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Preface Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD) is a new generation CATIA product dedicated to the functional definition of electrical systems and addresses the first stage in the electrical systems engineering process. It completely supports the integration of electrical systems in the digital mock-up. Electrical System Functional Definition is a Java application integrated into the ENOVIA 3d com Navigator that resides on a network comprising the CATIA V5 server and can be customized to corporate requirements. The functional definition is done independently of any 3D representation and offers a structured view of the components making up the electrical system, for example an airplane radar system. You can create systems and components as well as make both internal and external system connections. Other applications can be used to generate data and a neutral file format lets you import and export entire systems from and to other applications. The functional definition of your electrical system is an iterative process and lets you fine-tune your definition over time. Existing or legacy data are also supported. Electrical System Functional Definition is a dedicated workbench and is available on both UNIX and Windows environments. This guide is organized as follows: Getting Started: provides a scenario allowing you to get acquainted with the product Basic Tasks: provides a step-by-step guide for using Electrical System Functional Definition. Useful tips are given for getting the most out of the product. Advanced Tasks: provides more advanced tasks on printing, importing & exporting, mapping EFD components to V4 and V5 catalog parts, generating EFD components from V4 and V5 catalog parts as well as VPM1 interoperability. Workbench Description: describes the Electrical System Functional Definition-dedicated menu bar and workbench toolbar. Customizing: contains information allowing you to customize your personal environment. Glossary: provides definitions of terms that are specific to Electrical System Functional Definition. Using This Guide More Information

Using This Guide The user should be familiar with basic Enovia 3d com Navigator Version 5 concepts such as the Webtree and standard toolbars. To get the most out of Electrical System Functional Definition, use the following user guide wizard. It will help you better locate information relevant to you as well as to the way you work. User Guide Wizard Go to: I am a first time user The getting started tutorial. Once you have finished, you should move on to the user task section of this guide. This steps you through basic procedures. Your Electrical System Functional Definition I have used Electrical System Functional Definition before session and start defining your electrical system. If you need some help in understanding tools and commands, use the on-line help. You can also take a look at the basic user task section of this guide to locate information with which you are not already familiar. I never read manuals The on-line help. This guide can be accessed using a standard Web browser.

Where to Find More Information You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required: Electrical Wire Routing User's Guide Electrical Library User's Guide CATIA Infrastructure User's Guide for information on installing EFD CATIA-V4 Integration User's Guide for VPM1 interoperability. Click to find out more about Conventions used in this guide.

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What's New? New: Interoperability with ENOVIA V5 New: Generating functional components from V4 library and V5 catalog parts Enhanced: Functional components can now be mapped to V5 catalog parts Enhanced: graphical preview algorithm enhanced

Getting Started This tutorial steps you through the functional definition of a simple electrical system comprising two items of equipment: a control unit and an antenna connected by a transmit/receive signal.

You will need a Electrical System Functional Definition session and should be familiar with basic concepts such as the Webtree. Note: Electrical System Functional Definition is integrated into ENOVIA 3d com Navigator. You should be able to complete this tutorial in about 15 minutes.

Creating a New System Creating Equipment Creating Connectors Creating a Signal Connecting Saving Your System

Creating a New System This task shows you how to create a new system. Note: Electrical System Functional Definition is integrated into ENOVIA 3d com Navigator. When you start Electrical System Functional Design, an EFD document is displayed:

1. Click the New System

icon to create a new electrical system.

The New system... dialog box appears. 2. Enter the name of the system you want to create in the dialog box, then validate by clicking OK.

The new system is created in the server data model and is represented in the tree view. The BOM view of the new system is shown to the right in the document window.

3. Enter values for system attributes in the BOM view to identify your system. 4. Click OK to validate entries made.

Creating a Control Unit and an Antenna This task shows you how to create two items of equipment: a control unit and an antenna. 1. If not already current, select the system you just created in the tree view. 2. Click the Equipment

icon.

The BOM view for equipment appears to the right of the tree view.

3. Select the cell in the Name column and enter Control unit1. 4. Select the cell in the Sub_Type column and enter Control unit 5. Select the cell in the Nominal_Part_Num column and enter EQT CU123. 6. In the second row, click the cell in the Name column and enter Antenna1. 7. Enter attributes Antenna for Sub_Type and EQT A456 for Nominal_Part_Num. 8. Click OK to validate entries made. The control unit and antenna are created and are added to the tree view in a folder named Equipment.

Creating Equipment Connectors This task shows you how to create the connectors associated with the equipment you have just defined. The logical connection between the two items of equipment will be made at connector level. 1. Select Antenna1 in the tree view. 2.

Click the Connectors

3. 4. 5.

The BOM view for connectors is displayed to the right of the tree view. Click the cell in the Name column and enter P7. Enter an Id Number for the connector, for example 1. Click OK to validate the entry.

icon in the Functional Components toolbar.

Connector P7 is created and identified in the tree view.

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Select Control unit1 in the tree view. Click the Connectors icon in the Functional Components toolbar. Click the cell in the Name column and enter P6. Enter an Id Number for the connector, for example 1. Click OK to validate the entry. Connector P6 is created and identified in the tree view.

Creating the Transmit/Receive Signal This task shows you how to create the transmit/receive signal under System1. 1. Select System1 in the tree view. 2. Click the Signals

icon.

The BOM view for signals is displayed to the right of the tree view. 3. Select Video from the drop-down list to identify the signal type. 4. Click the cell in the Name column and enter Transmit/receive. 5. Click OK to validate the entry. The signal is created and added to the tree view. Signals are grouped in a signal folder.

Connecting the Control Unit to the Antenna This task shows you how to assign the transmit/receive signal to control unit and antenna connectors. 1. Select the Transmit/receive signal you just created in the tree view. 2. Click the Assign View

icon.

The Assign view is displayed to the right of the tree view. 3. Click on the small + sign to the left of items in the Assign view to expand them and show their contents.

4. Select connector P7 and control-click connector P6 in the top part of the Assign view. 5. Click Add to connect the control unit and antenna via the Transmit/receive signal. The connection is made and displayed in the bottom part of the Assign view. 6. Click OK in the Assign view to validate the connection. The connection is made and two end points are created under the signal.

Saving Your System This task shows you how to save the system you have just defined.

1.

Select System1 in the tree view: Note: A yellow star appears in the tree view beside systems that have been modified and require saving.

2.

Click the Save System

icon.

The Enter the CATProduct filename... dialog box appears. 3.

Specify the location where you want to save your system.

4.

Enter the name of the system.

5.

Click Save. System1 has been saved

6.

Click OK in the Information dialog box

Basic Tasks Installing Electrical System Functional Definition Starting Electrical System Functional Definition Creating, Opening & Saving Systems Creating Components Navigating, Editing, Moving, Deleting Electrical Connections

Installing Electrical System Functional Definition

Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD) is a Java application integrated into the ENOVIA 3d com Navigator that resides on a network comprising the CATIA V5 server with a CORBA object distributed architecture. An Orbix server implements communication protocols for this architecture. It awaits incoming requests for server activations and connects clients to server processes.

This task explains how to install Electrical System Functional Definition. You will: Install CATIA V5 (includes install of EFD and Orbix) Note: All products are installed on the same machine. Install EFD software (Java application and virtual machine) on a separate machine.

Hard- and software requirements are specified in the CATIA Infrastructure User's Guide. In addition, the Java virtual machine and standard Java libraries (J.D.K.) must meet the following requirement: J.D.K. 1.1.5 or higher. On Windows, the Java virtual machine provided with JDK 1.1.8 from IBM is recommended. On UNIX, the Java virtual machine provided with JDK 1.1.6 or 1.1.7 from Sun Microsystems is recommended. 1.

