early will lead to better outcomes in their projects, in terms of time spent and predictability of delivery dates.
This talk will discuss testability, and how a focus on testability during the design process can improve outcomes in all the pre-production stages in the product design process as well as in manufacturing test. It will talk about the way a design process, and the tools used at design time, can help to make sure that this is done right, and how this can be expected to save time rather than be a burden. The use of JTAG for other purposes, such as programming, will also be discussed along with some useful suggestions to allow JTAG to be used to provide the fastest possible in-circuit programming times. Slow programming is very frustrating at the prototype debug stage but the knock-on effect in production also has a profound negative financial impact. With clients in every sector of the electronics industry and from all over the world, XJTAG sees a good cross-section of the state of the market today in terms of complexity and quality of design. This talk will discuss some design decisions that have an impact on testability, test / programming time and test reliability as well as suggesting some design guidelines that can help engineers to improve their designs. Finally the talk will consider how using JTAG to add testability, starting from the beginning of the design stage, can be achieved in practice.
What's New with Auto-interactive Routing in 2018
Andy Buja, Zuken USA
Summary
Design Force is the aggregation of great routing tools from CR-5000 Board designer and Lightning Physical Editor. Many interactive routing functions are newly written for Design Force 2018 to provide even more robust behaviors and results.
This session will give you the opportunity to see these new functions and improvements; such as the new Bus routing tool, single net auto-routing, generate bump and others. Bring your future requirements to share with us. We want to learn from you as well on what we need to do better.
Using E3.series Harness Builder Colorization to Automate the Visual Aid Process
Raymond Fuerte & Phil Hackleman, Compass Manufacturing Services
Summary
Learn how to use the new colorization feature in Harness Builder to support Compass's Visual Aid manufacturing process. This feature allows the user to create a symbol of an insertion or plug-in view of a connector and see the actual color of the wire or cable once connected in each pin location and also on the wire table. This connector symbol can show one to multi-color wires as well as multi-wire connections. You can view signals, wire numbers, and wire gauges based off of attributes.
Harness board 1:1 drawings are crucial for our large harness assemblies. Our Visual Aid process assists our assemblers in building a wire harness with fewer errors and misinterpretations of a drawing. The colorization feature now automates adding the Visual Aid colors to our Harness Board drawings.
E3.series Live Action: Zuken Americas Community
Scott Juoni, Zuken USA
Summary
E3.series Live Action: Zuken Americas Community will show you how to dive in and locate those gems of E3.series knowledge from the Zuken Americas Community pool. Like the Call of Wildman’s Turtle Man, the instructor will provide “live action” searching and exploring the many venues for E3.series content.
2:30PM3:15PMSysML and Dynamic Power Rollups: Calculating Complex System Power Demand
Saulius Pavalkis, No Magic
Summary
Rollup calculations are among the most common use cases in systems engineering. System designers calculate total mass, cost, power, or another system dimension, based on individual values of all the parts in the model. In this presentation we will show how to calculate power consumption of complex systems such as rockets or large telescopes over lifecycle time - when components power changes independently with some distribution. We will use dynamic power roll-up patterns.

Engineering Requirements for IoT Applications
Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Summary
Internet of Things (IoT) applications are changing the way we live. Together with Industry 4.0 they change how we manufacture and transport goods, they deliver healthcare and other services, they manage energy distribution and how we travel, do sport exercises or how we communicate. IoT applications typically do include sensors to collect information from the outside world, some amount of processing power and memory, they have the ability to receive and transmit information and often the ability to control devices in the immediate vicinity. Although they are modest in device counts compared to large systems on chips (SoCs), they can be very complex systems integrating analog and digital functions in silicon, package and board structures.

Engineers need to design, verify, and implement these systems rapidly to meet tight market windows. To achieve aggressive timelines, they need a flow that enables virtual system prototyping, concurrent hardware/software verification and often chip/IC package/board integration. In this session, we will focus on two critical steps in the flow that impact the design cycle and the success of an entire IoT project: the design & verification of the system in 3D and the signal integrity analysis within the chip-package-board integration.
Ford Customization: HLOT Manager Plugin and Ford Menus
Natalie Matevossyan, Ford Motor Company
Summary
As with any out-of-the-box tools, Ford had to start looking into the ways of customizing the E.series so it would meet specific Ford requirements. Major customization was created through joint efforts of the Ford ECAD and Zuken development team which came up with the specifications for what today is known as an HLOT-Manager Plug-In ((Harness Level & Options Tables – Manager plugin).

