Zuken has released a new product for electrical design that identifies errors at the development stage and avoids costly iterations, the company says. E3.eCheck, part of Zuken's E3.e series of electrical and fluid CAD software, automatically ensures the schematic is functionally accurate and that wires and fuses are within the acceptable tolerances.
"E3.eCheck represents an advancement in the tools available for electrical engineering of harnesses and control systems," said Steve Chidester, head of international marketing at Zuken. "The days of prototyping and then documenting afterwards are on their way out. Today it is important to engineer products from concept through manufacturing. E3.eCheck not only makes design analysis faster and more accurate, but it also identifies design flaws early - saving time and cost by eliminating prototype iterations."
As well as catching tolerance design faults, the solution also simulates functionality checks. Operating a switch simulates current flow through the circuit, opening and closing contacts or energizing coils, which in turn operate additional contacts. As the current flows through the circuit, loads activate or de-activate and provide immediate visual and audible feedback to the user on their behavior and operational accuracy.
For more on Zuken's product-level design approach, read our previous coverage here.
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