Install CATIA V5 on a UNIX workstation. For information on how to do so, see the Getting Started section in the CATIA Infrastructure User's Guide. Do not forget to activate the option restarting the Orbix daemon after a reboot. Default UNIX installation location The CATIA V5 software is installed (if you used the default location) in the directory /usr/DassaultSystemes/B04/OS_a where OS_a is: aix_a hpux_a irix_a solaris_a. Electrical System Functional Definition software is installed in the install directory under /docs at the same time as the CATIA V5 software. You can however, install the Java application and virtual machine on a different machine.

2.

Run CATIA Version 5 and activate the EF2 product license. This must be done by the superuser (root) and all EFD users.

3.

To install Electrical System Functional Definition software on a different machine, copy all the files from installation_location/docs into a Windows folder or UNIX directory.

Java Environment The EFD startup shell named: run_EFD.sh (UNIX) is located in directory installation_location/docs run_EFD.bat (Windows) is located in folder installation_location\docs. This startup shell invokes the Java virtual machine. The path of this machine and appropriate libraries (J.D.K.) is defined by environment variable $JAVA_HOME, for example: export JAVA_HOME = /usr/jdk116 (UNIX) set JAVA_HOME = c:\jdk116 (Windows)

Starting Electrical System Functional Definition This task explains how to start the default Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD) Version 5 environment on Windows and on UNIX. Note: EFD is integrated into the ENOVIA 3d com Navigator. 1. Change to the directory or folder default_installation_location/docs containing the EFD startup shell. 2. Enter the command: On Windows, runEFD.bat with arguments: location of EFD runtime libraries (for example, c:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\B04) location of JDK (for example, c:\jdk1.1.6). On UNIX, runEFD.sh with arguments: name_of_Orbix_server location of EFD runtime libraries (for example, default_installation_location/docs/java). The Portal Logon dialog box is displayed. 3. Enter the UNIX or Windows username and password, then click Logon. An Electrical System Functional Definition document is displayed. The tree view is shown to the left. Note: EFD is integrated into the ENOVIA 3d com Navigator.

For more information on installing Electrical System Functional Definition.

Creating, Opening & Saving Systems You can create new systems or open existing systems. Systems are saved as CATProduct files with one system per file. A system is an electric unit which accomplishes a specific function, for example an airplane radar system. You can define system: Equipment Connectors Signals A yellow star appears in the tree view beside systems that have been modified and require saving. This includes new systems.

Create new systems: Click the New System icon and enter a name in the dialog box, then click OK. Open existing systems: Click the Open System icon and double-click the desired system in the dialog box. Close systems: Select a system in the tree view then click the Close System icon. Save systems: Select a system in the tree view then click the Save System icon. Save all systems: Click the Save All Systems icon.

Creating New Systems This task explains how to create a new system. 1.

Click the New System

2.

The New system... dialog box appears. Enter the name of the system you want to create in the dialog box, then validate by pressing Enter or clicking OK.

icon.

The new system is created in the server data model and is represented in the tree view. The BOM view of the new system is shown to the right in the document window.

The current object is identified in the BOM view.

3. 4.

Enter attributes identifying your system in the BOM view. Click OK to validate entries made. You can now define system equipment, connectors and signals as desired. You can create more than one system in any one Electrical System Functional Definition document. When you save the document, each system will be saved in a separate CATProduct file.

Opening Existing Systems This task explains how to open existing systems saved as CATProduct type files. 1.

Click the Open System icon. The Select a CATProduct file... dialog box appears.

2.

Specify the location of the system to be opened.

3.

Double-click the system of interest Or, Click the system of interest, then click the View icon

in the dialog box.

Or, Click the system of interest, then click Load. Or, Enter the name of the CATProduct directly in the field at the bottom of the dialog box, then click Load. Note: Multiple selection using ctrl-clicking or shift-clicking is available. The system is displayed. Note: You can open more than one system in any one EFD document.

If the system opened contains links to systems in other documents, a Links to systems folder appears in the webtree. Opening documents in this folder resolves the links in your EFD session.

Closing Systems This task explains how to close a system. 1.

Select the system you want to close in the tree view.

2.

Select the Close System

icon.

If changes have been made since the last save, a message to this effect is displayed.

3.

Specify whether or not you want to save the system.

Saving Systems Systems are saved in CATProduct type files with one system per file. This tasks explains how to save a system in a CATProduct type file. 1.

Select the system you want to save in the tree view.

2.

Click the Save System

3.

The Enter the CATProduct Filename... dialog box appears. Specify the location of the system to be saved.

4. 5.

Enter the name of the system. Click Save.

icon.

Note: If the CATProduct file already exists, a Warning panel asking you if you want to replace the existing CATProduct file appears. A message indicating that the current system has been saved is displayed.

Saving All Systems Systems are saved in CATProduct type files with one system per file. This tasks explains how to save all the systems you have opened. 1.

Click the Save All Systems

2. 3. 4.

The Enter the CATProduct Filename... dialog box appears ready for you to save the first system never saved before. If opened systems have already been saved, then the dialog box does not appear and systems are saved under the name given the first time they were saved. Specify the location of the system to be saved. Enter the name of the system. Click Save.

5.

icon.

The Enter the CATProduct Filename... dialog box appears again. Repeat the above until all systems have been saved. A message indicating that all systems have been saved is displayed.

Creating Functional Electrical Components Having created a system, you are now ready to define the components making up this system.

Create equipment: Select a system, click the Equipment icon then enter the name(s) and attributes of equipment to create in the BOM view and click OK. Create connectors: Select an item of equipment or a system, click the Connector icon then enter the name(s) and attributes of connector(s) to create in the BOM view and click OK. Create contact points: Select an item of equipment or a connector, click the Contact Point icon then enter the name(s) and attributes of contact point(s) to create in the BOM view and click OK. Create signals: Select a system, click the Signal icon and select the signal type, then enter the name(s) and attributes of signal(s) to create in the BOM view and click OK. Copy & paste components: Select the item to copy, click the Copy icon then select the target parent component and click the Paste icon. Create offsheet connectors: Select a signal, click the Offsheet Connector icon, then enter the name(s) and attributes of offsheet connector(s) in the BOM view and click OK.

The tasks in this section step you through the creation of some of the functional electrical components shown on the schematics diagram below:

Validating information means that the data is sent to the server. If knowledgeware is used, the server checks data received and if necessary, corrects it then sends the updated view back to the client. In BOM views, information is validated when you click OK, when you change the current object in the tree view or when you change the active view. A yellow star appears in the tree view beside systems that have been modified and require saving.

Creating Equipment A piece of equipment is a functional electrical device with one or more associated connectors, for example a lamp or a battery. Equipment is created directly under the system. This task explains how to create equipment. In this example, you will create headphone1, microphone1, control unit1, control panel1 and power panel1. You have created a new system or opened an existing system. 1. If not already current, select the system for which you want to define equipment in the tree view. Note: Available commands are highlighted in the Functional Components toolbar. 2. Click the Equipment

icon.

The BOM view for equipment appears to the right of the tree view.

3. Click the cell in the Name column and give the equipment a meaningful name, for example headphone1. 4. (Optional) Click cells in attribute columns and complete with appropriate values. 5. Continue to identify the equipment you want to associate with the system by filling in one row per piece of equipment. Note: Right-click in the BOM view and select Insert Rows to automatically create entries below existing entries, then define the number of rows in the dialog box that appears. The name attribute is automatically valuated and incremented.

