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The latest release of Zuken’s electrical and fluid engineering solution, E3.series 2018, addresses the challenge of growing complexity within today’s products and processes.

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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E3.schematic /  E3.fluid

Display of component preview symbol

Access to device properties and connection details in schematic, cable plan and formboard drawings has been enhanced to support the requirements of advanced users. A preview symbol is now displayed automatically when selecting a component in the device tree.

E3.schematic
A preview symbol is displayed automatically when selecting a component in the device tree (E3.schematic)

Export/import structure node assignment for sub-circuits

Sub-circuits can be imported and exported, together with their node assignments and attributes. Attributes of all related nodes can be exported automatically, maintaining their inheritance properties, reducing manual effort, and creating the prerequisites to automatically generate projects with configuration tools.

E3.schematic, E3.fluid
Sub-circuits can be imported and exported, together with their node assignments and attributes (E3.schematic, E3.fluid)

Save and load Device Table configurations

Device table configurations can be stored as templates, so that the appropriate information for different process steps can be provided.

E3.schematic, E3.fluid
Device table configurations can be saved and loaded (E3.schematic, E3.fluid)


E3.cable / E3.fluid

Connector views with multi-pin symbols

Display any property of e.g. pins, including the properties of connected connection lines and wires.

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Connector views with multi-pin symbols (E3.cable)

Display attributes in view symbols and formboard tables

Connection attributes, conductor attributes, cable attributes and hose/tube attributes can be displayed in view symbols and formboard tables.
Texts and attributes are assigned in the Data Base Editor (DBE).

E3.cable, E3.fluid
Attributes assigned in the DBE and displayed in a formboard table and a symbol (E3.cable, E3.fluid).

Display multiple connectors with variants and options using one symbol

The management of circuit variants and options has been extended with the ability to display multiple connectors with different variants and options in a single symbol. The related text, connection targets, and wires placed on the connection line are displayed automatically, as variants or options are activated in the feature tree.

E3.cable
Multiple connectors with different variants and options can be displayed using one symbol (E3.cable)


E3.topology

Place all unplaced components simultaneously

Topology planning in E3.series has been enhanced to support loading and connecting of installation spaces to open connections. Unplaced components can be placed either into an installation space or together with an installation space.

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Unplaced components can be placed either into an installation space or together with an installation space (E3.topology).


E3.panel

New setting for routing equivalence

The automatic routing of cables in E3.panel now also considers name equivalents in addition to equivalent symbols, so that wires can be connected precisely to their intended terminal.

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The automatic routing of cables in E3.panel now also considers name equivalents (E3.panel)


E3.formboard

Display of corrugated tubes on curved connections

Place e.g. corrugated tubes on curved connections with the command Place on segment

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Corrugated tubes on curved connections (E3.formboard)

Other enhancement highlights include:

  • Extended access to detailed information in electrical and fluid diagrams, cable plans and formboard drawings
  • Further automation of the autorouting functionality for cabinet layout in E3.panel.
  • Polish language support.
  • Press Release
December 05, 2022
Zuken and CSA Catapult Present Results of an R&D Collaboration for the Optimization of Tools for the Design of Power Modules
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  • Blog
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  • Blog
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Tech Tip: Bundle Routing Using Contour
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  • Webinar
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  • Blog
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  • Press Release
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Zuken USA Announces Cloud Hosted Project Management for E3.series
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