Welcome to the Electrical Library 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 Library in a Nutshell

Electrical Library is a product which provides a set of tools for defining electrical devices, placing and connecting them. It also allows the creation and management of wire and electrical device catalogs.

This product offers the following main functions:

  • electrical behavior definition on parts and assemblies
  • electrical semi-automatic placement (using mechanical assembly features)
  • assisted device placement according to the electrical specifications coming from external, legacy or CATIA electrical specification tool
  • electrical wire references generation in the catalog
  • electrical properties and attributes edition
  • interactive access and navigation within electrical catalogs
  • electrical catalogs customizing.

As a scalable product, Electrical Wire Routing can be used in cooperation with other current or future companion products such as Electrical Wire Routing, Electrical Harness Installation, 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 V5 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 Harness Installation
  • 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 shows you how to define and connect electrical devices.

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.

Conventions Used in this Guide

To learn more about the conventions used in the documentation, refer to the Conventions section.