Use the Special Paste command in the contextual menu to use data from other applications, for example Excel files, in Electrical System Functional Definition. You can copy entire rows in BOM views into other applications or into the BOM view to create new entries. Right-click a cell in the row you want to copy and select Select Row from the contextual menu. The entire row is highlighted. Right-click again and select Copy. To modify an item, simply double-click it and position cursor as desired. You can sort items in BOM view columns in ascending alphabetical order (first click), descending alphabetical order (second click) and initial order (third click). 6. Click OK to validate entries made. The reference designator attribute is automatically valuated if no value was entered. New equipment is created and is added to the tree view. Equipment is grouped in an Equipment folder.

You can view the properties of and components connected to the current component via the Properties command in the tree view contextual menu.

Creating Connectors A connector is a functional electrical component with one or more associated contact points, for example, a power or signal transmission connector. Connectors can be created directly under the system and under equipment. This task explains how to associate connectors to equipment. In this example, you will create the three connectors for the control unit. Open the CreateConnectors.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1. In the tree view, select the item of equipment to which you want to associate connectors, Or, Select the system if you want to create connectors directly under it. 2. Click the Connectors

icon in the Functional Components toolbar.

The BOM view for connectors is displayed to the right of the tree view.

3. Click the cell in the Name column and give the connector a meaningful name. 4. Click the cell in the Id Number column and enter a number. Note: This attribute is compulsory. Id Numbers of connectors under any one item of equipment or system must be unique. These numbers are used to map functional components and corresponding physical parts. 5. (Optional) Click other cells in attribute columns and complete with appropriate values. 6. Continue to identify the connectors you want to associate with the equipment by filling in one row per connector. Note: Right-click in the BOM view and select Insert Rows to automatically create entries below existing entries, then define the number of rows in the dialog box that appears. The name attribute is automatically valuated and incremented.

Use the Special Paste command in the contextual menu to use data from other applications, for example Excel files, in Electrical System Functional Definition. You can copy entire rows in BOM views into other applications or into the BOM view to create new entries. Right-click a cell in the row you want to copy and select Select Row from the contextual menu. The entire row is highlighted. Right-click again and select Copy. To modify an item, simply double-click it and position cursor as desired. You can sort items in BOM view columns in ascending alphabetical order (first click), descending alphabetical order (second click) and initial order (third click). 7. Click OK to validate entries made. Id number and reference designator attributes are automatically valuated if no values were entered. New connectors are created and are added to the tree view. If created directly under the system, connectors are grouped in a Connectors folder.

You can view the properties of and components connected to the current component via the Properties command in the tree view contextual menu.

Creating Contact Points A contact point defines the point of contact or attachment for an electrical signal. Contact points are associated with equipment or connectors. This task explains how to create contact points. In this example, you will create contact points for control unit connector P8. Open the CreateContactPoints.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Click the piece of equipment or connector to which you want to add contact points in the tree view.

2.

Click the Contact Points

icon in the Functional Components toolbar.

The BOM view for contact points is displayed to the right of the tree view.

3. 4.

5. 6.

Click the cell in the Name column and give the contact point a meaningful name. Click the cell in the Id Number column and enter a number. Note: This attribute is compulsory. Id Numbers of contact points under any one piece of equipment or connector must be unique. These numbers are used to map functional components and corresponding physical parts. (Optional) Click cells in attribute columns and complete with appropriate values. Continue to identify the contact points you want to associate with the connector by filling in one row per contact point.

7.

Note: Right-click in the BOM view and select Insert Rows to automatically create entries below existing entries, then define the number of rows in the dialog box that appears. The name attribute is automatically valuated and incremented. Use the Special Paste command in the contextual menu to use data from other applications, for example Excel files, in Electrical System Functional Definition. You can copy entire rows in BOM views into other applications or into the BOM view to create new entries. Right-click a cell in the row you want to copy and select Select Row from the contextual menu. The entire row is highlighted. Right-click again and select Copy. To modify an item, simply double-click it and position cursor as desired. You can sort items in BOM view columns in ascending alphabetical order (first click), descending alphabetical order (second click) and initial order (third click). Click OK to validate entries made. Id number and reference designator attributes are automatically valuated if no values were entered. New contact points are created and are added to the tree view.

You can view the properties of and components connected to the current component via the Properties command in the tree view contextual menu.

Creating Signals A signal is a logical connection between two or more components. May be of the following types: ground, shielding, video, power, command. You can group signals you want to route together. To do so, you must first create the group (Grouped signal type). Signals can be created directly under the system or under a group of signals. This task explains how to create signals under the system or under a group of signals. In this example, you will create the control unit ground and the 28 V power signals under the system. Open the CreateSignals.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Click the system to which you want to add signals in the tree view.

2.

Click the Signals

icon in the Functional Components toolbar.

The BOM view for signals is displayed to the right of the tree view.

3. 4.

Select the type of signal, or Grouped electrical signal if you want to create a group of signals, from the Signal scroll list. Click the cell in the Name column and give the signal a meaningful name.

5. 6.

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(Optional) Click cells in attribute columns and complete with appropriate values. Continue to identify the signals you want to associate with the system by filling in one row per signal Note: You can also select other types and add signals of selected types to the system. Use the Special Paste command in the contextual menu to use data from other applications, for example Excel files, in Electrical System Functional Definition. You can copy entire rows in BOM views into other applications or into the BOM view to create new entries. Right-click a cell in the row you want to copy and select Select Row from the contextual menu. The entire row is highlighted. Right-click again and select Copy. To modify an item, simply double-click it and position cursor as desired. You can sort items in BOM view columns in ascending alphabetical order (first click), descending alphabetical order (second click) and initial order (third click). Click OK to validate entries made. New signals are created and are added to the tree view in a dedicated Signal folder.

You can view the properties of and components connected to the current component via the Properties command in the tree view contextual menu.

Creating Components using Copy & Paste You can create individual components, sub-systems and entire systems in the tree view using copy and paste commands. The copy command copies the selected items to the clipboard. The paste command pastes the contents of the clipboard to the tree view. This task explains how to create electrical components using copy and paste commands. Open the CopyPaste.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Select the electrical component you want to copy in the tree view.

2.

To copy, you can either: click the Copy or

icon,

select Copy from the contextual menu.

3. 4.

The selected component along with any children is copied to the clipboard. Note: Connections are not copied. They must, if necessary, be made when the component is pasted to its new location. Select the parent component to select the destination for the component you want to copy. To paste, you can either: click the Paste or

icon,

select Paste from the contextual menu. The selected component along with any children is pasted to the new location in the tree view.

If there is a naming conflict, the name of the copied component is changed. A message informs you if the selected component is incompatible and cannot be created under the current object. There is no need to validate copy and paste operations, since validation is automatic when you work directly in the tree view. You can view the properties of components connected to the current component via the Properties command in the tree view contextual menu.

Creating Offsheet Connectors Offsheet connectors enable you to place markers in your functional definition that are used to establish connections between different systems. They are created under signals. This task explains how to create offsheet connectors. Open the CreateOffsheetConnectors.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Click the signal to which you want to add an offsheet connector in the tree view.

2.

Click the Offsheet Connector

3. 4.

The BOM view for offsheet connectors is displayed to the right of the tree view. Click the cell in the Name column and give the offsheet connector a meaningful name. (Optional) Click cells in attribute columns and complete with appropriate values.

5.

If needed, you can create offsheet connectors of different types for the same signal. Click OK to validate the entry made.

icon in the Functional Components toolbar:

The offsheet connector is created and is identified in the tree view under the signal.

To be able to establish offsheet connections: Signals must be of the same type Offsheet connector names must be identical. Note: Additional rules can be programmed.

