Consistency of all design phases through object orientation
E3.series - System, Wiring Harness And Fluid Design
The E3.series platform, with its electrical intelligence and MCAD integration, enables the design of wire harnesses, fluid power and cabling systems for planes, satellites, and other airborne vehicles. It encompasses functional design, detailed schematics, wiring, and complete manufacturing documentation.
E3.fluid is the solution for designing and documenting all fluid systems, such as hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling, and lubrication systems. Stand-alone fluid schematics or combined electrical schematics can be developed, allowing mixed fluid and electrical design.
What E3.series can do for you
Powerful automated operations and electrical checks
Comprehensive outputs for manufacturing and documentation
Native format library and design data management
E3.series Features & Solutions
More than a CAD Tool
E3.schematic is the core module of the E3.series suite that enables the creation of schematic diagrams for electrical control systems.
E3.fluid is the solution for designing and documenting all fluid systems. It is a complete, easy-to-use solution with core functionality optimized for developing hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling, and lubrication systems.
Design of standalone fluid schematics is possible or combined with electrical schematics to provide a mixed fluid and electrical design is available.
E3.ReportGenerator is a tool for creating customized reports from E3.series projects in simple steps. These reports can be configured according to various parameters and exported in different formats.
E3.formboard is a complete solution for creating cable harness drawings for manufacturing. Different sheet sizes can be used for manufacturing. Automatic functionality making the placement, arrangement, and dimensioning of the harness and its segments easier.
E3.formboard is integrated with E3.cable. The logical interconnection data defined in E3.cable is used directly in E3.formboard, and any changes made in either module are automatically updated.
E3.topolgy is a tool that allows sheets to represent the chassis of a vehicle, installation spaces such as the dashboard or control panels are easily added to the sheets. The connections between these installation spaces represent harness routes or cable trays.
Alternate views of logical devices are held in the same project and placed into the relevant installation spaces.
E3.Revision Management ensures all changes are tracked and documented. Alternative revisions of designs are compared and checked against each other, and any changes are reported and stored in both graphical and textual formats.
Aerospace Case Studies
As part of the Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (ACCEL) research initiative, Electroflight is aiming to set a new world speed record of more than 300mph for an all-electric aircraft, involving the creation of one of the most power dense flying battery packs in the world.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. a introduit E3.series, le logiciel de conception de commandes électriques et de faisceaux de câbles, et DS-E3, le système de gestion des données de produits (PDM) de Zuken Inc. pour la conception électrique des avions du ministère japonais de la Défense.
Engineers working on new designs or updating current systems rely on correct, reusable data and information. An Intelligent component-based parts library that ensures only up-to-date parts are available helps drive the design with automatic part selections and simple ‘drag-and-drop’ functionality.
Objects such as power sources, fuses, switches, complex devices, and loads require simulation to facilitate functional testing. Switches and contacts within the design are controlled by the voltage and current passing through the circuit, simulating real-life operation.
As current passes through to the load, the voltage of objects such as lamps or motors can be checked and success or failure information is fed back to the user.
E3.series facilitates the creation of a digital twin with seamless integration and interaction between ECAD, MCAD, and other enterprise IT systems. The versatile workflow in E3.series helps design teams work independently or collaboratively to meet project requirements. Electrical engineers can collaborate with mechanical design through a bidirectional interface between MCAD and ECAD. Flattening options simplify the use of a 3D harness model to create formboard drawings for manufacturing.
Topology optimization is used for achieving predetermined performance goals and obtaining the best layout of the vehicle wiring harnesses. In the early phases of design, the level of detail is low while the design freedom is high. By introducing a tool to support the early vehicle harness design, the potential of finding a more efficient layout increases.
A topology-specific tool will improve the design process by exploring different approaches in the early design stage to determine the best solution. Tools can be used to predefine routing criteria for signals and power sources to assist in correct wire routings.
Hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling and lubrication systems activated by electric motors or pumps require integrated handling of fluid and electrical layouts. Engineers need details and the ability to document their hydraulic and pneumatic designs. These can be developed either independently or fully integrated with electrical control systems within E3.series.
E3.series assists the right-first-time design ethos within the aerospace industry by providing multiple design rule checks where needed. Design reuse with predefined sub-circuits and automatic assignment of quick connectors to hoses and tubes help prevent incorrect sizing.
Wire Harness Design
Wire harness designers require 1:1 wire harness layout drawings that include connection tables, clips, heat shrink, and convoluted tubes. The ability to automatically determine wire lengths and calculate the outside diameter of the harness segments and branches helps speed up design processes.
Automatic connector view selection, and correct terminal selection, including associated items like seals, backshells, and blanking plugs, are necessary to reduce time and costs and allow a right-first-time approach. The automatic generation of reports, such as bills of materials, helps reduce administrative tasks, automates the process, and empowers designers to get on with designing.
Intelligent Manufacturing Work Instructions
The time-consuming management and process of creating and releasing work instruction packages to define the building process needs to be streamlined. Customizable work instruction templates ensure consistency across projects.
Auto-actions can trigger repeatable custom automation routines to assemble relevant assembly instructions. A combination of accurate design data and configurable reports improves manufacturing quality and increases productivity.
Bills Of Materials and Wire Lists
An automatic generation of estimates, quotes, bills of materials, wire lists, and many more reports within E3.series helps drive upstream and downstream processes and enables best practice methods.
Reports can be used for costing purposes or by manufacturing bills of materials. Intelligent report-generation tools help users create customizable reporting templates. Reports can be exported directly to leading PLM and PDM solutions to create a seamless data transfer between departments.
E3.schematic offre aux ingénieurs électriciens une solution conviviale pour la conception et la documentation des systèmes de commande électriques, notamment des schémas, des plans de bornes et des PLC.
E3.fluid – Conception de systèmes hydrauliques, pneumatiques et de lubrification.
The E3.ReportGenerator is a free tool for creating customised reports from E3.series projects in a few simple steps. These reports can be configured according to various parameters and exported in various formats. The tool requires no licence and can be launched directly from within E3.series.