HLOT-Manager allows user to manage the harness complexity, create Ford custom tables, run the Bill of Material and manage the KSK. We have also taken the advantage of the E3.series' ability to run scripts created in the VBS scripting environment which is very flexible. This is how we developed our Ford Specific Menus which include:

• Ford Cable Menu
Project scripts
Sheet scripts
Cable DRCs (Design Rule Checks)
Reports
Ford Specific Documentation
• Ford Formboard Menu
Sheet Scripts
Device Scripts
Formboard DRCs
Formboard Reports
Ford Specific Documentation
• Ford Saber

Both parts of the customization: HLOT Manager Plugin and the Ford Menus were developed to assist with managing harness complexity, creating Ford specific tables, and generating Ford specific reports in support of the creation of harness drawings.
Engineering Data Management for E3.series
Yoshihiro Yokoyama
Summary
Engineering Data Management(EDM) is a layer that sits between the authoring tool E3.series and the PLM system. The PLM system is a tool to share information among multiple disciplines and other job functions such as sales, marketing, purchasing and manufacturing. The EDM tool allows the engineers/designers in the ECAD community to share information such as design data, component and CAD library data, and reusable blocks. In this presentation, we will have a roadmap presentation showing what EDM can accomplish along with a demo.
3:30PM4:15PMDesign Force Administration and Customization
Ed Duranty, Zuken USA
Summary
This session explores various ways to enhance the usage of Design Force. Topics such as the use of Zuken specific environment variables and how they effect the way Design Force operates. How to customize the Design Force ribbon, status and quick access bars, and personal operations options.

Intel Customer Solutions Team as a Competitive Advantage
David Shield, Intel
This session will highlight the Intel Customer Solutions Team portfolio of Design-In services and tools, including CAD-format conversions of Intel reference boards, schematic and layout review services, and the Intel Design-In Tools Store, where customer can purchase the Intel Voltage Regulator Test Tool to validate your system's power delivery prior to power-on with the Intel CPU or SOC. Together these tools and services provide a competitive advantage for you.
2018 Harness Builder Updates
Jonathan Dermont, Zuken USA
Summary
This class will cover the new features and capabilities in the 2018 Harness Builder release.


3D and Wiring System Optimization Have Converged
Reinhold Blank, Zuken
Summary
Wiring system optimization has been difficult in the 2D world. As a result, evaluating the tradeoffs between one wiring approach versus another takes a long time using the current 2D development process. This session will introduce a new innovative process based on a new tool in the E3.series family – E3.WiringSystemsLab. E3.WiringSystemsLab is a 3D architecture optimization tool which can import 3D data from the MCAD process to create and compare different wiring strategies. The user can create different strategies and do a side by side evaluation of criteria like cost and weight. Once the optimal approach is selected, the design moves directy into E3.series for detailed design. The optimization of complex wiring systems was never so easy.

4:30PM5:15PMUnified Constraint Browser with an SI Focus
Brian Gilman, Zuken USA
Summary
CR-8000's 2018 release of Design Force, has a new unified Constraint Browser between Design Gateway, and Design Force. We will explore the constraint browser in each tool touting the benefits a unified Constraint Browser will bring.

The Value of Managing and Sharing ECAD Data with the Enterprise
Linda Mazzitelli, PTC
Summary
"ECAD design data has traditionally been managed on local or shared drives outside of the Enterprise PLM system.

While this has worked in the past, it is now becoming more important to enable extended team members as well as supply chain partners to have controlled access to this data.

The ability to review individual projects in the context of the overall product up to this time has been difficult, resulting in multiple prototype spins, added cost and missed schedules.

As a result, the same demands that have required MCAD to work within a PLM environment are also now driving ECAD in the same direction.

The demand for a consolidated work-in progress environment that provides a single source of truth for all data is now becoming a requirement.

This presentation will focus on the following:

1) Seamless integration between Zuken CR-8000 and DS-2 to PLM
2) Work-in-progress product team collaboration
3) Automated BOM creation for full electromechanical representation in PLM
4) Design validation prior to production release
Zuken E3.series Success Story at United Launch Alliance
Sanel Babic, United Launch Alliance
E3.series 2018 Release Highlights
Bernd Schlenk, Zuken
Summary
This class will discuss the upcoming E3.series 2018 release highlights.

Topics will include new and improved functions in the Cable, Formboard and Panel Layout modules.
  

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8:00AM8:45AMZuken 360
9:00AM9:45AMModule-based Multi-board
Design using Different Technologies

Herbert Ritthaler
Summary
Innovative electronic product development like e.g. for Electro-Mobility more and more requires different PCB’s and so production technologies within one single Product. So the product has to fulfill two different areas.

