E3.Panel is the market’s most advanced panel and switchgear layout system. It’s totally embedded into the E3.series working environment delivering a seamless schematic-to-panel and panel-to-schematic working environment.
E3.Panel delivers remarkable return-on investment. It allows users to place parts used in the schematic within real world environments (panels, doors, rooms etc), using intelligent mountings (DIN Rail Mounts) as required.
The workspace may also have ducts and cable route paths assigned. E3.Panel then allows routing (manual or automatic) of components delivering true route and length information, with a multitude of design rule checks at all stages to ensure that your design is manufacture-able first time.
Based on the common E3.Series data model, any part may have a panel representation. If you change a part or wire in the schematic, it changes in the panel, and vice-versa it’s that easy! Wires are made available for routing when defined in a schematic – all the user needs do is route it. Routing may be done manually or automatically, with full regard to segregation and other selectable design rules. Design rules prohibit amongst many things, over-filling of ducting, and placement of parts and wiring in restricted areas, and proximity of wiring to parts.
You may wish to add additional parts in the panel design which were not required in the schematic, the BOM will, of course, adjust accordingly. As would be expected from a physical model, you can annotate, dimension and fully document your diagrams, export for use in other systems or use it to develop further information such as drill hole detailing, or cut-and-strip and labelling information.