Re: Wiring Harness?????

Darn! I could've used that add in :-( 99% of my designs will have a wiring harness.
Sporkman wrote:


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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
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Well........... 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 like.
ex. wire table or schematic wire lengths nail board would be handy as someone (me) has to do it. bom ofcoarse 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 ;-)
Regards Frank
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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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sorry, that should be Guglielmetti.
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