E3 series MODULES

If you want;

  • The latest in Electrical CAD software for your electrical engineering designs. with a long-term development strategy,
  • Object-oriented design with the security of online checks,
  • The ability to begin anywhere in your electrical design workflow,
  • To work online, on the same project, simultaneously with other users,
  • Easy operation under Windows® yet optimized for electrical engineering,
  • To generate intelligent fluid schematics for hydraulic and pneumatic systems,
  • To design cables and harnesses in E-CAD,
  • To reduce production wiring costs with preassembled cable modules,
  • To integrate E-CAD with ERP, PDM and other systems directly through a COM interface,

then let us introduce you to the e3-series-iconseries


Object-oriented Architecture

The e3-series-iconseries is based upon an object-oriented database with all modules feeding back to a single data structure. There is no data transfer between the individual modules, ensuring that errors are avoided while increasing the quality of the results and ensuring any necessary changes are made efficiently.


The bi-directional programming interface permits access to the object-oriented database. Integrated interfaces make it possible to import and export DXF/DWG, TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, DGN, CGM and VRML, STEP AP-214 data. e3-series-iconseries accepts data from other ECAD systems and is easy to integrate into your existing design environment, with PDM, ERP or 3D M-CAD systems.


The multi-user option of e3-series-iconseries Enterprise makes simultaneous engineering possible, significantly reducing the lead time of your project.

Variable Definition

You do not have to draw similar projects over and over. If necessary you can define the subprojects of your project as variants and activate the relevant parts. Or you can turn the same project into another project with a few clicks of different options.

Complete design from circuit diagrams to terminal plans and BOMs. Object-oriented technology and online verification provide design tools in the  areas of electrical engineering, hydraulics and pneumatics.

• Circuit schematics for electrical engineering
• Hydraulics and pneumatics
• Logic and electrical checks
• Online terminal plans
• Online bill of materials
• Automatic connections


All the following functions are available in the e3-series-iconseries Schematic Module

  • Windows® operating system (supports Vista and Windows 7)
  • “Drag & Drop” functionality
  • 256 user-defined layers for each object type
  • Make inquiries for signs, texts, cross references, symbols and components
  • Online help
  • The ability to customize the color representation of the design environment (such as the measurement lines of the connection lines, cable cross section, signal type).
  • DIN, ANSI, JIC, IEC representations of the drawing
  • EXF, DXF, DWG standard interfaces
  • Bi-directional COM interface
  • Icon-based selection of symbols and components for “Find and Replace” operations
  • Freely definable signal qualities (such as wire numbers)
  • Freely definable guide and text sizes, characters and line fonts
  • Read, Write, Copy, Paste, Delete, Rotate, Mirror operations in drawings and areas
  • Strong switching capacity for symbols and components
  • Freely definable documentation (BOMs, Terminal Plans, Cable / Wire Lists, etc.)
  • Online Terminal Plan
  • Customizable object oriented user interface, Dynamic enlargement and reduction, fit to page
  • Terminal plan reflected immediately in schematic changes
  • Managing large-scale design
  • OLE connection to other applications
  • Supporting documentation attachments such as Word and Excel documents
  • Object oriented data
  • Visual Basic Interface
  • User defined customer letterhead formats design
  • Online cross-references for components signaling and components in the rendered pages
  • On-line control of design rules such as short circuit, multiple symbol assignment and overloading of compounds
  • Identifiable components with customizable symbol associations
  • Metric & English units
  • Strong symbol library
  • Powerful component library


e3-series-iconpanel is fully integrated in e3-series-iconschematic and e3-series-iconcable and the complete solution for placing and wiring components in panels and on mounting plates alternatively in 2D and 3D.

e3-series-iconpanel contains all information about the schematic data and as a result of the object-oriented data structure the modifications can be implemented immediately. Modifications to the panel layout and wiring are automatically updated in the schematic. The optional routing module calculates all routing pathways and wire lengths automatically. In doing so, these specifications are considered using signal classes. e3-series-iconpanel outputs wiring lists with the exact routing pathways and wire lengths as well as additional attributes necessary for production.


