Wire Harness Design Software

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Electrical Wiring, Control systems and Fluid Engineering

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.

 

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What E3.series can do for you

Consitency

Ensure consistencency of all design phases through object orientation

Checks

Boost productivity with powerful automated operations and electrical checks

Outputs

Generate comprehensive outputs for manufacturing and documentation

Control releases, revisions and configurations with an integrated data management environment

E3.series Design Solutions

More than a CAD tool

Schematic Design

E3.schematic is core to all E3.series modules and provides electrical engineers with an easy-to-use solution for designing and documenting electrical control systems including schematic diagrams, terminal plans and PLC’s. Its object-oriented architecture provides an integrated and consistent design approach to help eliminate errors, improve quality and reduce design time.

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Connectivity Browser

E3.series helps bring simple and complex designs to life while reducing process heads and improving productivity. Modern designs can get very complex, with multiple parts and design principles used in a distributed engineering environment. The permeance of rich data in all areas fuels growth all around us while the importance of simplicity has reached a crescendo.

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Electrical Cable Design

E3.cable is a superset of E3.schematic and is used for designing and documenting cable plans and harness layouts. Individual conductors are combined together in the design to form new cables or harnesses. Shielding and twisted-pair structure can also be added to the cables and automatically shown in the schematic.

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Cabinet Layout Design

Working in either two or three dimensions, E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. The ease-of-use means electrical engineers do not need to understand M-CAD tools.

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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 the development of hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling and lubrication systems.

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Mechanical CAD Interface

To help strive for right-first-time design and to support full digital mock-ups Zuken has developed links between E3.series and all major MCAD vendors. Using the E3.3D Routing Bridge, schematic and connection information from E3.series can be interfaced with all major MCAD systems. Collaborating between E3.series and your chosen MCAD tool allows concurrent design. Mechanical engineers and electrical engineers can work independently or collaboratively.

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Power Edition

The E3.series Power Edition is developed for Power companies that create sub-stations for electrical generation and for those that provide distribution of that generated electricity. Zuken also offers a smaller version of its E3.series design application for suppliers making switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers and all associated engineering services supporting the generation and distribution of Power.

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Productivity Tools

Zuken’s E3.series is an essential tool for electrical designers to create quality products in the shortest time frame possible. Every aspect of the design is presented with automation capabilities to ensure quality, accuracy and speed are unmatched across the design tool spectrum.

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Drawing Notes Manager

The E3.Drawing Notes Manager makes managing and automating notes generation in Zuken E3.series simpler than ever. It eliminates the need to manage individual notes, track attributes and manage free-text notes. Images inside the notes help augment the information and instructions making them more effective and streamlined.

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Manufacturing Documentation

E3.formboard provides a complete solution for creating cable harness drawings for manufacturing. On any size sheet, one or more manufacturing drawings can be created. Automatic functionality makes the placement, arrangement and dimensioning of the harness and its segments easier.

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Functional Design

In the development of electrical and electronic systems, sketches are often drawn at the beginning of a project to describe high-level functionality and the communication channels between individual modules.

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Harness Analyzer

E3.Harness Analyzer is a powerful tool for viewing and analyzing harness drawings in the standard HCV container data format, which combines KBL (physical data model) and SVG (vector graphics) data.

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Installation & Maintenance

Products which are assembled and tested away from the design location or at an end-users site often require modifications. Documenting this can be very time consuming, as all changes need to be re-drawn in the original files. If this is carried out manually on a print-out it sometimes becomes illegible and might be incomplete.

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Simulation

E3.Saber Frameway integrates Synopsys’ Saber simulator with E3.series. This enables design engineers to create right-first-time robust wire harness and fluid designs, helping them address growing project complexity and time/quality constraints through early access to virtual prototyping results. The solution provides direct integration for the multi-domain simulation of cables, wire harnesses, hydraulics and pneumatics with the Synopsys’ Saber® Simulator. In addition to the benefits for the design engineer, the E3.Saber Frameway will also save time for specialist simulation engineers.

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User-Defined Reports

The generation of user-defined reports for manufacturing is simple. Any data stored in E3.series can be turned into any format of the report, as defined by the user.

The reports are either configured using the E3.series API or defined with E3.reports or an alternative report generator.

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Revision Management

E3.Revision Management ensures all changes are tracked and documented. Alternate revisions of the design are compared against each other and any changes are reported and stored in both graphical and textual formats. Multiple sub-systems within a single project can be issued and tracked independently.

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Topology Design

Distribute components and generate harnesses automatically
Topology sheets created at any scale can be added to the overall E3.series project. Sheets can represent the chassis of a vehicle or layout of a plant, 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 held in the same project are simply placed into the relevant installation spaces.

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Wiring Diagram Generator

E3.Wiring Diagram Generator automatically generates schematics/wiring diagrams for development, service and after sales. It can also be used to migrate and create standardized diagrams from legacy systems. After defining the diagram placement and routing rules, schematic/wiring diagrams are generated automatically from a netlist (connection list in excel or CSV format).

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Functional Analysis & Circuit Checks

E3.eCheck is an extension to E3.series that enables users to functionally analyze their electrical schematic circuits and check designs for fuse and wire sizing errors. The utility works in real-time and provides instant feedback on the operability of the circuit design.

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Export to Komax

E3.ExportToKomax exports wire lists for Komax cutting machines. It exports wire list data in a .csv format for import into Komax +TopConvert which is the tool used for converting CSV files into the WPCS (Wire Processing Communication Standard) format used by Komax machines.

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Service & Production

For after-sales and service, some organizations use dedicated software systems for managing exploded assembly drawings, schematics, and stock information. The E3.viewerPlus is an intelligent viewer designed to integrate directly with such systems, enabling you to directly retrieve electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic design data.

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What's New

Key enhancements lie in the areas of topology planning, modularity support and variant handling, which are designed to support the requirements of manufacturing companies pursuing modular product strategies to control complexity.

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How to create a wiring diagram using functions and signals

Wire and Harness Design Automation Basics - part 1
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How to route a wiring system in 3D and generate a 1:1 formboard

Wire and Harness Design Automation Basics - part 2
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Join Our Community

We’ve recently given our online community a new look and feel. Since launching the community, we’ve added hundreds of useful articles for users of E3.series, CR-8000/CR-5000, and DS-CR (formerly DS-2).

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E3.series Resources

  • On-Demand Webinar
January 28, 2020
3D Wire Harness Topology Exploration and Optimization

This webinar will cover optimizing wire harness designs to meet targeted weight and cost objectives which is a complex and challenging task. One of the most time-consuming aspects is the consolidation of different data sources into one consistent representation.

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  • On-Demand Webinar
January 28, 2020
Functional Block Diagrams to Detailed System Wiring Diagrams – A New and Integrated Approach

With the new Functional Design capability built into E3.series, Zuken introduces a new, integrated, solution for system design that integrates the creation of Block Diagrams with the generation of Interconnect Diagrams and System Wiring Diagrams.

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  • On-Demand Webinar
January 28, 2020
Zuken Global Support: An In-Depth Look

In this webinar, we will showcase the newly enhanced ZGS site and give you a guided tour of the highlights of the new features, plus we will examine some key areas that will improve your support experience.

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  • On-Demand Webinar
January 16, 2020
Wire Harness Manufacturing from Cost Estimates to Testing
On-Demand Webinar, Zuken USA
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January 14, 2020
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  • On-Demand Webinar
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Connect Your Component Library to the Supply Chain and Avoid a Manufacturing Crisis
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