Electrical Harness System Design

Managing the Digital Thread for Electrical Systems

The digital thread is not just a popular industry buzzword. It’s a unique communication framework that gives a holistic, integrated view of your product’s data across its components and lifecycle.

How is your organization managing the digital thread today?

Generative Engineering: Automation for Electrical Distribution Systems

How are engineering teams addressing the challenges of complex E/E systems? In this post, we discuss how engineering teams can address the challenges of this trend by harnessing design automation for E/E systems design, why the traditional approaches to engineering fall short and how teams are turning to generative engineering solutions.

What’s New in OpenBOM?

What is the latest with the OpenBOM and how does it help procurement work with engineering information?

If you’re not familiar with OpenBOM, it’s a cloud-based application you use through your browser to work with bills of materials.

Validating Systems Architectures from the Bottom Up

Products are becoming more feature-rich and more complex. Many organizations increasingly rely on systems engineering. In this post, I’ll dive into some common issues with developing systems architectures. I will focus on how to increase collaboration between detailed design and systems engineering teams through a validation step right before detailed design starts.

Systems Engineering Enables Traceability for Electrical and Electronic Design

Systems engineering practices help organizations mitigate and manage product complexity. When applied to electronics and electrical systems, systems engineering takes on a whole new meaning. Using this approach, teams break down a product’s requirements and functions with a high degree of granularity and allocate them to functions, logical architectures, and physical items. In doing so, they gain traceability that enables them to explore the impact of any design changes on requirements and make the best decisions possible.

This post explores some of the different areas where systems engineering makes a difference and how systems engineering enables traceability.

Mechanical Design and Electrical Design on Autodesk Fusion Platform

Autodesk acquired an ECAD solution that they’ve been integrating into their Fusion Platform. In this post, Chad Jackson discusses the implications and advantages of having both the electrical and mechanical design on a cloud-based platform.

Cross-Probing with NX, Capital, and Xpedition

Not long ago, Siemens PLM Software and Mentor Graphics announced integrations between NX, their Mechanical CAD application, Capital, their harness design ECAD application, and Xpedition, their board design ECAD application. There’s an infrequently cited capability there called interactive highlighting or cross-probing. In this video, Chad Jackson provides an overview of what it is and why it is important.

Is There a Cloud on Your ECAD Horizon?

We devote a lot of our resources to participating in conferences, press briefings, and webinars covering innovative and trending solutions designed to help product designers and engineers do their jobs better.

OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?

OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.