Navigating, Editing, Moving & Deleting Electrical Components This section describes a number of other operations you can perform in the EFD workbench. Generate a graphical preview: Click the 2D Preview icon. Find components: Click the Find icon, enter a string in the Find dialog box and click Find Next. Jump to connected objects: Right-click a component and select Go to..., select a connected object then click Go to the selected object. Edit attributes in the properties view: Select a component and click the Properties icon, then make desired changes in the properties view and click OK. Edit attributes in the BOM view: Select the parent component and click the appropriate component icon, then make desired changes in the BOM view and click OK. Edit component properties: Right-click a component and select Properties. Browse signal end point attributes: Select a signal and click the Signal End Point icon. Move components using cut & paste: Select a component, click the Cut icon, then select the target parent component and click the Paste icon. Delete components: Select a component and click the Delete icon.

Generating a Graphical Preview This task explains how to preview opened systems. Open the GraphicalPreview.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1. Click the 2D Preview

icon then Redraw to generate a graphical

preview of system(s) opened. A 2D preview is displayed to the right in the document window.

To automatically refresh the preview, check the Automatic redraw option in the General tab of the Options dialog box. This tab also lets you align equipment horizontally or vertically in the preview. A slider at the bottom of your document lets you zoom in and out of your preview. Contextual menu commands are available in the 2D preview. As you move the cursor over items, components are highlighted and the name and type are displayed. This dynamic highlighting helps you visualize connections easier.

Finding Components This task explains how to search for electrical components in the tree view. 1. Click an item in the tree view, then click the Find...

icon.

The Find... dialog box appears

2. Enter a string to search for the component you want to find in the Text to find field. 3. Click the Up or Down radio button to search for the component from your current position to the top or bottom of the tree view. 4. Check the Match case option if you want to search to be case-sensitive. 5. Click Find Next to start the search. If found, the component is highlighted in the tree view and the Properties view for the component displayed. If no matching text is found, a message to that effect is displayed.

Jumping to Connected Objects This task explains how to jump to connected objects. Open the JumpTo.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Right click an item in the tree view and select Go to... from the contextual menu. The Properties dialog box appears. The Connected objects tab is active and lists objects connected to the current object.

2.

Select an item in the list.

3.

Click Go to the Selected Object to jump to the item in question. The selected object becomes the current object and is highlighted in the tree view

4.

Click Cancel to exit the dialog box. Connected objects, if any, can also be viewed when you access object properties via the Properties command in the contextual menu.

Editing Component Attributes in the Properties View This task explains how to edit the attributes of an electrical component in the Properties view. Open the Modify.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Click the electrical component whose attributes you want to edit in the tree view.

2.

If necessary, click the Properties

icon in the Workshop Commands

toolbar: The Properties view for the selected component is displayed to the right of the tree view.

3. 4.

Make desired changes to attribute values. Click OK to validate changes made. In the Properties view, information is validated when you click [OK], when you change the current object in the tree view or when you change the active view. You can rename components in the Properties view. Simply click the Name data field and enter a new name, then press Enter to validate.

Editing Attributes of Several Components in the BOM View This task explains how to edit the attributes of several different electrical components in the BOM view. Open the Modify.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1. 2.

Click the parent of the electrical components whose attributes you want to edit. Click the appropriate icon in the right toolbar, for example Equipment to edit attributes of items of equipment. The BOM view for equipment is displayed. Each row corresponds to an item of equipment.

3.

Make desired changes to attribute values.

4.

Note: You can also fill in new rows to create new items of equipment. Click OK to validate changes made.

Editing Component Properties This task explains how to view and edit the properties of a component. Open the Modify.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1.

Right click an item in the tree view and select Properties from the contextual menu. The Properties dialog box listing the attributes and attribute values of the selected component appears.

2. 3.

Edit the object name and/or attribute values as desired. Click Ok when done. Connected objects, if any, can also be viewed when you access component properties via the Properties command in the contextual menu.

Browsing Signal End Point Attributes A signal can have two or more end points. End points are used to manage the connection between signals and electrical components. End points are automatically created when you connect functional electrical components. They are identified Ext.name_of_connected_component in the tree view. This task explains how to browse and modify signal end point attributes. 1.

Select the signal whose end point attributes you want to browse in the tree view.

2.

Click the Signal End Points

icon in the Functional Components

toolbar:

3. 4.

The BOM view for signal end points is displayed to the right of the tree view. Edit the name and/or enter the attributes of the signal end point. Click OK to validate entries made.

Moving Electrical Components Using Cut & Paste You can move individual components, sub-systems or entire systems re-arranging them in the tree view using cut and paste commands. The cut command removes the selected items and places it on the clipboard. The paste command pastes the contents of the clipboard to the tree view. This task explains how to move electrical components using cut and paste commands. 1 Select the electrical component you want to move in the tree view. 2.

To cut, you can either: click the Cut

icon, or

select Cut from the contextual menu: The selected component along with any children is copied to the clipboard and the component deleted from the system.

3. 4.

Connections are not copied. They must, if necessary, be re-made when the component is pasted to its new location. Select the parent component to select the destination for the component you want to move. To paste, you can either: click the Paste

icon, or

select Paste from the contextual menu: The selected component along with any children is moved to the new location in the tree view. A message informs you if the selected component is incompatible and cannot be created under the current object.

There is no need to validate cut and paste operations, since validation is automatic when you work directly in the tree view.

Deleting Electrical Components This task explains how to delete electrical components. 1.

Select the electrical component you want to delete in the tree view.

2.

To delete, you can either: click the Delete

icon, or

select Delete from the contextual menu.

3.

Click OK in the Warning dialog box to confirm you want to delete the selected component. The component is deleted along with any children. Any connections to deleted components are also deleted.

There is no need to validate delete operations since validation is automatic when you work directly on the tree view.

Electrical Connections You can establish both internal and external system connections. Internal connections are made by assigning signals to components (equipment, connectors and contact points) or, components to signals. External connections are made by means of offsheet connectors. Signal end points identifying connected components are automatically created when connections are established.

Connect signals to components: Select a component, click the Assign View icon, then select the signal to be assigned and click Add then OK. Connect components to signals: Select a signal, click the Assign View icon, then select a component, click Add then OK. Check connections: Browse connection flags displayed on connected components in the tree view. Fine-tune connections: Select a component or signal, click the Refine View icon, then select the connection to fine-tune, double-click the downstream component to which you want the connection moved and click OK.> Making offsheet connections: Create a new system, click the Resolve Links View icon, then select an unresolved offsheet connector followed by a compatible offsheet connector and click Resolve. Analyze system connections: Select a system then click the Analyze Links View icon.

Assigning Signals to Equipment, Connectors & Contact Points This task explains how to assign signals to equipment, connectors and contact points. In this example, you will assign the control unit ground signal to contact point P8-6. Open the AssignSignals.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1. Select the equipment, connector or contact point to which you want to assign one or more signals in the tree view. The selected electrical component becomes the current object. 2. Click the Assign View

icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar.

The Assign View is displayed. This view lets you assign signals to equipment, connector and contact points. 3. Expand the tree to see the various system signals in the top half of the view.

4. Select the signal(s) you want to assign to the current object. Notes: Ctrl-click signals to select more than one signal. Assigning a group signal assigns all the signals in the group to the current component. 5. Click Add. Selected signals are added to the list of connections. Note: The entire path down to the selected component is identified in the list of connections.

6. Click OK to validate entries made. Connections are made and an end point is created under each connected signal. In Assign views, information is validated when you click OK in the Assign view, when you change the current object in the tree view or when you change the active view.

