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CABLING DESIGNER OPERATION GUIDE

1-1.Basics of Cabling Designer


1-1-1.What is Cabling Designer 1-1-2. Data handled by Cabling Designer -schematic data -symbol data -symbol library -LCDB (component database for schematic design) -connector correspondence information file (CIF) -wire library -terminal library 1-1-3. Main tools of Cabling Designer -file manager -schematic editor (symbol editor) -wire browser -terminal/pin browser -connector manager -design rule check (DRC) -LCDB editor -CIF editor -wire library editor -terminal library editor 1-1-4. Objects of Cabling Designer 1-1-5. Concept unique to Cabling Designer -Group/Link 1-1-6. Selecting objects 1-1-7.About resource files -$zcdroot\etc -$zcdroot\etc\eng -$zcdroot\info -$zcdroot\info\eng 1-2. Starting up and shutting down Cabling Designer 1-3. Opening, saving and closing schematic sheet.

1-4. Moving symbols 1-5. Placing wires/buses 1-5-1. Placing wires 1-5-2. Placing buses

2. Creating circuit
2-1. Flow to create circuit 2-1-1. Flow to create harness design circuit 2-1-2. Schematic data -about directory structure 2-2.Creating system connection circuit 2-2-1 Entering unit 2-2-2. Assigning unit connectors 2-2-3. Connecting wire -generation of joint/splice/forks and terminators -generation of bridge joint 2-2-4 Editing wire -changing to joints, splices, forks and terminators 2-3. Creating system circuit 2-3-1. Generating Inline Connectors 2-3-2. Assigning Inline Connectors 2-3-1. Generating Divide Connectors 2-3-2. Assigning Divide Connectors -generating a weld 2-3-5. Generating Areas -generating shields -generating reference area 2-3-6. Setting wire properties for the Wire Browser -placing of wire label 2-3-7. Using wire property to set wire properties 2-3-8. Referencing and editing terminal information in the Terminal browser 2-3-9. Sharing connectors between systems -setting a common flag -setting a common ID Name 2-3-10. Connecting to different systems

-placing wires that are to be connected to different systems -set belong to system -reference sheet settings -opening a reference sheet 2-3-11. Placing a PCB 2-4. Creating connector list 2-4-1. Creating Connector Diagram 2-5. Creating an administration Level Circuit 2-5-1. Automatic Administration Circuit Creator 2-5-2. Setting the harness colour 2-5-3. Simple variation -simple variation editor 2-5-4. Variant Module

3. Checking circuits
3-1-1. Execution of Design Rule Check 3-1-2. Circuit comparison/Difference extraction

4. Outputting data
4-1. Plot out -outputting to plotter or printer -making a hard copy 4-2. Outputting wire information -outputting information from the wire browser 4-3. Output Data -out put generator tool -batch program auto executor -wire list generator -joint relation editor -connection organizer 4-4. Interface with 3D CAD -IDEAS interface -CATIA V5 interface

5. Creating libraries

5-1. If you have created libraries 5-2. Creating symbols 5-2-1. Symbol library 5-2-2. Creating a symbol directory 5-2-3. Adding a Symbol path 5-2-4. About Symbols 5-2-5. Registering symbols 5-2-6. Setting symbol properties 5-3. Creating a LCDB 5-3-1. LCDB Library 5-3-2. Creating a LCDB Directory 5-3-3. Creating an LCDB 5-3-4. Adding a part search path 5-3-5. Registering Parts in LCDB 5-3-6. Adding components into LCDB 5-4. Creating Connector correspondence information 5-4-1. Registering connector correspondence information file 5-5. Creating a wire library 5-5-1. Wire library 5-5-2. Creating a wire library directory 5-5-3. Creating wire library 5-5-4. Setting wire library path 5-5-5. Registering wire in to wire library 5-5-6. Registering wire kind 5-5-7. Registering wire colour 5-5-8. Registering wire colour patterns

6-1. Creating a schematic Circuit

1-1.Basics of Cabling Designer


Before operating Cabling Designer you will first need to review the basic terminology data structure and tool types. CR-5000/Cabling Designer is a logical circuit design system for wire harness and physical circuit design. The system supports connections between units, separated portion definition, definition of circuit protection placement(fuses, relays etc) and equipment(electric parts) that make up harnesses, management of connectors connected to wire harnesses, all outputs, logical design of wire harnesses and physical circuit design. In addition to use with plotters, schematic data created with Cabling Designer can also be used with 3D CAD programs. Before operating Cabling Designer you will first need to review the basic terminology, data structures and tool types. 1-1-2. Data handled by Cabling Designer -Schematic data 4

The schematic data is managed for each directory. Its called the Circuit Directory. The circuit directory stores schematic sheets. A single file contains a single sheet of schematic data, and this sheet is called the schematic sheet. File name: xxx.sht. In addition, the circuit directory contains some directories and files.

Circuit name(.cir)

001.sht 002.sht rcpath

Schematic sheet

Resource path file (generated automatically) Defines the target of reference for resource files Output file storage directory Frame data storage directory Log file storage directory Auto generate symbol storage directory SVM*information storage directory Group information/log information storage dir Variation information storage directory

ext frame log smb svm sys variation

-Symbol data Symbols are used to indicate devices, components and circuits elements on a schematic circuit. A single file consists of single symbols to be placed on a schematic sheet. When the symbols data is stored in the symbol library directory the symbols can be placed on a schematic sheet. Symbol data includes unit symbols that are stored in the symbol libraries and also connector symbols that are automatically generated during schematic design. Automatically generated symbols are placed in the smb directory under the circuit directory and managed on a circuit directory basis. -Symbol Library The symbol library directory stores the symbol data explained above. When you set the directory path as the symbol path in the data resource file (landata.rsc) that is referred the schematic circuit, the library can be used for the schematic circuit.

Directory

Symbol_Library1

A03FBR.smb A03MBR.smb A02FGY.smb

Symbol_Library2

Body_earth.smb Shield.smb

-LCDB (component database for schematic design) A library to store the properties of each part. Although this database is not essential, it helps you to improve design efficiency and minimize mistakes when using some tools. When you set the LCDB parameter file path in the parts part of the data resource file(landata.rsc) that is referred to by the schematic circuit, the library can be used for the schematic circuit. This library consists of the following six files: - LCDB-name.dbf(database file). Stores the properties for each part that has been registered on the LCDB. - LCDB-name.cmp(component file). Stores the component information (such as symbol figures and pin properties) to be used for LCDB parts. - LCDB-name.prf(parameter file). Store the types of properties to be registered on the LCDB. - LCDB-name.xif(complex connector correspondence information file). The file define male and female xxxx connector correspondence information. - LCDB-name.rlt/rlc(component library file). A file referred to by the system when it searches for a part on a schematic editor. -Connector correspondence information file (CIF). A library to store male and female connector correspondence information. Components become the subject of searching component and Parts Rule Based Search and allocation of components from the Connector Manager can be performed. When you set the CIF file path in the CIF path table of the cabling resource file (landata.rsc) that is referred to be the schematic circuit, the library can be used for the schematic circuit. CIF consists of the following file: - CIF-name.cif

Directory1

LCDB1.dbf (Database file) LCDB1.cmp (Component file) LCDB1.prf (Parameter file) LCDB1.rlt (Part search file) LCDB1.rlc (Part search file) LCDB1.xif(Complex Connector correspondence information file) LCDB3.dbf LCDB3.cmp LCDB3.prf LCDB3.rlt LCDB3.rlc LCDB3.xif

LCDB1

Directory2

LCDB3

Directory1

CIF1.cif (Connector correspondence information file)

-Wire library A library to store the wires properties. Although this database is not essential, it helps you to improve design efficiency and minimize mistakes when using some tools. When you set the wire library parameter file path in Wire property Main Library (wdbMainDicPath) or Wire property Main library List (wdbSubDicPathTable) of the Cabling resource file(lancable.rsc) that is referred to by the schematic circuit, the library can be used for the schematic circuit. This library consists of the following four files: - WDB-name.wdf(database file). Stores the properties of each wire that has been registered on the WDB. - WDB-name.wkf(wire kind file). Stores the wire information to be used for WDB. - WDB-name.wpf(parameter file). Stores the types of properties to be registered on a LCDB. - WDB-name.rlt(wire library file). A file referred to the system when searching for components. You dont need to manage this file as a new file is generated even if you have deleted it from the system.

