The automation or configurability of designs is a goal every team wants to achieve, but most teams haven’t seen success mainly due to not having the right tool to get the job done. Electrical design tools that were once used by a vast number of companies originally came as extensions of mechanical design tools, or were very often just basic drafting tools. The ability to create exceptional designs without errors and do it in a fraction of the time required by other tools is the major reason why E3.series is so effective in helping design teams.
Options and Variants in E3.series provides an ideal platform to put together a design that can be configured to meet your requirements. The Options and Variants can be applied to Schematic, Harnesses and Panel designs with as much or as little detail as required. The ability to create complex combinations using Boolean logic and other methods gives you the ability to expand the use of options into small and large projects alike.
The only thing I like more than a good win-win situation is when there’s a win-win-win. That was the conclusion I drew when I discovered how Pantec Automation, which designs and manufactures control systems for machines, used E3.series to almost halve its manufacturing times.
The API (aka COM interface) gets the final spot in our top 10 series. There was no order or ranking for this list as such but this is one of my beloved features. It gives access to an abundant list of functions that can control almost all aspects of the design environment. You are able to access the API using the internal VBScript engine or the standard ‘.NET’ interface and connect to the application.
Specialist print machinery company Müller Martini is adapting to meet the change in the printing world by helping their customers to deliver flexible products. This is reflected in the way they design new, modular products, partly made possible by flexible software such as E3.series.
I recently heard about some great design automation results from a Swiss company that has implemented a new electrical design methodology with E3.series. It sounded like they’d achieved huge time savings and found a way of continuing to meet their ambitious customer service goals – even with levels of design complexity rising.