“We adopted an approach that relies on the definition of individual packages that combine to represent the different configurations. These packages are represented in the graphic feature tree of E3.schematics, and it is straightforward to select and combine these elements. We deliberately limited our use of Boolean algebra in cases where single packages mutually exclude each other.”
With this approach it is now possible to select an individual configuration of the newly developed machine type with a single mouse click. The time savings enabled by the new method are substantial: Surer estimates that the time required to filter an individual schematic configuration can be reduced by up to 90%: from 4-8 hours to around 5-30 minutes. This is achieved mainly due to the fact that the engineer no longer has to navigate through numerous schematics sheets.