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Every Electrical Engineer should know Electrical ROUTING

electrical routing

There are several branches of engineering, and they can all provide an enjoyable and rewarding career. One of them is likely the best for you, and it could be electrical.

Think about your main interests and strengths you have for a particular type of engineering. They all require an analytical mind and an ability to solve practical problems using math, physics and technology. You’ll have the most success in the branch that best fits your interests and natural abilities.

Lets discuss about electrical engineering !!!


Electrical Wire Routing is a product which manages the definition of electrical wires according to the functional definition of electrical signal or external electrical specifications . It enables the users to solve complex routing problems within the context of the physical mock-up.

Electrical routing features

• Provides a flexible interface to logical connectivity data

• Includes connection and component creation wizard

• Provides ASCII format, XML and PLMXML Netlist support

• Supports rapid path creation between components

• Includes automatic wire routing between components with length determination

• Calculates wire bundle diameters

• Facilitate interference checking in the assembly

• Produces manufacturing documentation

• Analyzes built-in and customer-specified design rules

• Allows easy access to libraries of connectors, devices and other support hardware

Electrical routing benefits

• Re-uses logical design – eliminates redundant data creation

• Predicts accurate wire lengths for early analysis

• Predicts accurate bundle diameters for interference checking and space allocation

• Improves quality by enforcing design standards and verifying complete connections

• Eliminates physical prototypes and rework – your harnesses fit the first time

Electrical Routing on Nx-CAD

NX electrical routing includes a fully integrated 3D electrical harness routing application that allows users to design and route harnesses in complex assemblies. Built upon the NX routing applications architecture, the electrical routing tools provide electrically smart features and functions to automate the design, modification and analysis of wire harnesses.

This powerful capability imposes no limits on the number of components or wires in a design and includes a complete set of robust interfaces to electrical design technology providers. NX electrical routing enables integration with all electrical disciplines including system design, logical design, PCB design, physical design, electrical analysis, manufacturing, installation, service documentation and service delivery.

Features of Electrical Routing On NX-CAD

  • Speed to production by eliminating prototypes

The powerful design and manufacturing capabilities available in NX electrical routing enable users to produce a wire harness directly from NX product assembly models. The need to build a physical prototype before producing the wire harnesses is eliminated, significantly reducing product development time.

  • Automatic creation of smart 3D manufacturing models

NX electrical routing goes beyond just flattening a harness – it generates a full assembly, with all electrical connectivity information intact. The result is identical to the 3D assembly, but is laid out on a single plane. Also included is the advanced capability of maintaining the relative position of each connector to the bundle as the harness is flattened.

  • Automates the entire design, analysis and manufacturing process

Intended to leverage connection information provided by logical design, NX offers tools to manage wire lists as they are imported into the 3D assembly and exported back to the logical design system. For example, a list of wires and the connections they make is imported to NX electrical routing, which then determines the lengths of the wires. The list is updated with wire lengths and can then be exported, in the same format or a different format, to a circuit analysis package.

  • Driven by logical design

NX electrical routing integrates logical connectivity data, electrical wire information and component properties with physical harness geometry to capture the full definition of the electrical wire harness design. NX accepts logical connectivity data from a variety of sources, including schematic capture applications like NX Schematics, Zuken E3 Series and Mentor Graphics’ LCable and CHS tool suites. This flexibility enables users to tailor NX electrical routing to their organization’s electrical design processes and tools.

  • Routing

  1. Specialized tools for path creation between components in crowded assemblies with full associativity

  2. Automatic creation of wire bundles and automatic calculation of wire length and bundle diameters

  3. User control of object blanking based on connectivity and option content

  • Design rules

  1. Reflecting the knowledge-driven approach of NX, design rules check and enforce standard practices to reduce production costs and assembly defects. Rules can be checked during design, on demand or in a batch for extensive analysis.

  2. NX is pre-loaded with extendible design rules to ensure that wire harnesses follow company design standards. Customers can add custom design rules.

  3. Violations – which are stored with the assembly – notify the user of problems

  4. Violations can be reviewed and corrected at any time.

  5. Current out-of-the-box design rules are integrated into NX Check-Mate validation tools; new rules can be added.

  • Output to manufacturing

  1. NX readily generates output needed to communicate the harness design to a manufacturing facility. The output is a flattened model accompanied by various reports and bill of materials (BOM).

  2. Flattened 3D model retains electrical intelligence in a true assembly structure

  3. .Additional components such as tie wraps, clips and grommets, can be added to either the 3D or flattened model.

  4. Flattened model can be used as reference for full 3D jig design. • Connectors can be clocked to maintain the correct relative positioning between the 3D model and the flattened model

  5. NX easily produces a one-to-one or scaled formboard drawing.

  • Focused on completion of routing tasks

NX electrical routing aims at completing routing tasks in the shortest time – placing components, routing all interconnecting wires and ensuring paths avoid other equipment.

NX electrical routing helps designers create and verify wire routing and connectivity to components. It automatically connects components as defined by the netlist, calculates wire lengths and wire bundle diameters, identifies minimum bend radius violations and produces site-specific manufacturing reports and drawings. It’s easy to validate the design using component usage reports, design rule checking and clearance analysis.

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