Welcome to the Electrical Wire Routing 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 Wire Routing in a Nutshell

Electrical Wire Routing is a product which manages the definition of electrical wires according to the functional definition of electrical signal or external electrical specifications (xml files). It enables the users to solve complex routing problems within the context of the physical mock-up.

Electrical Wire Routing offers the following main functions:

  • Routing an electrical signal defined in the functional system
  • Define electrical wires on bundle segments on both V5 and V4 documents
  • Define electrical signal routes on pathways
  • Assign, manage and optimize electrical wire connection location
  • Split and merge electrical wire connections
  • Access electrical wire definition from catalogs
  • Assign wire to termination
  • Define bridge wire and crimping
  • Analyze electrical disconnection
  • Export wire route in several file formats
  • Integration with VPM1 on Unix platform.

As a scalable product, Electrical Wire Routing can be used in cooperation with other current or future companion products such as Electrical Library, 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:

  • Assembly Design
  • V4 Integration
  • Systems Space Reservation
  • Electrical System Functional Definition.

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 the 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.