Library and Material Master Data Management
Design Data Management for Electrical and Fluid Projects
DS-E3: Data and configuration management
The DS-E3 data and process management environment complements the E3.series electrical engineering environment. It is closely integrated with the toolsets and natively manages E3.series engineering project data and libraries as well as the E3.series engineering workflow process. As the DS-E3 functionality is directly embedded into the user interface of E3.series, engineers do not need to leave their CAD application for component search or change and configuration management.
Design Data and Product Variant Management
Bill-of-material (BOM) Management
PDM and PLM Integration
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Manage your work-in-progress data and workflow information
Current, validated libraries, design data and configurations
DS-E3 is Zuken’s next-generation data management system for electrical design data. It provides electrical design and manufacturing engineers with current, validated libraries, design data, and BOM information. With this information, they can manage tasks and workflows for change and approval processes, and support intelligent design configuration and reuse through module and variant management. DS-E3’s powerful design data management functionality is directly integrated into the familiar user interface of Zuken’s E3.series suite. It can be configured individually to reflect the specific requirements of different roles, such as schematic designer, panel layout designer, librarian, or manufacturing engineer. Built on industry-standard object-oriented architecture, DS-E3 is fully equipped to integrate into existing PDM/ PLM and ERP environments, providing a true electromechanical data model with full visibility of electrical designs down to component level.
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DS-E3 is Zuken’s next-generation data management system for electrical design data. It provides electrical design and manufacturing engineers with current, validated libraries, design data and BOM information. With this information, they can manage tasks and workflows for change and approval processes, and support intelligent design configuration and reuse through module and variant management.
Library Data Master is the DS-E3 module that manages library information and specifications required for the electrical design process from schematic, fluid and cable plan entry, right up to manufacturing documentation.
The DS-E3 Component Master consolidates material master data such as cost, availability, alternative components and related information such as datasheets, specifications etc., that are typically managed outside the engineering domain in enterprise IT environments. By consolidating this information, DS-E3 enables a significant increase of engineering productivity.
The DS-E3 Design Data Master manages E3.series project data, including options and variants and related postprocessing data, in a controlled environment with comprehensive access control, revision management and analysis functionality.
With its sophisticated configuration management and tracking capabilities, Design Data Master helps to grow a pool of validated functional building blocks from which an engineer can draw from for new projects.
The DS-E3 BoM Data Master generates and maintains accurate component lists that consolidate all associated schematic, wiring and panel layout/wire harness data, component information, documents and assembly drawings within a single environment.
DS-E3 can integrate with all major PLM and ERP systems and provides SOA-based plug & play connectors; in addition, generic integration APIs are available for other third party systems.
Our satisfied customers
Receiving version-proof data from our electrical design team forms the basis of our optimized manufacturing process. Stadler has therefore decided to use DS-E3 for managing its electrical engineering work-in-progress data.
Christoph LeitererHead of Electrical and Software Engineering Tailormade, Stadler Rail
As the demand for our highly disruptive eye diagnostic and measurement products accelerate, scalability is a priority. A key driver in selecting Zuken's E3.series was the ability to add integrated electronic design and data management solutions as we grow. We compared other systems in the market and found Zuken gave us the flexibility and scalability we were looking for.
Dr. Omkar JoshiSenior Electronic Engineer, Eyoto
This distribution of engineers’ time needs to improve for companies to continue to be successful; for optimized development processes leading to increased productivity. In every design project a huge amount of data is generated and, with growing product complexity, this will only increase. So design engineers need access to solutions that allow them to manage large volumes of data and retrieve up-to-date information when it is needed.
Verena BunkSenior Analyst at techconsult.
Find out more about DS-E3 via our webinars, press releases and more...
With the DS-E3 StarterPackage, Zuken introduces a preconfigured feature set of its DS-E3 data management software, specifically designed to manage E3.series projects.
Who doesn’t recognise this? Many versions, many intermediate results, many copies, who has the latest version? Where is it stored? Who is currently working on it? Which settings, structure and database is the right one? We want to answer all these questions in this presentation.
A survey of 163 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about the challenges and methods applied to the design and management of electrical and electronic systems and assemblies
This white paper explains best-practice approaches for the management of electrical CAD data and their integration into enterprise-wide PLM and ERP environments.
Approaches to overcoming the limitations of Engineer-to-Order practices
5 easy steps to increasing engineering productivity
Recent DS-E3 Blog Posts
Today's day-to-day business in data management can sometimes be a real challenge. Who has the latest version? Where is it stored? Who is currently working on it? Manual versioning on a file system is not only difficult to handle but also highly error prone. However, with the DS-E3 Starter Package, some pitfalls can be eliminated.
The world that we all live in has been changed by the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay at home orders and social distancing significantly impact the way we live our daily lives. Working remotely presents a whole new set of challenges for engineers and the companies that employ us. We now work on company supplied-laptops that typically connect back to the corporate network through a VPN.
A modular electrical design comes with its own set of unique challenges. However, the basic principles of the solution are the same. With this in mind, let’s think modular when it comes to a modular design.
E3.series software offers a number of add-on tools that will increase productivity while allowing collaboration between all engineering disciplines. Keep in mind that functionality will vary based on your own MCAD and PLM solutions and their versions. Let’s explore the add-on tools in E3.series and see what’s available.
Industry 4.0, a.k.a. the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR), is a hot topic because most of us are either taking our first steps in this world, or we’re preparing to. Clearly, earlier industrial revolutions were all about making better use of resources (e.g. burning coal to make steam), people (e.g. workers in factories) and, latterly, electricity and computer-controlled automation. For each revolution, the companies that did well were early adopters of the technology and practices of the day, and they recognised waste when they saw it.
Feeling a bit dazed by the multitude of electrical applications available to you? With Zuken’s E3.series containing a host of products including E³.schematic, E³.fluid, E³.cable, E³.formboard, E³.panel, E³.RoutingBridge, E³.PLCBridge and E³.Wiring Diagram Generator, you may feel overwhelmed on your first approach.