Electrical Harness Flattening
Accessing the Electrical Harness Flattening Workbench Defining the Harness Flattening Parameters Extracting Data Flattening the Harness Generating a Drawing Synchronizing Bundle Segments
Entering the Workbench Defining the Harness Flattening Parameters
General Parameters Flattening Orientation Scaling Options while Flattening Synchronization Drawing
Extracting 3D Data Flattening the Harness Straightening Bundle Segments Rotating Bundle Segments
Rotating Bundle Segments whatever the Selected Plan Bending Bundle Segments
Rolling Bundle Segments Scaling Bundle Segments Synchronizing the Environment
Generating the HTML Report during the Synchronization Viewing Related Objects Using the Drawing Capabilities
Customizing a Drawing View Personalizing Line Types Creating Wire Annotations Creating Intra-Technological Feature Dimensions Creating Text Templates Storing Text Templates in a Catalog Annotating Drawings Using Text Templates
Filtering Wires Based on External Configuration System Defining the Report Format
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Generating a Report Electrical Integration from External Data
Environment Settings Setting up the Electrical Process Interfacing Selecting Systems from External Data Placing Devices from External Data Creating the Cable Harness Placing Internal Splices Automatic Routing Exporting Data from CATIA
Electrical and Knowledge Electrical User Functions Electrical Package in Knowledge Expert
Electrical Application Interoperability
ENOVIA LCA Interoperability Working with Electrical Data Optimal CATIA PLM Usability
Using ENOVIA Catalog for Electrical Mapping Loading an iXF Document with VPM Navigator
Menu Bar Toolbars Electrical Workbench Specification Tree
Electrical Harness Flattening Electrical Harness Flattening Using the Design Mode
Creating a CATCollectionStandard Variable
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Welcome to the Electrical Harness Flattening User's Guide!This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.
This overview provides the following information:
Electrical Harness Flattening in a Nutshell
Before Reading this Guide
Getting the Most Out of this Guide
Accessing Sample Documents
Conventions Used in this Guide
Electrical Harness Flattening in a Nutshell
Electrical Harness Flattening is a product which is intended to flatten electrical and geometrical bundles. Moreover, filtering wires functionalities are also available if you have the Electrical Wire Routing license.
Electrical Harness Flattening offers the following main functions:
it flattens bundle segments or electrical and geometrical bundles
it straightens bundle segments
it rotates whole bundle segments or bend them at a defined point
it rolls bundle segments
it scales bundle segments by introducing fake lengths
it can be updated at any time during your session thanks to the synchronization option
it allows you to choose the type of representation of your drawing
it allows you to annotate the wires of your drawing.
As a scalable product, Electrical Harness Flattening can be used in cooperation with other current or future companion products such as Electrical Library, Electrical Harness Installation and Electrical Wire Routing.
Before Reading this GuideBefore reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.
The Electrical Wire Routing product is a prerequisite.For more information about it, refer to the Electrical Wire Routing User's Guide.
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Getting the Most Out of this GuideTo get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to route wires in an electrical bundle.
Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.
The Workbench Description section, which describes the Electrical Wire Routing workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also certainly prove useful.
Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.
Accessing Sample DocumentsTo perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.
Conventions Used in this GuideTo learn more about the conventions used in the documentation, refer to the Conventions section.
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ConventionsCertain conventions are used in CATIA, ENOVIA & DELMIA documentation to help you recognize and understand important concepts and specifications.
The three categories of graphic conventions used are as follows:
Graphic conventions structuring the tasks
Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required
Graphic conventions used in the table of contents
Graphic Conventions Structuring the Tasks
Graphic conventions structuring the tasks are denoted as follows:
This icon... Identifies...
estimated time to accomplish a task
a target of a task
the start of the scenario
information regarding settings, customization, etc.
the end of a task
functionalities that are new or enhanced with this Release.
allows you to switch back the full-window viewing mode.
Graphic Conventions Indicating the Configuration Required
Graphic conventions indicating the configuration required are denoted as follows:
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This icon... Indicates functions that are...
specific to the P1 configuration
specific to the P2 configuration
specific to the P3 configuration
Graphic Conventions Used in the Table of Contents
Graphic conventions used in the table of contents are denoted as follows:
This icon... Gives access to...
Split View mode
User Tasks or the Advanced Tasks
The following text conventions are used:
The titles of CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA documents appear in this manner throughout the text. File -> New identifies the commands to be used. Enhancements are identified by a blue-colored background on the text.
How to Use the Mouse
The use of the mouse differs according to the type of action you need to perform.
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Use thismouse button... Whenever you read...
Select (menus, commands, geometry in graphics area, ...)
Click (icons, dialog box buttons, tabs, selection of a location in the document window, ...)
Check (check boxes)
Drag and drop (icons onto objects, objects onto objects)
Right-click (to select contextual menu)
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This table identifies what new or improved capabilities have been documented in Version 5 Release 13 of the Electrical Harness Flattening User's Guide.
Other information, even if it does not rely on new functionalities, has been added to the documentation:
Using ENOVIA Catalog for Electrical Mapping
Loading an iXF Document with VPM Nav
ENOVIA - CATIA InteroperabilityProposes a simple scenario using VPM Navigator.
Drawing CapabilitiesAllows you to replace devices, internal splices or supports by the 2D detail in the drawing.
Synchronizing the Flattened HarnessAllows you to synchronize the wires and their attributes as well as the protection design table configuration parameter (if any).
Flattening and Extracting ParametersAllows you to improve the document display.
Electrical and KnowledgeA user function and attributes on electrical objects have been added.
Graphic Replacement CatalogAllows you to define a catalog for the 2D details to be used in the drawing.
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Before getting into the detailed instructions for using Electrical Harness Flattening, the following tutorial provides a step-by-step scenario demonstrating how to use key functionalities.
Before starting, you should be familiar with the b