Directory1

WDB1.wdf(database file) WDB1.wpf(parameter file) WDB1.wkf(wirekind file) WDB1.wrf(wire search file) WDB3.wdf WDB3.wpf WDB3.wkf WDB3.wrf

Directory2

WDB3

-Terminal library A library to store terminal codes, types and other information, and wire connection rule. Although this database is not essential, it helps you to reduce errors. When you set the terminal library parameter file path in the Terminal Library(tdbDicPathTable 3) of the Cabling resource file(lancable.rsc) that is referred to by the schematic circuit, the library consists of the following three files: - TDB-name.tdf(database file). Stores the properties and wire connection rules of each of the terminal stored in the TDB. - TDB-name.tpf(parameter file). Stores information such as the types of properties stored in the TDB. - TDB-name.trf(search file). When Check Matching with Terminal Library DRC is used, this file is used to obtain the properties of the target terminals and the wires connected to them and search for and assign the corresponding terminals in the library. This file is generated automatically by the system. You dont need to manage the file, as new file is generated even if you have deleted it from the system. Directory1 TDB1.tdf(database file) TDB1.tpf(parameter file) TDB1.trf(search file) TDB2.tdf TDB2.tpf TDB2.trf

Directory2

TDB2

1-1-3. Main tools of Cabling Designer This section explains the main tools of Cabling Designer. - File Manager Used to manage files in Cabling Designer

Schematic Editor(symbol editor) used to edit schematic sheet (.sht) and symbol sheet(.smb) data.

Wire browser. Used to edit wire connecting information (connected object, source object) or proprieties, and output display contents in csv format. Edited contents can be reflected in schematic data.

Terminal/pin browser. Used to display/edit/select pin/terminal properties and output displayed contents in csv format. Edited contents can be reflected in schematic data.

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Connector Manager. Used to select connectors and assign pins. Connectors can be selected and pins can be assigned while looking up the physical shape of connectors.

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Design Rule Check. Used to perform DRCs for harness design, primarily checking for design contradictions and various properties.

LCDB editor. Used to create and edit the LCDB.

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CIF editor. Used to create and edit the connector correspondence information file (.cif) defines male and female connector correspondence.

Wire library editor. Used to create and edit the wire library.

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Terminal library editor. Used to create and edit the terminal library.

1-1-4. Objects of Cabling Designer Cabling designer handles the objects and the names. - Components symbols placed in schematic sheet. - Wire line pattern data that connects pin of symbols on a schematic sheet and represents electrical connections. - Bus line pattern data that is used to collectively indicate intermediate sections of the routes of multiple wires. - Property viewer Character data attached to object such as components, pins and wires to indicate the property of those objects. - Pin This data is only placed during symbol editing and serves as a point to which wire are connected on schematic sheets.

Component

Bus Property Viewer

Pin

Wire

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1-1-5. Concept unique to Cabling Designer Cabling Designer uses the following concepts to support harness design. Group/Link Uses to associate objects on schematic sheets. Group This concept associates more than one object that I consist of one actual part. A component group indicates one component and a unit pin group indicates the pins belonging to one connector. Link/Dlink The concept creates an association between two objects that express one actual part. It is used to indicate the association between an object that is expressed using a logical shape in the system circuit and an object that is expressed using a physical shape in the connector drawing. Relation This concept is used to associate multiple parts for manufactory purposes. It is used between components in the system circuit. Relation

ASW

Group

Link

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Belongs to This concept indicate in which system a wire used by more than one system circuit in term of design and manufacturing. Common This concept is used to express a part used in more than one system circuit as one actual part. It is used to indicate parts such as connectors shared by multiple systems.

- Parent/Child this concept is used to express the relationship between objects in schematic sheets. Component = Parent; Pin = Child Wire = Parent: Wire nod = Child System A circuit in the vicinity of a specific unit is referred to as a system, for example an ABS system or AUDIO system. Sheet property for schematic sheets: the name specified by the system code is used. Portion The main harness, door harness and other assemblies are referred to as a portion. Normally, equipment has assigned number by portion unit. Connector component property: the name specified by the harness is used.

Applied specification classified specifications and indicates the specification selected for wire component pins. A shared specification is indicated when no specification is selected. Specifications can be selected with the Variant Module. The Variant Module is optional software. Use of this software requires a Variant Module license. 1-1-6. Selecting Objects When objects are selected in schematic sheets, the connection relationship is taken into consideration so that appropriate [Move Focus] can be performed for objects unique to Cabling Designer. Parent: Parent object of selected object Child: Child object of selected object Connected parent: Parent object to which selected object is connected Connected Child: Child object to which selected object is connected Source parent: Parent object from which selected object is connected Source child: Child object from which selected object is connected Link member: Link object of selected objects Dlink member: Dlink object of selected objects Property viewer: Property viewer for selected object

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The focus is moved to the pin

1-1-7. About resource files You will need to know where certain resource files are stored before beginning Cabling Designer standard operation. $zcdroot means install directory\zcd $zcdroot\etc - CompKind: function type definition file A file to define function types added to symbols and the reference header for each function type. $zcdroot/etc/eng - Propspec: Property definition file. A file to define property types and referred values to be added to object in Cabling Designer. - PropspecTable: Reference property definition file. A file to define the properties displayed in the Change attribute dialog in Cabling Designer. - drcSet.csf: Harness design DRC setting file. Defines items checked during harness design DRCs. $zcdroot/info - lanenv.rsc: Environment resource file. A file to define the schematic sheet size, sheet frame list, and grid defaults. - wireBrs.rsc: Wire browser resource file. Defines rules with respect to how contents are displayed in wire browser. - conMGR.rsc: Connector manager resource file. Define functions with respect to how contents are displayed in connector manager. - drcSystem.rsc: Harness design rule check reference file. This file saves items checked when harness design DRC are executed. - variEDT.rsc: simple specification definition editor resource file. Defines rules with respect to how contents are displayed in Simple Specification Definition Editor. - teamBrs.rsc: Terminal browser resource file. Define rules with respect to how contents are displayed in terminal browser.

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vmPortion.rsc: Portion management resource file. A file that defines correspondence between portion names (harness names) and portion codes. IdeasProp.rsc I-DEAS I/F property related resource file. Defines various setting items for I/O of wire related properties in I-DEAS I/F IdeasDlog.rsc I-DEAS I/F dialog resource file. Define rules with respect to how contents are displayed in I-DEAS I/F dialog.

$zcdroot/info/eng - landata.rsc: Data resource file. A file to define property types and referred values to be added to objects in Cabling Designer. - lancable.rsc: Cabling resource file. This file defines various command executed from Cabling Designer. Sheet editor and functions common to Cabling Designer tools. - srchprts.rsc: Parts placement resource file. A file to define a search condition for parts when placed using LCDB. - pruledb.rsc: Part rule based search resource file. A file to define the Parts rule Based Search dialog for entry of parts and part properties. - newcir.rsc: Circuit create dialog resource file. A file to set up an operation environment for schematic circuit creation. - outgen.rsc: output tool resource file for harness design. A file that contains information on scripts that is to be executed.

