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Generating a quote for manufacturing a harness is complicated and cumbersome. It is the common theme across many industries. Precious resources are spent keeping track of parts, long lead items, cost of parts vs. labor etc., and invariably a manual process leads to gaps and errors. Delayed projects and cost penalties are hurting bottom lines across the board.
ECAD offers many advantages over traditional manual processes with the ability to select parts from a vast database of smart components and synchronization with business systems like ERP to drive a complete quotation based on the design.
With ECAD, designs are accelerated with the use of intelligent drawings using smart components and automation of mundane tasks like the generation of bills of materials, wire lists and splice details. The manufacturing and commissioning process is streamlined with the help of formboard drawings, on-demand MCAD integration and design rule checks to ensure quality is always top notch. The proverbial cherry on top is the ability an ECAD system provides to drive your production workflow by connecting with industry-leading automated test and harness manufacturing machines.
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Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Using powerful constraint techniques can be a double-edged sword. While the design process is made much safer by including constraints, it is all too easy to over-constrain the design and make it impossible to complete routing and placement. Even paper design guidelines can make products uneconomic to produce unless a great deal of engineering knowledge is applied during the design.
Craig Armenti, Mentor
Schematic verification is a part of the hardware engineer’s responsibility just as PCB layout verification is an accepted part of the PCB designer’s responsibility. However, with today’s circuit designs becoming more and more complex, time-consuming manual schematic verification is no longer an option. Manual verification of a complex circuit introduces significant risk by not identifying schematic design errors that are, in turn, passed to the downstream processes and ultimately to the fabricated board.
Barry Matties, Publisher, I-Connect007
SICK AG is a global manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications, with headquarters located in Waldkirch, Germany. After a demo of Nano Dimension’s new 3D printing machine at productronica, Barry Matties met with SICK’s Danny Wernet to discuss its pros and cons and get his overall impression of the technology. Are 3D prototypes really as simple as feeding in a Gerber file and pushing a button?