Welcome to the Electrical Harness Installation User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.

This overview provides the following information:

Electrical Harness Installation in a Nutshell

Electrical Harness Installation is a product dedicated to the design of physical harnesses within the context of the 3D mock-up. Harness design is totally integrated into the mechanical assembly. This product provides a set of objects having both mechanical and electrical properties.

Electrical Harness Installation offers the following main functions:

  • Creation of bundle segments in Product documents (Electrical Harness Assembly workbench)
  • Creation of geometrical bundles
  • Definition of bundle segments properties
  • Creation of electrical links between bundle segments and devices
  • Simulating the bundle segment shape offering realistic bundle segment representations
  • Use of supports to constrain bundle segments.

Due to the integration with mechanical assemblies, electrical harnesses can be connected either to mechanical parts, or to electrical devices.
Electrical Harness Installation enables users to reuse catalogs of electrical devices.

As a scalable product, Electrical Harness Installation can be used in cooperation with other current or future companion products such as Electrical Wire Routing, Electrical Library, Electrical Harness Flattening and Electrical System Functional Definition.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of Version 5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:

  • Electrical Wire Routing,
  • Electrical Library
  • Electrical System Functional Definition
  • Electrical Harness Flattening.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to route wires in an electrical bundle.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Electrical Wire Routing workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also certainly prove useful.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.