Capital Harness Designer enables engineers to create detailed, validated and manufacturing-ready harness designs. You can tailor the tool to meet your specific needs. The rules-based collaborative design merge functions provide automated integration of multi-source design inputs at a detailed level.
Use part selection routines to automatically add wires, multicores, terminals, seals, cavity plugs, tapes, tubes, heat-shrink sleeves and other harness components to create a full manufacturing bill of materials.
Test as you go
Ensure the final design meets your organization’s defined best practices with the provided multiple configurable design rule checks.
Calculate material needs
Leverage automated engineering functions to calculate manufacturing wire lengths, bundle diameters, optimized splice positions, taping quantities, harness weight and other quantities describing the finished design.
Collaborate with design merge
Merge design changes from mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and other tools into existing harness designs continuously – without overwriting locally mastered design details and attributes. “Change policies” control how Capital Harness Designer should respond to design changes from multiple sources; the system automatically assesses the design change impact and applies the changes to the harness design.
Ensure consistency with graphical styling templates
Uniquely render multiple graphical representations from the same design via configurable graphical styling templates. Using this feature, you can create reference designs that conform to consistent in-house standards and styles and automatically re-render the design – on demand – into the required styles of your customer/supplier organizations.
Manage multiple harnesses with Option and Variants (OV)
Manage multiple harness variants from a single 150% design. The tool automatically identifies which components are assigned to which variant and compiles the manufacturing bills of material for each.
Direct design changes
Facilitate change processes with the data-centric architecture of Capital. Use multiple change management capabilities, such as tabular and graphical difference reports, version management and compatibility control (build lists).
Define project and process management
Define and apply project norms such as naming conventions, design rule checks, customer options and variants. Process constraints such as release management sequence, design locking, user permissions and component naming can be mandated.