Wiring Harness News WHN Sept-Oct 2020 WHN Sep-Oct 2020 - Page 23

INDUSTRIAL INFO-TAINMENT Wiring Harness News SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 23 Improving Outcomes for Our Clients in Electronic Harness/Interconnect Manufacturing Continued from page 21 ____________ Interconnect CAD Software Packages Must Address These Issues When we look at the traditional Electronic ECAD and Mechanical MCAD software tools we see that they usually provide very comprehensive design validation and simulation capabilities. These tools are highly efficient and effective for the electronic and mechanical systems that they are being used for. However, the same cannot be said for the interconnect CAD software packages. For example, some of the unvalidated or not well-validated characteristics that we usually find in interconnect designs include: 1. Mateability or fit of components for one another, for example are wire gauge sizes meeting the requirement in the respective content _____________ Continued on page 25