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E3.panel - Electrical Panel and Switch Cabinet Design

E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside electrical 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

Electrical Panel Design

The E3.panel design software allows engineers to layout components inside panel and switch cabinet 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.

E3.Panel Key Features

Schematic or panel - start at any point

The software for electrical panel design is dynamically integrated with E3.schematic and E3.cable. The design 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 switch cabinets and electrical 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 electrical 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 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 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 electrical panel 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.

E3.panel is part of the Smart Cabinet Initiative.

Related Resources

Find out more via our webinars, press releases and more...

  • Webinar
February 17, 2021
Smart Cabinet Building: Task-oriented design of industrial assembly workplaces and workflows

In this webinar our partner Timo Tessin from Armbruster Engineering will show you how to design workplaces in general, but also specifically for the field of control cabinet construction and what you should pay attention to.

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LIVE - Wednesday, 31.03.2021 - 10:00 AM UK time / 11 AM CET time
  • Webinar
January 22, 2021
Smart Cabinet Building: Semi-automatic wire processing with the highly flexible Wire Processing Center

Part of the Smart Cabinet Building partnership, this webinar we will show you the modular approach of the Wire Process Center from Weidmüller.

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  • Webinar
December 16, 2020
Smart Cabinet Building: Paperless testing and commissioning with E3.WiringChecks

In this webinar we will demonstrate the possibilities of E3.WiringChecks based on a concrete and consistent application example.

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  • Webinar
November 27, 2020
Smart Cabinet: Fully automatic assembly and marking with RailAssembler and RailLaser

In this webinar we will show you with the Klippon® Automated RailAssembler an economic solution for the assembly of mounting rails and with the Klippon® Automated RailLaser the next level of fully automatic marking of mounting rails, which allows time savings of up to 90%.

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  • Webinar
October 01, 2020
Automate Cable Harnessing - including innovative marking solutions

The new labeling solution from Komax integrates a thermal transfer printer for shrink sleeves directly into the automated wire production process.

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  • Webinar
September 30, 2020
How to Digitize Electrical Cabinet Design and Manufacturing

Opening new opportunities through digitization in control cabinet manufacturing with customized, integrated solutions,The SMART CABINET BUILDING initiative brings together Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken, and Armbruster Engineering - This webinar will show you a complete user journey.

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Recent E3.panel Blog Posts

  • Blog
October 01, 2020
Driving Smart Manufacturing with E3.series

An immature design or manufacturing process leads to excess complexity. Smart manufacturing options driven by intelligent design solutions provide a repeatable and efficient path to simplify manufacturing processes.

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  • Blog
July 21, 2020
How to Configure and Use E3.WiringCockpit

E3.WiringCockpit is a great Cabinet Production tool to use alongside with E3.series. Making it easier to connect between engineering and manufacturing...

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  • Blog
November 14, 2019
Digitally Guided Cabinet Assembly

Reducing costs, increasing productivity and ensuring quality – this is the wisdom that every management consultant in the manufacturing industry has in their briefcase today. In fact, over the past two decades, the industry has allocated significant budgets to achieve these goals. At the same time, companies often overlook money that is literally lying on the shop floor in the form of obsolete paper-based transitions to manufacturing – in particular in the areas of electrical engineering and assembly.

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  • Blog
October 15, 2019
Tech Tip: Creating Panel Models and Inserting STEP Files

This video will show step by step instructions on how to create a basic Panel Model and insert a 3D STEP file. 

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  • Blog
July 18, 2019
The Brass Tacks of Panel Design

Panels are ubiquitous to any electrical design discussion. In most cases., panels hold together the nerve center of a system and vary widely in complexity. An electrical design solution needs to cater to a simple panel such as we find in our homes that may contain a few fuses and disconnects. That solution should also be able to handle complex panels like the ones used for switchgear, PLCs and the motor control centers that drive the world of automation all around us.

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  • Blog
March 07, 2019
Building the Digital Twin with MCAD-ECAD Collaboration

In this post, we’ll give an overview of what Zuken is doing to address the design domain convergence. We’ve been working hard to improve both the CR-8000 and E3.series solutions to make collaboration between electrical and mechanical engineers easier than ever.

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