Wiring Harness News WHN Sept-Oct 2020 WHN Sep-Oct 2020 - Page 19

INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Wiring Harness News SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 19 EEVision Provides Simple Visualization of CAD Data Continued from page 16 ____________ highlighting key data to significantly accelerate development and debug. The views can be modified and transformed as the engineer moves around the system, with important information actually displayed on the schematic, for example, power distribution, component detail, and other nomenclature. The EEVision online live search capability can extract all components from a model database (EDB) associated with specific vehicle function, (e.g. interior lighting) to create and display a complete schematic diagram on-the-fly (Fig. 1). designer is reflected in EEVision. Manufacturing (or supplier) is then flagged when there is a change in the design. They can stop the manufacturing process to make the new change. It’s been a huge productivity game changer for NASA and JPL. They continue to use Capital for design, but when it comes to publishing the data, they have deployed EE Vision. Actually, your readers can check out the whole story at, https://bit. ly/3gwxqlZ. WHN: Are there any other ways it can condense the time to market? WHN: Thanks, Sanjay. Where can I direct readers and what type of information will they find there? Sanjay: Our website (edadirect. com) has plenty of information. They can see industry specific videos demonstrations on the Video tab, and white papers under Documents. Under the Events tab, they will find many webinars we have coming up. There’s just a plethora of information there, and I would invite them to spend some time touring the website. And, of course, they can always contact our team directly at sales@ edadirect.com. WHN: It sounds like it would be a more reliable way to share information and take the guesswork out of quoting a harness. Sanjay: Yes, engineers can then do Google like searches looking for certain connectors or modules from page 1, for example. On the fly, [EEVision] will show you everything that’s connected to that particular splicer or connector and it’s dynamic. The schematic will only show the module that you are interested in, but when you double click on it, the engine grabs adjacent data as needed. So, you’re not looking at pages and pages of PDF data sheets. You are zooming in to the area you want to analyze. Sanjay: Suppliers have asked for plug-ins to do verification checks for manufacturability. Let’s say, for example, they want to calculate, the weight of the cable. Our system knows the length of the wire and the component parameters, so we can give them the total weight of the whole harness. In fact, you can generate a bill of materials from EEVision. WHN: How did this all come about? Sanjay: To give you a bit of a history of how this technology came about, we were approached by NASA and JPL. They had a problem where they were using Mentor Capital (now Siemens Capital) on the Mars Rover project. The lab technicians wanted to look at schematics, and share them with manufacturing, but they had no consistent way of having all these people look at the same data. Design changes had to be shared with manufacturing and the data translation was literally taking months. So, Concept Engineering partnered with JPL/ NASA to develop the EEvision platform. Now, with EE Vision, they can do all this instantaneous in real time, and any changes that are made by the