Well maybe you still can find it somewhere...
But I'm thinking of doing something in this area. Can you provide me with
more information on how you're doing this wiring ? I'd like to know:
1) what is your "input data" ? do you have a scheme (Visio ? other
software?) or a table of connections (connector X25,pin5, to X12,pin7
etc...) ? which is the file format? (Excel ? text ?...)
2) where do you get the models of the connectors ? Is there a standard way
to identify the pins ?
3) the thing I can possibly do "quickly" is a tool to help you draw a spline
(or a composite curve) from one pin to another, in an assembly 3D sketch,
then generate "wires" part(s) (SW2003 allows multiple wires per part
(harness?) through multibody) from the splines as in
http://www.dynabits.com/plus/solidsketch/gallery/cabling.htm . Is it what
you want ?
4) do you need specific info in a custom wire list ? which ? or are you
happy with a SW BOM ?
Philippe Guglielmetti - www.dynabits.com
It can get complicated.
I'm a new user of SW and 3D, I presently don't know the "best way".
For instance, in my first model we are buying a OEM power supply
which includes the wire harnesses not suitable for our needs
So I "had to" (rats) use autocad 2D to modify the power supply
to replace the AC and DC harnesses with our prefered ones.
There was a lot of info required to do the changes.
like remove ac receptical and switch then add ac wires (winding ac wires
one turn around a ferrite ring) to connect to a line filter mounted on
the rear panel, which includes a switch and receptical.
Then............. It could take a while to describe what I had to
depict on the drawing, It'd be easier to send the drawing :-) , I could
if you like, to see what I'm up against.
What Sporkman described as to what the old add in does is what I would
ex. wire table or schematic
nail board would be handy as someone (me) has to do it.
and (I'm sure) other things that I can't think of at the moment.
But an add in that just makes it easier to draw wires
between connectors following a "channel"? would help.
I'm really surprised that a lot of people don't have
to deal with wiring harnesses on this group.
I've had to, since I was a green junior draftsman
learning how to sharpen a pencil ;-)
Philippe Guglielmetti wrote:
You're right, they're a major pain with SWX. I've just posted in the
balloons and muli-body thread about using multi-body parts as a mock up for
length and routing guesstimation.
I think that Spork's right, Mr Gugliemetti. If you managed to get half-way
toward this, some of us would definitely bite...
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