Learn Creo Cable Harness Design WEEK ONE
Course Duration: 40 Hours
Overview: In this five-day course, participants will gain a healthy knowledge of routing cables and individual conductors within Creo assemblies. Using Creo Schematics, participants will learn how to create 2D electrical harnesses then route that geometry through 3D Creo assemblies in order to obtain wire lengths and the appropriate nail board drawings of the flattened harnesses. Participants will learn how to route electrical harnesses, create flattened harnesses for manufacturing, and document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include customized BOM tables and wire list information. Participants will also learn how to create Wiring Block Diagrams and utilize that data for later auto route functions through assemblies. After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to create 3D electrical harnesses and associated manufacturing deliverable using the latest version of Creo. The 40 hour course covers 12+ hour study and use of Creo Schematics tools.
Note: There are two classes available, one is a three-day training class and the other is a five-day training class. The use of Creo Schematic wiring diagrams can be offered for both workshops. The five-day is a more exhaustive study of Creo Harness design that utilizes Creo Schematics wiring diagrams for creating harness in assemblies and focuses heavy upon automatically routing the logical data from the 2d schematic within the 3d Creo Assembly then problem solving any issues within the harnesses.
Recommendations:: It is strongly recommended that cabling designers attend this course and the Creating 2D Schematics with Creo Schematics and Creo 5.0 or Creo 6.0 This will enable methodology of the complete process and an understanding of how the configuration of deliverable from Creo Schematics such as wiring diagrams provide essential input for creating electrical harness assemblies.
Audience: This course is intended for Drafters, Mechanical Engineers & Electrical engineers involved in the management of schematics, electrical cabling and wire harnesses design or technicians who work within harness design and development teams .
Projects: Design Engine has prepared a series of 15+ Creo Harness & Creo Schematics (was RSD) tutorials designed to lead the participants through the cabling design and modification process. These HTML tutorials are left with the participants through a password protected website for a continued Design Engine learning experience.
Design Engine can offer customized training materials based on your team’s specific needs. Call Design Engine to speak to a designer for inquiries 312.226.8339.
Topics specific to Creo Parametric:
- Modeling 3D Electrical Harnesses with Creo 5.0 & Creo 6.0 Assemblies (or older versions)
- Manage import or model connectors and learn to Set up connectors effectively
Participants learn how to prepare connectors, route electrical harnesses through Creo assemblies and separated top down models, create flattened harnesses for manufacturing, and document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include customized BOM tables and wire list information. Participants will gain a firm grasp on large assemblies and top down design, flattened harness with manufacturing details such as wire/conductor lengths.
Creating Electrical Harness Assembly Structures
Workflow issues with respect to construction through to major changes to harness assemblies
Managing issues with respect to making changes to harness models
Learn routing wires (conductors) Pin to pin w/ multiple connectors and cables in Creo Assembly to create harness designs
- Managing harness assembly designs with top down design
- Creating Flat Harnesses for Manufacturing and Harness Detail Drawings
- Creating Electrical Harness Assembly Structures
- Routing wires and cables in harness designs
- Creating Flat Harnesses for Manufacturing
- Creating Creo Harness Drawings
- Introduction to top down design with respect to cable Design and harness design
- Participants learn how to route electrical harnesses through Creo assemblies and separate top down models, create flattened harnesses for manufacturing, and document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include customized BOM tables and wire list information. Participants will gain a firm grasp on large assemblies and top down design in these workshops=
- After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to create 3D electrical harnesses and associated manufacturing deliverable’s using Pro/Engineer Wildfire. Participants will also be able to use Routed Systems Designer to create wiring block diagrams, prepare Creo Schematics drawings for XML export, and automatically route wires through Creo assemblies.
- Workflow issues with respect to construction through to major changes to harness assemblies
Topics specific to Creo Schematics:
- In this course, you will learn how to use Creo Schematics to create schematic diagrams for
later routing in your Creo electrical harness assembly.
- This course has been developed using Creo Schematics 5.0 or any version of Creo Schematics your organization may be using.
- Modify existing Creo Schematics for successfully XML export to Creo assemblies for auto routing
- Creo Schematic diagrams created with Creo Schematics so to pass information into 3D harness designs through Creo Assemblies.
- Transferring Creo Schematics information into Creo Assemblies
- Participants will also learn how to administer the Creo Schematics working environment, create then configure the catalog library.
Objectives specific to Creo Schematics:
- Understand the 2-D schematic design processes for electrical harness designs.
- Configure the Creo Schematics working environment
- Create then configure the catalog library (library components to use with your schematics) for use with your specific
- Create wiring diagrams (including wire interconnect diagrams)
- Push diagram information to Creo Parametric assemblies and their prospective drawings.
- Discuss how Creo Schematics integrated with routing cables and auto route work together to enhance efficiency
- Discuss AutoCAD workflow for aiding the autorout process for making Creo Assembly
- Expound alternate ways to gather usable connectors i.e. IGES/STEP from web site resources
- Discuss the difference between wires and conductors
- Discuss how to handle modifications to a cable if parts in the assembly 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
- Illustrate and discuss problems with auto route with respect to spool data, schematics and network cables
- Discuss solutions workflow with respect to initial construction of cables through to auto routing process
- Manage Creo Schematic libraries within Windchill
- After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to create 3D electrical harnesses and associated manufacturing deliverable’s using Creo assemblies and Creo Schematics.
Typical five day itinerary:
Day 1 Create and/or download various connectors from your favorite connector suppler then prepare those connectors for routing. (1 hr) Learn to route wires and conductors by hand ie. with out the use of Creo Schematics. Learn to create spools that assign various. (1 hr). Route both single wires then cables in three separate examples (6 hrs)
Day 2 Explore the use of Top Down design as related to Creo Harness Design. Route one Harness then learn to flatten that harness to make a nail board drawing. (2 hrs) Instructor will demonstrate the XML export of a Kawasaki head lamp Schematic into a Creo Parametric Assembly and route the harness. Participants will later try the same. (3 hrs) Serious introduction to Creo Schematics where participants learn to change parameters that prepare for XML export (3 hrs)
Day 3 More intermediate demonstration using Creo Schematics. (2 hrs) Learn to create Creo Schematics library symbols (2 hrs) Create a simple custom schematic diagram then export that logical data then route the harness using Creo Parametric assembly. (4 hrs)
Day 4 complete exercise from day three. Discuss any problem solving techniques for figuring out any problems. (2 hrs) Start a new project that is more complicated using Creo Schematics then rout that new schematic using Creo Parametric. Flatten that harness and create a drawing. (6 hrs)
day 5 Create more custom Creo Schematic Symbols (relative to your work) then use those symbols to create a more complicated schematic related to your work. use this day to start your company connector library.
Introduction to Creo Cable Harness Design plus making changes utilizing the latest release of Creo. This Creo Cable Harness Design training course is developed users who want to become proficient in harness design all in one week. As with all of the Design-engine classes we help you learn Creo not read to you from an exercise or a book. In this course we also help design engineers learn how to make changes quickly to set them up for becoming expert faster. As with all Design-engine classes participants keep the training material login and password for life.