e3-series-iconseries special functionality in panel

  • Completely integrated in Windows® environment
  • Drag & Drop
  • 256 object-related display levels
  • Search mechanisms for symbols, devices, connections, texts and attributes…
  • Context-sensitive Online Help
  • Object-oriented user interface with possibility to directly integrate in other applications
  • Display drawings using different norms (DIN, ANSI, JIC)
  • Supports standard formats like STEP, DXF/DWG, SVG, PDF, pixel graphics
  • Bidirectional API (COM/DCOM Standard)
  • Extensive functionality for exchanging symbols and components
  • Connections through jumpers
  • Specify signal class for controlling the routing
  • Save, load, copy, rotate and mirror drawings and areas
  • Object and text hyperlinks also within E³.series projects
  • Freely definable documentation (e.g. BOM, Terminal Plans, Connector Plans, Cable Core Plans)
  • Object and text hyperlinks also within E³.series projects
  • Dynamic zooming and panning
  • Specify signal class for controlling the routing
  • Optionally work in 2D or 3D, switch by pressing a button
  • Diğer uygulamalara OLE bağlantısı
  • Supports any sheet format, e.g. DIN, Ladder, special formats
  • Integrated database editor
  • User-defined grid sizes, fonts and line types
  • Online cross-references for connections and devices
  • Continuous verification of adherence to manufacturing specifications, such as multiple assignment of symbols and overcrowding of components
  • User-defined connection attributes

e3-series-iconcable is ideally suited for industries developing power and control harnesses for the automotive, off-highway and special purpose vehicle, and aerospace industries, or those developing field cabling for plant and machinery.
e3-series-iconcable supports multi-view functionality; devices and cables detailed in the schematic can also be shown in a documentation view with manufacturing data added. Modifications carried out anywhere in the design are automatically updated in all other views.
e3-series-iconcable is integrated with 3D drawing programs and has comprehensive analysis capabilities. When working with 3D harness design systems, it calculates cable and wire lengths and controls bend radius.
The program supports multiple languages and all Windows® fonts. With a simple operation, any text can be displayed on the desired side. At the same time, Asian characters are available with UNICODE. With 10 user interfaces available on the ground, e3-series-iconCable is used by engineers in many countries around the world in their native language.

• Documentation of cables and cable installations
• Verification of connector pairs and pins.
• Numerous images of cable design, production and services
• Interface with 3D M-CAD system



Standard Functionality in e3-series-iconcable

  • Completely integrated in Windows® environment
  • Drag & Drop
  • Context-sensitive Online Help
  • Create block diagrams
  • Configurable user interface and toolbars
  • Structuring of cable assemblies and cable bundles
  • Define connector pin terminals and cross-section checks
  • Predefined functional assemblies in the library
  • Object and text hyperlinks also within e3-series-iconseries projects




For manufacturing of harnesses, the e3-series-iconformboard option
offers additional functions to create a scaled 1:1 drawing of a
harness. The formboard drawing is a view of the cables and
harnesses defined in the schematic drawing.

• Manufacturing length definition on any segment
• Automatic segment adjustment
• Predefined adjustment direction
• Dynamic connector tables
• Easy rotation of branches
• Wire assignment in connector tables
• Addition of cable protection (e.g. shrinking tubes) and fasteners
• Addition of nail points and branch attributes


All the following functions are available in the e3-series-iconseries Formboard Module

  • Identification of the manufacturing time for each part
  • Automatic segment insertion
  • Default setting direction
  • Creating dynamic connector tables
  • Easy to rotate branches (automatic rotation)
  • Realization of wire assignments in connector tables
  • Cable protection (such as spiral pipes) and fasteners
  • Ability to add distribution points as add-ons
  • Formboard drawing is easy and fast drawing
  • Own symbols
  • Automatic table symbols
  • Display of non-measurable parts
  • Automatic length adjustment
  • Turning cable branches
  • Identification of non-electrical parts for BOM
  • Object oriented – always compatible
  • Formboard drawings are always true, like all e3-series-iconseries documents
  • Everything is synchronized online, no matter where the change is made



e3-series-icontopology takes logical designs into the physical world. Topology sheets created at any scale are added to the overall e3-series-iconseries project. Sheets can represent chassis or plant layouts and installation spaces such as the dashboard or equipment are added to the sheets. The connections between these installation spaces represent harness routes or cable runs. Alternative views of logical devices held in the same project are placed into the relevant installation spaces.

As this process continues, signal logic and wiring information from the schematic is seen automatically in the topology view and the cables start to be automatically defined. Inline devices are easily added and alternate harness configurations can be tested quickly. Reports detail the harnesses, including cost and weight estimate.

