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.

Learning to rout with Creo Cable harness tools
Learn to route conductors through a 3D Creo Assembly

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.

Prerequisites: General knowledge of Creo or Creo training and a basic understanding of assemblies and top down design will be helpful for this class, but not necessary.

Kawasaki Head lamp harness
Kawasaki Head lamp harness

Topics specific to Creo Parametric:

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Objectives specific to 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.

Creo Cable harness design
Learning to rout with Creo Cable harness tools