Wire Harness Manufacturing Software


Harness Builder for E3.series

Harness Builder for E3.series supports the custom wire and cable harness market. This E3.series integrated module is designed to be used by harness manufacturers for the accurate quotation/estimate and full creation of nailboard/pegboard documentation. Harness Manufacturers can now easily create their harness documentation from drawings and/or a wirelist in a short amount of time. Datasheets can be easily added to the documentation. Pricing information, lead time and assembly time can also be calculated automatically.

Define the manufacturing length of any segment in full-scale drawings

Bill of Materials (BOM) and wire schedules reflecting all changes and additions

Online cost estimates of parts used

Automatically or manually assign wires directly in connection tables

What's New in Harness Builder 2018

Highlight Wires from Connection Row

It’s now possible to highlight wires in your designs by selecting the connection row and using the “Highlight Wire” option. The highlight can be run internally via the button or externally by running a script (available with your download).


  • Easy to find/review system drawings
  • Can be run from internal and external sources

Disable Wire Table Pin by Class

Streamline Information Displayed in Wire Table Reports

Harness Builder 2018 empowers users to select the classes of parts to hide pin numbers in wire tables. Options to select only project classes or classes are available in the library. This control is most commonly used for terminals and contact/connector inserts.

Cut Mark and Strip

Harness Builder 2018 supports multiple machines for a wider variety of automation settings. Adopting a standard data-driven approach enhances automation and design ROI.

Artos Unity format
KappaWIN 2xx series
TopWIN for Kappa 3xx series
TopWIN for Crimp by Crimp
TopWIN for Zeta/Omega
TopWIN with block loading
Schleuniger Cayman format
Test machine mating connector

Wire Table Display Colors

Wire colors can now be displayed directly in formboard tables, template symbols and to devices in project mode.


  • Accelerate assembly time by increasing readability of harness layouts
  • Update dynamic wire colors with the press of a button
  • Catch errors in wiring earlier in the design process

Advanced Wire Table Settings

  • Excel Output and Row Settings
  • Wire Length Calculation Settings
    • Fine tune lengths information with standard length addition for wires and cables based on individual company standards.
  • Report Layout Settings
    • Disable pins by class.
  • Wire Color Options
    • Including text type selection for position and wire color display
    • Color mapping
    • Text type mapping

Test Machines

All leading test machines are now supported for direct export. DIT-MCO format is applicable for multiple machine families.

  • DIT-MCO test format
  • Cirris test format
  • Dynalab test format
  • Cami Research test format

Features and Benefits

Comprehensive Intelligent Library Accurate Cost Estimates Intelligent Bill of Materials Splice Documentation for Sonic Welders Direct Import/Export from/to Manufacturing Video Help

Comprehensive Intelligent Library

Harness Builder for E3.series comes with a comprehensive set of component libraries containing thousands of components. The intelligent parts make it possible for a layout builder to select and match wire sizing and optimize terminal selection.

Automatic creation of connector tables, manufacturing, and displayed wire lengths are enabled while applying logical stretching and compression routines. Rotation of complete cable branches is also supported. As with all other modules in the E3.series suite, the displayed view data of an object in a project is always consistent with the schematic and documents. Bill of materials and wire listings are always up to date.

Accurate Cost Estimates

Select and place connectors, terminals, wires, and cables and have Harness Builder for E3.series deliver a detailed documented list for design time, while highlighting long lead-time items. Export a user-defined comprehensive quotation for the total cost to build. Parts are also hyperlinked to tooling parts and stockroom locations can easily be added.

Intelligent Bill of Materials

Components, wires, cables, looming parts, and symbols are linked to give direct BOM output and item definition that can be placed on the drawing sheet or exported directly to a user-defined Excel file. Wires, cables and loom are quantified based on length to provide accurate results. Additional parts to the connectors are associated and easy to add to the BOM without searching through OEM or supplier documentation for part numbers. Parts are also linked to PDF document for information about sizing and terminal insertion.

Splice Documentation for Sonic Welders

Splicing is recognized as an integral part of the harness and manufacture creation. Harness Builder for E3.series will provide direct output including barcodes for the ultrasonic welders. Left and right side welds are thoroughly detailed with the correct size heat-shrink selected for the fabricated weld.

Direct Import/Export from/to Manufacturing

Once a harness is created within Harness Builder for E3.series it can be directly exported to wire cutting and labeling machines from such vendors as Schleuniger, Komax, and Argus. The labels can also be printed on all popular label machines such as Brady, Brother and Hewlett Packard. Output user format is easy to create and deploy. An Excel form/to list can be used to directly import the wiring list. Parts will be automatically selected from the library and wires and cables attached. Design rule checking will notify the user if the correct terminal pin to fit the connector has been selected.

Video Help

Extensive videos are available directly from within Harness Builder for E3.series detailing tasks to create the harness. These videos guide the user through the steps required to estimate, build and output the harness.

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