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16 Jan, 2012

Paul Johnston All-Stars Occasionally in these blog postings I have highlighted contributions from team players who make Capital a pathway to business efficiency for their companies.   They were … (click blue for link)  Librarians: Without the underpinning of a complete, comprehensive and accurate electro-mechanical library your automation of engineering processes is diluted.  Product Managers at Mentor Graphics: Capital … Read More

Mentor Consulting, Integrated Electrical Systems, Product Manager, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Capital, Application Engineers, Training, Expertise, Implementation Projects, CHS, Electrical Distribution System

2 Mar, 2011

Paul Johnston Capital 2010.2 had a public release in the middle of January. So approximately six weeks have passed where customer have been able to get their hands on this fresh juicy ripe piece of software and install it and admire it.  People like myself could get advance builds of the release and prod and poke around, er, sorry diligently work through serious customer use cases.  There’s always something new … Read More

Generative Design, Electrical Distribution System, Release 2010.2, Capital, Capital Integrator, automotive wiring harness, vehicle wiring products, circuit design software, Design Assistant, car electrical system, CHS

5 Apr, 2010

Michael Stamper I like going to trade shows - usually I am one of the many people doing “booth duty” - standing in the booth chatting with people and doing demonstrations.  Often I get to talk to some fine folks that have nothing whatsoever to do with electrical harness design and just want whatever trinket we are giving away - but you meet some interesting people and sometimes learn a little bit. This year the general … Read More

Wire Harness, ECAD, Electrical Design, Aerospace Design, Electrical Wiring Interconnection System, Mentor Graphics, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Engineering

22 Jan, 2010

Michael Stamper I read an interesting article at http://www.physorg.com/news183361139.html by Lin Edwards that describes a new single person electric aircraft that and hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane.  As quoted by Lin: The cruising speed of the Puffin is expected to be 240 kph, with spurts of 480 kph possible. The engine does not require air, which means its flight capabilities are not limited by thin … Read More

Model, Mentor Graphics, ECAD, EE, Aerospace Design, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Wiring Interconnection System, Electrical Design, Electrical Distribution System

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

11 Jan, 2010

Michael Stamper The differences in documentation standards for electrical design are as vast as the number of stars in the sky.  No two are alike, no matter what the claims - there is always “something” different.  If your company provides documentation to more than one customer then the problem is even greater.  The problem is lies with the tools being used to create the drawings.  Typically I see companies trying … Read More

Model, Mentor Graphics, Wire Harness, Automotive Design, CHS, Aerospace Design, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Engineering, ECAD, Electrical Design

4 Jan, 2010

Michael Stamper What is EWIS?  EWIS stands for Electrical Wiring Interconnection System which can be defined as at set of electrical connections and signals between devices and modules and all of their associated termination parts which are necessary for their installation.  In other words, this defines the set of electrical diagrams and cable harnesses that are installed in an airplane or a helicopter that make all … Read More

Electrical Wiring Interconnection System, Electrical Engineering, EWIS, Capital Topology, CHS, Aerospace Design, Wire Harness, Electrical Design, Electrical Distribution System, ECAD, EE

21 Dec, 2009

Paul Johnston Standards inject certainty into your working life. Last week I wrote about how the development of standards and the easiest pathway to adoption of them. Adherence to standards is an integral part of successful engineering. The most attractive standards: lack complexity - are easy to understand - clear and straightforward for a person like you turn out to be robust for the niche in which you operate - … Read More

DSI, Design System Interface, ECAD, Automotive Design, Formboard, Capital H, IESF, Aerospace Design, Wire Harness, EE Standards, Capital Harness Systems, Electrical Design, CHS, Electrical Distribution System, Capital Harness Bridges, Electrical Engineering, Capital Harness Classic

18 Dec, 2009

Paul Johnston Having standards to work to is normal. In the Aerospace and Automotive Electrical and Electronic design realm there is no shortage of specifications. Engineers work to a variety of standards. For example - specifications for conductor sizes and wire materials. Also drawing appearance standards which I referred to in a previous post about how potential users of Capital Harness Systems (Capital) vet available … Read More

Interoperability, Wire Harness, Design System Interface, DSI, CHS, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Engineering, EE Standards, Electrical Design

17 Dec, 2009

Michael Stamper Back in the day when I was a design engineer one of the more difficult things we had to keep track of were wire colors.  Capital Harness Systems provides several mechanisms for automating this task. When designing electrical systems, mostly for automotive designs, the color of each individual wire is very important.  The color provides visual feedback for the technicians as to what system the circuit … Read More

Wire Harness, EWIS, CHS, ECAD, Automotive Design, Electrical Distribution System, Electrical Engineering, EE, Electrical Design

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