Tech Tip: How to Make Configurable Electrical Designs with E3.series
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.
Options and Variants in E3.series provides an ideal platform to put together a design that can be configured to meet your requirements. The Options and Variants can be applied to Schematic, Harnesses, and Panel designs with as much or as little detail as required. The ability to create complex combinations using Boolean logic and other methods gives you the ability to expand the use of options into small and large projects alike.
E3.series automatically updates the drawing and the entire project concurrently – including Bills of Materials, reports, and documentation – helping to exponentially increase productivity throughout the design process.
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E3.series is a Windows-based, scalable, easy-to-learn system for the design of wiring and control systems, hydraulics and pneumatics. The out-of-the-box solution includes schematic (for circuit and fluid diagrams), cable (for advanced electrical and fluid design), panel (for cabinet and panel layout), and formboard (for 1:1 wiring harness manufacturing drawings). Integrated with MCAD, E3.series is a complete design engineering solution from concept through physical realization and manufacturing output.