Electrical Data Management
E3.EDM: Native Domain Data and Process Management for E3.series
E3.EDM is the data and process management solution for E3.series. It natively manages E3.series engineering project data and libraries, as well as the E3.series engineering workflow process.
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E3.EDM is unique in several key areas:
- It is designed to support the native E3.series data model and directly supports E3.series data objects, E3.series libraries and the E3.series environment.
- It integrates seamlessly into the MCAD authoring environment through bi-directionally exchanging and synchronizing collaboration information with MCAD authoring systems like CATIA.
- It uses role-based process and workflow management for support of typical electrical engineering roles such as designers, system architects, library managers, project and program managers.
These unique capabilities directly translate into benefits such as:
Managing engineering data in a native environment
- Change management: the ability to create snapshots of the project, document changes, and roll-back to previous versions when necessary enables users to track and manage changes in project versions.
- Enabling design reuse: Being able to manage sub-circuits in the data management environment enables the reuse of components and functional models. This directly enables configuration of designs from existing projects and reduces the need to redesign from scratch.
- Increased transparency: Project managers will benefit from “where used” information on a component level to understand dependencies and design reuse.
Being able to manage data where it is being created, by a data management application that natively supports the depth and complexity of design information boosts engineering productivity and enables downstream business benefits that have a direct and measurable impact on cost, quality and time-to-market.
Benefits from providing engineering discipline integration
Electrical and fluid design are deeply interconnected with the mechanical design of a product. Managing the interdependencies between the electrical and mechanical design is a key requirement.
Synchronizing collaboration data among authoring environments has obvious benefits:
- Every developer works on the most current version of the design, increasing engineering productivity
- Late changes are expensive and can be avoided, the reliance on physical prototypes is reduced, lowering cost and saving time
- Mechanical and electrical engineering workflows can be synchronized throughout the development process, this continuous alignment ensuring high engineering productivity.
Benefits from mapping engineering process workflows
As each engineering discipline – mechanical, PCB, electrical, fluid, software – uses its own specific engineering methodology, the processes in each are different and discipline-specific.
Support of the specific electrical engineering processes and the roles and tasks used within this process drives several benefits:
- Specific requirements of the electrical engineering process can easily be mapped and configured, reducing the integration and operating cost of the system
- Changes in roles and processes can be mapped without integration overhead, increasing the agility of the electrical engineering process
- Project control, progress tracking and release management improves visibility and helps development projects stay within time and quality requirements.
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28 August 2014
Zuken announces that Windmöller & Hölscher – a prominent global supplier of machinery and systems for flexible packaging – is adopting E3.series, Zuken’s leading electrical and fluid CAD software. E3.series will be implemented as part of a strategic initiative to establish an integrated mechatronic product development solution comprising mechanical, controls design and software engineering.