Creo Parametric: An Overview of the Electromechanical Cabling Design Process

In the Rand 3D Creo Parametric Cable and Harness Design training class, you learn how to route electrical harnesses with and without schematic diagram information. Additionally, you learn how to create flattened harnesses for manufacturing and how to document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include BOM tables and wire list information.

In the Creo Schematics course, you gain a full understanding of the schematic design process used to provide schematic data for the creation of electrical harness assemblies in Creo Parametric.

A process overview of the electromechanical cabling design process using Creo Parametric is shown below.

The following process outline describes how Creo Parametric is intended to be used to design electromechanical cabling systems.

1. Decide which cabling entities will be routed to various electromechanical devices in the assembly.

2. Using Creo Schematics, create a 2D schematic to represent the logical connectivity between the cabling entities and their respective electromechanical devices.

3. In Cabling mode, create a realistic 3D assembly by routing cable geometry throughout the assembly. To expedite the design process, logical connectivity and parameters that are defined in Creo Schematics can be using in Cabling mode.

4. Using HARNESS-MFG mode, create a flattened harness to simulate laying out wire and cable harness geometry on a nail-board.

5. Create a 2D drawing to document the flattened harness for manufacturing. Use Pro/Report to create a customized bill of material and wire list. Drawings can also be created for the routed 3D assemblies.

More information about this topic can be found in the Rand 3D Creo Parametric Cable and Harness Design  and Creo Schematics classes.

About the Author

Natasha Reaves

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Natasha joined the company in 2000 and has extensive experience sharing her CAD expertise through delivering webcasts, contributing to blog posts, and leading training classes. She trains end-users with all skill levels on Creo Parametric and CATIA, and she collaborates closely with the company’s technical writers on courseware development. Before joining Rand Worldwide, Natasha served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a mechanical designer for a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and she holds certification from Dassault Systèmes as a CATIA V5 Expert Mechanical Designer and Certified Surface Design Associate.

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