3D Electrical Wiring and Harness Design
Faster wire routing and cable harness design improves productivity and reduces costs
NX offers a fully integrated 3D electrical routing and wire harness design application that allows you to design and route harnesses in complex assemblies. The electrical routing tools provide smart features and functions to automate the design, modification and analysis of wire harnesses.
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.
NX for Design
3D Electrical Wiring and Harness Design is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.
Output to Manufacturing
To help reduce production time, NX readily creates information for harness manufacturing. You can automatically create a flattened model of the wire harness that includes the electrical intelligence and details such as tie wraps, clips and grommets, and relative positions of connectors.
Manufacturers can use the flattened model as reference for 3D jig design, or you can easily create accurate formboard drawings.
Re-Use Logical Design Data
NX wire routing and harness design uses the connection and component information from the logical design schematic. You can quickly import netlists of wire and connection data from ECAD systems, and use a wizard-style interface to create and modify connections.
Rules-Based Wiring Routing Finds optimal Paths
Rules-based routing tools automate the creation of wiring paths and connections from logical designs, helping you optimize routing between components in crowded assemblies.
Built-in design rules check and enforce standard practices and ensure connectivity to reduce production costs and assembly defects.
To quickly identify and correct violations, you can check rules during design, on-demand, or in batch processes.
With parametric wiring models you can more easily manage design changes, analyze clearances and interferences, and accurately calculate wire lengths and bundle diameters.