1-2. Starting up and shutting down Cabling Designer.


The CR-5000 File Manager allows you to start up various tools of Cabling Designer and manage its related files. Before start the operation in Cabling Designer you must start up CR-5000 File Manager. 1-2-1. Starting up Cabling Designer. From the start button, select [programs] - [CR-5000 Cabling Designer]. The file manager will start up.

Current directory

Directory of files

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1-2-2. Shutting down Cabling Designer Select [File] [Exit Tool] from the File Manager menu bar. The File Manager will shut down.

1-3. Opening, saving and closing schematic sheet.


Use the schematic editor to edit a schematic sheet. Open a schematic sheet on the Schematic Editor edit and save the sheet, and close the Schematic Editor.

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1-3-1. Opening a schematic sheet from File Manager. 1. Start up the File Manager. 2. Move the circuit directory by selecting Directories/Files list box 3. Double click on the schematic sheet you wish to open in theDirectories/Files list box. ex. $zcdroot\data\CDopeguide\sample2\system2.cir\001.sht

Duble-click

1-3-2. Opening a schematic sheet using Schematic Editor. When the Schematic Editor is already active, you can open other schematic sheets and symbol sheets. 1. Select [File] [Open] from the schematic editor menu bar. 2. Move to the circuit directory by selecting Directories/Files list box of the Open dialog. 3. Double click the schematic sheet you wish to open in the Directories/Files list box. The schematic sheet will open. 4. System view shown by Schematic Edit

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Menu bar

Canvas

Icon bar Focus

Scroll bar

Command character string interface Selected status display area

File name area

Message area

Grid on/off

Group on/off

1-3-3. Saving the schematic sheets 1. Select [File] [save] from the schematic editor menu bar. The save dialog will appear.

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2. Click the yes button. The schematic sheet will be saved. 1-3-4. Closing the schematic sheet. 1. Select [File] [Exit] from the Schematic Editor menu bar. If you have edited the schematic sheet, the Exit dialog appear to prompt you from file saving. The Schematic Editor will shut down.

1-4. Moving symbols.


Placing a symbol in appropriate position is one of the major tasks you perform when editing a schematic circuit. You can easily move symbols and other objects using the mouse. You can move a symbol at a time or move multiple symbols simultaneously. Also you can rotate and move symbols. 1-4-1. Move, copy and delete symbols. 1. Select a component cell you wish to move on the canvas. The selected component will be shown in red. 2. Drag the mouse by holding down its left button. Drop it by releasing the mouse. You can also move multiple objects: hold down [shift key] and click multiple objects continuously. Drag the mouse by holding down its left button and drop it by releasing the mouse.

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To copy and paste an object: select the object you wish to copy, select [copy] from the assist menu then select [paste] on the assist menu. When the copied object appears at the cursor position, place it on the canvas. To delete an object: Select the object you wish to delete, select [delete] from the assist menu or press delete from the keyboard.

1-5. Placing wires/buses


When you edit a schematic circuit, you can connect circuits by drawing a wire between pin symbols. You can easily create a wire using the mouse. 1-5-1. Placing wires 1. Click a pin on the canvas to create a wire. 2. Drag the mouse by holding down its left button. The wire will start from the selected pin. Release the mouse button at the desired position. 3. Click the target pin to connect the wire. The wire will be created. To specify the wire route: After you have created a net, select [wiring mode] [manual] from the assist menu. 1-5-2. Placing buses (not applied for version 7) 1. 2. 3. 4. Select [place] [bus] from the menu bar. Click on any point in canvas to specify the start point of the bus. To change the direction of the bus, click any point. Double click to specify the end point of the bus.

How to specify points which must be on the route: When the bus has been generated, select [wiring mode] [manual] from the assist menu.

2-1. Flow to create circuit


This section discusses the design flow used in Cabling Designer to create harness design circuits and schematic data. 2-1-1. Flow to create harness design circuit. In Cabling Designer are required four steps to create a harness design circuit. 1. Create system connection circuit. Create units using wires to create a system connection circuit in which unit connectors are assigned.

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2. Create system circuit. Create a system circuit in which harness connectors are placed.

3. Create connector circuit. Create a connector circuit that indicates physical shape and connection information based on connector information in the system circuit.

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4. Create an administration circuit.

2-1-2. Schematic data about the directory structure

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When schematics are created, files are generated in smb, sys and variation directories under the target directory. - smb The following three symbols used during system circuit creation are copied into smb when a circuit directory is created (copied from $zcdroot\smb) (1) Joint symbol (joint.smb) (2) Splice symbol (splice.smb) (3) Bridge joint symbol (bridge.smb) Symbols such harness and divide connectors that are automatically generated during system circuit creation are also created. These are created using the format ######.smb, where ###### is a six-digit number. - sys Used to store ID files for auto generated symbols and groups. Also used to stores information files generated for marks used or sheets - variation Used to store files required to create variations

2-2. Creating system connection circuit


This section describes how to create system connection circuits that express connection between units. 2-2-1. Entering unit This procedure describes how to place units in schematic sheets. 1. Select [place] [component] [symbol figure] from the menu bar. The Place Symbol panel appear in the Sheet Editor. 2. Select the desired symbol path from the option list using the drop arrow, then the symbol to place from the list box.

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3. Double click the symbol share in the symbol display area. When the cursor is moved onto canvas, the symbol shape is dragged and displayed.

4. Place the symbol in the desired location in the schematic sheet. Selecting objects With Cabling Designer, information is assigned to objects in a complex way in order to create circuits for harness design. Using Object selectors, makes easy to select objects in schematic sheets, move the focus, perform editing and set properties. The following object selectors can be used. Group select mode Object Selector panel Selector icon dialog - Group select mode Used to automatically select more than one object which has been grouped

- Object Selector panel Of a number of selected objects, the connector and wire can be selected from the list. With regard to display of the selected object, centring and adjustment can be performed. Selector icon dialog [view]-[icon dialog]-[selector icon] 27

The selector icon box includes move focus batch select functions for related objects. The move focus function moves the select status from the selected objects to an adjacent object or related object. When these functions are used, commands appropriate for the selected object can be executed without accessing the assist menu.

2-2-2. Assigning unit connectors This procedure describes how to set unit connectors inside units. Unit connectors are set as pin information. Pins that express the same connector are set as a group and a connector is assigned for the group. The connector manager is used to select connectors. When you want to select a connector it is necessary to establish information about male/female combinations and information unique to each part. Registering such information in a LCDB, allows you to easily and quickly select appropriate connectors. 1. Select pins that are handled as one unit connector at the unit side. 2. Select [group] [make group] from the assist menu. An ID number is granted for the group ID in pin properties.

Select pins

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3. Select the pins for which the connector is assigned. 4. Select [connector manager] [reflection mode] from the assist menu. The connector manager is displayed in Reflection mode.

5. Select the part name of the connector from the list box. The symbol shape of connector appears in the symbol shape display area. 6. In the terminal number column type in the connector pins is required order from the top of the connector. 7. Select the unit pin number. Enter the pin number in the Pin Information Display field and click <apply> button.

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The pin number is set in the unit. 8. Click the part name in the connector to enter the connector terminal number. Enter the terminal in the Information Display field and click <ok> button.

Connector Manager The connector manager is used to select connectors to check the settings of connectors in schematic sheets while referencing part information of the shape of connectors that are displayed in a list and subsequently registered in LCDB. - reflection mode and reference mode In reflection mode, information of the specified connector or terminal can be granted to objects on sheets.

