Electrical Design

Solving the Challenges of Complex Wiring and Harness Design

Solving the Challenges of Complex Wiring and Harness Design

The world is seeing technology advance at exponential rates. Products and devices are now more integrated than ever with intelligent electronic systems. This has presented challenges to engineering teams requiring them to combine both electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines. It becomes more apparent when designs incorporate electronic components, PCBs, bundles of wires, and wire harnesses.

The Challenges of Harness and Wire Design

Products and devices are becoming more portable in an effort to be competitive and reduce the overall waste footprint. Harness design has also become a large part of the design process and understanding things like space constraints, wire routes, and connector pin outs becomes an imperative part of the design process. Unfortunately, it also typically becomes the most manual part. Creating these deliverables for harness manufacturing is critical to meet project deadlines and go to market before competitors.

May 17, 2022
3 Reasons Why Your Current Electrical Schematic Design Process Is Failing You

3 Reasons Why Your Current Electrical Schematic Design Process Is Failing You

Dreading your schematic design documentation? Unable to update your designs unerringly? Cumbersome communication methods causing a conundrum? If any of these workflow challenges sound familiar to you, your current schematic design process is failing you.

Here are three reasons why:

  • Design documentation is too time consuming and error prone
  • Critical design updates are too laborious
  • Communication among team members is not optimized
February 21, 2022
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Title Block Tips You Should Know: Part Two

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Title Block Tips You Should Know: Part Two

In Part one of the series, we discussed tips and tricks for title block management, drawing parameters, as well as adding borders and logos.  The second blog in the series will be focusing on attributes along with setting up rows and columns, as well as some closing recommendations. Attributes from Project, Book, Folder, Drawing level as well as Location and Function associated with a Drawing can be used to populate the title block. This allows title blocks in a project to update automatically.  

February 7, 2022
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Title Block Tips You Should Know: Part One

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Title Block Tips You Should Know: Part One

In this two-part blog series, we will be looking at customizing a Title Block in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. While the default library comes with some standard title blocks in various sizes, you will likely want to customize the default title blocks or import legacy title blocks.  

The first part of this series will cover general recommendations for title block management, an overview of the Status Bar and Drawing Parameters, and tips and tricks regarding borders and logos. The second blog in the series will be focusing on attributes management along with setting up rows and columns, as well as some closing recommendations.

February 7, 2022
Planning for Success With SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Planning for Success With SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Today’s world is so fast-paced that you often don’t have the time you wish you had to fully plan a project. But what is this really costing you? In some cases, long ordering lead times require that you plan and have a parts list early to ensure products are delivered on schedule. Furthermore, planning allows you to identify potential points of failure early on and take the necessary steps to avoid them.

So what’s keeping you from doing this? Is it lack of resources? Or is the value simply not there? Manually creating planning documents can be a time-consuming task, and it has the potential to push back a project completion date rather than pulling it forward — especially if this work cannot be utilized to accelerate development in the next step. So what’s the solution?

December 15, 2021