ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Hello all,

 

I have used the wire harness a few time and watched a few video's but i am by no means an expert with it, so i wanted to hear from some of the community experts.

 

We currently do not use this part of the software so we are not setup in any shape. We do have dumb connects modeled.

 

I would like to know from the " been there done that people" what is the best way (practise) to start?

Nathan M. Gardner

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Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Nathan,

I would start with this tutorial from the training section.

Jason

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Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Hi Jason,

thanks for the input. I have done those already. I am missing the part of creating drafts for the wire harness and nailboard use. I also wanted to see how other people have been using it. Have they been using intelligent connector models or dumb models?

Nathan M. Gardner

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Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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There's a nailboard tutorial there.

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Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Nathan,

             I have been using Solid Edge for the past 4 years. For the past 3 years I have been modeling wire harnesses using the Wire Harness tool. Myself and a coworker hosted a session at SEU16 on wireharness. If you would like some more insight on helpful tips I would definately like to help you out ofline.

 

I can tell you we have been using connectors downloaded from suppliers websites (dumb models) and adding the terminal locations and making them "smart".

 

Let me know if you have anyother questions.

 

Good Luck,

                    Michael

Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Thanks again Jason, i will view that shortly 

Nathan M. Gardner

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Re: ST8 Wire Harness - kick start

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Hi Michael,
Thanks for the input. The work i have done with the harness is just downloading or creating the connector. I have not been making them smart. I would love to see some examples of your work at all levels, from where you add information to the connectors and right up to the final draft of the harness showing connector pinouts.

Here at my place of work, I'm the CAD admin, and i have been trying to push change here by bringing the cad people up to the latest software developments. I have been advocating the harness for some time now, but i have only had a little experience with it myself. I would like to be able to "yes SE can do it, faster, easier, and most importantly accurately" to the engineering department. I want to make sure i am showing people the best method to use it.
Nathan M. Gardner

https://www.etsy.com/people/NathanMGardner

Be sure to check out my work!!
Made in Maine Wood Carvings