Quickly and Reliability Design and Verify Vehicle Electrical Systems
Vehicle electrical systems distribute power and data amongst electrical subsystems and components enabling safe, efficient, and cost-effective vehicle operation. With its myriad of complexities and interdependencies on all connected sub-systems, the electrical system design process poses significant technical and logistical challenges to make it function reliably. SaberES Designer™ enables design teams to address these challenges by providing an integrated process for electrical system design from concept to manufacturing. SaberES Designer minimizes data entry, manages complex, system-wide design variants, enables concurrent engineering, maintains data integrity, and allows efficient exchange with 3D CAD systems.
1. SaberES Designer is the Only Completely Unified Tool for Electric System Design & Verification
Intuitive tool for developing functional and physical electrical system designs
Integrated data flow for electrical system design from concept to manufacturing
Single database ensures correct by construction and eliminates data translation errors
Robust sheet check-in/check-out for efficient concurrent engineering
Built-in and extensible design verification
2.Functional & Physical Electrical System Design
Create component symbols and save to Parts Library for reuse
Design functional subsystems by connecting symbols with logical signals
Place functional subsystems from the Subsystem Library to create whole vehicle electrical system designs
Filter/exclude variant dependent functionality from sub-systems
Generate wiring designs from functional system designs
Assign physical attributes from corporate database including: wires, shells, inline connectors, splices, etc.
Use Connector Manager to quickly ensure correct inline cavity occupation
Use Automatic Parts Selector to determine required passive components for each connector shell and cavity
Check basic design rules for disconnected wires or missing properties for shells, splices, wires, etc.
3. Variant Handling and Filtering
Generate 150% wiring designs for electrical systems with different variations
Assign feature options to components and wires in wiring designs
Use Assembly Library to graphically select feature options and generate variant-dependent buildable harnesses
4. Harness Design
Easily export wiring design data to 3D MCAD tools
Conversely, import placement and routing data from 3D MCAD tools
Use SaberES Designer Table Manager to quickly generate ASCII files for custom export, like bill of material tables
5. Generated Drawings
Generate wire harnesses from connectivity, wiring design, and variant information
Set connector symbol position and define desired harness segment routings
Reuse geometrical information, such as length, from the 3D MCAD tools
Project 3D information from 3D MCAD tools in 2D drawing
Select viewing perspective, rotation, and scale of the projection
6. Concurrent Engineering
Optimize engineering investments by spreading design tasks across different sites
Check-in/check-out design sheets to eliminate data integrity issues.
7. Correct by Design
Avoid conflicts and eliminate synchronization and merging tasks by working from a single design database
Auto generate bill of materials from same database used for electrical system design and verification
8. Verification of Electrical Systems
Voltage Drop and Over-current
Implement reusable verification simulations using SaberES Designer Experiment Analyzer
Use built-in DC simulation capabilities to verify voltage drop and overcurrent to determine fuse sizes, cross-sectional areas of all wires, existence of sneak paths, etc.
Back-annotate simulation data and probe critical nodes to quickly identify problem areas
Advanced Transient and Robust Design
Add optional Saber Simulator for transient verification of high-speed systems including vehicle networks.
Add optional Saber Inspecs to optimize the design for component variations and shifts in operating conditions
Add optional Saber Functional Safety to verify functional safety of electrical systems
Quickly select and configure hardware faults directly from the SaberES Designer wiring design
Export functional safety simulation results From SaberES Designer Experiment Analyzer to document fault coverage and support functional safety flows.