Aucotec has teamed with Intec Industrie-Technik to link Aucotec's harness design system, Engineering Base (EB) Cable, with Catia V5. The solution facilitates the interaction of mechanics and electrics as it allows both sides to start the design process in parallel and enables them to synchronize information at any time.
After one of any possible data synchronizations, all changes are displayed and the responsible employee decides which changes are adopted. These decisions are also recorded in a traceable manner.
The Catia plug-in HIM that enables this interaction was developed by the Austrian Engineering Center Steyr, which is part of the Magna group. At the start of this year, Aucotec exclusively assumed all related rights and obligations. Intec takes care of the national and international support for future users of this link.
By means of the HIM, Catia V5 receives the electrological definitions from EB Cable. HIM transfers the wiring harness data that is processed in 3D (topology, length, protective material) back to EB Cable. The routing of the individual wires takes place there and the 2D wiring harness conductors and follow-up documentation are generated automatically.
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