In Reference mode, when settling connector pin information you can look up connector information for the other side of connection. By using the display lock icon, the display can be fixed and more than one display can be opened. 30

- referring to connector information on sheets This procedure describes how to reference part information, terminal information and the symbol shapes registered in the LCDB. - searching for a connector This procedure describes how to search conditions to search from connectors from among those connectors registered in LCDB.

- reflecting connector information Information selected and edited in the Connector Manager can be reflected on connector in schematic sheet. 2-2-3. Connecting wire Symbols can be used to express connections between wires.

Joint

Bridge joint

Splice

Terminator

Fork

- Generation of joint/splice/fork/terminator This procedure describes how to generate joints, splices, forks or terminators at wire connection points. 1. Connect a wire on a wire that is already connected.

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Select the connection type from the assist menu while dragging the wire, then connect the wire. 2. The symbol for a connection type specified as a replacement for a node is automatically inserted at the fork point of the wire and connected. To change the joint direction, select the joint component, then from the assist menu select [Joint Rotation] [Clockwise] or select [Joint Rotation] [UnClockwise]

- Generation of bridge joint This procedure describes how to generate a bridge joint on a wire that is already connected. 1. Select [Connect] [Generate Bridge Joint] from the menu bar. The plus cursor appears on the canvas. 2. Specify the divider on the wire, then select [Command End] A bridge joint is automatically inserted on the wire at the specified divider. 2-2-4. Editing wire The method for connecting wires can be changed Node Joint Splice Fork Terminator Joint

Node

Terminator

A connection without a connection format setting is referred to a [node].

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Changing the joints, splices, forks, and terminators First change the connection point of the wire to a node before changing it to a joint, splice, fork or terminator. 1. Delete an already generated joint, splice, fork or terminator symbol. A node is generated. 2. Change the focus to a wire node. 3. Select the node and the connection type from the Assist Menu.

- Property reflection function. It is necessary to set more than one attribute for each object in the system circuit. With this attribute reflection function, swapping an copying of attribute values can be performed between the same type of objects or between different type of objects. Because of this, attributes can be efficiently added. 1. 2. 3. Between different types of objects: pin/wire Move attribute Between different types of objects: Component/wire/pin Copy attribute Swap attribute

1. Move attribute. Attribute are moved between related different types of objects. This can apply to pins and wires. When wire is selected To connected pin When pin is selected - To connected wire 33

2. Copy attribute Attributes are copied between the same types of objects. This applies to components, pins and wires. 3. Swap attribute Attributes are swapped between the same types of objects. This applied to components, pins and wires.

2-3. Creating system circuit


System circuits are created by adding harness connectors and shield information to a system connection circuit. Generate a harness connector at the wire side and assign a connector. The harness connector includes the following connectors. Inline connector Divide connector

Divide connector

Inline connector

2-3-1. Generating inline connector This procedure describes how to generate a harness side inline connector for a wire connected to a unit connector. Set a group for those objects that comprise one actual connector part. 1. Select pins that consist of a unit connector. 2. Select [Generate Connector] from the Assist Menu. An inline connector connected to the selected unit connector pin adjacent to the unit is generated automatically.

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When the inline connector is actually one connector that is divided and placed, it is necessary to set them in the same group as the same connector. 3. Select the inline connectors that you want to include in the same group. 4. Select [Group] [Make group] from the Assist menu. About inline connector; An inline connector corresponds to one pin of a unit connector and has two pins in a schematic sheet. One pin is connected to the unit connector and the other one is unconnected or connected to a wire. These two pins have the same group ID, connection ID or re-connection ID as the corresponding group and they are only one terminal on the actual connector. An inline connector symbol is generated by specifying symbol name ######.smb in circuit name.cir\smb, where ###### is equivalent to a six-digit number. 2-3-2. Assigning Inline connectors This function assigns harness connectors to generated inline connectors and determines harness names. 1. Select the inline connector corresponding to a connector.

When connectors are separated, use group select to select connectors. 2. Use the Connector manager (Reflection Mode) to assign connectors.

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The terminal number of the mating side pin is loaded. 3. Use Change attribute dialog to select a harness name.

The harness name is entered in portion management resource file(vmPortion.rsc) 2-3-3. Generating Divide connectors This procedure describes how to generate a divide connector on a wire. Divide connectors are used when is necessary to use a harness relay connector to connect units. 1. Select [Place] [Divide connector] from the menu bar. A plus cursor appears on the canvas.

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2. Specify two points on the wire that are to comprise the divider and select [Command End]. A divide connector is generated on the wire on which the divider was specified. 3. Use the Connector Manager to assign the connector.

About divide connectors; Divide connectors consist of two connectors facing each other on a wire. Each divide connector has two pins for one wire. One pin is connected to the wire and the other pin is connected to another divide connector. The same group ID, connection ID and reconnection ID are set for these two pins and serve as one terminal on the actual connector. The divide connector symbol is generated by specifying symbol name######.smb in circuit name..cir\smb.

There are 2 connectors Assigning divide connectors This function assigns connector to be generated divide connectors and determines harness names. 1. Select one side of the divide connector.

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2. Use the Connector Manager (Reflection Mode) to assign the connector and select a terminal number.

3. Use the Connector Manager (Reflection Mode) to assign a connector to the other connector. 4. Use the Change attribute dialog to select a harness name for each divide connector.

Generating a weld. This procedure describes how to use a weld to connect a connector terminal and more than one wire.

2-3-5. Generating Areas With Cabling Designer, the following fields can be generated in a system circuit.

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Shield area, twist area, flexible area, DIN area, feeder area, J/C area, WtoW J/C area, J/B area, R/B area, FL/Block area, Reference area. The colour and the line types of the areas can be set in the Cabling resource file(lancable.rsc) About divide connectors Component must be placed in the following areas to display them. Shield area Shield component Twist area Twist component Flexible area Flexible component DIN area DIN component Feeder area Feeder component Properties must be set for divide connectors generated in the J/C area. J/C area WtoW J/C area Properties must be set for divide connectors and components generated in the following areas. J/B area R/B area FL/Block area - Generating shields With cabling designer, a combination of figures that expresses a shield and shield components can be used to express a shield using a shape similar to the actual entity. 1. Select [place] [areas] [rectangle (polygon)] from the menu bar. The plus cursor appears. 2. Specify the area to be shield and select [Command End]. The figure of the specified area is displayed.

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3. Select [Place] [component] [symbol figure] from the menu bar, then select the shield component from the list box and place it in the selected area. 4. Wire the lead line of the shield from the shield component. 5. Use the Change attribute dialog to grant the component property, shield type and shield group to the shield component.

About make relation With Cabling Designer, multiple parts (shield and related units) related to each other in terms of manufacturing are divided and placed on a sheet. Make Relation is used to express those relationships. Make relation is used to set settings for components of shields and units. When Make Relation is performed, an ID created by the system is granted to the group ID for the component property.

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Placed the annotate line This procedure describes how to place an annotate line that is used to indicate that comments have been inserted during the design process. Places annotation symbols used for various instructions. 1. Select [Draw] [Annotate line] from the menu bar. 2. Place a node of an annotate line. 3. Select [Command End] from the Assist menu. The annotate line will be drawn from the specified node.

