2D/3D Cabinet Layout, Routing and Manufacturing

Panel Design Software - Integrated 3D panel design and manufacturing interfaces

E3.panel

E3.panel (cabinet layout software) 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.panel is dynamically integrated with E3.schematic and E3.cable. Users can easily navigate between the panel and schematic, and changes to either are immediately reflected.

1:1 scaled panel drawings

Slot and mount functionality

Keep out areas and restricted areas

Automatic wire routing in 2D and 3D

E3.panel design software, allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. Signal logic is transferred from the schematic and  wires can be automatically routed through ducts in the panel, taking into account the shortest route and any segregation requirements, duct fill capacity is also checked. The length of each wire is calculated and with dedicated links to wire preparation machines wires can be cut stripped, crimped and marked automatically.

panel design software - E3.panel

E3.Panel Design Software - key features

Schematic or Panel - start at any point

E3.panel design software, is dynamically integrated with the schematic design and work can begin either in the panel or the schematic. Users can easily navigate between the panel and schematic and changes to either are immediately reflected across both.

Integrated 3D panel design

Working in either two or three dimensions, E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside cabinets and panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes.

Automatic and interactive placement and routing

Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. Wires can be automatically routed through ducts in the panel, taking into account the shortest route and any segregation requirements. Duct fill capacity is also checked.

Wire length calculations and dynamic dimensioning

E3.panel design software automatically calculates the length of each segment. If E3.panel’s links to wire preparation machines are used, wires can be cut, stripped, crimped and marked automatically.

3D Collision Control

Using VRML or STEP AP203/214 all 3D data in E3.panel can be transferred to 3D mechanical systems. Simplified models of the electrical E3.panel design are used to check for collisions in the complete mechanical design. This functionality enables full digital mock-ups to assess spacing requirements, clash detection and error prevention.

Digital manufacturing

Manufacturing data can be extracted from the design in the form of wire lists, which include route and length information. In addition various modules are available, which interface E3.panel to manufacturing equipment such as Komax wire preparation machinery and Perforex drilling, punching and cutting tools.

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