Zuken introduces new solution for 3D harness design optimization

E3.WiringSystemLab merges designs from heterogeneous sources and provides comprehensive design exploration and optimization capabilities in 3D

  E3.WiringSystemLab
  With easy-to-use cost and weight evaluation and modification capabilities, Zuken’s E³.WiringSystemLab enables a substantial reduction of ramp-up and optimization cycles for wiring harness engineers.
 
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  E3.WiringSystemLab provides optimization capabilities of imported wire harness designs: add/delete bundles and route pathways (1), change position of components, splices and ground bolts (2), modify partitioning of harnesses (3)

February 28, 2019 – Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA – Zuken introduces E3.WiringSystemLab, a new software solution that enables the optimization of complex wire harness designs based on inputs from heterogeneous sources. The product can import connectivity information from a broad range of sources and consolidates them with 3D topology data. The resulting 3D topology can be evaluated and optimized in a consistent 3D environment that has been designed to support the needs of casual users without requiring specialized training. Specialized functionality tailored specifically to topology exploration provides the ability to create and evaluate different architectural concepts.

Connectivity data can be imported from E3.cable, as well as via industry standard formats such as KBL, VEC, PLMXML, or even generic Excel® files. Topology information is imported in the form of geometrical bundles defined in the MCAD systems like CATIA®, NX® or Creo®. Based on these inputs, E3.WiringSystemLab provides the ability to host the complete wire harness optimization process within in a consistent 3D environment. Comprehensive modifications can be applied to the imported harness, including changes of packaging, partitioning into sub-harnesses and insertion of new routing pathways.

“Optimizing wire harness designs to meet targeted weight and cost objectives is a complex and challenging task”, comments Reinhold Blank, Zuken Business Director for Automotive & Transportation. “In particular, the preparation of data that typically involves a laborious flattening to 2D has been a huge time sink for the industry. With E3.WiringSystemLab we are providing a solution that revolutionizes the import and consolidation of data sources from different origins and supports wiring system experts to optimize their complex designs in a modern 3D environment.“

With its generic cost and weight evaluation and exploration capabilities, Zuken’s E3.WiringSystemLab achieves a substantial reduction of ramp-up and optimization cycles for wiring harness engineers.

Zuken’s new harness topology optimization E3.WiringSystemLab will be presented at the following events:

For more information, visit www.zuken.com/e3wslab 


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Trademark Information: Excel is a trademark of Microsoft; CATIA is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes; NX™ software is a trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc; Creo is a registered trademark of PTC Inc.