Automotive wiring harness development tool takes off in the cloud

May 14, 2014 // By Julien Happich
Cadonix Ltd's Arcadia is claimed to be the world’s first cloud based CAD tool for automotive electrical wiring design, analysis and report documentation.

The tool was developed from scratch, relying on the latest cloud software development technologies and practices. The company also announced its first sale of Arcadia, to one of the leading global manufacturers of cabling systems for the automotive industry AQ Wiring Systems.

Arcadia is designed as an end-end solution, taking a project from design and analysis through to full manufacturing engineering documentation while allowing globally distributed design teams to access their projects at any time through an HTML 5 compliant web browser.

The CAD software tool provides schematic design, animated circuit simulation and analysis, electrical networking, harness design and full design rule checking for wire harness layout and manufacture. Using the integrated simulation capabilities, engineers can be assured that their design intent is carried through into the physical implementation. Arcadia interfaces with the most popular 3D MCAD and enterprise wide PLM and ERP tools, allowing projects to transition easily and smoothly into manufacture. A particular strength of Arcadia is real-time animated simulation which paints a clear virtual picture of the electrical system and how it will behave in deployment.

Customised reports can be created to suit individual requirements. These include a full bill-of-materials, connectivity lists, wire usage, simulation and analysis reports, and many more.

Cadonix offers a free 20-day evaluation license giving access to the full functionality of Arcadia using the customer’s own data, with full support during the evaluation period. Arcadia is available on a rental basis for short term projects or can be purchased outright.

Visit Cadonix at www.cadonix.com