Placing Internal Splices

This task explains how to place internal splices anywhere inside the bundle segment, under the covering.

  1. Switch to Electrical Harness Assembly workbench .

  2. Double-click to activate the geometrical bundle.

  3. Create the bundle segment harness.

    To do so:
    1. Click Bundle Segment .

    2. Define the bundle segment parameters.

    3. Define a construction point to link the harness between the batteries.

    4. Define the bundle segment routes.

    These steps are detailed in the Basic Tasks section of the Electrical Harness Installation User's guide - Creating the Bundle Segment Document.

    The result looks like this:
    You will now place the internal splices inside the bundle segments.
  4. Switch to Electrical Assembly Design workbench .

  5. Click Manage Links .
    The device list displays.

  6. Select an internal splice:

  7. Click Place.

    Since a mapping has been defined, the catalog browser opens with the predefined internal splice:
  8. Select this internal splice: IS-2Term and click OK.
    You are prompted to select the bundle segment on which you want to place the internal splice.

  9. Click to select the bundle segment.

    The Internal Splice Placement dialog box opens:
    You can select a bundle segment even if it is covered with a protection.

    Depending on where you make your selection, the splice is linked to one or other extremity. The choice of the extremity affects the diameter update of the bundle segment when wires are routed.

    Let's see an example: A wire is routed between Connector1 and the splice.

    In this case, the splice is linked to Extremity2. The wire is only routed in the BundleSegment1. An extra length is added to the wire between Extremity2 and the splice: BundleSegment2 diameter is not recalculated.

    In this one, the splice is linked to Extremity1. The wire is routed in both BundleSegment1 and BundleSegment2: BundleSegment2 diameter is recalculated and updated.

  10. Move then click to place the internal splice.

    You can also modify the offset in the dialog box.
  11. Click OK.

    Repeat these steps for the other splice.
    The internal splice is placed and automatically linked.
    They are added to the specification tree under the active product. They do not have a geometrical representation.
    The component list is updated: the splices and pins are shown as linked in the device list.
  12. Click Close when you are done.