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E3.panel - Panel and cabinet design

E3.panel 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.

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E3.Panel Design Software - key features

Schematic or Panel - start at any point

E3.panel design software 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 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.

Related Resources

Find out more about panel design software via our webinars, blogs, press releases and more...

  • Press Release
May 05, 2020
Smart Cabinet Building Initiative

Leveraging the opportunities of digitalization in control cabinet manufacturing together with customized, integrated solutions: To achieve this objective, Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering founded the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative in April 2020.

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Weidmüller, Komax, Zuken and Armbruster Engineering launch the "Smart Cabinet Building" initiative for new solutions in electrical cabinet manufactur...
  • Webinar
December 03, 2018
Avoid electrical panel design errors

When selecting panel components, it’s often impossible to tell if they are correct until the manufacturing process begins. With a direct connection between the circuit diagram and panel layout such errors are recognized much earlier and thereby avoided.

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  • Webinar
November 29, 2018
Wire Harness Design Automation Basics 2

This webinar follows our first webinar “Wire Harness Design Automation Basics I” where we have seen the logical part of the design process. Now we will look at the physical part of the wire harness design process.

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  • Case Study
November 22, 2018
Kässbohrer Transport Technik
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achieves 60-90% reduction in electrical documentation turnaround for customer specific vehicle configurations
  • Case Study
November 22, 2018
Bruker
Case Study, Bruker, E3.cable, Multi-disciplinary collaboration, Manufacturing and Service Documentation
raises documentation quality and design flow efficiency for precision instrumentation with E3.series.
  • Press Release
July 24, 2018
E3.series 2018 addresses complexity challenge
Press Release, E3.panel, DS-E3, E3.fluid, E3.formboard, E3.cable
  • Datasheet
March 07, 2017
E3.Panel
Datasheet, E3.panel

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