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Solve automotive wiring harness complexity with a platform generative flow

Use generative design to generate accurate wiring designs

Estimated Watching Time: 23 minutes


Image of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, a modern vehicle with complex electronics

With the increase in electronics in modern-day vehicles, traditional design methods do not always meet the needs of expanded E/E system complexity. That is because conventional wire schematics creation is time-consuming and prone to errors. To move forward, automotive manufacturers and suppliers should consider a generative approach. With generative design, engineers can quickly adopt to develop new products based on meeting design constraints.

Discover more in this webinar about how a platform generative flow can solve automotive wiring harness complexity, reduce costs, and shorten time to market.

Utilize platform generative design tools to reduce design times and costs

Traditional wiring schematics creation is time-consuming and a user-dependent task. As companies face increasing pressure to get automotive products to market faster, using generative design tools is now a necessity in product development. Platform generative design tools automatically generate accurate wiring designs to allow for configurations at the platform level, providing a mechanism to optimize designs while reducing time and cost.

Generative design accelerates the design lifecycle and improves product quality

Designing wiring schematics requires a deep understanding of the vehicle topology and complexity, so companies are shifting away from legacy automotive design flows. Today, generative design tools are available to automatically generate accurate wiring designs for all allowable configurations at the platform level.

This platform generative flow supports the “right-first-time” design approach, as well as:

  • Enables powerful automation and an intuitive user interface to streamline the design process
  • Supports the development of industry-leading products that serve as a competitive differentiator
  • Provides correct construction and fully optimized designs that shorten time to market and reduce costs

Shorten time-to-market and streamline the wire harness development process

Wire harness complexity is straining the traditional methods of wire harness manufacturing engineering. At the same time, frequently changing requirements and accelerated time to market goals significantly increase the designer’s workload. That is why digitalization is crucial for harness makers. Siemens Capital offers the digital tools to survive in a highly dynamic automotive industry. By enabling a platform generative flow, harness makers can streamline the design life cycle to invest more time in innovative solutions.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Erica Van Berkum

Senior Product Manager, Capital Electrical Distribution

Erica has more than 20 years of diverse automotive-industry experience, ranging from wire harness design and electrical component implementation, to software deployment. Erica is responsible for the strategy and roadmap of the Capital Electrical design tools for E/E system development.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Stefan Fischer

Senior Product Manager

Stefan has 20+ years of experience in the automotive market and has been working with the Capital portfolio since 2005. He held positions at Yazaki Europe Limited including Capital Generative deployment for production lead, tools and methods lead engineer, advanced engineering engineer, system engineer, resident engineer - production support at OEM plant, and routing engineer.

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