E3.series Tech Tips
In Zuken’s E3.series, wire groups can be made up of a number of wires with identical characteristics but different part numbers. One group may contain all the available types of one specific manufacturer or one specific color. The video explains the creation of a wire group that has one specific color for all gauges.
In E3.series, levels are used to make certain things – such as symbols, symbol graphics, symbol text, empty text, graphics, text, and connetions – within your project visible or invisible with the click of a button. The video below will show you how to control these levels within your E3.series project.
To make the process of locating components in your E3.series library easier and quicker, you can set up search fields in the library database window, where field entries quickly narrow to show available components for selection.
Using E3.series’ Component Table empowers users to make multiple changes to their library components faster and easier. It’s a very powerful and useful tool.
In order to use components more effectively in your E3.series project, you can associate a model to that component. You can describe the logical characteristics of your component using Component Wizard. However, it’s best create a model of that component to describe its physical characteristics.
This video illustrates the process of creating a new terminal to be used with your connectors in Zuken’s E3.series. It covers the attribute information that can be applied to this model, and the model needed for the correct terminal for any given wire size.
System design can be complicated and difficult to track across the entire design. Blocks inside Zuken E3.series give the users an easy way to manage multiple systems of varying complexity in a seamless environment.
Using the Context Menu will increase your design speed and make E3.series easier to use. The video below explains how to use and add your most popular commands to the Context Menu.
This video walks through the process of creating connections that span more than one page in E3.series. This process comes in handy if your schematic sheet gets too crowded or your signal continues to another part of the schematic.
This will make E3.series easier to use and work faster by creating your own toolbars and keyboard shortcuts with the commands that you use most.
The automation or configurability of designs is a goal every team wants to achieve, but most teams haven’t seen success mainly due to not having the right tool to get the job done. Electrical design tools that were once used by a vast number of companies originally came as extensions of mechanical design tools, or were very often just basic drafting tools. The ability to create exceptional designs without errors and do it in a fraction of the time required by other tools is the major reason why E3.series is so effective in helping design teams.
The customization and workspace flexibility is one more way for E3.series to give the user what they need and want. All workspace customizations can be saved locally to provide a consistent user interface.
We are all looking to gain productivity in our design cycle to save time and reduce costs. A good method to get a head start is to use Excel or a .csv file to get the design started and load devices into you project. The most common application is to load the connectors and signals from Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in the electrical design. Blocks can be used to represent systems and the Excel sheet can help you get the system information from other teams or 3rd party vendors.
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.series 2017 brings improved automatic routing for making connections by adding automatic connections between selected items. The most common controls are based on the following scenarios ...