Electrical Design

How to Simplify Your Wiring With Enterprise Harness

How to Simplify Your Wiring With Enterprise Harness

For those that must develop complex electromechanical assemblies, you know that developing the wire harness in a 3D environment has had its challenges in the past. With the development of 3D modeling tools such as SOLIDWORKS, more companies have chosen to integrate their wire harness into their 3D assemblies. Doing this, however, adds complexity to the 3D assembly and comes with its own set of issues.

Enterprise Harness and Enterprise Layout from Landmark Technologies have simplified the process of designing and documenting your wire harness in a 3D environment.

May 26, 2022
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