Zuken Announces E3.series 2020 For Wire Harness and Cabinet Design


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Zuken announces the 2020 release of its E3.series electrical and fluid engineering tool suite featuring expanded functionality across the complete range of applications from schematics and cable planning through to 2D and 3D cabinet and wire harness design and documentation. E3.series is widely used in the manufacturing industry to design large, complex electrical cabling, control cabinet, and wire harness designs for advanced applications in the machinery, power, automotive, transportation, and aerospace and defense industries.  

In addition to numerous ease-of-use productivity improvements, E3.series 2020 features significant enhancements in the areas of tabular editing, the embedding of office documents, 3D cabinet layout, and 3D PDF support.  

  • General usability enhancements: Users will benefit from improved productivity from GUI enhancements that include new technology and icons offering a range of short-cuts. Office documents can now be embedded leveraging the Windows OLE protocol and permanent properties windows provide full component information with a simple click. 
  • Extended tabular search, filtering, and editing:  Previously separated search operations are now combined into one single Boolean search function covering multiple device lists, sheets, and connection lists. Users can now search, modify, and update large schematic and wiring plans without navigating through numerous sheets.  
  • 3D cabinet layout: Dynamic contours can now be defined in the project with move and copy/paste commands, and viewed in the cabinet design tree. The component placement functionality supports multiple component placement directions speeding design activities. The complete cabinet design can now be viewed in a fully interactive 3D PDF; a new output option. 

"With the digitization and networking of engineering and manufacturing processes in the manufacturing industry, electrical and fluid engineering is emerging from a specialist activity to become part of an end-to-end engineering workflow," says Joachim Frank, Managing Director of Zuken E3 GmbH. "Through the combination of powerful electrical engineering capabilities and cabinet layout functionality, we are providing a solution that combines advanced electrical and mechanical engineering capabilities for the specific needs of electrical engineers." 

E3.series delivers a concurrent electrical engineering environment supporting advanced requirements for electrical planning and documentation, cabinet and wire harness design, and manufacturing outputs. Its object-oriented architecture provides the user with a unified design representation across multiple views delivering consistent design information to help eliminate errors, improve quality, and reduce design time. 

Partner in the Smart Cabinet Building Initiative 

Zuken's E3.series has been selected to provide the engineering backbone for the recently launched Smart Cabinet Building Initiative. The initiative is comprised of a multi-company cooperation that includes Weidmüller, Komax, Armbruster, and Zuken. The goal of Smart Cabinet Building is to offer integrated solutions for today's challenges in the field of control cabinet engineering and manufacturing. The base for networking today's disconnected process steps is the "digital twin," a complete digital description of the electrical panel and its components created in Zuken's E3.series.

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