This tech tip explains how to create automatic bill of materials (BOM) and connection or wire list reports. E3.series has the built-in capability to generate these reports, and users can choose to either create standalone reports in Excel format for use with other applications or build the reports into their current E3.series projects as additional sheets.
E3.series is a Windows-based, scalable, easy-to-learn system for the design of wiring and control systems, hydraulics and pneumatics. The out-of-the-box solution includes schematic (for circuit and fluid diagrams), cable (for advanced electrical and fluid design), panel (for cabinet and panel layout), and formboard (for 1:1 wiring harness manufacturing drawings). Integrated with MCAD, E3.series is a complete design engineering solution from concept through physical realization and manufacturing output.
In E3.series 2018, table symbols are now supported for all devices on formboards. Now when you select any device on the formboard, you’ll find the command Place Table Symbol is now in the context menu.
E3.series 2018 now provides a way to control which objects are highlighted when an area selection is done. In previous versions when you did a selection, everything you wanted selected needed to be within the selection box.
One of the new features in E3.series 2018 is the ability for users to create their own line and application fonts. The advantage to this is now users can create completed graphics such as spiral tape and corrugated tubing, which will follow the curvature of a segment on a formboard. These line fonts can be defined for any graphic entity in E3.series.
This tech tip explains the different methods of renaming your wires in an E3.series, either while adding them or after they’ve been added to your project. It includes setup instructions for each method.