Dynamically create installation spaces for dashboards or control panels
Electrical systems topology planning
E3.topology - linking logical designs to the physical world
E3.topology takes logical designs into the physical world. Electrical topology sheets created at any scale can be added to the overall E3.series project.
Define connection pathways between installation spaces and place components in spaces
Automatic calculation of segment diameter, weight and cost
Automatic routing of signals, wires and cables between installation spaces
Distribute components and generate wiring diagrams
Sheets can represent the chassis of a vehicle or layout of a plant, installation spaces such as the dashboard or control panels are easily added to the sheets. The connections between these installation spaces represent harness routes or cable trays. Alternate views of logical devices held in the same project are simply placed into the relevant installation spaces.
As the detailing process continues, signal logic and wiring information from the schematic is automatically shown in the topology view and the harnesses or cable trays start to be automatically defined. Inline devices are easily added and alternate configurations can be tested quickly. Special reports detail the routes, including cost and weight estimates.
E3.cable extends the functionality of E3.schematic enabling individual conductors to be combined together in the design to form cables and harnesses.
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.