One, which is this driving to the main engines, which require high current density connections capabilities with up to 400A or more.
The other, the Microprocessor unit, Memory devices and Controllers, so BGA type packages, which use naturally use fine-pitch and HDI technology.
So, on the one hand you have very rough and thick copper traces but on the other hand you need thin copper structures to connect to the BGA devices. This can be achieved by CR-8000 Design Force Module design capabilities.
Getting Signal Integrity Right by Design
Narayanan TV, Zuken USA
Summary
This session will explore how to use a feature set embedded within CR=8000's Design Force - the EMC Adviser, to detect design pitfalls in layout which may manifest into electrical performance issues. EMC Adviser enables the user to correct the design by providing a quick turnaround time, without having to always rely on time-consuming simulations. During the course of this talk, we will look at the list of checks available and learn how to set up some of them.

Automating Modular/KSK Harness Design in E3.series
Shetwai Seto, Ford Motor Company
Summary
In the field of wiring harness design and manufacturing, modular approach offers compelling advantages in business and engineering efficiency for wiring harness makers, and enhances supply-chain relationship for the OEM. With this approach, companies define a number of harness “modules”, each supporting one or more customer options. These modules are then combined at the vehicle assembly stage to provide the exact configuration requested by the customer. This approach is often referred to as the KSK process.

This session introduces the newly available KSK capability in E3.series release 2016. It explains and demonstrates how Ford Motor Co. applies E3.series KSK, together with E3.cable and E3.formboard, to design harness modules.

Specifically, the following tasks/steps are discussed.

- One 2D formboard design supports both convention harness levels and KSK modules
- Automatic option assignments to harness objects
- Automatic module generation
- UniBOM reports for modules
- PDF files for modules
Writing Object-oriented Custom Scripts in E3.cable
Douglas Renwick, Northrop Grumman
Summary
Custom software plug-ins can be written to allow engineers to easily create customized data tables from Zuken E3.cable schematic drawings. A custom software application can automate a process that was once done manually. Software architecture can be designed in a modular and object oriented fashion to allow code reuse. Inherited objects are used to customize data that has a similar core yet needs to be further defined.
The software architecture is built on the concept of capturing data inside a series of data dictionaries. A dictionary is built by capturing schematic data in the E3.cable host software. Once the dictionaries are populated, an index is used to find the desired data. Data from one dictionary can be used as an index to feed into another. For example, when designing a cable the reference designator for a cable’s connector can be retrieved from the connector dictionary. This reference designator can be used as an index into the mating connector dictionary to find its part number. Data is pulled from various dictionaries and formatted into tables to be used by engineers and manufacturing. Data output can be directed to various destinations. As internal customer needs change the software can be modified to target new requirements.
10:00AM10:45AMDesign Gateway Rule Checking Overview
Andy Buja, Zuken USA
Summary
This session will provide an introduction to the Design Gateway Circuit Rule Checker. Design engineers using Design Gateway and those still using System Designer capture circuit data can benefit from this class. Design checking is becoming more critical as the designs become more complex. Checks, such as: 1) adding a passive device and then changing its value to tune the circuit per the simulation results, 2) overlooking connections that may not be properly connected due to misaligned net names. Many circuit designers seek an intuitive checking routine that will scour the circuit for errors and provide an interactive report. We will review the rules that are available and how it can be configured to meet your engineering front end flow.
Toshiba Case Study - RF Module Shrink
Tom Whipple, Zuken USA
Summary
This session describes how Toshiba used Design Force and Ansys tools to shrink their TransferJet IC module to fit a newer, smaller, cell phone. In order to shrink the module and meet performance requirements, they required a 3D chip-package-board co-design environment which enabled the viewing of all parts in one canvas. This environment interfaced to the Ansys analysis tools to verify that they provided adequate RF matching, power stabilization, and noise minimization. Toshiba was able to use Design Force to combine their chip, package, and board into a 3D design structure for their co-design feasibility studies to meet their physical design requirements. Tight coupling with Ansys analysis tools enabled them to find and correct problems and complete the project.
Harness Flattening E3.series Workflow
Khang Nguyen, Zuken USA
Summary
This class will show you how to utilize your MCAD routed cable harness and import into E3.formboard.
Introduction to E3.series Scripting
Chris Groft, Zuken USA
Summary
Learn how to extend your E3.series deployment to meet your special needs with scripting. This class offers an introduction to the basics of scripting in a E3.series 2017 release. Scripting is accomplished in E3.series using the 'COM' interface and the Visual Basic Script (VBS) language. A scripting example will be discussed and developed utilizing VBS to export design documentation from an E3.series project.
11:00AM11:45AMDesign Force DRC Overview
Steve Watt, Zuken USA
Summary
In this session we will explore how to set physical rules in Design Force as well as how to control the checking and display results of those rules.
Demystifying PCB Simulation
Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Summary
"Simulation - A gift from heaven or road to hell for PCB designers - Demystifying PCB simulation

Designing a board involving high-speed traces can be a daunting task, becoming challenging on a daily base
with increasing complexity of fast circuits and shrinking form-factors in the IoT age. Beside time to market
requirements further factors like general feasibility or time to volume and time to yield (depending on the market)
become vital for success.