Assigning Equipment, Connectors & Contact Points to Signals This task explains how to assign equipment, connectors and contact points to signals. In this example, you will assign contact point P8-5 and connector PWR1-1 to the 28 V power signal. Open the AssignSignals.CATProduct document from the samples folder. 1. Select the signal to which you want to assign one or more electrical components in the tree view. The selected signal becomes the current object. 2. Click the Assign View icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar. The Assign View allowing you to assign equipment, connector and contact points to signals is displayed. 3. Expand the tree to see the various electrical components that can be connected in the top half of the view.

4. Select the equipment, connector(s) or contact point(s) you want to assign to the current object. Notes: Ctrl-click components to select more than one. Assigning a component to a group signal assigns the component to all the signals in the group. 5. Click Add. Selected components are added to the list of connections. Note: The entire path down to the selected component is identified in the list of connections. 6. Click OK to validate entries made. Connections are made and an end point is created under each connected signal.

In Assign views, information is validated when you click [OK] in the Assign view, when you change the current object in the tree view or when you change the active view.

Connection Flags This task shows how to rapidly identify where connections can still be made or where fine-tuning is required. This will help you, for example, to optimize the correspondence between the number of contact points and the number of connections to be made. 1. Browse component connections in the tree view. Different types of connection flag are displayed on connected components in the tree view: means that less than half the contact points under a given component have been connected. means that more than half the contact points under a given component have been connected. means that all contact points have been connected. No further connections can be made. identifies where the fine-tuning is required.

2. 3.

Note: Connections are considered properly made when the connection is established from the contact point. Make further connections as required (signal to component or component to signal) or fine-tune existing connections. To analyze all connections of the current system, click the Analyze Links View icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar.

Fine-tuning Connections This task explains how to refine connections, moving them to other points within the same item of equipment. In this example, you will move the connection from a connector down to a contact point. Connections are considered properly made when the connection is established from the contact point. 1. Select the electrical component or the signal whose connections you want to refine in the tree view, for example connector P8. 2. Click the Refine View icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar. The Refine View shows all connections established for the current object.

3. In the Refine view, select the connection you want to modify, for example the 28 V power connection. Components making up the equipment at which the connection is made are displayed in the bottom half of the window.

4. In the bottom half of the window, select the component at which you want the connection made, for example contact point P8-5: Double-click the component, or Click the component and then click Refine Connections. The path in the top half of the window is updated.

5. Click OK to validate the modification.

Making Offsheet Connections Offsheet connectors enable you to place markers in your functional definition and are used to establish connections between different systems. They are created under signals and can be connected either automatically or manually. Offsheet connections can be made in a dedicated system, and not in the systems containing the connectors themselves. To be able to establish offsheet connections: Signals must be of the same type Offsheet connector names must be identical. This task explains how to make offsheet connections. You must have a minimum of two systems with offsheet connectors already created.

1. Select an existing system in the tree view if you want to add new connections to an existing system Or, Click the New System

icon in the Standard toolbar to create a new system.

2. Click the Resolve Links View

icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar:

Note: Any connections made are done in the current system. The Resolve Links view is displayed to the right of the tree view. The top part lists offsheet connectors for which no connection has been made. Note: Offsheet connectors associated with more than one component are only listed once.

3. Make offsheet connections: . Click Automatic Resolution to have the application automatically make them, Or, b. To make the connection manually: Select an unresolved offsheet connector: Compatible offsheet connectors which have not yet been connected are displayed in the middle part of the view and those which have already been connected but to which you can add connections are displayed in the bottom part of the view.

Select a compatible offsheet connector. To be able to establish offsheet connections, signals must be of the same type and connector names must be identical. Click Resolve The connection is added to the current system in the tree view. Note that the symbol identifying the offsheet connection signal differs from those used for other types of signal. All components assigned to signal offsheet connectors are also identified in the tree view.

Analyzing System Connections This task explains how to analyze internal and external connections of the current system. 1. Select the system you want to analyze in the tree view 2. Click the Analyze Links View

icon in the Workshop Commands toolbar

This command gives an overall view of current system connections. By default, only external connections are shown. 3. To display all connections, uncheck the Only external connections checkbox.

4. To delete a connection, select the desired connection, then Remove Connections. 5. Click OK to validate any changes made or Cancel to undo.

Advanced Tasks Using Data from Other Applications Printing System Information Importing & Exporting Systems Interoperability with Electrical Library Interoperability with ENOVIA V5 VPM1 Interoperability

Using Data from Other Applications in BOM Views You can use other applications to generate data that you can then paste in Electrical System Functional Definition BOM views. For example, you can prepare an Excel spreadsheet with the various attributes of an electrical component. This task explains how to use data prepared in an Excel spreadsheet in BOM views. 1. Ensure that the Excel spreadsheet is properly prepared: The first row identifies component attributes. Other rows give values for attributes with one row per component. Attributes can be listed in any order. You do not need to identify all the attributes associated with any one component. 2.

In the Excel spreadsheet, select everything you want to copy, including the headings then select Copy from the contextual menu

3.

In the appropriate BOM view of the Electrical System Functional Definition application, right-click and select Special Paste from the contextual menu. Data generated in the Excel spreadsheet is pasted to the BOM view and sorted into appropriate columns. You can do a simple copy and paste of cells containing the data you want to add. You can copy and paste cell data within the BOM view as well as copy data from Electrical System Functional Definition into other applications, for example Excel spreadsheets. The Select Row command in the contextual menu lets you copy entire rows: right-click a cell in the row you want to copy and select Select Rows from the contextual menu (the entire row is highlighted), right- click again and select Copy.

Printing System Information This task explains how to print system information. Data can be routed directly to a printer or printed to a file. 1.

Click the Print icon. The Print dialog box appears.

2. 3.

Using the Select system drop-down list, select the system whose information you want to have printed Identify the information you want printed:

4.

By default, system data about components including signals, and component properties is printed. De-activate options if associated data is not desired. Click Print.

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The standard Windows Print dialog box displays. Select a printer or check the Print to file check box. If you checked Print to file, then enter the name of the output file and click OK in the Print to File dialog box, Or, If you selected a printer, set the Page range and number of Copies then OK in the Print dialog box. Print options (paper margins, etc.) can be set in the ElecAppli.properties file.

Importing & Exporting Systems About neutral files: Gives information on how to prepare neutral files. Import systems & connections: Prepare a neutral file, then click the Import System icon. Select the neutral file and click Import. Export systems: Select a system and click the Export System icon.

About Neutral Files The neutral file format lets you import and export electrical system functional definitions. Internal and external system connections are managed at the same time as the description of the system itself. Neutral files are text files and can therefore be created using a simple text editor. The advantage of using neutral files is that you can import and export onto any platform. Two different neutral file formats can be used: CSV (comma delimited)-like format EFD format

CSV-like Format One or more electrical systems can be described in any one file. Applications such as Microsoft Excel can be used to generate your neutral file (save as *csv). These files can then be imported directly into Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD). Example: ElecFnctEqt;Name;Ref_Des;User_Desc;Nominal_Part_Num;CsvID;FatherID ElecFnctEqt;Battery;;;Part_XX1;3;1 ElecFnctEqt;Ventilator;;;Part_YY2;4;2 ElecConnection;SignalExtID;ExternalSignalExt;TargetID;ExternalTarget ElecConnection;8;;4; ElecConnection;9;;;Cooler System|ElecFnctCntPt|((Name|power)) ElecConnection;10;;5; ElecConnection;11;;;Cooler System|ElecFnctCntPt|((Name|ground))

Rules CSV-like neutral files must comply with the following rules: Information is grouped by electrical type. Only electrical types known by EFD can be described. Types are identified by the internal or long name. Note: There is no required order when describing types. The first row (header) defines the type and identifies attributes and assembly relationships. Attributes, apart from the electrical type which always comes first, can be listed in any order and you do not need to identify all electrical type attributes. The following, however, must appear: CsvID: a unique identifier in any one neutral file used to identify components. Name: the name of the component.

