Electrical Design & Manufacturing

Track 1

Tuesday - June 6, 2023

Instructors & Abstracts

June 6, 10:00 AM – All Levels


Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc. This company helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.

His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart.

Dan is an expert speaker and performer. He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences, including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame — and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor.

Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, which included new governance; new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.

He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored two books: Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose.

Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.

Dan and his teenage daughter, Maggie, have become social media sensations on TikTok. Several of their videos have been viewed more than 30 million times, and their personal channel has well over a million subscribers. Maggie and Dan’s creative and enthusiastic content resonates strongly with an audience that spans the world.

Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s to finance his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business. In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level.

He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling, and flying trapeze.

June 6, 11:15 AM – All Levels


The 2023 E3.series design suite is packed with exciting new features and functions. The updates improve the everyday usability of E3.series and open new ways to improve quality, productivity, and consistency.

In this class, we will showcase the latest product updates in the 2023 release. The live demonstration will highlight the new features in the core E3.series modules and also feature various add-on modules.

Instructor: Bernd Schlenk, Zuken

Bernd Schlenk is a product manager working to define the direction of future enhancements for E3.series. Bernd helps customers improve workflow and optimize processes by finding the right functionality from the portfolio of E3.series solutions. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in his free time.

June 6, 1:00 PM – All Levels


This class will walk through how Getman utilizes E3.series to create electrical designs for underground mining vehicles—from the design at the system/truck level schematic to the creation of the harness/assembly formboards for manufacturing. Getman utilizes Zuken tools such as E3.3DRoutingBridge to generate the 3D harness in Solidworks, E3.HarnessFlattening tool to generate the 2D formboard harness, and Harness Builder for E3.series to create the manufacturing information, including bill of materials and wire charts.

Instructor: Michael Roussin, Getman

Michael Roussin has 20+ years in the engineering field. He has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a master’s in Engineering Management. Michael has worked in industries including low voltage/security, chiller manufacturing, consumer ovens/cooktops, and currently mining.

June 6, 2:00 PM – All Levels


E3.series offers a great variety of functions that helps to optimize the customer development process. Let’s explore and go “A Step Beyond’ with ‘Tips and Tricks’ of E3.series features. We’ll explore valuable tips for ease of defining assemblies and cables, using ‘tables’, and the power of hotkeys. We’ll explore these and many more features in the E3.series Tips and Tricks session.

Instructor: Maria Anima, Zuken USA

Maria Anima is an E3.series application engineer. Her focus is on pre-sales, implementation, support, and custom training. Maria enjoys creating new recipes, cooking, and sharing with family and friends.

June 6, 3:00 PM – Beginner


The session will start with a brief introduction to the installation and setup of the E3.TriggerManagement extension. In this session, we will use a real-world scenario as a problem and step through creating the script that will activate using the triggers. The presentation will briefly explain the pseudo-code used for the final script and then a step through the VBScript code. We will showcase the trigger activation and the script running with some E3.series examples. Additionally, we will explore a second scenario of using a VBScript and the E3.TriggerManagement extension.

Instructor: Mark Mecca, Zuken USA

Mark Mecca is a software developer. With his roles, Mark works with many of Zuken’s customers to develop customized solutions for their business procedures within the E3.series suite of software and is also an instructor for the E3.COM Scripting course. In his spare time, Mark is a musician and an avid golfer.

June 6, 4:00 PM


Zuken-360 is a conversation with the Zuken leadership team in a close-up and personal setting. There is no presentation or set agenda, only your questions driving the conversation. Please join us for this highly interactive and engaging session.

Wednesday - June 7, 2023

Instructors & Abstracts

June 7, 8:15 AM – All Levels

Instructor: Kazuhiro Kariya, Chief Technical Officer,  Zuken


Join Zuken’s Chief Technical Officer for his Zuken Innovation World keynote titled “Zuken’s Engineering Vision and Roadmap.” Product complexity is growing and challenging current design methodologies. Many technology words appear for the new “Engineering Methodologies” like MBSE, MBD, Digital Twin, Digital Thread, Multi-Domain Analysis, and etc.. We will explain how Zuken will take these new methodologies into the E/E design and manufacturing process and how Zuken will bring the design and manufacturing process innovation to the customer. With GENESYS in the product lineup, Zuken has the building blocks for an E/E Digital Engineering platform. Zuken has embraced Digital Engineering as the way forward with innovation and a commitment to sustainability. Session takeaways include Zuken’s vision for Digital Engineering and the realization of that vision.

