Enhanced Cable and System Design for Transportation, Aerospace and Defense Applications

The multi-view capabilities of the E3.series cable unlocks unlimited communication options. All the views across the project are up-to-date, and all changes are synchronized. Intelligent Blocks create robust hierarchical systems, and advanced connector functionality improves design quality. Quickly create manufacturing, assembly, commissioning, and many more types of time-saving documentation using the same underlying data. Reduce not only the overhead costs but also drastically improve overall project quality.


Automated Electrical Design and Documentation

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. Robust options to add and manage shields, twister-pairs, overbraids, and other cabling details are purpose-built for documenting complex systems. Easily track used and unused pins, parts, and wires across the project. Automatically create effective reports to capture all major and minor part categories.

An integrated design solution for interconnecting devices and designing cables and harnesses

Intelligent block functionality enabling the representation of dynamic equipment

Hierarchy functionality for flexible top-down or bottom-up design approach

Multiple views of devices for design and documentation purposes

Starting Design from Excel

Jump-start, the design process, using from/to connectivity data or PCB pinout stored in excel or CSV files. Design teams often receive connectivity data, wiring details, and block configuration internally or from suppliers and OEMs. Manually entering or recreating the data is a common source of errors.

E3.series provides users the flexibility to define and map the column configuration from external data files without increasing the complexity of the import process. The dynamic updates support most PCB formats and bi-directional integration with Zuken’s CR-8000 application.

Starting Design from Mechanical Design

E3.series offers a variety of solutions to improve the collaboration between MCAD and ECAD teams without redefining their respective roles. Intelligently verify and heal the most common 3D harness route segmentation issues without relying on the mechanical team.

The harness flattening functions simplify transitioning from a 3D harness export to a 2D formboard drawing. The connectivity between logical and physical architecture in E3.series improves data reliability with automatic updates across the entire project.

Starting Design from Mechanical design

Simplify complexity with hierarchical block design

Complex system designs are greatly simplified using hierarchical design. The E3.series block functionality provides easy-to-use top-down design management and visualization options. Items are easily added to the top layer blocks or act like black boxes with internal connections. The blocks can be saved in the library to further simplify design reuse.

Blocks represent components, rack equipment, PCBs, and other complex sub-systems. Additionally, partial circuits and blocks are easily saved in the library to reuse in multiple projects. The logic, signals, and structure of the design are automatically maintained and applied to the new projects.

Advanced multi-view connector management

Automatically add Sockets or Plugs to a connection with matching mating connectors. Intelligently select connector pin contacts and inserts driven design standards. Easily maintain logical connection and add new wires automatically for inline connections. The optional wire-size driven selection ensures the right pin terminal is selected for the application. Additionally, dynamically drive the selection of seals, caps, boots, and other accessories.

Wire Harness Assembly Automation

Automating Design Processes

E3.series harness design tools transform a predominantly manual formboard layout and detailing process into an intelligent automated process. The formboard drawings allow designers to create 1:1 scale manufacturing or scaled documentation drawings without sacrificing manufacturing data or length calculations.

A sophisticated packing algorithm powers the automatic wire bundle and segment diameter calculation to improve harness route planning. Automatic formboard tables display up-to-date connectors and harness assembly information to eliminate data entry errors.

Easily automate MIL-SPEC details

It is easier than ever to maintain the MIL connector representation standard in E3.series. The MIL-Spec extended connector functionality is an add-on to automate the typical MIL standard connector visualization. The intelligent library features are extended to capture the nuances of a MIL connector. Automatic splitting, merging, and visualization of distributed connectors greatly reduce errors and design time.

Drive cable layout using logical connectivity

Easily generate cable layout drawing driven by the logical design. The flexibility to start the design with cable layout or schematic while keeping everything in sync creates a simple design process. Intelligent table and connector views assist with creating views quickly and efficiently. Reduce errors by documenting seals, caps, backshells, and other accessories driven by component selection.

Drive Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturing

Harness Builder for E3.series supports the custom wire and cable harness market. This E3.series integrated module is purpose-built for harness manufacturers. Harness manufacturers are empowered to create accurate quotations/estimates, full nail board/pegboard documentation, drive testing, digital assembly, and automated wire preparation machines.

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E3.cable Datasheet

Documentation and design of cables and harnesses

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