Electrical Harness Flattening  

The General tab lets you define:

Synchronization Report Repository


Indicate the folder path where you want to save the synchronization report html files.

By default, this field contains: ...\DassaultSystemes\CATTemp.

Electrical Drawing Catalog

Catalog path and Catalog name

Indicate the catalog path and name where the drawing 2D details or text templates for GVS are stored.

By default, this field is cleared.

Extract Algorithm Selection

Select the algorithm to use for the extract process:
  • New From: The entire product structure, except devices and supports, is copied as new along with design specifications. For devices and supports, the link to the reference document stored in the catalog is kept.
    No check is done on the 3D harness document to ensure that electrical data is valid. If data is not valid, downstream Electrical Harness Flattening commands may not work properly.
  • Synchronize (with mechanical constraints between components): The synchronize algorithm extracts only those components taken into account by the Synchronize command. This ensures that all extracted components can be synchronized. If the document is extracted successfully, all downstream Electrical Harness Flattening commands, including Synchronize, work fine.
    The following 3D data is extracted: devices, supports, branches and bundle segments, protective coverings, wires and mechanical parts linked to the harness. Note that the arrangement of bundle segments at junctions is not carried over. Data not extracted include FTA dimensions and knowledge rules.
    The synchronize algorithm copies the final result only and rebuilds the 3D harness in the flattened view, thus ensuring clean data. In the case of devices and supports, the link to the reference document stored in the catalog is kept. A HTML report about the extract process is output during the extract step, informing the user immediately of any problems. This report is stored in the Synchronization Report Repository.
  • Synchronize - 3D Harness Flattening without mechanical constraint between electrical component: The synchronize algorithm extracts electrical components only and does not build mechanical constraints between bundle segments and devices, supports and mechanical parts. This allows you to take full advantage of the fact that in the flattened view it is the bundle segment that is the reference element. When flattening and manipulating the bundle segment, the other components (devices, supports and other mechanical parts) follow the bundle segment to keep their relative position along the bundle segment.
    Flattened data is created with the following behavior:
    • For multi-branchable documents: only the electrical link is maintained between the multi-branchable document and the bundle segment.
    • For  devices: an electrical link is created, and the external reference between the link and bundle segment is replaced by a green line.
    • For supports: there is no direct geometrical link between the support and the bundle segment. The green line is created between the entry point of the support and the point on the curve that is the curvilinear abscissa of support.
    • For already extracted components: the system checks whether the position of electrical components are right. If not, a green line is displayed. The orientation of the component is managed for the supports and devices if the tangency is defined on the bundle connection point.

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    • The shape of the bundle segment is maintained whatever the position of devices, supports or mechanical parts, and no update errors are displayed.
    • If an electrical component is in error, the impact is limited to that component only.
    • During the synchronize operation, if devices and supports are not correctly positioned (green lines visible), the Synchronize algorithm will automatically reposition the component correctly.

By default, the Synchronize option (without mechanical constraints) is selected.

2D Dress-Up

If this option is selected, the existing numbering of sections is retained when updating. If not selected, the system renumbers sections when updating.

For example, one section is deleted and another created:

If the Keep numbering of section when updating dress-up option is selected, you get the following:

If the Keep numbering of section when updating dress-up option is cleared, you get the following:

By default, this option is cleared.

Extract and synchronize check

If this option is selected, the system automatically checks all the electrical connections during the extract operation.

By default, this option is selected.