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SmartPart Component Libraries

Industry-standard component libraries for routed systems designers

Start designing straight away with industry-standard electrical component libraries for Creo® Schematics and Creo Cabling

Component Libraries

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Virtual Interconnect's SmartParts Component Libraries are industry-standard parts libraries specially designed to get you started on Creo Schematics and Creo Cabling straight away.  Libraries are available for designers of military and aerospace electronics, specialist vehicles and industrial equipment.  Simply choose the library that meets you needs, download and get started.

Benefits

A library of 200 components can take an engineer 40 weeks to generate: 40 weeks ensuring design compliance, 40 weeks modelling parts and not harnesses, 40 weeks spent on non value-added repetitive tasks.  SmartParts will save you time and money, free up resources, ensure your implementation goes smoothly and guarantees your components will meet industry-approved standards.

What is a SmartPart?

Each SmartPart includes everything required to get started designing:

  • Schematic symbol
  • Wiring symbol
  • Data table
  • 3D model

SmartPart Features

  • Fully validated with RSD and Pro/CABLING™
  • Fully validated with Creo Schematics and Creo® Cabling
  • All circuit symbols are drawn to BS EN 60617 / IEEE 315:1975 / IEC 60617
  • Data tables with all mandatory properties
  • Global Parameters file
  • RSD global properties file
  • Physical geometry for Creo Parametric
  • Physical geometry for Wildfire® 4.0 and 5.0
  • Available in mm or inches

Libraries for your needs

SmartPart Libraries come in three market sector options: Industrial, Specialist Vehicles and Military and Aerospace.  As well as the SmartPart components, each library includes hundreds of suitable cables and wires and four drawing templates.  The table below gives more details:

Library Description Number of Components Number of Cables and Wires
Industrial Electrical components for complex industrial machinery 212 310
Specialist Vehicle Electrical components for designing trucks, tractors and other automobiles 216 302
Aerospace and Military Components approved for military and aerospace applications 137 3438
Electrical Cabinet 3D electrical components, wires & cables for industrial & domestic electrical cabinet design 410 136

Maintenance

Our maintenance contract ensures your library is kept up-to-date, includes free upgrades and offers the ability to request up to 10 free additional parts per year, whenever you need them.

Customisation

If our standard libraries don't quite meet your needs, talk to us about customisation.

Legacy Libraries

If you already have 3D geometry or 2D symbol libraries, there is no need to start again.  Contact us; we can help you convert them into RSD, Pro/CABLING or Creo equivalents.

Find out more

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to talk about your specific needs or visit our webshop to download free samples. 

eSimulate

The electrical simulator for Creo® Schematics

Simulate and validate designs quickly and accurately; improve efficiency and quality, save time and money.

Electrical Simulator

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eSimulate, Virtual Interconnect's electrical simulator for Creo Schematics, gives electrical engineers a fast and accurate way to analyse electrical circuits.  Perhaps you want to validate your design's integrity, carry out Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or diagnose errors.  If so, eSimulate is for you - it is designed to allow engineers and designers to quickly and efficiently determine the optimum combination of components, terminals and wires, whatever they are designing.  By providing useful information early in the design process and by minimizing the need for expensive prototypes, eSimulate simplifies the design process and saves time and money.

Benefits

eSimulate provides the electrical engineer with extremely valuable information, throughout the design process.  Utilizing this information, designs can be iterated and improved, easily checked and validated, without the need for expensive prototypes or costly delays waiting for manufacture.  eSimulate allows you to create a virtual prototype of your electrical wire harness, optimize its design and check for faults.  Ultimately eSimulate saves time and money whist improving efficiency and quality. 

Features

  • Fully integrated with Creo Schematics and Routed Systems Designer™
  • SPICE-based electrical simulator
  • Design integrity validation
  • FMEA
  • Error diagnosis
  • Voltage margin analysis
  • Automatic wire overload detection
  • Automatic validation of design prior to simulation
  • Flexible workflow
  • What if scenarios
  • Simulate existing designs
  • Use your own libraries
  • Multi-environmental analysis

Maintenance

Our maintenance contract ensures eSimulate is kept up-to-date and includes free upgrades and support for complete peace of mind.

