Product Key Customer Benefits
|Defining space reservations of electrical objects and connecting them through a network of pathways... Space reservation is one part of the electrical interconnect design process. Once the functional systems have been defined, they will be routed through pathways. Mapping can be defined between functional devices from CATIA - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL DEFINITION 2 (EFD) for space reservations (based on a unique identifier in the project). Space reservation objects may be assembled to reproduce the electrical device assembly (Equipment assembles several connectors). Pathways are integrated with the signal routing product in order to manage available area for signal and cable routing and separation rules. Pathway objects can be straight (line) or bent (arc circle), with a round, rectangular, rectangular with rounded corners, or flat oval sections. Users can define Production Break points, which are points with hole connectors to specify maintenance locations and areas where a break in the route needs to be introduced.
User Definable Lofted Pathway Creation... With Release 9, users can define lofted pathways that can be created dynamically in free space and on the fly. Additionally, it allows users to create pathway transitions among any combination of section types, such as round to rectangular shapes.
Intuitive Routing capability... Routing options allow users to create pathways for system space reservation. The routing tool is intuitive and easy to use. The following features are provided within the pathway routing engine:
- Management of pathway forks (one pathway extremity can be connected to more than one pathway).
- Management of maximum fill ratio inside a pathway (pre-defined growth factor).
- Management of pathway separation code.
- Routing of pathways on CATIA V4 points (with no associative constraints).
- Routing of pathways with associative constraints on mechanical features (a path extremity can be routed on a V5 point)
- Routing through hole connectors and creation of master/slave connections.
Junction connection definition to allow easy modification and stretching of a network (forks)...
Equipment and resource reservation placement capabilities...
- Placement of parts and equipment on any face of an object in the design model.
- Placement of lofted pathways anywhere in free space.
- Selection from a user-defined catalog of Equipment and Resources.
- Easy placement of electrical connectors on faces of boxes or planes.
- Interactive (on the fly) creation of connector on any component; ability to place multiple connectors at user-defined spacing and direction.
- Analysis ofthe cableway connectivity between equipment.
Specific rules and attributes to control routing through pathways...
- Separation Code: allows users to route separate individual runs.
- Available Area: tells users how much space is available.
- Used Area: tells users how much space has been used.
Full Modification Capabilities...
Intuitive Local Axis Management... Coupled with advanced features such as Move boundary Alignment, Mirror, Offset from Objects, and Snap to Drafting elements, gives users the added functions needed to move quickly on their designs.
Standard Windows capabilities... Copy/Paste options allow easy manipulation of the Equipment within the design. New workbench available for users (used with Systems Routing product).
Provides Interference Detection and Equipment... Available "change out" capabilities through CATIA Product Synthesis.