FatherID: identifies the parent component. This attributes takes the value of the CsvID of the parent component. For root components, such as electrical systems, this attribute has no value. The next rows describe one component each and list the name, attribute values and assembly relationships. Columns having no values must remain empty. If more than one system is described, each description must begin with the identification of the system in question. Connections are described by two items: a signal end point and an equipment, connector or contact point. For internal connections, the CsvID of both items must be given as the value of attributes SignalExtID and TargetID. Example: ElecConnection;SignalExtID;ExternalSignalExt;TargetID;ExternalTarget ElecConnection;8;;4;

External connections are identified by the target system name followed by a pipe (|), the target component electrical type, a pipe (|), the list of target component attributes ((Attribute1Name|Attribute1Value)(Attribute2Name|Attribute2Value) etc.). Example: ElecConnection;SignalExtID;ExternalSignalExt;TargetID;ExternalTarget ElecConnection;9;;;Cooler System|ElecFnctCntPt|((Name|power))

EFD Format Only one electrical system can be described per neutral file. Example: Electrical Functional Connector ID|Name|Nominal_Part_Number|Id_Number|Father|Child0|Child1|Connection0 # 3|P8| |875b47|Electrical Functional Equipment:Control unit|Contact Point:P8-5|Contact Point:P8-6|Electrical Power Signal:28 V \ Electrical Functional Equipment ID|Name|Sub_Type|Nominal_Part_Number|Father|Child0|Child1|Child2|Connection0|Connection1 # 1|Control unit1|Control unit|B47-5|Electrical System:1|Electrical Functional Connector:P5|Electrical Functional Connector:P6|Electrical Functional Connector:P8|Contact Point:P8-5|Contact Point:P8-6

where: | is the column separator (| | identifies an empty column) # is the line separator \ is the electrical type separator

Rules EFD neutral files must comply with the following rules: Information is grouped by electrical type (connector, equipment, etc.). Note: There is no required order when describing types. The first row (header) identifies the component (ID), component attributes (name, Nominal_Part_Number, etc.), the link to the parent (Father), links to children (Child0, Child1, etc.) and connections to other components (Connection0, Connection1, etc.), and must be described in this order. The component ID identifies each instance of the electrical type and is a unique identifier. Component attributes can be listed in any order. You do not need to identify all the attributes associated with any one component. Internal connections must be written as follows: Electrical_type:name_of_linked_component Columns having no values must remain empty. External connections are identified as follows: Target system name followed by a semicolon (:), the target component class, a semicolon (:), the list of target component attributes ((Attribute1Name:Attribute1Value)(Attribute2Name:Attribute2Value) etc.). Example: Electrical Signal End Point Name|Shielded|Father|Child0|Connection0 # EndPointEqt3| |Electrical Power Signal:2| |system2:Electrical Functional Equipment:((Name:eqt3))

Importing Systems & Inter-System Connections from Other Applications You can import systems from other applications via a neutral file into Electrical System Functional Definition. Connections between the system you want to import and other systems are also managed. Neutral files can be written directly, or you can also use other applications, for example an Excel spreadsheet, to generate data which you then save in neutral file format.

This task explains how to import systems into the Electrical System Functional Definition application. In this example, you will import a system from an Excel file. The import will be done in two steps: Preparing the Excel file and saving it in the CSV (comma delimited) format Importing data into Electrical System Functional Definition. 1. Ensure that the Excel file is properly prepared. Note: More than one electrical system can be described in a single Excel spreadsheet.

Excel files saved in the CSV (*.csv) format must comply with the following rules: Information is grouped by electrical type, identified by the type internal or long name. Note: There is no required order when describing electrical types. The first row (header) defines the type and identifies attributes and assembly relationships. Attributes, apart from the electrical type which always comes first, can be listed in any order and you do not need to identify all electrical type attributes. The following, however, must appear: CsvID: a unique identifier in any one file used to identify components. Name: the name of the component. FatherID: identifies the parent component. This attributes takes the value of the CsvID of the parent component. For root components, such as electrical systems, this attribute has no value. The next rows describe one component each and give the name, attribute values and assembly relationships. Columns having no values must remain empty. Internal and external system connections must be written as follows: Internal connections: the CsvIDs of the signal end point and of the connected component must be given. External connections: Target system name followed by a pipe (|), the target component electrical type, a pipe (|), the list of target component attributes ((Attribute1Name|Attribute1Value)(Attribute2Name|Attribute2Value) etc.) If more than one system is described, each description must begin with the identification of the system in question. 2. When you have completed your Excel spreadsheet, save the file in the CSV (*.csv) type format: The neutral file is generated and ready to be imported. You can also write your neutral file directly. 3. In the Electrical System Functional Definition application, click the Import System

icon.

The Import System dialog box is displayed. Note: You can import in CSV (*csv) or EFD (*elec) format. 4. Select the neutral file you just generated. 5. Click Import. The selected file is analyzed and system components created. The complete system can be viewed in the tree view. 6. Select the Save System icon to save the system in a CATProduct type file.

Exporting Systems You can export systems in CSV (comma delimited) or EFD format. This task explains how to export systems in CSV (*csv) or EFD (*elec) format. 1. Select the system you want to export in the tree view. 2.

Click the Export System

3. 4. 5. 6.

The Export System dialog box is displayed. Specify the path of the folder in which you want to save the file. Specify the name of the file in the File name field. Set the file extension to *csv or *elec. Click Export when done.

icon.

The file is exported in the selected format.

Interoperability with Electrical Library Map functional components to physical parts: Right-click an item of equipment or connector and select Map Functional/Physical... from the contextual menu. Set options in the dialog box, click Search then select part. Generate functional components from physical parts: Right-click an item of equipment or connector and select Make Functional from Physical... from the contextual menu. Set options in the dialog box, click Search then select part.

Mapping Functional Components to Physical Parts You can map functional equipment and connectors to V4 library as well as to V5 catalog parts to prepare the physical world. Notes: Since V4 libraries are UNIX libraries, the EFD server must reside on a UNIX machine to have access to this command when mapping to V4 parts. V5 catalogs are file-type catalogs located on the EFD server irrespective of the operating system used. This task explains how to associate the physical part that will perform the function of the functional component. 1. Right-click an item of equipment or connector in the tree view. 2. Select Map Functional/Physical... from the contextual menu. The Map Functional/Physical dialog box is displayed.

3. Select the V4 or V5 catalog option. 4. If mapping to V4 parts, specify the catalog in the drop-down box, or if mapping to V5 parts, click ... to display the Select catalog dialog box and select the catalog of interest. Note: If no V4 catalogs are available, server parameters are not correctly set. For more information, see the Electrical Library User's Guide. 5. Select the family of interest. Note: V5 catalog families can be associated to physical equipment and connector types. For information on how to do so, see the Electrical Library User's Guide. Doing so affects the families proposed in the Map Functional/Physical dialog box: If there are no settings, all V5 last-level catalog families are proposed. If all V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type, only compatible families are proposed. If some V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type but others not, compatible families as well as families with no associated physical type are proposed. There is one physical equipment type, however, several physical connector types (ground stud, terminal block, etc.) can perform the function of the one and only functional connector type. 6. Click Search for Parts. Compatible physical parts are listed in the Search Results box. 7. Enter attributes in the Search Options box then click Search for Parts again to narrow your search: The Search Results box is refreshed. 8. Select the part you want to associate to the functional component. 9. Click OK when done. The functional component is mapped to the selected V4 library or V5 catalog part. When mapping is to V4 parts, V4 Part Number, V4 Library, V4 Family and Nominal PartNumber attributes are appropriately valuated in the EFD application. When mapping is to V5 parts, the Nominal PartNumber attribute is valuated. If any V4 attributes are valuated, they are deleted since now obsolete.

