VESYS is a suite of wiring and harness design software tools developed by wiring professionals to satisfy the demanding requirements of companies where ease-of-use and value are as important as functionality.

 

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The VeSys Design and VeSys Harness tools can be used individually, or deployed together allowing wiring design data to flow seamlessly into the associated harness designs reducing effort and minimizing the risk of errors.

VeSys Design

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Provides a rapid and intuitive wiring design tool for the creation of wiring diagrams and service documentation with integrated simulation facilities that can validate the design as it’s created, ensuring a high quality design with less risk of rework when the first prototypes are tested. Learn more about VeSys Design › Download PDF brochure ›

VeSys Harness

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provides a rapid and intuitive harness and formboard design tool with automated part selector and manufacturing report generation that speeds the design time and automates many steps in the design process. Learn more about Vesys Harness › Download PDF brochure ›

 

Vesys and Capital Work Together

VeSys data is compatible with CHS, allowing companies to operate with a mixed VeSys and CHS environment. Or, companies may start with VeSys and upgrade to CHS as the design organization grows. View Comparison

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CAPITAL is an advanced set of design tools built for electrical and wire harness design. Used by leading automotive, aerospace and harness makers, CAPITAL is built to support the complex demands of modern integrated design processes.

 

THE CAPITAL PRODUCT SUITE

Capital Logic

Capital Logic

Create logical and wiring schematic designs interactively or using auto-generation facilities. Learn more ›

Capital Integrator

Capital Integrator

Optimize the architectural layout of functionality and cabling for cost, weight, and harness variants. Learn more ›

Capital Harness XC

Capital Harness XC

Optimize the architectural layout of functionality and cabling for cost, weight, and harness variants. Learn more ›

 

CAPITAL In-Depth

Wiring Design–A Choice of Two Processes

CAPITAL provides a choice of two different wiring design processes – the interactive design flow process or the generative design flow process.

Interactive Wiring design process

The Interactive Wiring design process is based on the Capital Logic and Capital HarnessXC applications to provide a full electrical design capability from logical schematics through to fully detailed and costed harness drawings.
The interactive design flow process is based on the electrical engineers creating the definition of both logical schematic connectivity – for example, connect pin 27 of the engine ECU with pin 5 of the power-systems ECU – plus creating the wiring definition of the schematic connectivity – for example, the connections between pin 27 and pin 5 is defined by 3 physical wires passing through two inline connectors.

Generative design process

The Generative design process is based on the Capital Logic, Capital Integrator and Capital HarnessXC applications to provide a full electrical design capability from logical schematics through physical/topological wiring generation, and onto fully detailed and costed harness drawings.
With the generative flow, electrical engineers provide the definition of the logical schematic connectivity – for example, connect pin 27 of the engine ECU with pin 5 of the power-systems ECU – plus providing a physical/topological layout of the car or aircraft – for example, cables can only be routed along a defined network of cable paths. CAPITAL can integrate the logical and physical information to automatically generate the wiring definition, including auto-generated wiring diagrams, allowing the same logical designs to be reused in a succession of different physical designs.

Data-centric Backbone

Fundamental to the philosophy of CHS is the belief that design data management is central to solving the problem of electrical design complexity. So, in addition to providing the drawing and design definition functionality required for each phase of the design process, CHS goes one step further – by providing a data-centric backbone that integrates each and every part of the design process.

Data-centricity is the key feature that differentiates CAPITAL from other design tools, providing a step change in design speed and quality by automating many steps in the design process, streamlining the flow of information as the design matures, and eliminating many of the time-consuming and error-prone data-entry tasks required with traditional design tools.

For many organizations, significant inefficiencies exist in their electrical design process, particularly regarding exchange of data from one step in the process to the next, and in the implementation of design changes. These inefficiencies affect quality and impact the overall design cycle time and the manpower required to complete each design. The use of CAPITAL’s streamlined electrical design processes can provide major improvements to quality, cost and design cycle time, allowing companies to confidently meet the challenges of global competition.

Project and process management

Project norms such as naming conventions, design rule check patterns and diagram style-templates can be defined and automatically applied. Process constraints such as release management sequence, component usage and analysis scripts can be mandated. Integration with workflow tools is also available.

Design change management

The data-centric architecture of CAPITAL is designed to facilitate change processes. Multiple change management capabilities are provided such as tabular & graphical difference reports; version management; compatibility control (“build lists”); and aerospace-effectivity tracking.

Intuitive electrical simulation and analysis

Multiple capabilities are available ranging from simple subsystem behavior simulation, through DC and transient simulation, to whole vehicle validation and failure analysis. Fully integrated with the design environment, these tools have been developed for use by all design engineers, not just analysis specialists.

Deep integration with MCAD platforms

Such as Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 and Siemens NX. Data can be shared either offline or in a live “connected” mode, which aids visualization. Design changes can be trapped and reconciled. PDM integration is also available, for example to slave component library data or to vault released designs.

For many organizations, significant inefficiencies exist in their electrical design process, particularly regarding exchange of data from one step in the process to the next, and in the implementation of design changes. These inefficiencies affect quality and impact the overall design cycle time and the manpower required to complete each design. The use of CHS’s streamlined electrical design processes can provide major improvements to quality, cost and design cycle time, allowing companies to confidently meet the challenges of global competition.

Cross-organization communication

CAPITAL supports cross-organization data communication at several points in the design flow. Multiple data formats are supported, and specialized functionality such as part number translation is provided.

Harness engineering

CAPITAL provides powerful automatic harness engineering and validation functionality, for example by automatically selecting library components or validating splice balancing rules. Modern construction methods such as modular (subassembly) build are fully supported. Very detailed harness costing is available from a model containing over 300 design and process parameters.

Configuration capture and composite (superset) data management

Configuration logic can be authored or imported. All design, simulation and reporting activities are undertaken within this composite environment, whether at the full vehicle or individual harness level. This critical capability further supports easy and robust change management.

Diagram synthesis

CHS can automatically generate diagrams from data, so freeing engineers to work on creative design tasks. Style templates can be applied, and drawing contents are laid out for maximum readability.

With these critical process management foundations in place, CAPITAL supports electrical design process flows from logical subsystem design, through sub-system integration and wire harness engineering, onto harness manufacturing and provision of after-sales service documentation & diagnostics.

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SystemVision allows system engineers and engineers from multiple disciplines to communicate, simulate, and optimize designs for first-pass success. SystemVision provides a virtual lab for design and analysis of analog, mixed signal, digital, and electro-mechanical designs.

 

SystemVision

 

With SystemVision you can explore concepts, specify system functionality, investigate architectural partitions, and integrate implementation of electronics, sensors/actuators, controls, and embedded software, all in one virtual environment.

The result is reduced development time, simplified HW/SW integration, and reduced manufacturing and warranty costs with SystemVision.

Benefits and Features

  • Provides a virtual lab for creating and analyzing analog, digital, and mixed-signal systems
  • Supports industry-standard languages: VHDL-AMS, SPICE, and C
  • Allows design verification of hierarchical schematic and circuit elements
  • Provides concept verification through block diagrams and transfer function blocks
  • Reduce cost and delays of prototyping
  • Optimize the complete system
  • Improve reliability and robustness
  • Improve collaboration via executable specifications

Learn more about System Vision

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