Generation or reference area When a part of the circuit in a schematic sheet is a part of other system circuit, that circuit part can be specified as specified as a reference area and as invalid on the circuit. The specified area is surrounded by a figure indicating that the area is a reference area, and the object colour is also changed. 1. Select [Place] [Area] [Reference area] [Rectangle (polygon) from the menu bar. The figure of the specified area is displayed and the abject colour in the area is changed. Picture 58 2-3-6. Setting wire properties for the Wire Browser Wire label and wire colour can be set as wire properties on Wire Browser is used to display and edit wire property values and wire-based connection information in a list; operation can be performed by linking to the Schematic Editor. In addition, the displayed contents can be output in csv format. 1. Select [Attribute] [Wire browser] from the menu bar The wire browser appears

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2. Select the wire in the schematic sheet for which you want to enter the wire property. The corresponding wire cell on the wire browser is selected. 3. Set the pin property manually add the wire label, wire size, colour and any other required attributes. 4. Click ok button. The setting is reflected on the wire property in the schematic sheet. Wire labels are granted to wires. This cannot be duplicated in a circuit. Placing wires label (property viewer)

This procedure describes how to use the Property Viewer to collectively place or delete wire properties. 1. Select [Attribute] [Place Label] [Place] from the menu bar. Property viewers such as wire label, size and colour are placed. You can collectively turn OFF display of property viewers @wireL, etc for which no value is set.

2. Select [Attribute] [Property viewers (No value)] [Display OFF] from the menu bar. Only property viewers without values are turned OFF. Wire browser Clicking a cell selects the corresponding wire on the schematic sheet.

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Clicking the wire label cell in the schematic sheet moves the focus to the corresponding wire in the Wire Browser. Clicking the property name cells in the property name fields, sorts the property values.

Information on each wire is disabled in one line. FROM: TO indicate the property value of the object connected to a wire. Displayed properties are defined in the wire browser resource file (wireBrs.rsc). Empty field: There is a wire, but no connection (resource set connection). There is wire, but no property has been acquired. (No property value has been entered.) (*.cir) A hierarchy connector that connects to another system circuit () A hierarchy connector that connects to another system diagram, but lacks the objectXRef property Editing wire information. Wire information can be added, edited and reflected on schematic sheets. 2-3-7. Using Wire Property to set wire properties The Wire property doalog alows you to search wires stored in the wire library and enter wire properties. Use the following properties in wire library searches to determine the WDB name registered in the wire library. Wire Kind: Conductor and covering type (reference the standard table) Wire diameter: Diameter of wire including the covering Wire colour: Wire colour (all patterns) combines wire kind and wire diameter 1. Select the wire whose wire property is to be entered on the schematic sheet. 2. Select [Attribute] [Wire Property] from the menu bar. The wire property appears. -

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3. Set wire properties. Click the button in each Property value field to open the Property dialog. Select wire kind, wire diameter in mm and the wire colour.

4. Select the wire. Click search button. The result of the search is displayed. Select the wire to be used and click ok button.

5. Click ok button. The data appears in the wire property of the schematic sheet.

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2-3-8. Referencing and editing terminal information in the terminal browser Use to display, edit and select properties for the selected pin, component pin or terminal and also output the displayed contents in csv format. 1. Select [Attribute] [Terminal Browser] from the menu bar. The terminal browser appears. Pins and terminals expressed in the Terminal browser are as follows. [Display mode] Pin: Indicates a component pin in the circuit Terminal: indicates a terminal on actual parts Inline connectors or divide connectors that are single terminal on the actual parts but that are expressed using two pins on schematic sheets are displayed in pin mode as two pins with two lines and in terminal mode as one terminal with one line. Following selection: When set to ON only the terminal/pin information for the abject selected in the schematic sheet is displayed. 2. Specify the component or pin for which pin/terminal information is referenced or edited. 3. Edit the pin information and reflect it on the schematic sheet.

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Click ok button. Properties that are to be displayed can be set in the Terminal Browser resource file (termBrs.rsc)

2-3-9. Sharing connectors between systems Connectors shared by multiple systems can be represented as one part. This function sets the following component properties in connector components assigned in the system circuit. Common flag: ON Common ID name: Sets any name. Setting a Common Flag 1. Select the component of shared connector. 2. Select [change attribute] from assist menu. The change attribute dialog appears. 3. Select the User property to set a Common Flag to ON Setting a Common ID name 1. Select the component of a shared connector. 2. Select [change attribute] from assist menu. The change attribute dialog appears. 3. Select the User property to set a Common ID name

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2-3-10. Connecting to different systems Wires that connect multiple systems can be represented. Use the following properties to determine which systems the wires belong to in design and manufacture. Connect the wire to the following components. Connect component. Hierarchy connector Set the following properties in the connected hierarchy connectors. Reference sheet (Xref): Connected system circuit Belong to system: On at the system side during manufacturing Set the following properties for the connectors to connect wires. Harness name: Same value as the inline connector to connect the wire from the other system. - Placing wires that are to be connected to different systems Place the hierarchy connectors to connect wires in another system. 1. Select [place] [component] [symbol figure] from the menu bar. Place the hierarchy connectors. 2. Select the wires and hierarchy connectors that are to be connected to different systems.

3. Set wire label with the same name to wires that are to be connected to a hierarchical connector. 4. Set the name harness to all the harness connectors and divide connectors that are to be connected to each o the wires. - Set belong to system Select one of the two hierarchy connectors. 1. Select the hierarchy connector whose wire belongs to the system on the design. 2. Select [change attribute] from the assist menu. The Change attribute dialog appears. 3. Select the User property to set a belong to system to ON Reference sheet settings

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Set up the wire connection system as a reference sheet. 1. Select the hierarchy connectors. 2. Select the [reference sheet] [set] from the assist menu. Select the schematic sheet to be connected in the Reference sheet dialog. 3. The selected reference sheet is set in the Cross reference component property. - Opening a reference sheet This procedure describes how to open a reference sheet set for a particular component. 1. Select the component for which the reference sheet was set, then select [reference sheet] [open] from the assist menu. 2. Based on the property value of the cross reference set for the component, the schematic editor is launched and the reference sheet is opened. 2-3-11. Placing PCB(connection with System Designer) During total design using both System Designer and Cabling Designer, it is possible to arrange components corresponding to a PCB schematic designed with System Designer as symbols in the Cabling Designer schematic. This makes bottom-up design between System Designer and Cabling Designer possible. From the Sheet Editor, it is possible to reference schematics created with System Designer and automatically generate symbols. - Placing a PCB Place components corresponding to the PCB schematic. 1. Select [Place] [Component] [PCB] from the menu bar. The PCB panel appears in the Sheet Editor. If you turn the Display preview check box on, the contents of the system circuit is displayed in the display area. 2. Double click the circuit board name in the list box. The circuit board components are input on the sheet.

2-4. Creating Connector List


By creating a connector list, several types of data can be checked on the same sheet as needed, e.g. system circuits for connection information and connector list for physical information. A number of functions are provided for creating connector lists including this function, which is used for creating items on a schematic sheet, and functions for creating harness units, etc on other schematics using Connection Organizer. - Function for placing connector diagrams This function allows checking how connectors are assigned in each system. It generates connector cross sections and performs pin assisment in interactive sheets. - Connection Organizer This function outputs connector lists of harness products and check diagrams.

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It generates connector cross sections and pin assignments as drawing data other than system diagrams. When combined with the variant module (option), connector lists that take harness numbers into account can be created. 2-4-1. Creating Connector Diagram Connector diagrams can be created automatically on a schematic sheet. A connector diagram is created based on the part information set in the system diagram and part information in the LCDB. Update and deletion of the connector diagram can be performed to maintain congruence between the system diagram and connector diagram. The type of created connector diagram differs depending on the particular instruction you want to execute. 1. Select [Utilities] [Connector Placer] [New] [Unit/Harness Connector] [Unit/Harness] from the menu bar. The plus cursor appears in the canvas. 2. Drag the rectangle to specify the area where the connector diagram is to be generated and select command End The connector diagram appears in the specified rectangle.

2-5. Creating an administration level circuit


In order to maintain a relationship between systems that comprise a product, Cabling Designer employs a unique hierarchical structure and supports an administration level, circuit directories can be used to associate systems with one another.

