Ensure consistency of all design phases through object orientation
Electrical Wiring, Control systems and Fluid Engineering
E3.series is a single platform solution to take a design from concept to manufacturing. The platform empowers wire harness, fluid power, cabinet, and cable system designs. It encompasses functional design, detailed schematics, and complete manufacturing documentation.
E3.series provides robust enterprise-level collaboration options for teams working across the globe. The MCAD collaboration options boost the digitalization of the engineering process. Next-Generation transformative tools for automotive, machinery, aerospace and other industry 4.0 leaders.
What E3.series can do for you
Boost productivity with powerful automated operations and electrical checks
Generate comprehensive outputs for manufacturing and documentation
Control releases, revisions and configurations with an integrated data management environment
E3.series Features & Solutions
More than a CAD tool
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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