One common strategy to help increase the likelihood of the board working correctly the first time is to simulate critical
areas of a board before releasing it for fabrication. However, as speeds and complexity have increased, so have the types of
tools available for such simulation validation. There are analytical approaches, there are 2D, 2.5D and 3D type of simulators
for various effects like impedance, signal quality and power distribution analysis.
In addition to such traditional numerical solvers, other tools cal help to validate the integrity of a digital high-speed layout.
Given this surplus of tools, it is often discouraging to determine which tool is applicable under which circumstances.
What are the differences among the different tools, and more to the point, in what situation should each be used?
What are capabilities, what are the limits?
If you use the wrong tool in a given situation, you could either excessively delay the project,
or possibly receive a board that doesn't work correctly at the desired speeds. If you're interested in understanding
how industry standard simulation can be used to improve your design process, you'll likely be interested in this
presentation.
Cable Accessory Selection Tool for Electrical Harness Design in E3.series
Senthil Velu Nachimuthu, Applied Materials
Summary
In the product development environment, the Electrical Harness Design group, post Design phase, manually select and add the accessories such as Cable Tie, Cable Marker etc.. to the Cable Harness Design. This manual selection leads to quality issues such as incorrect fittings which further leads to ECOs.
E3.series Scripting Advanced Topics
Chris Groft, Zuken USA
Summary
An advanced class for existing E3.series script writers, programmers and developers. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the room full of your peers.
We will look at and work through predetermined examples of scripting issues and deliver feedback, advice and tips where required.
Please feel free to email in specific questions in advance for us to cover to Chris.Groft@ZukenUSA.com.
11:45AM12:45PMLunch
12:45PM1:30PMCR-8000 Tips and Tricks 2018
Sandy Jones, Zuken USA
Summary
You may never know what to expect with the kind of activity that will surely engage you during this session. What you can expect is a bounty of Tips and Tricks that will elevate your productivity and bring to light aspects of the tools that you may have never explored.
MBSE, Requirements, and PLM Platform
Pawel Chadzynski, Aras Corp.
Summary
The increasing importance of MBSE methodologies (Model Based Systems Engineering - replacing paper documentation of system architecture with behavioral models) provides a unique opportunity for evolving the existing stand-alone and text-based Requirements Management (RM) solutions. This is because Requirements are critical elements of the behavioral system models created with modeling languages like SysML. One could even argue that a successful implementation of MBSE begins with rethinking of the existing RM. There are two specific aspects of that opportunity: how to trace Requirements bi-directionally between system architecture and every item in every design domain throughout the entire product lifecycle (architecture, detailed design, manufacturing, and maintenance), and how to evolve Requirements from text-based to model-based so that they can be evaluated algorithmically during Test, Verification, and Validation. This integrated model-based approach to Requirements requires integration with formal Configuration Management and Change Management processes using the modern PLM platforms that offer open and extendible data models and open APIs.
Commissioning with E3.WiringChecks
Geoff Lydon, Zuken USA
Summary
Ever wished you could use E3.series data for commissioning and eliminate using paper? Now with E3.WiringChecks you can. Identify and highlight correct wiring and components in green. Identify incorrect wiring and components in red to launch a reject dialog. Here you can detail errors and responsibilities. As errors are corrected they are tracked and highlighted in different colors to easily monitor progress. You can also generate detailed reports as part of the commissioning process. In addition to wiring, it’s an ideal tool for checking control panels in conjunction with corresponding schematics.

Get Connected with CR-8000 and E3.series
Paul Harvell & Steve Watt, Zuken USA
Summary
See how E3.series and CR-8000 can exchange design data. This useful capability can eliminate the traditional error prone manual of moving connector data between these two domains.

Both CR-8000 and E3.series users will benefit from this class. Co-hosted by Paul Harvell and Steve Watt.
1:30PM5:00PMTechnology Showcase - Exhibits - Networking
7:00PM10:00PMEvent Dinner

Monday, April 23

9:00AMGolf tournament at Coronado Golf Course
5:00PM6:30PMWelcome Reception

Tuesday, April 24

7:00AM8:00AMBreakfast & Registration
8:00AM9:30AMOpening Sessions
9:45AM5:15PMTechnical Sessions

Wednesday, April 25

7:00AM8:00AMBreakfast - Exhibits
8:00AM8:45AMZuken 360
9:00AM1:30PMSessions
1:30PM5:00PMTechnology Showcase, Exhibits, Networking
7:00PM10:00PMEvent Dinner