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See Electrical Expert & Cabling in Creo Parametric 2.0

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Nadine Hariri

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Transcript of See Electrical Expert & Cabling in Creo Parametric 2.0

Nadine Hariri
August 2013

Exporting NWF files from See Electrical Expert & Cabling in Creo Parametric 2.0
Exporting Wiring Diagrams From See EE
Set-Up Mechanical Model
Drawings & BOM
What You Will Need
See Electrical Expert V4
Creo Parametric 2.0 with Cabling license
A See Electrical Expert Project
A 3D mechanical model
Necessary connector models
The wire_colors.dmt file (not necessary but helpful)
A template when creating a subassembly, like mm_kg_sec.assy (not necessary but helpful)
Setting Up
1. Open the Project in See Electrical Expert

2. Open the 3D mechanical CAD model & connector models in Creo Parametric

3. In the Creo Parametric Appearances Manager, open the wire_colors.dmt file to load wire colors (AppearancesManager>File>Open)
Create the Cabling Subassembly
Important Notes
Model name
on the 2D schematic must be the same as on the 3D model
entry port
names on the 2D schematics must be the same as the created entry port coordinate systems on the 3D model
For wires to appear in proper color, make sure that the wire’s ‘
’ property on the 2D Schematics Wiring Diagram has the same name as its associated color in the Appearances Manager.
Edit Connectors
Assemble Connectors
Ensure Names Match
Place Connector Datums
Create Cabling Subassembly
Create Shrinkwrap Feature
Before or after the Shrinkwrap step, place connector datums that will be used to constrain the connectors.
Click 'Create' from the Ribbon, then Subassembly>Standard and input the name.
Next, you can use a template and 'Copy from Existing'.
Use the default constraint.
Right-click the new subassembly>Activate
This way, hiding the mechanical model to display only the connectors + harness (or vice versa) is simple.
Click Shrinkwrap from the Ribbon, then select 'Autocollect all surfaces'>OK.
Once this is done, open the Cabling Assembly
Can also use 'Copy Geometry'
Add Entry Port datums to the connector entry port locations
Place a coordinate system with the z-axis sticking out of the connector (this is done by default)
Make sure the Entry Port name on the 2D connector is the same as that on the associated 3D model datum.
Entry Port Naming
Using the previously created Datums, assemble the necessary connectors to the Cabling Subassembly.
part name = model_name
entry port datum = entry_port
Appearances Manager = wire spool
color color
Creo Parametric NWF property
Importing the 2D Schematic
Once this is done, click on the Cabling tab in the Creo Parametric Ribbon
From the Cabling toolbar in Creo Parametric, click Import>RS Designer>PTC Neutral.
Select the NWF
Click Done/Return>Done
Designate Components
By clicking Compare>Alphabetical>Execute at any time, the 3D parameters can be compared to the 2D imported information.
Clicking 'Update' may often solve problems
Entry Port and Pin properties can be edited by clicking on 'Cabling Parameters'
Spool Information can be edited via the Spools button
Click on Auto-Designate. Notice which components have been matched properly and which have not. Click Apply.
At this point, if there are components which were not auto-designated, manual designation is necessary.
Manual Designation
If manual designation is necessary, click Designate from the Auto-Designate drop-down menu
Then click the component, and select From Logical>component name
Click done
Create Harness
Click on Create Harness. Write name and OK.
Note the green star that lights up next to the icon in the model tree. This means that it is active.
You can create multiple harnesses for each assembly, but can only work on one at a time, i.e. the one that is active.
Harnesses are necessary for creating the wires.
Route Wires
Click on Route Cables
Click the Binoculars and select the wires you want to include in this harness part
Click OK, and Apply.
General Notes
cabling subassembly
contains the shrinkwrap, the connectors, as well as the harness
the cabling subassembly can be hidden from the main assembly
the shrinkwrap can be hidden from the cabling subassembly
contains strictly the wires and cables that were routed when it was active and their spool information
Note that...
Create a New Drawing
Select 'Empty with format' & select format
Depending on what features you would like to include, click 'Drawing Models'>add Model and select the model
Then Right-click in the graphics window and select Insert General View
Click where you would like to insert the drawing & edit the drawing properties
Drawing Models
Inserting a BOM Table
Cabling BOM Table
Harness From-To BOM Table
Spool BOM Table
One can create personalized BOM tables by using the 'Repeat Region' feature. The following are some examples.
By adding/setting the cabling subassembly to the drawing model, one can insert a BOM table that will include the connectors and the Harness (in this case 0072174-02-0_HARN2).
N.B. No descriptions were added to these new parts, but can do so easily using 'Parameters'
By adding/setting the harness part to the drawing model, one can insert a Harness From-To BOM Table, describing the pins, connectors, length, color, and spools associated to each wire present in that harness.
By adding/setting the harness part to the drawing model, one can insert a Spool BOM Table, describing the length, color, and spool name associated to each harness.
Exporting Wiring Diagrams from SeeEE
Cabling in Creo Parametric 2.0
Importing 2D wiring diagrams into 3D mechanical models
Creating drawings & BOM tables
Table of Contents
Thank you!
Closing Notes
On Word: Nadine's Quick Tips - Cabling
For more help...
Finished Product
Panel Assembly + Harness 1
Cabling Assembly + Harness 2
Drawing of Cabling Assy + BOM Tables
Panel Assembly + BOM Tables
Idea is to copy the exterior 3D mechanical features and datums necessary to perform the cabling
For standardization purposes, place the datum where the first pin is located.
Also, for the MALE part:
z-axis pointing outwards (direction of pin)
x-axis pointing towards next pin
y-axis pointing towards 'front' of connector, i.e. away from lock
N.B. You can place these datums INSIDE parts.
FEMALE part should be mirror image.
click on 'Next>' or Execute
select the path you would like the output to have
if there are no errors or warnings, retrieve the NWF file at the path specified earlier
if there are errors, however, click on details to troubleshoot. if you can't figure out the problem, contact Eric Langeard at
Hardcopy: See Electrical Expert Training Manuals
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