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Hierarchy connectors are used on system circuits to connect wires set on different systems. 2-5-1. Automatic Administration Circuit Creator Search the specified system circuits and automatically generate the corresponding administration circuit. 1. Select any Circuit Directory (*.cir) on the file manager.

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2. Select [Action] [Automatic Administration Circuit Creator] from the menu bar. The Automatic Administration Circuit Creator dialog starts.

3. In the No placement system list box, select the system code name of the system circuit you want to add the administration circuit, and click the add button. The circuit is added to the placement system list box.

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4. Click <ok> button. If the processing terminates normally, a confirmation dialog appears.

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2-5-2. Setting the harness colour You can reference the harness colour information set in the administration circuit, and set and unset the harness colours for wires and components whose portions are set placed in the schematic editor. Assigning colours to harnesses allows you to perform an instant visual check on the settings of the harness, and find out which harness has not set. 1. Select [tool] [administration circuit setting] from the File Manager. The Administration Circuit setting dialog starts.

2. Click on the <append> button to register the bus from the Administration Circuit whose harness colour you want to set in Administration Circuit Path List 3. Select the administration circuit directory (*.cir) from the directories/files list box of the file manager.

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4. Select [Action] [Harness colour settings] from the menu bar of the File Manager. The Administration circuit setting dialog starts.

5. Define colours for each harness, for Resource Not Set, Harness Mismatch and harness Not Set. 6. From the Administration Circuit you added to the Administration Circuit bus settings, open the system circuit to which you want to apply harness colours 7. Click [view] [Harness colour] [Set] from the menu bar.

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2-5-3. Simple variation The simple variation function can be used to generate csv formatbased individual schematics for each circuit, and, where appropriate, any optional variation information that may exist. Simple Variation Editor The following output operations can be performed. a) Create en administration level circuit for each variation. Create a circuit from which unnecessary components had been deleted. Output Directory/Variation/Administration level circuit b) Create a copy of the system level circuit. Output Directory/Variation/Systems/Circuit name.cir 1. Select [Action] [Simple Variation] from the File Manager. The Simple variation editor appears

2. Specify the administration level Select [File] [Open] from the menu bar. The ADMIN sheet set dialog appears. 3. Specify the administration level circuits(circuit name.cir) Click <ok> button

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4. Import the specification definition table in csv format that is used for the variation. Select [File] [Import] from the menu bar. The csv file set dialog appears. 5. Specify the csv format specification definition table. Click ok button. The specification definition table is imported into the Simple Variation Editor

In the specification definition field use the assist menu to enter symbols you want to specify. 6. Compare the specification definition table and specified administration level circuit to check congruence. In the Simple Variation Editor click check button. 7. Execute simple variation. In the Simple Variation Editor, click <output> button. The Target Set dialog used to specify the destination directory appears.

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Select theExecute of auto router or Copy of low circuit check box as needed. 8. Click <ok> button in the Target Set dialog. 9. When the program is finished, a confirmation dialog appears. 2-5-4. Variant module Virtually any aspect of the complex variation classifications (harness numbers, systems specification) required by motor vehicles can be processes and managed. The Cabling Designer tools can extract the required information using information managed by the Variant Module. Portions, harness numbers and other data can be used as criteria to extract information from circuits to routes. The intermediate files enabled access the mission critical systems. The variant module is made up to the following tree tools: - Spec label editor This tool defines the spec label codes using the specification code in the tree ways browser allows you to paste matrixes to schematic sheets. - Model editor This is a tool for storing information that defines vehicles models(modelspecification code, model-system, model-harness number) and wire harness information for a model or detailed model unit based on stored information. Tree way browser provides links between tree elements (harness number, system and portion) and links these elements to circuit drawings.

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Checking circuits
With Cabling Designer, Design Rule Check can be performed to check for contradictions in harness design and check various properties. In addition, when circuits, etc of products that are several generation old circuits of other products of the same type are utilized, the circuit comparison/circuit difference extraction tool can be used to compare the created circuit to check for the existence of objects and changes in property values. 3-1-1. Execution of Design Rule Check It is necessary to check for loss of required properties, errors and warnings, and check wire connection relationship and data integrity. Be sure to perform these checks to inspect schematics. Design Rule Check The following items can be checked by specifying each setting. - designation of check execution range Check target can be selected. Current circuit, All system, or Select system. When Select system is selected, a system selected on an administrator circuit is checked. - designation of check set The contents of check items can be saved as check sets and necessary check item contents can be specified. More than one check set can be saved in the item setting file (.csf) The master check item record file is installed in the following directory: $ZCDROOT\etc\eng\drcSet.csf

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- selection of check object and setting of detailed item Change display-item on the Detail Setting tab and select target objects to be checked and then check details for each object can be specified. Regarding check contents, you can specify whether the system generates an error or a warning. Design rule check is performed from the administration or system level. The associated system level can be checked on the administration sheet. In addition, you can also check associations between the administration level and system level. 1. Select [Utility] [Design Rule Check] from the menu bar. The Design rule check dialog appears.

2. Set the check item. Select [File] [Load Check Set File] from the menu bar Select Check-Set.

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3. Click the <execute> button. When the check is completed, the End error appears. 4. When there is an error or warning, click the <ok> button in the End dialog. Error and warning messages are displayed on the Message tab 5. When you double click the inside of the error/warning message, the target object on the circuit is selected. 6.

This message output file is created in the following directory: Circuit.cir\log\drcrog.err\ for error messages Circuit.cir\log\drclog\wrn for warning messages 3-1-2. Circuit Comparison/Difference Extraction The circuit comparison/difference extraction function is used to compare circuits and extract differences in objects used and changed property values. 1. Select [Action] [Circuit comparison/Difference] from the File Manager. The Circuit comparison/Difference dialog appears 2. Specify the origin circuit directory, then the target circuit directory.

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3. Set the comparable target properties. Select [Set] [Comparable-Properties Setting] from the menu bar. The Comparable-Properties Setting dialog appears 4. Specify the target option from the option list, then set the comparable target property for each object and click the <ok> button.

5. Set the display items. From the menu bar, select [Set] [Display-Items Setting]. The Display-Items Setting appears. 6. Specify display items and click <ok> button.

7. Click <Execute> button in the Circuit Comparison/Difference dialog. The Execute-Log File Setting dialog appears.

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8. Specify the log name (.diff) and click the <ok> button.

9. The execution result is displayed in the Comparison/Difference dialog.

10. Using the schematic sheets, check the results of the comparison; to do so, open the original and target schematic sheets. 11. Double click ID cells listed in the Comparison/Difference dialog in the display detail of differences pane on the right. The object in the schematic sheet is selected so that the result can be checked.

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12. Output the difference result to a csv format file. Select [File] [Generate CSV] from the menu bar The CSV-output file setting dialog appears. 13. Specify the output file(.csv) then click <ok> button.

4-1. Plot out


With Cabling Designer, created circuits can be output to plotters or printers. 4-1-1. Outputting to Plotter or Printer 1. Select [File] [Plot Out] from the menu bar in the Schematic Editor. The Plot Out dialog appears.

2. Click the <detail> button. The Parameter Setting dialog appears.

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3. Specify the parameters of output device, etc , then click <ok> button. The Parameter Setting dialog closes. 4. Click <ok> button in the Plot Out dialog. The schematic sheet is output to the plotter or printer. 4-1-2. Making a Hardcopy 1. Select [File] [Print] from the Schematic Editor menu bar. The print dialog appears. 2. Click the <ok> button.

The schematic sheets will be output to the printer.

