Click Auto Update Flatten Link
in the Update
In the flattened harness
document, select a bundle segment.
|The bundle segment is identified in the geometry area.
In the 3D harness document,
select a bundle segment.
|The bundle segment is likewise identified in the geometry area.
Click in the geometry area to start the
|The algorithm used is that set in the
Flattening Harness Parameters.
The entire harness is browsed
automatically starting from the bundle segment selected first. The
algorithm compares components two-by-two to see if they are
identical, and if conditions are met, then maps the two components.
If several solutions are possible, the algorithm informs the user and
waits for user input.
When the comparison is complete, components whose flatten links
have been properly updated are highlighted in both documents.
Mapping by Topological Algorithm
Mapping conditions are different for each harness component and take
into account tolerance values specified.
- Bundle segments: must be of the same length and diameter.
- Devices: must have the same Reference Designator or instance name.
- Internal splices: must belong the same mapped bundle segment and have
the same abscissa along the electrical curve.
- Supports: must belong to the same mapped bundle segment and have the
same abscissa along the electrical curve.
- Protective coverings: must belong to the same mapped and covered
bundle segment and have the same abscissa along the electrical curve.
- Wires and wire groups: must have the same From/to end and be routed
along the same route.
Mapping by Naming Algorithm
Mapping conditions are based on the naming of the Reference Designator
if valuated. If this attribute is not valuated, then mapping is based on
the Instance Name.
If attributes have the same name, then components are mapped
Special case for supports: since supports are not considered electrical
components, they do not have Reference Designator attributes. The user can,
however, specify a user-defined attribute, naming it Reference Designator.