Customisation

If eSimulate doesn't quite meet your needs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about customisation.

Find out more

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a webex demo.  Alternatively, registered PTC® maintenance-paying Creo Schematics users can log in at the PTC Downloads section of the PTC website to download eSimulate Lite - the free trial version of eSimulate.

Product Focused Training

Training for cabling and piping engineers, by cabling and piping engineers

Workshop Feedback_VI_u_Consolidated_800_600As part of our process improvement and implementation support, Virtual Interconnect offers a range of Product Focused Training modules for routed systems designers and engineers.  Our courses will help you get the most out of PTC®'s range of powerful design tools, in particular Creo® Schematics, Creo Parametric and Creo Cabling and Piping Extension (CPX), as well as Routed Systems Designer™, Pro/CABLING™ and Pro/PIPING™. 

However, these modules are not just standard training courses.  They are often an integral part of an implementation and are bespoke and customised.  They are designed around your geometry, designs and process.  They focus on your needs and requirements; the courses are designed to cover only what is important to you.   

Why Choose Us?

You can be assured of a first class experience:

  • Our courses are carefully tailored to your requirements, utilising your designs where possible to maximize relevance and minimize time to productivity
    • 96% of attendees on our courses would recommend them to other people
  • We can draw on years of experience of using the tools; using them to design real products, facing and overcoming real issues.  We are engineers not trainers - our clients demanded that we teach them our process
    • Our facilitators' knowledge is rated at 97% and
    • Our facilitators' helpfulness is rated at 98%. 

Virtual Interconnect are also the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology's preferred provider for all PTC training courses. 

What's Available?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your specific training requirements and we will devise Product Focused Training to meet your needs.

Implementation Strategy Workshops

Our routed systems specialists can help solve your wire harness design process                 problems.  Speak to us about benchmarking, pilots or implementation support.

It can be a risky and difficult process to identify and implement appropriate improvements to your Wire Harness Design Process (WHDP), even if you know it has a number of areas for improvement.  Virtual Interconnect's years of experience in this complex area can ease the difficulties and minimize the risks.

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Process Benchmarking

Having worked in this specialist field for many years and having been exposed to a wide variety of different approaches and methodologies, Virtual Interconnect is in a unique position to analyse and understand your process.  This interactive workshop compares and contrasts your current Wire Harness Design Process (WHDP) with industry best practice.  Using a combination of techniques, including Force Field, Stakeholder and SWOT analysis, Key Performance Indicators and Critical Success Factors, a proposed best practice WHDP will be derived, analysed and presented for discussion.

Process Pilot

Upgrading your existing design software or moving to a completely new package can cause a number of issues, without any certainty that you will be able to carry on producing your key deliverables.  If you are considering changing your routed systems design software, why not manage the risk and try before you buy?  Using one of your own wire harness designs, Virtual Interconnect can use PTC®'s latest tool suite to ensure that it really can produce your deliverables.  We'll also identify any improvements required or issues that arise.  Process pilot benefits:

  • Minimise project risks
  • Confirm tool functionality matches requirements
  • Confirm productivity levels attainable post training
  • Mitigate start-up costs
  • Provisional process map and gap
  • Guarantee project deliverables

Why commit to the start-up cost of tool set acquisition, training and library generation before you are sure of the benefits?  Use Virtual Interconnect engineers to help you really understand the advantages of what you are purchasing.

Process Implementation

Once you are clear how your process compares with industry best practice and you understand the advantages of upgrading your software, it is important to carefully plan your implementation.  By identifying process gaps and practical solutions in terms of working procedures and/or software apps, this interactive Map and Gap workshop defines the detailed implementation plan and tailors it to your requirements. As well as building on the process analysis performed during the Process Benchmarking session and specifying the requirements for the first diet of Product Focused Training, this workshop will ensure you have a clear plan for your new process implementation and that you will soon be confidently using your new tools.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.now to discuss your wire harness design process and how we can help.