In this Snackbyte video, PROLIM Application Engineer, Ben Weisenberger, demonstrates several helpful commands at your disposal in the Solid Edge Wire Harness environment.
Let’s take a look at some of the various commands for harness creation that Ben demonstrates:
Do you have an existing cable in your assembly that was brought in through a wire import? There’s no need to create paths to route the wire through—Solid Edge’s Route command allows you to use existing clips to route wires and cables.
When you select a path in an area that doesn’t already have an associated control point, it adds a blue dot. You can then use these dots to create new spots for the input and output of wire bundles.
Routing in a 3D sketch allows you to get more accurate results in a fraction of the time—you can directly select the path of each wire. And that blue dot you created acts as an appropriate anchor point to complete the run of wires.
With inputted PMI information, you can select component information and see terminal layouts and appropriately create wires. Plus, with already created paths, you can quickly create wires and bundle them into an existing harness.
After wires are in place, all that’s left to do is bundle them. The commands up until this point have been about creating appropriate paths for wires. When bundling these wires, Solid Edge will take into account the path and the types of wires so that it knows how thick of a bundle to create.
Once routed, the bundle is now associative with the existing geometry.
If you have another existing component that needs to be routed into your assembly, you’ll find the splice command to be helpful. Define which wires need to be spliced, and the types of splicing that need to occur. The splice will be created, and you can now route in new wires.
Wire routing in Solid Edge is both easy and intuitive. With several options and commands, you’ll find the Wire Harness environment saves time and hassle, even on the most complex components.
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