Generating Functional Components from Physical Parts You can automatically generate functional components from V4 library and V5 catalog parts. This allows you to re-use existing designs and related knowledge. Notes: Since V4 libraries are UNIX libraries, the EFD server must reside on a UNIX machine to have access to this command when generating components from V4 parts. V5 catalogs are file-type catalogs located on the EFD server irrespective of the operating system used. This task explains how to create functional components from selected physical parts (equipment or connectors) or indeed how to generate an entire functional system. 1. Right-click a system or an item of equipment in the tree view. 2.

Select Make Functional from Physical... from the contextual menu. The Make Functional from Physical dialog box is displayed.

3. 4.

Select the V4 or V5 catalog option. If mapping to V4 parts, specify the catalog in the drop-down box, or

5.

if mapping to V5 parts, click ... to display the Select catalog dialog box and select the catalog of interest. Note: If no V4 catalogs are available, server parameters are not correctly set. For more information, see the Electrical Library User's Guide. Select the family of interest.

Note: V5 catalog families can be associated to physical equipment and connector types. For information on how to do so, see the Electrical Library User's Guide. Doing so affects the families proposed in the Map Functional/Physical dialog box: If there are no settings, all V5 last-level catalog families are proposed. If all V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type, only compatible families are proposed. If some V5 catalog families are associated with a physical type but others not, compatible families as well as families with no associated physical type are proposed.

6. 7.

8. 9.

There is one physical equipment type, however, several physical connector types (ground stud, terminal block, etc.) can perform the function of the one and only functional connector type. Click Search for Parts. Compatible physical parts are listed in the Search Results box. Enter attributes in the Search Options box and click Search for Parts again to narrow your search: The Search Results box is refreshed. Select the part you want to create. Click OK when done. Note: If the selected V4 library or V5 catalog part is a system, the entire functional structure right down to any contact points is generated.

10. Click the Properties

icon.

When generating from V4, V4 Part Number, V4 Library, V4 Family attributes and Nominal PartNumber are appropriately valuated in the EFD application. When generating from V5, the Nominal PartNumber is valuated.

Interoperability with ENOVIA V5 Working with Electrical System Definition (EFD) in ENOVIA V5 is a completely distinct mode from EFD file mode (via the ENOVIA 3d com Navigator). Note: An ENOVIA license is required to use ENOVIA V5 capabilities.

Opening new systems: In Product Class Editor WebSpace, right-click node under which you want to create a new system and select Send to editor -> Electrical Functional Editor from contextual menu. Select Electrical Functional Design tab in WebSpace and enter a unique name in dialog box that appears. Opening existing systems: In the Product Class Editor WebSpace, right-click the document containing the system to open and select Send to editor -> Electrical Functional Editor from contextual menu. Saving systems: Click the Save All Systems icon in EFD, then commit to the ENOVIA database.

Creating New Systems This task explains how to create new systems from ENOVIA V5 opening them in Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD). 1. Start ENOVIA V5. 2.

In ENOVIA V5, click the EFD

icon in the WebInfo area to start EFD

within ENOVIA V5: An EFD document appears in the WebSpace. To ensure that EFD is available in ENOVIA V5, start EFD using the runEFD.bat command once. This adds the EFD icon to your user preferences and ensures it is available in the WebInfo area. 3. 4. 5.

6.

Click the Product Class Editor icon in the WebInfo area Right-click a product root and select the Expand -> All command from the contextual menu to expand the product class structure. Right-click the node under which you want to create your new document and select Send to editor -> Electrical Functional Editor from the contextual menu.

Switch to the Electrical Functional Design WebSpace. The New System panel appears.

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Enter a unique name for the system you want to create. Click the EFD icon in the WebInfo area.

You are now ready to create the components making up your system.

For more information on the product class editor, see the Product Class Editor section in the appropriate Life Cycle Application user guide, for example Professional Role User's Guide.

Opening Existing Systems This task explains how to open existing systems stored in ENOVIA V5 into Electrical System Functional Definition (EFD). 1. Start ENOVIA V5. 2.

In ENOVIA V5, click the EFD

icon in the WebInfo area to start EFD

within ENOVIA V5: An EFD document appears in the WebSpace. To ensure that EFD is available in ENOVIA V5, start EFD using the runEFD.bat command once. This adds the EFD icon to your user preferences and ensures it is available in the WebInfo area. 3.

Click the Product Class Editor

4.

Right-click the product root class (prc) and select the Expand -> All command from the contextual menu to open the prc and find the document containing the system of interest. In the Show document dialog box, click the All checkbox under Show.

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icon in the WebInfo area

Right-click the document and select Send to editor -> Electrical Functional Editor from the contextual menu. Switch to the Electrical Functional Design WebSpace. The selected system is loaded.

8.

Click the EFD icon in the WebInfo area. You can now make appropriate modifications. For more information on the product class editor, see the Product Class Editor section in the appropriate Life Cycle Application user guide, for example Professional Role User's Guide.

Saving Systems in ENOVIA V5 This task explains how to save systems, which you modified in EFD, in ENOVIA V5. You are working with EFD in an ENOVIA V5 environment. 1. In EFD, click the Save All Systems icon and click OK in the dialog box that appears to confirm your action.

2. Switch to the Product Editor WebSpace to check that your systems have indeed been saved. 3. Right-click the appropriate product root class and select the Expand -> All command from the contextual menu. 4. In the Show document dialog box, click the All checkbox under Show: Any new items appear and all changes are recorded.

5. Commit the changes to the ENOVIA V5 database. The Close System command also works with ENOVIA V5.

For more information on the product class editor, see the Product Class Editor section in the appropriate Life Cycle Application user guide, for example Professional Role User's Guide.

VPM1 Interoperability Interoperability with VPM1 is only possible if you have a CATIA-V4 Integration license and you are working on a UNIX platform. For more information about VPM1 interoperability, refer to Building a CATIA V5 Product from a VPM1 PSN Window in the CATIA-V4 Integration User's Guide. This task explains how to save EFD Version 5 data in VPM1. VPM1 and EFD (client and server) must be installed on the same machine. 1. Start VPM1. 2. Start EFD. 3. In VPM1, run the PSN on the branch where the documents of interest have been saved. 4. Expand the branch. You should obtain:

5. In this window, select the CATProduct documents to open them in EFD. An EFD session is built:

6. Create a signal in the EFD workbench. The signal is added to the tree view.

7. Click the Save in VPM1

icon.

The corresponding CATProduct document is updated in VPM1. In addition, a new csv file is automatically generated (see Exporting Systems). The Create & Save dialog box opens in VPM1 to let you enter the information required to create the new csv document.