June 7, 9:00 AM – All Levels


Zuken’s industry-proven E3.series toolset features the robust and user-friendly add-on application, Harness Builder for E3.series. Explicitly designed for harness manufacturers, Harness Builder for E3.series excels at capturing and enhancing almost every aspect of the quote-design-manufacture process. Harness Builder for E3.series produces synchronized BOM, harness drawings, and wire lists in one sheet. The 2023 release builds upon the fundamentals and introduces numerous new features that enhance further time savings, increased design accuracy, and improved cost estimation. This session will introduce the new features and summarize the most critical existing functions in the tool. These highlighted new features include the new user graphical interface, auto dimensioning, and automatic watermark.

Instructor: Jonathan Dermont, Zuken USA

Jon Dermont is a technical account manager with Zuken USA. He works with E3.series, specializing in harness design and manufacturing. Jon helps customers understand how the tools work to maximize the value of their investment. In his spare time, he enjoys making music and PC gaming.

June 7, 10:00 AM – Intermediate


With a goal of achieving digital transformation and cross-company compatibility, Lockheed Martin Space has focused on evaluating, re-structuring, and improving its library. In this session, you will learn about the journey a team of 6 librarians took to work toward this goal. You will hear about how they worked with their other Business Areas and made improvements such as:

  • Adding standards to component creation
  • Accountability for librarians to verify accuracy in parts
  • Improving fidelity for engineering designs to support manufacturing
  • Improving the overall content in their library to support digital transformation and modernization of their software tools

The baseline standards and library scripts the team has created can be a helpful model for other librarians and organizations to emulate.

Instructor: Erin Schultz, Lockheed Martin

Erin Schultz is an electro-mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin Space. She has focused on E3.series digital transformation efforts and is the lead librarian for Lockheed Martin Space. She supports E3.series scripting and electrical design efforts. As well as supporting the manufacturing cable shops to use E3.series software like Harness Builder for E3.series to improve build efforts.

June 7, 11:00 AM – Advanced


For over 15 years, Applied Materials has trusted E3.series as its electrical design software. This presentation highlights the collaboration with the electrical CAD design industry for creating electrical system schematics, cable harness designs, cabinet layouts, multi-disciplinary designs, and integrating E3.series bill of materials and design data with product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, as well as with various mechanical CAD tools for routing and retrieving segment length through customizations within the E3.series design. It offers an overview of the multi-disciplinary design process using E3.series and demonstrates internal customizations for sending bill of materials and design data to PLM.

Instructor: Anitha Sammeta, Applied Materials

Anitha Sammeta has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and has over 22 years of rich experience in electrical system design, cabling, and schematic design using various ECAD tools. Anitha has been with Applied Materials since January 2012 as a PLM Solutions Architect and is currently supporting as a customer focal for the electrical engineering community. Solving customer high-value problems and continuously improving the ECAD tools customization.

About Applied Materials: 

At Applied Materials, our innovations Make Possible® a Better Future. We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality.

June 7, 12:45 PM – Beginner – Partner Session


More Zuken users export their harness design information directly to their Cirris Testers. Wire color, labeling, insertion order, and other information can come across automatically. This presentation will review this process and other concepts that can allow you to go from design to test in a matter of minutes. The presentation will also review industry advancements to implement testing upstream, even during the assembly process, to increase efficiency and produce zero-defect products. Why not catch an error before the pin to be inserted goes clicked?

Instructor: Kevin Shelley, Cirris

Kevin Shelley has broad experience in the electrical cable and harness test industry, working for over 35 years at Cirris, Inc. as a manufacturing engineer, product designer, technical writer, and presently as a product manager at Cirris, Inc. His passion is filling the needs of the industry and making things as easy as possible for the user. He has been a past presenter at SolidWorks World and EWPTE.

