Mentor Graphics announced the availability of Capital Harness TVM. The tool automatically generates detailed harness manufacturing process and cost data that is specific to each harness design, each factory and each company's cost models. According to the company, the new tool adds rapid, accurate harness manufacturing process modeling and cost calculation capabilities to the Capital "Define-Design-Build-Service" flow.
The solution provides rapid, highly detailed manufacturing cost data and also supports process choice and sourcing decisions. It is a native Capital application, able to act directly on design data generated by other Capital tools. It can also read data in several standard formats, including the emerging KBL standard. It can be implemented either as part of an extended Capital flow or stand-alone; data can also be received from the Mentor mid-market VeSys product, or from other industry tools.
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