Electrical design for automotive industry
The automotive industry requires increasingly targeted and flexible solutions for new product design at a rapid pace while improving product quality and reducing manufacturing time. Some of the main challenges are reduction of cables and control switchboards while dealing with increased complexity of embedded systems built into each model.
Integration with ERP platforms, MRP, PDM or PLM are of particular importance to ensure bidirectional data exchange within the system. This avoids errors in both the design and production phase where collaborative design is equally important in reducing design time while increasing productivity.
Trace Software International solutions
Reacting to specific needs in the design of automotive industry, Trace Software International has developed elecworks Onboard. It is a specific electrical design software solution for embedded systems where project management and a multi-user working environment provide process automation relevant to individual design elements. elecworks Onboard integrates with other tools such as ERP, PDM, PLM and electronic cable management systems. Real-time collaboration amongst decentralized locations are key for the success of prototypes and mass production.