Hierarchy vs Topology Early stages of complex designs often lack the specific details required to create a detailed design. Therefore, topology planning is an important part of managing the placement of systems and sub-systems....
Topology sheets created at any scale can be added to the overall E3.series project. Sheets can represent the chassis of a vehicle or layout of a plant, installation spaces such as the dashboard or control panels are easily added to the sheets. The connections between these installation spaces represent harness routes or cable trays.
I recently concluded my whirl wind tour of both the UK (ZEDUK) and US (Z-DAC) annual meetings. The E³ track sessions (E³.series or E³.WireWorks) were broken down into Technical content, provided by Zuken and its resellers and user experiences, which were very kindly provided by our customers, who I thank greatly and will mention later on.
In a world where so many design functions are being aided by computer software, it is not uncommon to find many companies still doing their early electrical design work on paper or in basic drawing design tools. But it is often painful to rely on educated guesswork and intuition to make important costing and design decisions. As such, you must be asking yourself, “Is there a better way?”.