Wire Harness Design Automation Basics I

On-demand webinar

This webinar, part 1 of a 2-part series, covers the logical part of the wire harness design process consisting of creating the wiring diagram and the topology design.

At the beginning of the engineering process, we will develop a system using functions and signals using E3.cable. Next, we will create the wiring diagram with the information from the functional design. Assigning components to the functions will lead to specific connection types. Additionally, we will import information from a PCB layout for further use.
Plugs and mating connectors are complex components with many additional parts and a wide range of crimp parts. Crimp parts need to be selected according to the wire cross section. Once added from the library all additional parts will automatically appear in the bill of material. At the end of the design flow of the logical part we will explore and use the topology and wiring path to assign wires and cables to a harness.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to begin a design by using functions and signals
  • Creating a schema based on the information from a functional design
  • How to import and use data from a PCB Layout
  • Using connectors and their additional parts
  • How to dimension the wire cross section and select the appropriate crimp parts
  • How to use the topology to design a harness

Who should watch:

  • Design engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Product managers
  • Customer service professionals
  • Service providers
  • Harness manufacturers

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