CATELECTRE, the intelligent design integration gateway between electrical (ECAD) and mechanical (CATIA) design, is the ideal tool for building a complete electromechanical model. CATELECTRE combines the 2D functional model with the 3D mechanical environment using a design methodology that follows and naturally enriches a company’s processes for designing electrical harnesses and integrating them in the mechanical environment.
CATELECTRE integrates ECAD and CATIA’s 3D electrical design solutions in a single digital mock-up that combines the electrical and mechanical models. This comprehensive, two-way integration makes it possible to synchronize electrical schematics with the 3D mechanical environment supporting them and to update harness data using information from the 3D models. It also enriches the CATIA representation with functional information from ECAD, such as electrical engineering routing constraints (segregation, etc.). In this cutting-edge seamless environment, CATELECTRE provides unique features for the design and interactive engineering of electrical harnesses in the CATIA V5 3D electromechanical environment.
Two-way synchronization of mechanical and electrical design
CATELECTRE can adapt existing electromechanical model data from most CAD software program to a company’s design process, enabling complete two-way 2D/3D synchronization:
- Electric diagram data extraction and processing for 3D electromechanical design—automated export of ECAD connectors; automatic creation of electrical tree structure in CATIA; electrical reconciliation; identification of CATIA entities using ECAD information
- Use of 3D data extraction and processing—easier to manufacture wiring (sizing, lengths, weights, etc.), flatten harnesses, and produce manufacturing drawings (form-board)