Capital is a comprehensive software suite that enables the engineering of electrical systems for large platforms such as cars, aircraft, and sophisticated machines. These platforms have substantial and increasing electronic content, which are dependent upon complex electrical distribution systems to function. Trends such as powertrain electrification and increased vehicle autonomy intensify these challenges leading companies to utilize Capital to overcome them.
- Reduced design cost and cycle time
- Improved system and design quality
- Reduction in overall system cost and weight
- Lower harness manufacturing costs and turnaround time
- Improved brand image with lower in service troubleshooting costs
- Automated job functions, freeing staff to innovate
Capital delivers advanced automation across a flow extending from electrical/electronic architecture definition, through detailed electrical design and wire harness manufacturing, to documentation & diagnostics. It includes powerful functionality for the electrical domain including functional verification, manufacturing process generation, and configuration & design change management.
This paper will focus on the quantification of the complexity related costs in harness variations in order to model them, allowing automated algorithms to optimize for these costs. A number of real world examples will be provided as well. Since no two businesses are alike, it is the aim of this paper to provide the foundational knowledge and methodology so the reader can assess their own business to model how variation complexity costs affect their business.Download whitepaper