E3.Series 2014 introduced E3.eCheck, a design verification tool that allows Electrical designers to identify errors at the development stage, helping avoid costly errors and iterations.
E3.eCheck provides DC functional analysis and circuit checks for E3.series designs. It automatically ensures a schematic is functionally accurate and that wires as well as fuses are within the acceptable tolerances. E3.eCheck works in real-time and provides instant visual and audible feedback.
As well as catching tolerance design faults, E3.eCheck also simulates functionality checks. For example, operating a switch simulates current flow through the circuit, opening and closing contacts or energizing coils, which in turn operates additional contacts. As the current flows through the circuit, loads activate or de-activate and provide immediate visual and audible feedback to the user on their behaviour and operational accuracy.
E3.eCheck is ideally suited for engineers working with DC control systems, such as those in the transportation industries, as well as applicable for engineers in such diverse industries as automotive, aerospace, railway, off-highway vehicles, and special-purpose vehicles. Additional functionality provided with E3.eCheck includes circuit functional analysis, current checking, current direction indicator, voltage drop analysis, error navigation, and multi-symbol and multi-sheet support.
“E3.eCheck represents an advancement in the tools available for electrical engineering of harnesses and control systems,” said Zuken’s Head of Marketing Steve Chidester. “The days of prototyping and then documenting afterwards are on their way out. Today it is important to engineer products from concept through manufacturing. E3.eCheck not only makes design analysis faster and more accurate, but it also identifies design flaws early — saving time and cost by eliminating prototype iterations.”
To see a 30 minute overview of E3.eCheck, watch the video below.