Leveraging Harness Models Through the Manufacturing Process
Is your lead time from harness manufactures too long? Are product managers always wondering why the electrical systems are on the critical path for time to market? Unlike many MCAD relationships that OEM’s have with their suppliers, wire harness suppliers are typically given only an engineering drawing to build the harness from. No 3D models, no data, not anything but a piece of paper. This proves to be very inefficient given the amount of data that goes into a wire harness. During this presentation, the presenter will discuss how leveraging the native 3D and 2D flattened harness developed in PTC Creo/Cabling, attendees can collaborate with their harness supplier(s) helping them turn the PTC Creo models into information needed to build the harness. The presenter will also show attendees how investing in the PTC Auxiliary Programing Interface (API’s) to build custom applications can streamline the design process and improve quality. Finally, the presenter will share examples where Caterpillar Inc. has built functionality using the API’s that can automatically add required data to a model, check the data against design rules and standards and streamline the process for engineering drawing creation. Attendees will learn how these applications are developed, configured, and distributed throughout a corporation.