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Creo Cable Harness Design WEEK TWO


This five-day customized course is for those participants who are already familiar with routing cables & harnesses. Participants often take training with respect to a specific project or product line. This course is intended for contractors, drafters, mechanical engineers or electrical engineers involved in the management of schematics, electrical cabling, wire harnesses design, and Creo Schematics Symbol Libraries, or technicians who work within harness design and development teams. Design Engine can assist in the customization of your company-specific Creo Schematic symbols so that they correspond correctly with logical references to Creo Parametric connectors.  This course is an addendum to the Creo Harness WEEK ONE.  Consider this WEEK TWO to have the Design Engine instructor participate with, consulting your team in creating specific harnesses or facilitating the Connector symbol Library creation process in Creo Schematics. 

In this class, you will learn how to intelligently problem-solve Creo Schematics routed harnesses, create flattened harnesses for manufacturing, and document harness designs with detailed drawings that include customized BOM tables and wire list information. Participants will enhance what they know to create Creo Schematics Wiring Diagrams and utilize that data to autoroute functions through Creo assemblies. The 40-hour course covers an extensive study and use of Creo Schematics for routing harnesses automatically. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to problem-solve more complicated 3D electrical harnesses and associated manufacturing deliverables and learn to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming an expert faster. For contractors looking to become high-level harness design consultants, we offer a special two-week cable harness design program.  See also the Week-long Creo Schematics Course. At Design Engine, we make experts.  

Determine wire lengths with Creo Harness design


Kawasaki Head Lamp Harness
  • Diagram and Harness Development Process Overview
  • Model 3D Electrical Harnesses with Creo Assemblies
  • Learn to prepare connectors and manage import, modeling, and set up of connectors effectively
  • Route electrical harnesses through Creo assemblies and separate top-down models
  • Learn to problem-solve complex flattened harnesses for manufacturing
  • Document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include customized Creo BOM tables and wire list information
  • Participants will gain a firm grasp on large assemblies and top-down design, flattened harnesses with manufacturing details such as wire/conductor lengths
  • Discuss workflow issues with respect to construction through and major changes to harness assemblies
  • Emphasis on top-down design with respect to cable design and harness design
  • Effectively create 3D electrical harnesses using 2D schematic diagrams created with Creo Schematics to pass information into 3D harness designs through Creo Assemblies
  • Route electrical harnesses through Creo assemblies from XML data 
  • Modify existing Creo Schematic diagrams for successful XML export to Creo assemblies for auto-routing
  • Transfer Creo Schematics information into Creo Assemblies and respective drawing tables
  • Manage harness assembly designs with top-down design
  • Create Wiring Diagrams using Creo Schematics 
  • Manage spool information with Creo Schematics
Creo Schematics specific: See also the Week-long Creo Schematics Course.
  • manage Creo Schematics Catalog library components for the organization
  • Learn to manage Creo Schematics symbols library *Catalog creation and practice the submission/approval process complete with using Windchill effectively with Creo Schematics
  • Learn to create parametric symbols 
  • Learn to create assemblies *groups of library components
  • Learn to manage the Catalog or symbol creation submissions and approval process

Duration & Cost

40 hours = $2850 per student

For corporate rates, please call (312)226-8339


Creo Harness with adjustable cable ties
  • The instructor will lead many discussions that will aid your team in proving out the harness development process from  Creo Schematics to the 3d routed harnesses and their flattened detailed drawings. 
  • Discuss how Creo Schematics integrates with routing cables to enhance efficiency
  • Discuss problem-solving route wires pin to pin with multiple connectors and cables in Creo assembly to create harness designs vs routing to one coordinate system for everything. 
  • Expound alternate ways to gather usable connectors, i.e. IGES/STEP from website resources
  • Manage mass properties effectively with harnesses and respective connectors.  Harnesses add significant weight to vehicles. 
  • Discuss the difference between wires and conductors
  • Discuss the differences between schematics and wiring diagrams and respective symbol associations.
  • Discuss Problem-solving with respect to modifications to a wire, cable or harness portions parts or nodes turn up missing
  • Discuss how top-down design aids in the cable routing process
  • Review why a designer might want to use top-down design relationships made for routing harnesses before submitting to a Team Center, Windchill, or other library system
  • work smarter with flexible components as opposed to family tables for adding cable ties
  • Learn to work with back shells and other components that attach to harnesses intelligently. 
  • Discuss NC or robotic harness creation process
  • Learn to problem-solve XML data with the autoroute with respect to spool data, schematics, and network cables
  • Discuss solutions workflow with respect to the initial construction of cables through to the auto-routing process
  • Discuss the latest numerous harness manufacturing options
  • Do technicians rout in Creo schematics to systems like motors and batteries or do participants prefer to manage routing to connectors


Design Engine has prepared a series of 15 Creo Harness tutorials and Creo Schematics exercises that are designed to lead the participants through the cabling design and modification process, especially as we share a new workflow. These HTML and video tutorials are provided to the participants as a way to continue the Design Engine learning experience.

Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course.