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4-2. Outputting wire information


The wire browser displays a list of wire property values and wire connection information. Information on items connected to wires can be referenced and wire information can be edited in association with wires in the sheets. In addition, text file like CSV format output capability also allows you to output forms. 4-2-1. Outputting information from the wire browser 1. Activate the wire browser Select wire browser icon from the icon bar.

2. Output a text file. Select [File] [Export] from the menu bar Specify the heater information to output and the output file name. Click <ok> button

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4-3. Output Data


Cabling Designer is equipped with the following data tools for harness design. Select Output Generator Tool from the File Manager

Users can easily output circuit information to an external system.

- Batch Program Auto Executor A certain procedure is executed in batch. 1. Harness design DRC 2. Wire list output of I-DEAS interface 3. File output in HP-GL format

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- Wire list generator This function generates wire list used in the same portion based on the administration level. (Wire list generator is an optional module) - Joint relation editor This tool extracts signal routs or electric connections in signal routes and automatically generates joint relation circuits. (Joint relation editor is optional software) - Connection Organizer The connection Organizer obtains information of the connector set in the system circuit and allows you to create, edit, compare differences, output differences and perform back annotation. (Connection Organizer is optional software)

4-4. Interface with 3D CAD


Cabling Designer currently provides a way to interface with I-DEAS and CATIA V5 3-D CAD. 4-4-1. I-DEAS Interface Cabling Designer can interpret the wire list output extracted from wire connection information and wire properties in circuits and wire lists output from IDEAS, and can perform wire list input wherein property values written back to wires in schematic sheets. Using a function that converts wire diameters based on the wire size and wire type when wire lists are output, data forward annotation can be performed from Cabling Designer to I-DEAS, and back annotation of various design information such as distances produced as a result of wire study with I-DEAS can also be performed. (I-DEAS interface is optional software) 1. Select [Utilities] [I-DEAS Interface] from the menu bar. The I-DEAS Interface dialog appears. 2. Specify the mode to execute and select the harness name. More than one harness name can be selected. 3. Set the necessary items and click the <Execute> button. 4-4-2. CATIA V5 Interface This tool is designed to exchange data in harness units, in system units, as connector information and wire connection information is possible, as is the write back of line lengths and line diameter information. (CATIA V5 interface is optional software) 1. Select [Action] [CATIA V5 Interface] from the file manager. The CATIA V5 dialog appears. 2. Specify the mode to execute and select the system name of the Harness Name. 3. Set the necessary items and click the <Execute> button.

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5-1. If you have created libraries


5-2-1. Symbol library Symbol library is a directory to store symbol sheets. To allow using symbol sheets of the directory on a schematic circuit, specify the symbol path as the path of symbol library in the data resource file(landata.rsc) Although symbol library creation rules are not define yet, the sample data divides symbol libraries into group based on parts categories. Also, the data registers multiple symbol paths for unit, relay and others. You can easily check and control symbol sheets if you have created the libraries in certain rules. To create circuits with symbol figures (symbol sheets), the symbol library must be registered in the symbol path in the data resource file(landata.rsc) referenced by circuit directories. A symbol sheet has the Symbol-Name.smb file name. The pins used for figure and net connection must be set on schematic sheet. Also, the function type and component type must be set for part recognition on a schematic sheet. 5-2-2. Creating a symbol directory Symbol directory is used to store symbol sheets. 1. Select [File] [New Open] [Directory] from the File Manager menu bar. Then, create a symbol from the New Directory dialog.

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5-2-3. Adding symbol path Specify the directory you have created on the symbol path of data resource so that you can use it as the symbol library. 1. Double click the data resource file (landata.rsc) to be registered on the Directories/Files list box of File Manager The data resource editor will start up.

2. Click the Symbol Path icon. The Symbol Search Path dialog appears.

3. Specify the number, alias, and directory path. Click the <ok> button. 4. From the Data Resource Editor menu bar, select [File] [Save] to save the data. 5. Select [File] [Exit] to close the Data Resource Editor. Click the <ok> button. 69

5-2-4. About symbols To create symbols that represent part in circuits, the following information is entered on symbol sheets. 1. Figure(required) Indicate the pattern of symbols in a circuit. 2. Pin (as required) Used to connect wires and symbols that express circuit connection information 3. Component type(required) Used to specify what a component represents in a schematic sheet 4. Function type(required) Used to specify part functions 5. Sheet size(required) Represents in area within which symbols are recognize in schematic sheets Click inside the set area to select symbols 6. Property viewer (as required) Used to display property values in schematic sheets 7. Relation property(as require) To use Cabling Designer functions, component and function types for symbols are set as described below. - Component type Figure Sheet frame Part Logical Cell System Power Ground Hierarchy Connector Sheet connector - Function type $ZCDROOT\etc\CompKind 0 Unit U 1 JUNCTION_BOX JB 2 EARTH E 3 RELAY_BOX RB 4 FUSE_BOX FB 19 PCB PCB 20 CONNECTOR CN 21 JOINT_CONNECTOR JC 22 JUNCTION_CONNECTOR CC 23 BUSBAR_CONNECTOR BC 24 COMBINATION_CONNECTOR CJ 25 COMPLEX_CONNECTOR XC 41 RESISTOR R 42 CAPACITOR C 43 FUSE F

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RELAY DIODE SHORTPIN BULB JOINT SPLICE BRIDGE JOINT FORK WELD TERMINATOR TERMINAL SHIELD

RLY D SP B J S BJ FRK WLD T TRM SLD

To use Cabling Designer functions, component and function types for symbols are set as described below.
Component Kind Unit Shield Earth Sheet Frame Component Type Part Logical Cell Logical Cell Sheet Frame Function Type UNIT SHIELD EARTH UNIT

The following types of connectors are generated during system circuit creation.
Component Kind Harness connector Component Type Logical Cell Function Type CONNECTOR

5-2-5. Registering Symbols 1. Select [File] [New] [Symbol Sheet] from the File Manager The New Symbol Sheet dialog appears.

2. Set the symbol sheet name in the File Name. 3. Click the <ok> button. The Symbol Sheet Editor is activated

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4. Set the symbol origin and sheet size. Select [Environment] [Sheet size] [Change Size and Origin] from the menu bar, then drag a rectangle out to the required sheet size and specify the origin. 5. Enter the figure of the symbol. Use the Drawing Icon dialog.

To draw lines click

icon.

6. From the menu bar, select [Place] [Pin] to place a pin Use the Drawing Icon dialog. The pin is indicated by white number. 5-2-6. Setting Symbol properties 1. Select [Attribute] [Change Attribute] from the menu bar. The Change Attribute dialog appears.

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2. Select the component type and function type from the displayed option list in the System Property tab. Click the <ok> button.

3. Place the property viewer of the property to be displayed in the schematic sheet. Select [Place] [Property viewer] from the menu bar. The Property Viewer dialog appears. Select the property from the Property List, then check the <Apply> button.

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4. Move the cursor on the canvas and place the symbol. The Property Viewer appears. 5. Save the symbol sheet. Select [File] [Save] from the menu bar. The system generates a file name symbol name.smb

5-3. Creating a LCDB


5-3-1. LCDB Library An LCDB (Component Database for Schematic Design) is a library to which part names for parts, function names, other property information and information related to components and pins are registered. (LCDB editor is optional software) LCDBname.dbf(database file) LCDBname.cmp(component file) LCDBname.prf(parameter file) LCDBname.rlt(components search file) LCDBname.cif(connector correspondence information file) LCDBname.xif(complex connector correspondence information file)

To create circuits using an LCDB (Component Database for Schematic Design), the LCDB must be registered in the component library path in the data resource file(landata.rsc) referenced by each circuit directory. 5-3-2. Creating a LCDB directory

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To control many LCDBs efficiently, create a directory for each part type, and store LCDB files under each directory. An ordinary directory can be used to store the LCDB. 1. Select [File] [New open] [Directory] from the File Manager menu bar. Then create a directory from the New directory dialog.

