Automatic connection and routing functionality
Design and documentation of electrical schematics
E3.schematic provides electrical engineers with an easy-to-use solution for designing and documenting electrical control systems including schematic diagrams, terminal plans and PLCs. E3.schematic is core to all E3.series modules. It manages all design data, including affiliated documents such as bill of materials, connection lists, assembly instructions and datasheets. Its object oriented data structure ensures manufacturing instructions always match the design data.
Active error avoidance with logic and electric checks
Online functionality for terminal plans, PLC and signal cross-references
Hierarchical modular projects including options and variants
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. An intelligent component based parts library ensures only real parts are used and helps drive the design with automatic part selections.
E3.schematic - Key Features
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Scalable schematic creation
E3.schematic provides electrical engineers with an easy-to-use solution for designing and documenting electrical control systems including schematic diagrams, terminal plans and PLCs. As the core module of all E3.series modules it can be extended with a comprehensive choice of applications for cable diagram, cabinet layout and wire-harness design.
Automatic and parallel connections
An intelligent component library provides the basis for the automatic generation of connections. Signals can be routed following user defined criteria after placement of components, by wiring or by signal Information. Connection patterns are maintained and updated whenever compoents are moved.
Online terminal plan
Terminals added to the schematic are linked to a terminal plan. Changes made in the terminal plan are immediately reflected across the design.
Simple and complex variants and option management
Options and variants can be represented and selected in the feature tree to enable representation and documentation of customer specific configurations.
BOM management, connection lists and related documents
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.
Interfaces to terminal configurators
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 Exchange
PLC data can be exchanged between E3.series and PLC programmin software. 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.
Options and Extensions
The following options can be added to extend the functionality of E3.schematic
E3.PLC Bridge enables parallel development of electrical, fluid engineering and PLC software by providing a direct exchange of relevant data between E³.series and SPS programming environments.
E3.eCheck identifies errors at the development stage and avoids costly iterations. It automatically ensures the schematic of DC control systems is functionally accurate and that wires and fuses are within the acceptable tolerances.
E3.Revision Management ensures all changes are tracked and documented. Alternate revisions of a design are compared against each other and any changes are reported and stored in both graphical and textual formats. The resulting documentation can be fed back into the production process ensuring all changes are implemented.
E3.topology takes logical designs into the physical world. Topology sheets created at any scale can be added to the overall E3.series project.