The logical components from the schematic are placed in the installation spaces using ‘drag and drop’. e3-series-icontopology routes all wires and cables through valid pathways enabling the length, weight and diameter of individual segments to be calculated automatically. The different harnesses are then evaluated using reports and a rough cost estimate is provided. By moving components to different installation spaces new harness concepts are generated and can be compared to previous options.

e3-series-icontopology is not limited to the transportation industry; it is also used to optimize industrial plant design, with the installation spaces representing distribution boards and connection pathways representing cable trays.

e3-series-icon3D Roting Bridge enables companies to integrate their electrical harness design with all major MCAD vendors. Electrical harness details such as connectors, terminals, splices and netlist information are transferred to the MCAD system, where harness engineers route the cables in the mechanical space. The length and structure data for the harness is then fed into e3-series-iconseries, where the final details are added for manufacturing.

e3-series-icon3D Routing Bridge works in conjunction with e3-series-iconcable.

e3-series-icon3D Routing Bridge is ideally suited for harness manufacturers and automotive, aerospace, rail, off-highway, special purpose vehicle and machinery companies.

e3-series-icon3D Routing Bridge enables electrical and mechanical collaboration allowing electrical and mechanical engineers to work in their own dedicated environment but and then integrate design data in a controlled manner.

Supported MCAD systems

-Autodesk Inventor

-Dassault Systemes CATIA V5

-Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 3D CAD

-PTC Creo Elements

-PTC Creo Direct

-Siemens NX

-Siemens SolidEdge

Makes it possible to design hydraulic and pneumatic systems with all the advantages of the object-oriented e3-series-iconseries functionality, either as a stand-alone module, or together with the electrical design in one complete system.

• Circuit diagrams for hydraulics and pneumatics
• Online functionality with all e3-series-iconseries modules
• Online bill of materials
• Logic checks for active error avoidance
• Enhanced graphic properties
• Symbol rotation in any angle
• Reports for production, start-up and service


All the following functions are available in the e3-series-iconseries Fluid Module

  • Windows® operating system (supports Vista and Windows 7)
  • “Drag & Drop” functionality
  • Online help
  • Design of block diagrams
  • Schematic drawings for background layouts
  • Creating a wire structure
  • Released freely definable assembly lists
  • Taking and transferring cable types
  • Component and symbol library
  • Freely definable object qualities
  • Automatic connector selection
  • Appropriate product identification
  • Easy signal and connection navigation
  • Use the same connector on different pages
  • Freely definable page formats
  • Check and update online after changes
  • Documentation graphics
  • Object-oriented user interface (copilot)
  • OLE connection to other applications
  • Supports documentation attachments such as Word and Excel documents
  • Object oriented data
  • Visual Basic interface
  • Bi-directional COM interface
  • Standard interface such as DXF, DWG, graphic images




e3-series-iconeCheck is an extension to e3-series-iconseries that enables the users to functionally analyse their electrical schematic circuits and check designs for fuse and wire sizing errors. The utility works in real-time and provides instant feedback on the operability of the circuit design.

e3-series-iconeCheck is ideally suited to those working with DC control systems, such as transportation companies. Industries already served by e3-series-iconseries include automotive, aerospace, railway, off-highway and special purpose vehicle.

Switches and contacts within the design are controlled by the voltage and current passing through the circuit. Energizing a coil will open and close auxiliary contacts, which in turn enables and disables current flow in other sections of the design simulating the real-life operation of the circuit. As current passes through to the load, objects such as lamps or motors voltage are checked and success or failure information is fed back to the user.

Optimizing wire harness designs to meet targeted weight and cost objectives is a complex and challenging task. One of the most time consuming aspects is the consolidation of different data sources and inputs into one consistent representation. Topology data, in particular, have been known to require an intence effort for consolidation, as different segments have to be combined to a single representation and then routed manually in a 3D environment(e.g. CATIA or Siemens NX). Zuken’s innovative e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab simplifies this complex task with direct 3D data modelling capabilities and automated wire harness assembly functionality supporting the compilation of comprehensive harness designs from heterogeneous fragments. The result is a substantial reduction of ramp-up and optimization cycles.

e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab enables the optimization of wire harnesses with an unprecedented degree of speed and accuracy. With these capabilities, it generates substantial benefits across a wide spectrum of applications in the automotive and transportation industry.

