E3.series tool suite brings together the logical and physical panel layout in an easy-to-use package designed for the electrical engineer. The core panel design philosophy behind the tool is to easily empower an electrical engineer to work in 2D and 3D without the overhead of a complex 3D design environment. E3.panel is directly connected to the schematic, constantly checking for errors and strives to automate most repetitive tasks.
Working in either two or three dimensions, E3.panel allows engineers to layout components inside panel enclosures. Intelligent automatic snapping points allow parts to be easily placed in their correct location, and with keep-out and height restrictions it is also possible to prevent clashes. The ease-of-use means electrical engineers do not need to understand M-CAD tools.
Utilizing these E3.series add-on tools reduces time and effort typically spent on multiple time-consuming tasks throughout the design flow. Take on the ever-growing software technology with a single tool suite and ultimately reduce design errors and costs.
Cable ducts are special devices used in E3.panel that can be created with or without a definition in an E3.series database. These cable ducts can be created and placed on panel sheets; they’re used to route wires from one location to another. They can also be used with automatic routing functionality so the wires are routed from start to finish using the shortest path, which would be defined by the cable duct.
This tip explains how to use Panel Autoconnect to define wire lengths in E3.series. After a schematic is defined and units are placed in E3.panel, Panel Autoconnect finds the shortest path for the connections defined in the schematic. If units are moved in panel, the length information is updated across modules, allowing users to optimize the enclosure to minimize wire lengths.
Zuken Helps French Automotive and Special Vehicle Supplier Increase Global Turnover while Maintaining Quality
Several years ago, automotive supplier EFA France realised they were expanding at a rate beyond which their current electrical design setup could manage. With plans to increase their global turnover, while maintaining the high level of quality in their products that had caused their business to prosper in the first place, they needed a new solution.