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3D Electrical Wiring and Harness Design

Faster wire routing and cable harness design increase production and lower expenses.

NX harness design

NX provides a fully integrated 3D wire harness design and electrical routing tool that enables you to design and route harnesses in intricate systems. The automated design, modification, and analysis of wire harnesses is made possible by the clever features and functionalities of electrical routing tools.

Users can create a wire harness straight from NX product assembly models thanks to the robust design and manufacturing capabilities offered by NX electrical routing. Time spent on product development is greatly decreased by doing away with the requirement to construct a physical prototype before making the wire harnesses.

3D Electrical Wiring and Harness Design is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.

Output to Manufacturing

NX easily produces information for harness manufacturing, which helps to shorten production times. A flattened representation of the wire harness that incorporates electrical intelligence and details like tie wraps, clamps, grommets, and relative connector positions can be automatically created.

Manufacturers can utilize the flattened model as a guide for 3D jig design, or precise formboard drawings can be simply made.

3D jig design in NX
Design of the NX wire harness

Re-Use Logical Design Data

The connections and component details from the logical design schematic are used in NX wire routing and harness design. ECAD systems may be used to quickly import netlists of wire and connection data, and a wizard-style interface can be used to establish and alter connections.

Rules-Based Wiring Routing Finds optimal Paths

The development of wiring paths and connections from logical designs is automated by rules-based routing tools, allowing you to optimize the routing of components in crowded assemblies.

To lower production costs and assembly problems, built-in design rules verify and enforce best practices as well as ensure connection.
Rules can be checked in batch, on-demand, or design processes to quickly spot and fix problems.

The use of parametric wiring models makes it simpler to manage design modifications, examine clearances and interferences, and precisely determine wire lengths and bundle diameters.

NX Tools for Rules-based Routing

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