5-3-3. Creating an LCDB An LCDB consists if six files. To create an LCDB, you must generate a .prf parameter file. Once have created the parameter files, you can use them to create other files automatically. 1. Select [File] [New Open] [LCDB Parameters] from the File manager menu. The New LCDB Parameter dialog will appear.

2. Set the LCDB name in the New LCDB Parameter. 3. Click the <ok> button. The LCDB editor will start.

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5-3-4. Adding a Part Search Path After you have created an LCDB, you must always add a part search path of data resource file, so that parts can be searched. 1. Double click the data resource file(landata.rsc) to be registered on the Directories/Files list box of the File Manager. The Data Resource Editor will start up.

2. Click the Parts Path icon. The Parts Search Path dialog appears.

3. Specify the number, alias, and directory path. Set the directory path to the LCDB name. 4. Click the <ok> button. 5. From the Data resource editor menu bar, select [File] [Save] to save the data. 6. Select [File] [Exit] to close the Data resource editor

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5-2-5. Registering Parts in LCDB 1. Double click the LCDB parameter file (.prf) in the Directories/Files list box in the File Manager. The LCDB Editor is activated.

2. Select [Data] [Input Part] from the menu bar of the LCDB Editor The Part dialog appears.

3. Enter a unique CDB name in the LCDB, then click <ok> button. The same part name as CDB name is entered in the part list. 4. Set a component name that consists to a part. 5. When there are contents to be registered as part properties, enter the values. Caution: The CDB name is a unique name in the registered parts and has the same name as the part name. 5-3-6. Adding components onto LCDB The following explains how to store components information of each part using theLCDB editor. The component information can be shared between multiple parts.

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1. Double click the cell of the component name to be registered in theLCDB Editor. The Edit component dialog appears.

2. Enter Component Type and Function Name as required. 3. Specify the symbol sheet in the Symbol Sheet Assignment that will be used by the circuit. 4. Set the terminal information add the correct number of pins using the append pin command. 5. Click <ok> button.

5-4. Creating Connector Correspondence Information


Registering connector male/female correspondence information in the connector correspondence information file (.cif) can help ensure the appropriate corresponding connector is selected. Connector correspondence information files can be registered using the special CIF Editor. Using the CIF Editor, the following settings can be performed. - Set the correspondence connector by separating the base connector and corresponding connector. 78

For a pair of connectors, connectors can be saved in a reverse relationship.* Of the registered corresponding relationship, only the completely identical corresponding relationship is maintained and saved. Individual set corresponding relationship for pins. Search for duplicated definition contents.

5-4-1. Registering connector correspondence information file 1. Using the File Manager, double click the connector correspondence information file (.cif). The CIF Editor appears.

2. Select the <New> button on the control panel. The new row is added to the Fitting Info Table. 3. Select the base side component from the parts list table and click the <Add> It is displayed in the Base Connector list box 4. Select the opposite side component from the parts list table and click the <Add> button in Opposite Connector. 5. Click the <Add> button in the control panel. In the New row, the specified correspondence connector information is added. 6. When you need to set pin (connector terminal) correspondence individuality, click the <Pin Connection> button to open the Pin Connection dialog, and then make settings as needed.

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7. Click a Terminal Number cell to set the terminal connection from the base part table and a terminal number cell of the corresponding part to be fitted from the correspondence part table and then select [Set] from the Assist menu. The terminal connection cell of the terminal connection table is updated. 8. When you finish setting connection status for all terminals, save correspondence information. Select [File] [Save] from the menu bar on the main dialog. The Save dialog appears. Select the necessary item, then select <yes> button.

5-5. Creating a wire library


5-5-1. Wire library A wire library stores wire type, wire size, wire colours and other wire properties. Use the Wire Library Editor to store libraries. Stored wire property information makes it possible to use such properties as search criteria and thereby select wires and assign properties at the same time. The Wire Library library editor is optional software.

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- WDB name.wdf (database file) - WDB name.wdf (line type file) - WDB name.wdf (parameter file) - WDB name.wdf (search file) Use of a wire library to create schematics requires that the wire library be stored in the wire library path in the Cabling resource file($ZCDROOT\info\lancable.rsc) referenced by the Cabling Designer.

5-5-2. Creating a wire library directory An ordinary directory can be used to store the wire libraries. 1. Select [File] [New] [Directory] from the File Manager menu bar. Then create a directory from the New directory dialog.

5-5-3. Creating Wire Library A wire library is composed of four files. To create the Wire library you must generate a .wpf parameter file. Once you have created the parameter files, you can use them and create other files automatically. 1. Select [File] [New] [Wire Library Parameters] from the File Manager menu. The New Wire Library Parameter Dialog will appear.

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2. Set the Wire Library name in the New Wire Library Parameter 3. Click the <ok> button. The Wire library editor will start.

4. Enter new parts, and select [File] [Save] The save dialog will appear. 5. Click <ok> button.

5-5-4. Setting wire list path To be able to access a created wire library in the wire property dialog by registering it in the wire library path of the Cabling resource file (lancable.rsc) it must be registered in the cabling resource file wire library.

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1. Double click the cable designer resource file (lancable.rsc) yo be used to register a library in Directories/Files list box in the File Manager. Start up MemoPad 2. Search for the following keyword in the file. path. Start up MemoPad. Ex: C:\cr5000WH\data\CDsample\original\lwdb\Main.wpf 4. The edited data is saved. the registration of a sublibrary is placed in the following keywords in the Cabling resource file (lancable.rsc) <wdbMainDicPath>. 3. Set a directory path. Enter the wire library parameter file name as the directory

5-5-5. Registering wire in the wire library 1. Double click the wire library parameter file (*.wpf) in the Directories/Files list box in the File Manager. The Wire Library Editor is activated.

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2. Select [Data] [Input Part] from the menu bar of the Wire Library Editor. The Append Wire dialog appears.

3. Enter a unique WDB name in the Wire Library, then click the <ok> button.

5-5-6. Registering wire kind Registering wire kind of each wire using the wire library editor The wire type define a wire standard 1. Click the wire kind cell. Enter a valid kind.

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The registered wire types are displayed by selecting the wire kind select dialog in the assist menu.

5-5-7. Defining wire colors This function is used to define wire colours. 1. Select [Data] [color keyword definition] from the menu bar. This starts up the Color keyword definition dialog. Enter a wire colour in the key field. Enter wire colour pattern display label in the display field.

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2. Click the <append> button in the <wire colour keyword definition> dialog. This adds one line of cells. 3. Enter the required character string from the keyboard. This adds one line of cells. Click the <ok> button.

5-5-8. Registering wire colour patterns This function register wire colour patterns used by each wire. A wire pattern definition makes it possible to register a combination of wire colours for one wire. 1. Double click the cell of the wire colour pattern (wireColorPattern) field of the wire to be edited. The Wire colour pattern dialog appears.

2. Double click the wire colour pattern to be edited in theWire colour pattern dialog. 3. Click the <ok> button. The selected wire colour pattern is registered in the Wire library editor

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6-1. Creating a schematic circuit


You can easily creating a schematic circuit using the File Manager. Also you can select the resource file operation mode. As schematic circuit are created based on the circuit directory (xxx.cir), you can control the schematic for each directory.

6-1-1. Creating a schematic circuit 1. Select [File] [New] [circuit directory] from the file manager menu. The Create Circuit Directory dialog will appear. 2. Set the path of output directory. 3. Name the circuit directory. The .cir extension is not required. 4. Specify Sheet Category]. 5. Click the <ok> button. The Schematic Editor will start up and selected schematic sheet will open.

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