e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab is committed to supporting all relevant industry standart formats. With its support of VEC format, e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab leads the industry by anticipating the next genartion industry standart for wire harness designs. For teh customer this means substantial benefits in terms of easy integration into existing environments as well as a protection of investments in legacy data.

e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab seamlessly integrates into e3-series-iconcable. No file transfer is required to read in schematic information into e3-series-iconWiringSystemLab.

e3-series-iconWiring Diagram Generator automatically generates schematics/wiring diagrams for development, service and after sales. It can also be used to migrate and create standardized diagrams from older systems. After defining the diagram placement and routing rules, schematic/wiring diagrams are generated automatically from a netlist (connection list from a CSV format). The diagrams created by e3-series-iconWiring Diagram Generator can easily be modified as you would any drawing using e3-series-iconcable.

e3-series-iconWiring Diagram Generator functionality is integrated in the e3-series-iconcable user interface with its own easy-to-use toolbar. A broad range of diagrams from simple from-to connections to more complex environments can be processed. For example, variants, splices, inline connectors, wiring and display symbols are all supported.

Special Functionality in e3-series-iconWiring Diagram Generator

  • Easy-to-use toolbar integrates into e3-series-iconcable
  • Customer specific configuration
  • Define placement and routing rules
  • Generate diagrams automatically for individual systems (e.g. brakes, lighting)
  • Selectively regenerate individual systems
  • Modifications using integrated automatic functionality (Disconnect signals, Move components to another position, Regenerate connections)
  • Update functionality displays all modifications

e3-series-iconRevision Management allows users to track changes that occur through all phases of the product lifecycle.e3-series-iconRevision Management records all graphical and textual changes, keeping a change history. The resulting data can be incorporated into the engineering change process.

Automating change management ensures that no changes are missed, leading to improved quality and increased productivity.

e3-series-iconRevision Management supports all industries works in cojunction with all e3-series-iconseries modules.

Documentation produced by e3-series-iconRevision Management is used in the engineering change order process to help ensure all changes requested by the field or production are implemented in the original design.

e3-series-iconFunctional Design is an add-on module to e3-series-iconcable that supports the development of the first sketces used to drive the detailed wiring. In the early development phases, block diagrams are created and connected through specified communication channels. Then functional units containing signal properties are placed in dynamic components. After the desired functional units of a dynamic component are correctly assigned, the dynamic component is replaced by a standart component from the library.

e3-series-iconFunctional Design is ideally suited for all transportation industries.

Functional units laid out in the schematic are added to functional blocks on a non-scaled topological plan. Signal pathways are added between the functional blocks to determine physical interconnectivity. Blocks can be modified in order to accomodate all signal logic.

e3-series-iconHarnessAnalyzer is a powerful tool for viewing and analyzing harness drawings in the standart HCV container data format, which combines KBL (physical data model) and SVG (vector graphics) data. In addition it can read in data in the new VEC format as well in native formats like PLMXML or DSI. Depending on the import data the redering of the harness system is done in 2D and/or 3D. The tool supports efficient collaboration through powerful analysis, redlining and version compare functionality.

e3-series-iconHarnessAnalyzer paves the way for harness design collaboration in the demanding automotive, special vehicles and wider transportation industries. It is easy to use and allows efficient viewing, browsing, analyzing, validating and commenting on the design model and related drawings generated by today’s growing number of authoring tools.

With today’s large designs and drawings, the search function has become a major day-to-day requirement. e3-series-iconHarnessAnalyzer supports this with a Google like search functionality across all technical objects of a design.

e3-series-iconHarnessAnalyzer imports HCV format data, which includes complete drawing information.

e3-series-iconHarness Flattening tool enables users to flatten 3D geometric harness data exported from supported MCAD systems. It prepares the flattened harness structure for import into e3-series-iconformboard where the manufacturing detail can be completed.

Working in conjunction with e3-series-iconcable and e3-series-icon3DRouting Bridge, e3-series-iconHarness Flattening is supported in Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 and Ptc CREO Parametrics. Additional utilities are required to export 3D geometric data from MCAD systems.

Any wire or cable properties, such as color, cross-section, shielding, twisted-pair, length, insulation, stripping distance, additional lengths, material numbers or tooling, can be fed into the production environment.

3D geometric data extracted from supported MCAD systems is imported into the e3-series-iconHarness Flattening tool. The harness is then visualized in 3D to determine the most appropriate backbone. Once selected- either manually or automatically, based on the diameter of the bundle- the harness is flattened with all branches emitting from the backbone.

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