Device name duplication early in design, broken links for cross-referencing between components, and time consuming component generation, these are just some of the mind numbing errors that happen when generating an electrical design in low quality CAD software. These mistakes that take an enormous amount of your time to fix, are just the tip of the iceberg. This article will dive into the wonderful calamities that all electrical engineers eventually run into. And just for fun let us make it the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Electrical Design Software.
What is CAD? What is CAE? What is CAM? What are these softwares and how are they different from one another? The first thing to know about all three of these systems is the first two letters in each abbreviation. “CA” stands to Computer-Aided, which means that all three systems are created to help the user to achieve his goal faster by using the power of computers for processing. The last letter for CAD, is Design, for CAE, is Engineering, and for CAM, is Manufacturing. These are engineering and manufacturing software programs. Each one is has its own purpose. The article will dive into a high-level look at all three systems and how they are used and their overall purpose.
Power distribution systems need detailed care and consideration when planning and designing. The power system is crucial to keep day to day operations functioning properly. Let us look at some of the important aspects distribution system planning and design.
Programmable logic controllers, or more commonly PLCs, are digital computers used for automating specific tasks or processes for a variety of applications. They can control machinery on assembly lines, roller coasters at amusement parks, or light fixtures. Nowadays, industrial automation is growing in demand for manufacturing facilities globally. Automation is becoming a central aspect in manufacturing as facilities are facing thin profit margins, and still working within just-in-time manufacturing methods. Companies are understanding that in order to deliver for these processes they must meet customer demand while operating at lower costs, mass production, customizable, and flexibility. The main objective of this article is to help facilities understand the benefit of switching from rough manual production lines to automating specific tasks with PLCs.
Having effective and efficient design process is essential in today’s world for competing with the top tier companies. A well structured system needs to be embedded in all independent stations throughout the company to set up an information network where information flows freely from one person to the next.
Work stations that work independently, lack of inventory accountability, misallocated resources, and poor documentation can inhibit even the mightiest of giants. Have a system installed that can communicate to everyone in the company and provide necessary information for product development, management, and manufacturing can speed up progress and efficiency.
This article takes a look at what the advantages are of ERP software and how it can benefit your company in all forms of design and manufacturing.