Webinar: Managing Electrical Systems Design Complexity with Solid Edge Portfolio

Sub Title: Coping with ever-more complex electro-mechanical products despite less time to develop the design schematics representing them

Developing an electrical system is not as simple as plugging in a wire here and adding a connector there. Engineers must design the systems to meet specific requirements. For instance, a requirement often exists that wires must be sized to satisfy specific power needs while maintaining signal integrity. Components and connectors must be selected that comply with ever-increasing industry standards and regulations.

Once wiring diagrams are complete, many systems require the wires to be physically routed through the mechanical product, demanding close coordination with mechanical engineers to ensure that wires fall within necessary length specifications. Developing these systems becomes a highly constrained, exceedingly collaborative and very iterative process.

This seminar will demonstrate tools that enable the creation of wiring diagrams, verify circuit behavior and validate the electrical integrity using industry-proven Solid Edge Wiring Design software. This graphical authoring environment provides an intuitive user interface. Built-in intelligent parts libraries and how these are used to drive simplicity and automation in the designs will also be shown.

Among the topics that will be discussed:

  • Creation and navigation of wiring diagrams
  • How to use simulation to highlight design challenges such as voltage drop, fusing and wire sizing errors
  • Automating standards-based diagrams
  • Cross-referencing for multi-sheet schematics
  • Automatic generation of reports and tables for documentation requirements

About Presenter

Mike Ashbaugh
Business Development Manager
Solid Edge Electrical Design

Mike joined Siemens Mainstream Engineering in 2019 to support the Solid Edge electrical products for the Americas Zone Channel Partners. He came to Siemens from Mentor Graphics as Senior Applications Engineer and Process Consultant for America’s World-Wide Distribution sales channel. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and a B.S. in Physics from West Chester University.

His focus is to assist Siemens customers in addressing the ever-increasing complexities of electrical systems in their smart connected electro-mechanical products.

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