Electrical system design- Increasing productivity with the right tool

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Published on February 12, 2014

Author: kavitaaroor

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The rising complexity and importance of
electronic features incorporated in industrial
equipment products, high price of electrical
equipment and cabling, have made
electrical system design one of the key
activities in product development rather
than an afterthought. Here’s a look
at how Trinity Touch Pvt Ltd experienced
robust functionality in their process
post installation of SolidWorks Electrical.
Electrical 2D.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESIGN CHEMICAL PHARMA/ FOOD/ BIOTECH BEVERAGE OIL/ GAS WATER/ WASTEWATER POWER Increasing Productivity with the Right Tool Source: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Increased overall efficiency by using Electrical 2D tool at pre-order stage Today, the rising complexity and importance of electronic features incorporated in industrial equipment products, high price of electrical equipment and cabling, have made electrical system design one of the key activities in product development rather than an afterthought. Here’s a look at how Trinity Touch Pvt Ltd experienced robust functionality in their process post installation of SolidWorks Electrical 2D. The industrial equipment industry faces increasing challenges in electrical systems design. Earlier, electrical devices and harness routes were designed by fitting them in spaces left by engineers. In some cases, the fitting was even done during physical mockup validation. Today, with times changing and competition increasing, electrical system design has become a center of attraction. Trinity Touch Pvt Ltd is an electrical panel manufacturing company, which provides customized solution between solar modules and The product integrates electrical systems design with robust configuration system management to increase part commonality across products inverters, and has presence in the UK and India currently, for supplying its products to the power and energy sector. Talking about the importance of design in this sector, Head of Department – Electrical, Trinity Touch Pvt Ltd, Perminder Sandhu said, “After getting an inquiry from our customer, our first step is to convert the inquiry into initial design (preparing single line diagram, switchgear selection, panel sizing as per internal electrical components to be used, wire sizing as per load conditions, etc.) for cost estimation. Post the approval on drawings, we proceed to further execute the details in power, circuit and PLC logic drawings.“ Getting it right Indira Rao Deputy Editor Vogel Business Media India indira.rao@vogel.de 32 Delivering right at the inquiry stage is of utmost importance to clinch the deal. Only if one stands out from the rest will he be able to beat competition. And in this industry, one of the ways to stand out is by PROCESS INDIA  Volume 1 · Issue 3 · Dec 2013 responding faster to enquiries in the preorder stage itself. Trinity was not able to do the same and faced challenges when it came to preparing and submitting the electrical line diagram. Agreeing, Sandhu added, “The format of our previous drawings was not presentable enough to make an impact during the initial stage of inquiry. If there were relative changes to be made, it would take time to update the SLD’s required at inquiry stage for proposals. We also faced shortage of locally available support for easy and proper implementation of our existing software i.e. Eplan. Lastly, we were also not able to justify the cost and time involved in this entire exercise.” Having faced such shortcomings, the company decided to switch to SolidWorks’ Electrical 2D tool. Explaining the functions of the tool, Senior Technical Manager - India & SAARC Countries, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, Ravi Varadarajan averred, “SolidWorks Electrical 2D is a design and

Before using SolidWorks Electrical, the customer faced challenges in preparing and submitting the electrical line diagram at the inquiry / proposal stage to clients and also found it difficult to keep track of changes in the electrical schematics when the design changed.“ Senior Technical Manager - India & SAARC Countries, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks, Ravi Varadarajan detailed engineering 2D tool for electrical system design. Using this tool, one can prepare single and multi-line schematic drawings, terminal strip drawings, PLC input/output layout drawings and generate various reports such as drawings, BOMs and wire lists etc. for various types of electrical systems.” Adopting the Electrical 2D tool Head of Department – Electrical, Trinity Touch Pvt Ltd, Perminder Sandhu interaction with 3D model, simplified configuration and licensing and timely technical support for implementation by SolidWorks local Value Added Reseller (VAR). Talking about Trinity adopting the software Varadarajan asserted, “Before using SolidWorks Electrical the customer faced challenges in preparing and submitting the electrical line diagram at the inquiry/proposal stage to clients and Source: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Trinity Touch chose SolidWorks’ tool among others because of the features that it offers. What sealed the deal for them were characteristics such as real time bidirectional synchronization of changes between 2D schematic and 3D data (any change made in 2D schematic is updated real time in 3d layout and vice-versa), multi-user, multi-project design capability, comprehensive library of over 500,000 electrical parts from various manufacturers, user-friendly and easy to learn interface, auto-generation of terminal strip drawings, ready 2D schematic data for real-time Using SolidWorks Electrical 2D Software, we were able to prepare single and multi-line schematic drawings faster. Also, because those drawings were associated with each other, any changes done were synchronized across the project.“ also found it difficult to keep track of changes in the electrical schematics when the design changed.” Once, it started using the product, because of the above mentioned features it was able to deliver better and faster. Seconding the same, Sandhu stated, “Due to the user-friendly interface of the tool, our users were able to learn the product quickly and work faster. Additionally, we were able to prepare single and multi-line schematic drawings faster. Also, because those drawings were associated with each other, any changes done were synchronized all across the project. The comprehensive library of electrical parts from various world-wide manufacturers was also of great help.” Payback Powerful collaborative tools for embedded electrical system design Post the installation and using of the tool, Trinity Touch is now able to respond faster to the inquiries in the pre-order stage by completing the required drawings. Also, the overall design and detailed engineering time for the complete system design has reduced and productivity has increased. Hence, the customer is able to deliver the project on time and with the required quality. ● PROCESS India  Volume 1 · Issue 3 · Dec 2013 33

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