Zuken has announced new features for manufacturing and design productivity in the latest version of E3.series, its electrical and fluid CAD software. The update contains new functionality for panel manufacturing; file preview in Windows Explorer and Outlook; support for Lattice 3D Viewer; and new ease-of-use features.
The version also includes the new E3.eCheck electrical analysis product that identifies errors early in the development stage to avoid costly iterations.
E3.panel includes the ability to place 3D components in free space without a predetermined mounting fixture. E3.panel+ has a number of enhancements to its DXF support. Layer-based output for milling and drilling machines allows drill holes and cut outs, for example, to be defined in the library. Manufacturing data is then automatically generated, avoiding time-consuming manual data creation and the potential to introduce errors. The import function allows DXF data to be read directly in E3.schematic for viewing.
New preview functionality allows designers to share files with collaborators who do not have E3.series. The preview plug-in for Windows Explorer and Outlook makes it possible to view sheets, zoom in and change pages. This assists in making design decisions and keeping the design flow moving, as well as improving communication along the design chain, the company says.
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