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22 Apr, 2011

Paul Johnston Developing global platform cars is not easy. The workload of engineers designing electrical interconnect and delivering a manufacturing BOM for suppliers is considerable. The reality of electrical and electronic feature proliferation in a vehicle platform is somewhere between harsh and vicious for electrical design and wiring engineers. Not that I’ve personally tried to knock together a car … Read More

Electrical Design Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Distribution Systems, automotive wiring harness, Capital, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Interconnect Design, CHS, Wire Harness, circuit design software, Capital Harness, Wiring Harness, Capital Harness Systems

26 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston I’ll get to the business of estimating the cost of engineering changes to wiring harnesses in a minute or two.  You don’t want to overpay or undercharge. You want your estimates to be true and accurate. First a historical digression to identify where the phrase quoted after the colon in the title comes from. It is from the writings of Benjamin Franklin.  An unabashed interest in self-improvement … Read More

Harness, Electrical Distribution Systems, IESF, Capital Architect, Capital H, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Wire Harness, Cost Estimation, Electrical Design Systems, CHS, CHS Captial Costing

21 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston Two months to go approximately to the Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum in Detroit. It will be the tenth such event. In December 2008 in Detroit there were 600 registrations for this event. It is substantial.  Breaking news. You heard what follows first here. he Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2010 is an event for design engineers, engineering management and executives … Read More

CHS, Dearborn MI, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Detroit, Electrical Distribution Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Design Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, IESF, Wire Harness, Trade Shows

17 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston   This is the concluding section of a short series of looking ahead to the new decade of harness engineering and electrical systems design for automotive and other transportation sectors. This final post is dedicated mainly to a short assessment of the physical implementation of the designs – the raw materials and sub-assemblies.  My personal opinion is either correct or incorrect. Time will tell and … Read More

CHS, Electrical Design Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Engineering, Wire Harness, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Distribution Systems

7 Jan, 2010

Paul Johnston Here’s to a New Year and a happy one with a capital H. And a Capital C and S wrapped around the H. A new decade and a new rash of predictions from pundits I notice from my holiday period reading. So I thought why not join in! Here is what I think it will look like to stay ahead of the competition, protect your customer relationships and have excellent service offerings over the next 10 years.  It … Read More

Wire Harness, Capital Harness Systems, CHS, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Design Systems, Electrical Distribution Systems, Electrical Design, Electrical Design Standards for Wiring Harnesses

19 Nov, 2009

Paul Johnston A lot in Electrical CAD and manufacturing quality hinges on data accuracy and completeness of the library data. From the carrion-crow-like perch of someone supporting design automation software, the immense and patient contribution of the ECAD librarians is often missed.   A couple of co-inciding recent events brought me to a renewed understanding of the significance of the work librarians do. Those … Read More

Library, Librarian, Capital Harness XC, Capital Library, Capital Harness, Electrical Design Systems, Extensibility, CHS, ECAD Library

27 Jul, 2009

Paul Johnston I had a chance to chat with my friend and former colleague Bob Valascho, a product specialist for Capital until his retirement a couple of months ago. He had a distinguished and productive career with full service suppliers, original equipment makers and software organizations after military service. Bob travelled extensively around the world in his career, but lived all the while in Michigan. Bob was … Read More

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