We are closer than ever to a perfect design-to-manufacturing solution for simple and complex harnesses alike. In fact, the Harness Builder 2020 for E3.series release has more than 15 significant enhancements.
The 2020 release of Harness Builder for E3.series is more than exciting, it is outright amazing. There are more than 15 major updates all across the toolset. New features include automation, reporting, and documentation options. Furthermore, the new downstream manufacturing, testing, and visualization connections are groundbreaking. I will cover our favorite 2020 updates in this two-part blog series.
This video is a demonstration of how to import a wire to-from list in harness builder. This feature allows the user to define connection information such as signals, the to/from devices, cavity information, and the wires/cables in Excel to import into an E3.series project.
Using E3.series’ Component Table empowers users to make multiple changes to their library components faster and easier. It’s a very powerful and useful tool.
The automation or configurability of designs is a goal every team wants to achieve, but most teams haven’t seen success mainly due to not having the right tool to get the job done. Electrical design tools that were once used by a vast number of companies originally came as extensions of mechanical design tools, or were very often just basic drafting tools. The ability to create exceptional designs without errors and do it in a fraction of the time required by other tools is the major reason why E3.series is so effective in helping design teams.
The customization and workspace flexibility is one more way for E3.series to give the user what they need and want. All workspace customizations can be saved locally to provide a consistent user interface.
There are numerous challenges faced by harness design and manufacturing teams across industries. In some, weight is the biggest challenge and in others, signal reliability is of utmost importance. The discussion today is less about the use of a harness and more about the information essential to ensuring your design and manufacturing processes are running efficiently.