Once the new document has been created in VPM1, the PSN window looks like this:

Workbench Description The Electrical System Definition Version 5 application window looks like this:

Webtree Toolbar Document Toolbar Workshop Commands & Functional Components Tree View

Webtree Toolbar

See Opening Existing Systems See Saving Systems See Saving All Systems See Closing Systems See Finding Components

Document Toolbar

See Creating New Systems See Printing System Information See Moving Components Using Cut & Paste See Copy & Paste See Copy & Paste and Moving Components Using Cut & Paste See Deleting Components See Importing Systems & Connections See Exporting Systems See Setting Units

Workshop Commands & Functional Components See Generating a Graphical Preview See Modifying Attributes in the Properties View See Assigning Signals and Assigning Equipment, Connectors & Contact Points See Connecting Floating Points See Fine-tuning Connections See Analyzing System Connections See Creating Equipment See Creating Connectors See Creating Contact Points See Creating Signals See Browsing Signal End Point Attributes See Creating Floating Points

Tree View

Tree view icons identify EFD components and signals as follows: Systems. This icon includes a yellow star when the system is new or has been modified and requires saving. Folders. Components are grouped under Equipment and signals under Signals. Equipment. Connectors. Contact points. Command signals. Ground signals. Power signals. Shielding signals. Group of signals.

Video signals. Signal end points. Offsheet connectors. Offsheet connection signals. Example shown concerns an offsheet connection on a power signal.

Customizing Customizing Electrical System Functional Definition Setting General Preferences Setting Units

Customizing Electrical System Functional Definition for the Way You Work You can customize the look and feel of the Electrical System Functional Definition application to corporate practice. You can, for example, change the appearance of icons or customize toolbars and menus. Customizing is done by editing: The ElecAppli.properties file Workshop files: there are two workshop files, one for webtree and the other for specific application commands. This task explains how to customize Electrical System Functional Definition for the way you work. 1. Edit the ElecAppli.properties file. The ElecAppli.properties file: Lists icons used in document views. You can, if desired, replace the icons with new ones. Gif and jpeg image formats can be used.

Lets you set permissions for electrical components. For example: ElectricalType.ElecSignalExtremity.usage=Modify Permissions are: create (default), modify (you can modify but not create new components), display (components are visualized but you cannot create or modify them) and hide (the electrical type is hidden). Default type names are: ElecSystem for electrical systems ElecFnctEqt for equipment ElecFnctCon for connectors ElecFnctCntPt for contact points ElecOffSheet for offsheet connectors ElecUnknownType for unknow electrical types.

Set print options (paper margins, etc.) Set CSV format parameters. The column separator and the list separator in the Regional Settings Properties dialog box (Number tab) under Windows NT 4.0 must be the same. The default value is the semi-colon. Set the number of attempts to connect to the server (ServerElec.connectMaxRetry). The default value is 100. 2. Edit ElecAppli.workshop and ElecWebtree.workshop files. These files: List toolbar and contextual menu commands. You can show/hide these commands. Let you add commands. Let you change the appearance of command icons. You can, if desired, replace the icons with new ones. Gif and jpeg image formats can be used. Note: To be able to use the Map Functional/Physical... command, server parameters must be correctly set. For more information, see the Electrical Library User's Guide.

Setting General Preferences This task explains how to set your preferences for the Preview command and the column separator for the CSV format. 1.

Click the Options

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The Options dialog box appears at the General tab page.

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Set Orientation to Horizontal or Vertical to align equipment horizontally or vertically in the 2D preview. Set Automatic redraw to Yes to have the 2D preview automatically refreshed. Set CSV Column separator to the semi-colon (;) or comma (,). The default value is the semi-colon. Note: The column separator and the list separator in the Regional Settings Properties dialog box (Number tab) under Windows NT 4.0 must be the same. Click OK to confirm your choice. The new settings will apply immediately both to systems already loaded and to those subsequently loaded.

Setting Units This task explains how to customize units of the current session.

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Click the Options

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The Options dialog box appears. Click the Units tab.

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You can now customize default units.

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Select the line with the magnitude whose unit is to be redefined. The list of available units for this magnitude is displayed in the List of units drop-down box. For example, if you want to redefine the Area unit, the list of available units is:

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Select the unit you want to set as the new default unit. The magnitude definition is updated.

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Click OK to confirm your choice. The new settings will apply immediately both to systems already loaded and to those subsequently loaded. The default values for area and voltage are square meters (m2) and volts (V).

Glossary A assign

An operation that lets you connect functional electrical components by means of signals.

C component

connector

contact point

An item in a functional electrical system. Can be a piece of equipment, a connector, a signal, a contact point or an offsheet connector. A functional electrical component with one or more associated contact points, for example, a power or signal transmission connector. A functional electrical component that defines the point of contact or attachment for an electrical signal.

E electrical system

end point equipment external link

An electrical unit which accomplishes a specific function. Consists of equipment, connectors and signals. For example, airplane radar system. Described in a CATProduct document. A functional electrical component created automatically under a signal when a connection has been established. A functional electrical component with one or more associated connectors, for example a lamp or a battery. An external connection to another system made, for example, via an offsheet connection.

G group of signals

Groups signals that will be routed together, for example shielded or twisted signals.

O offsheet connector

A marker in the functional definition that is used to establish connections between different systems.

P properties

Attributes of a component that define its electrical, mechanical, etc. characteristics.

R refine

An operation that lets you fine-tune existing connections, moving the point of connection down to a constituent item.

S signal

signal end point

system

A logical connection between two or more components. May be of the following types: ground, shielding, video, power, command or grouped. The end of a signal. A signal can have two or more ends. Used to manage the connection between signals and electrical components. Signal end points are created automatically. See electrical system.

V validating

The process of sending data to the server. If knowledgeware is used, the server checks data received and if necessary, corrects it then sends the updated view back to the client. In the various views, information is validated when you click OK, when you change the current object in the tree view or when you change the active view.

W view

A window that allows you to work with an Electrical System Definition component in a particular way: In an Analyze links view, you can analyze all the connections of the current system. In an Assign view, you can assign signals to components and vice- versa to identify the various connections between electrical components in the same system. In a BOM view, you can create components and specify component attributes. In a Create links view, you can establish connections between different systems using offsheet connectors. In a 2D Preview, you can visualize a 2D graphical view of opened systems. In a Properties view, you can modify and view component attributes. In a Refine view, you can fine-tune connections, moving the connection down to a lower level component. In a Tree view, you can modify and view the hierarchical structure of the electrical system.

Index A analyzing system connections assigning components to signals signals to components

C closing systems components assigning signals to assigning to signals connecting copying & pasting deleting finding generating functional from physical jumping to connected mapping functional to physical modifying attributes in BOM view modifying attributes in Properties view moving properties connections analyzing system checking fine tuning flags connecting components offsheet connectors

signals connectors creating contact points creating copying & pasting components data from other applications creating components using copy & paste connectors contact points equipment new systems offsheet connectors signals customizing cutting & pasting

D data from other applications deleting components

E editing component attributes in BOM view component attributes in Properties view component properties connections ENOVIA V5 interoperability creating new systems opening existing systems

saving systems equipment creating existing systems opening exporting systems

F finding components fine-tuning connections

G general preferences generating functional components from physical parts

I importing systems & inter-system connections installing electrical system functional definition interoperability with VPM1 interoperability with ENOVIA V5 creating new systems opening existing systems saving systems

J jumping to connected components

M mapping functional components to physical parts moving components

N neutral files new systems creating

O offsheet connectors connecting creating opening existing systems

P preview preview preferences printing system data

S saving systems all systems session starting setting up workbench signal end points browsing signals assigning components to assigning to components creating special paste starting session systems analyzing connections closing creating new exporting importing opening existing printing data saving saving all

U units using data from other applications

V view analyze links view , assign view , , BOM view , , , create links view , properties view , refine view , tree view viewing connection flags VPM1 interoperability

W workbench setting up