Machinery - Cabinet & Panel
Simplify Collaboration with Mechanical Engineering and Sourcing
The ECAD, MCAD, and business systems must connect seamlessly to support the creation of the coveted digital twin of a product. The E3.series design platform combines industry-leading enterprise electrical design tools with collaboration tools to communicate with MCAD and business systems.
The DS-E3 solution connects E3.series to leading PLM and PDM solutions to keep the engineering data in sync with the business systems, mechanical data and BOMs, ultimately contributing to/enabling a synchronized electro-mechanical data model.
The enterprise collaboration options provide a robust and secure framework for electrical engineers to work on the same project; live updates ensure consistency with minimal overheads.
Automotive - Systems & Wiring
Aerospace - Systems & Wiring
Special Vehicles - Systems & Fluid
E3.series interfaces with all leading MCAD tools enabling concurrent product design. Electrical engineers can collaborate with the mechanical design teams using the bi-directional interface of E3.3DRoutingBridge that creates a link between MCAD and ECAD. The flattening options in E3.series simplify using a 3D harness model to produce formboard drawings for manufacture.
The versatile workflow helps electrical teams work independently or collaboratively to match project requirements. E3.series supports industry-standard cable and harnesses information-sharing formats to ensure a smooth communication process. Advanced 3D conversion tools and analysis options help utilize the strengths of MCAD design systems to streamline the electrical design.
Routing Bridge Formboard
Cross-team and cross-site collaboration
The foundational elements of E3.series are the ability to maintain data consistency across projects in teams of all sizes. The collaboration options start with the library database shared across users. The database-driven collaboration option in E3.series helps multiple users across different departments and sites to work together on the same project.
E3.enterprise offers multi-user access to the same projects allowing multiple engineers to work simultaneously on the same design. Changes made by individuals in one team are seen by all other designers while still maintaining integrity rules, such as unique device naming.
The real-time updates across the project eliminate errors and provide context to the designers. The project is stored and actively hosted from a SQL or Oracle server.
Component Cloud Enterprise
Standardized Shared Parts Library
An intelligent, shared library is an essential part of improving consistency and establishing a common platform for success. The object-oriented library forms the heart of the solution in E3.series. The library is shared across multiple users and captures parts and standards.
Components contain correct items like terminals and seals. Predefined signals can be applied to ensure that up-to-date and reusable parts are constantly available.
The online parts portal and standard manufacturer parts databases are a great starting point. Furthermore, the content and data structures are easily customizable to match a variety of design verticals.
Data Management with DS-E3
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 process, and support intelligent design configuration and reuse through module and variant management.
DS-E3’s powerful design data management functionality is fully 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 an electromechanical data model with visibility of all electrical designs down to the component level.
Product Lifecycle Management
DS-E3 enhances the existing PLM systems instead of replacing them. In a typical scenario, DS-E3 manages work-in-progress design data. Once design milestones are achieved, BoM information synchronization connects and updates the PLM system. DS-E3 integrates with all leading PLM and ERP systems and provides SOA-based “plug & play” connectors. In addition, generic integration APIs are available for other third-party systems.
The integration between DS-E3 and third-party PLM environments is bi-directional. It includes synchronizing material data, bill-of-materials information, and related documents. Variant flows to generate 100% BoM and documentation from a 150% BoM further streamlines the design-to-manufacturing process.
Accelerating ECAD and MCAD Collaboration
The collaboration process for ECAD and MCAD requires a streamlined error-free tool. Zuken’s E3.3Dtransformer identifies obsolete vertices or joining of not-coherent segments. Removing these helps reduce project timing and costs due to not having a back-and-forth conversation between MCAD and ECAD teams.
E3.3Dtransformer is a lightweight and user-friendly application for transforming 3D MCAD data into a comprehensive E/E topology model. It supports native files from leading MCAD platforms and standard industry formats.
Zuken’s E3.series is a leading single platform solution to take a design from concept to manufacturing. It is a reimagined wire harness, control cabinet, switchgear and cabling systems design solution.
E3.series encompasses all aspects of electrical design like functional design, detailed schematic, wiring diagram, cabinet layout, formboard, reports, and manufacturing documentation.
Concurrent enterprise-wide access to E3.series projects
The Zuken Component Cloud for E3.series provides online access to free, validated, high-quality electrical component data to users of Zuken’s E3.series electrical design tools.
With the DS-E3 StarterPackage, Zuken provides a set of functions from its data management software designed for the management of E3.series projects. This is the perfect way to get started in data management with DS-E3. With the modular and flexible architecture, the starter package can be easily expanded and adapted as requirements grow.
E3.series is a true concurrent electrical engineering environment supporting advanced requirements for electrical documentation, cabinet and wire harness design and manufacturing outputs.