Wire/Cable Harness Development: Current and Future Directions (TT)
The increase in electronic system controls across all industry verticals places severe demands on the product development process of connecting electronic components throughout a product structure. Those links are supported by wire/cable harness connections. A recent CPDA study into the harness development process indicates improvements are needed in 2D schematic integration with 3D routing design, design validation applications, and support for more robust multiple configuration designs. By better understanding where the industry is today, and where roadblocks exist in process improvement, companies will be better able to evaluate their own process and make the correct decisions that benefit their business.
Keywords: cable harness, change management, design rule checking, formboard, functional design, logical design, multiple configuration, process, requirements management, schematic, validation, wire harness