Electrical Schematic Design
E3.schematic for Designing and Documenting Electrical Control System Schematics
E3.schematic is core to all E3.series modules and provides electrical engineers with an easy-to-use solution for designing and documenting electrical control systems including schematic diagrams, terminal plans and PLC’s. Its object oriented architecture provides an integrated and consistent design approach to help eliminate errors, improve quality and reduce design time.
E3.series’ ECAD engine, designed by electrical engineers for electrical engineers, includes built in real-time design rule checks that prevent errors rather than finding them later and its intelligent component based parts library ensures only real parts are used and helps drive the design with automatic part selections.
We looked for a tool to give an end-to-end design path from schematic capture to physical design. One of the reasons E3.series stood out is its inbuilt electrical intelligence. This will help us reduce rework and add digital prototyping into our engineering design process to satisfy challenging time-to-market and quality demands.
Luigi Baracchino, Electrical Engineering Manager
E3.schematic base functionality includes:
- Device duplication prevention
- Short circuit prevention
- Design reuse with centrally stored sub-circuits
- Automatic and parallel connections
- Save, load, copy, rotate and mirror drawings and areas
- Extensive functionality for exchanging symbols and components.
- Component driven intelligent parts libraries
- Ensure only valid parts are used in the design
- Simple and complex variants and option management
- Online cross-references for connections and devices
- Object and text hyperlinks
- User-defined attributes
- User-defined grid sizes, fonts and line types
- Dynamic zooming and panning
E3.schematic manages all design data including affiliated documents, such as bill of materials and connection lists or assembly instructions and datasheets. Its object oriented data structure ensures manufacturing instructions always match the design data.
Standard I/O Format
Standard interfaces make it possible to import and export multiple data formats:
- TIFF, GIF, JPG
- STEP AP203/214
- STEP AP212/KBL and STEP AP212/ELOG
E3.series accepts data from other ECAD systems and is easy to integrate into your existing design environment, with PDM, ERP or 3D M-CAD systems.
Many suppliers of electrical components offer additional software tools, from electronic component catalogs to terminal configuration programs which are able to build or verify terminal strip configurations. Within E³.series these terminal strips can be ordered and used as pre-assembled parts.
Terminal strips used in E³.series are transferred to the terminal configurator where they are verified and processed. Terminal strips completed by the configurator can be back annotated to E³.series, in addition, pre-assembled terminal strips can be used directly within E³.series.
PLC data held in the schematic is read into excel, where changes are applied and fed directly back into E3.series. PLC functions, addressees and location information can be managed centrally and then updated with a simple easy to use interface. In addition the tool checks for duplicate addresses and allows users to export data in the required PLC format.
Automatic Wire Numbering
E3.series enables you to configure the wire numbers in the project based on circuit functionality and signal classification. The utility is also configurable for a number of additional industries, including machinery, rail and power.
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