Tech Tip: How to Set-up Shared Sheets or Drawings in E3.series
The first questions that come to mind when thinking about shared sheets is … What are shared sheets?
Shared sheets are real spaces created to scale that fit in a standard drawing border and help you design large systems in separate spaces while keeping them connected. The master drawing/sheet can be a whole system with different drawings/sheets becoming the sub-systems. The shared sheets are important in many applications where the size of the system is bigger than any one drawing can hold, but at the same time the scale and topology of the entire drawing is best maintained together.
The basic information for a shared sheet is the same for formboard and panel with the change being the type/format of the drawing/sheet. The settings for panel and formboard for the shared region are managed separately.
E3.series with the shared sheet option for panels and formboard/nailboard makes it easy to design a large system and we will be looking at the quick steps needed to get started.
E3.cable extends the functionality of E3.schematic enabling individual conductors to be combined together in the design to form cables and harnesses.
E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures in both 3D and 2D. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location. Clashes can be prevented with keep-out and height restrictions.
E3.series is a true concurrent electrical engineering environment supporting advanced requirements for electrical documentation, cabinet and wire harness design and manufacturing outputs.