More About Cirris:

Cirris, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of test equipment for the cable/harness industry in the United States and worldwide. Cirris, Inc. customers include those in aerospace, military, medical, automotive, and industrial applications.

Thursday - June 8, 2023

Instructors & Abstracts

June 8, 9:00 AM – Intermediate

United Launch Alliance has around 80 successful launches fueled by Zuken E3.series. Learn about United Launch Alliance’s expedition of integrating E3.series that gets them to the countdown for mission success. In this session, you will hear about the E3.series features the United Launch Alliance team leverages to contribute to their success. Some examples are using options and variants, the multi-user environment, and object-oriented architecture. The United Launch Alliance team will discuss the challenges and lessons learned while deploying E3.series.

Instructor: Sanel Babic & Carl Christensen, United Launch Alliance

Sanel Babic, Zuken implementation engineer, designer, and developer at ULA. Working as Rocket Scientist a.k.a. Space Zukaneer as technical lead in the EGSE Cabling group with the best launch team in the world.

Carl Christensen is an electrical engineer for United Launch Alliance (ULA). Carl is an accomplished drafter and is training as a systems engineer. He enjoys using his skills to contribute to the exciting work that happens every day at ULA. Carl graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. In Carl’s free time, he enjoys working with his 3D printers and planting.

About United Launch Alliance (ULA)

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is an American space launch service provider based in Denver, CO., whose team has in over a decade launched over 150 spacecraft into orbits around Earth and Solar System and beyond… (and astronauts soon as well).

June 8, 10:00 AM – Intermediate


Are you using blocks in E3.series? Have you ever thought of using blocks? Do you not quite understand the usage of blocks in E3.series? Were you even aware of blocks E3.series?

In this class, we will discuss why you would use blocks and the different methods of using them, from simple drag-and-drop placement to the more complex application of views. We will examine the different types of views, from views of the same block on different sheets to “new” views and hierarchy views. We will also review the use of connectors and ports on blocks. Finally, discuss the creation of associated symbols and components in Database Editor.

Instructor: Geoff Lydon, Zuken USA

Geoff Lydon is an E3.series solutions manager, working with customers to understand their requirements, processes, and issues to help them select the solution that best addresses those issues and provides the greatest benefit.

June 8, 11:00 AM – Beginner


Harness Builder for E3.series is a powerful tool to assist with harness detail design and manufacturing. With features to not only help complete the harness design but also provide estimated weight and cost, output useful documentation, and drive integration with manufacturing processes. However, to fully utilize this tool’s complete capacity, you must have a solid foundation to build from.
This session will cover the database requirements for your E3.series library to function properly with the Harness Builder for E3.series. Providing the details on the special requirements for configuration, symbols, and components.

Instructor: Alex Bitzer, Zuken USA

Alex Bitzer is an applications engineer covering the Zuken Global Support Hotline and delivering web and in-person training. Her work focuses on educating new and experienced customers on the workings of E3.series. She loves to make props for cosplaying and attend conventions in her spare time.

June 8, 12:00 PM – Beginner


E3.HarnessAnalyzer offers a powerful combination of redlining and quality management functions. Along with advanced analysis capabilities, which can be incredibly beneficial throughout the entire product lifecycle. Making it an essential tool for planning and procurement professionals. As well as an efficient alternative to E3.redliner for those without ECAD backgrounds who still require quality checks.

Furthermore, E3.HarnessAnalyzer eliminates the need for multiple standalone tools and provides all necessary information (3D model, schematics, lengths, datasheets) in a single application. Making it a convenient and easy-to-use tool for use on the shop floor, in the field, and at service centers for maintenance.

Instructor: Nick Norris, Zuken USA

Nick Norris is an application engineer for the professional services team. Nick works closely with customers helping them implement new tools, particularly those aiding in the bridge between the MCAD and ECAD worlds. Outside of work, not only does Nick enjoy teeing off and spending time on the green, but he is also a coffee enthusiast.

Further information

If you have questions, please email the conference manager.


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