What’s new in E3.series 2014/2014A

This latest version contains enhanced support for manufacturing and greater ease-of-use

Since we started using E3.series almost two years ago we have reduced our design cycle by almost 40%, compared with our previous practice of wire harness design using non-automated tools.

M. Amardeepkumar, R&D Manager, TVS Motors

 

E3.series eCheckE3.eCheck electrical analysis product

Identifies errors early in the development stage to avoids costly iterations. It automatically ensures the schematic is functionally accurate and that wires and fuses are within the acceptable tolerances.

As well as catching tolerance design faults, E3.eCheck also provides functionality checks. As the current flows through the circuit, loads activate or de-activate and provide immediate visual and audible feedback to the user on their behavior and operational accuracy.

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E3.series 2014New ease-of-use functionality in E3.schematic

Highlight objects in folders

When selecting the folder in the device tree, the highlight objects command will open the pages and highlight the devices from the selected folder.

More information in device trees

You can add more information columns in device trees for items such as supplier name, current rating, or any user-defined attribute.

User defined icons depending on component attributes

In the device tree, you can create your own icons to represent any attribute. For example, to represent parts differently in the device tree, all engine parts can have an engine icon.

Better handling of grouped parts of a schematic

Grouped parts now maintains the ability for sub-circuit updates by retaining deleted elements of a grouped sub-circuit in the device tree. Even if you remove items from the schematic, the parts will remain in the device tree. It also enables the automatic update of sub-circuits when controlled from an external module.

Edit components in database editor (DBE) in component table

Enables mass component editing/updates in a component table. Works for any component attribute.

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E3.series 2014

Preview in Windows Explorer or Outlook

Plug-in enables preview of E3S files with sheet up/down, zoom and pan available. Standard functionality across E³.series. This works in standalone mode (not multi-user).

 

 

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E3.series 2014Enhanced support for manufacturing with E3.panel and E3.panel+

E3.panel

3D placement in free space with no mounting required, as was previously the case.

E3.panel+

Panel manufacturing

Export punching, drilling and cutting details.

Enhanced DXF support

  • Determine graphic levels for outlines, drill holes, cut-outs and restrictions.
  • Import DXF file into E3.schematic to view the data. Supports all DXF versions.
  • Exclude certain devices from the DXF file.

Drill-hole definition for duct and DIN rail

Set holes size and spacing, and decide where the holes will be for mounting the duct and DIN rails.

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Manufacturing process cost reductions

E3.series 2014AE3.series 2014A adds new and enhanced manufacturing features to reduce manufacturing costs.

  • Manufacturing output for drilling and milling machines is automatically-produced by E3.CutOut. This uses drill hole and cutout definitions from the E3.series library to export data such as outlines, cut outs, drill holes and restrictions in standardized DXF format. Machining preparation time is reduced and accuracy increased.
  • With enhanced Komax support, automatically-produced wire bundles mean assembly teams do not need to create and cut wires manually by referring to schematic drawings. Estimates show this leads to a reduction in assembly time of more than 50%.
  • Lattice viewer support includes XVL format. This enables 3D panel viewing and animation in XVL Player from Lattice. With XVL Studio, users can generate animated, step-by-step assembly movies making the manufacturing process clearer and faster. 

 

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E3.PLC Bridge

E3.series 2014The new E3.PLC Bridge provides easy-to-use bidirectional PLC data exchange in formats such as B&R Automation Studio – widely-used in the machinery sector. B&R Automation Studio allows the controller, drive, communication and visualization to be configured in one environment, reducing integration time and maintenance costs. With bidirectional transfer of data, interaction between electrical design and software development teams is accelerated and data quality improved.

 

 

 

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Import eCl@ass data

Zuken’s new eCl@ss Advanced tool enables efficient download and read-in of electrical component data from the eCl@ss format into E3.series libraries. eCl@ss is the standard for classification and description of products for 39,000 product classes and 16,000 properties spanning all disciplines. eCl@ss Advanced, provided by component manufacturers, contains electrical component data to quickly create library components that are up-to-date and accurate.

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