Project Default User Manual

Volume 6 - Project Management
Project Default
User Manual
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Contents
Preface........................................................................................................................... vii
Conventions...................................................................................................................... vii
About this Retrofit User Guide ....................................................................................... viii
Related Documents ......................................................................................................... viii
Audience ............................................................................................................................ix
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Introduction..................................................................................................................... 1
1.1
Project Defaults................................................................................................................................1
Example: Appearance of a drawing change .............................................................................2
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Project Default Screens ................................................................................................. 3
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.1.1
2.2.1.2
2.2.1.3
2.2.1.4
2.2.1.5
2.2.1.6
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.3
2.4
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.5
2.5.1
2.5.1.1
2.5.1.2
2.5.1.3
2.6
2.6.1
2.6.1.1
2.6.1.2
2.6.1.3
Accessing the Project Defaults Screens ..........................................................................................3
Administration Screen ......................................................................................................................3
Fields and Controls in Administration Screen..................................................................................4
Small Pin Letter Panel......................................................................................................................4
General Panel ..................................................................................................................................6
Document Panel...............................................................................................................................9
File Path Panel...............................................................................................................................10
Activate Work Panel.......................................................................................................................13
Load Analysis Panel.......................................................................................................................13
Note 1 - Multi Path Allowed............................................................................................................14
Note 2 - Choosing Default Effectivity Value ...................................................................................14
Note 3 - Rules for the Cascade Base Number Convention ...........................................................15
Graphics Screen ............................................................................................................................15
Fields and Controls in Graphics Screen ........................................................................................16
Wire & Pin Name Text Size Panel .................................................................................................17
Jig Segment Length Panel.............................................................................................................17
Designator Text Size Panel ...........................................................................................................18
General Panel ................................................................................................................................19
Next Look Graphics........................................................................................................................21
Jig Assembly Table Panel..............................................................................................................23
3D to 2D Panel...............................................................................................................................25
Clocking Panel ...............................................................................................................................26
Page Data Panel ............................................................................................................................27
Wires Screen..................................................................................................................................28
Fields and Controls in Wires Screen..............................................................................................28
Wire Panel......................................................................................................................................29
General Panel ................................................................................................................................31
Default Jumper and Default Ferrule Panels...................................................................................36
Parts Screen ..................................................................................................................................38
Fields and Controls in Parts Screen ..............................................................................................39
SPT – Spare Pin Table Panel ........................................................................................................39
Terminator Panel............................................................................................................................41
SWD Integrate Panel .....................................................................................................................44
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2.6.1.5
2.6.1.6
2.6.1.7
2.7
2.7.1
2.7.1.1
2.7.1.2
2.7.1.3
2.7.1.4
2.8
2.8.1
2.8.1.1
2.8.1.2
C.A.P.O.R ......................................................................................................................................45
Coordinate System Panel ..............................................................................................................46
External Validation Panel...............................................................................................................47
Band Marker Panel ........................................................................................................................49
Reports Screen ..............................................................................................................................50
Fields and Controls in Wires Screen..............................................................................................51
Page Data Panel ............................................................................................................................51
Report Banner Line Panel..............................................................................................................52
HookUp Report Panel ....................................................................................................................52
Representation Panels...................................................................................................................53
Manufacturing Screen ....................................................................................................................54
Fields and Controls in Manufacturing Screen................................................................................55
Run Letters Panel ..........................................................................................................................55
Brady Tape Panel ..........................................................................................................................56
2.8.1.3
2.8.1.4
2.9
2.9.1
2.9.1.1
2.10
2.10.1
2.10.1.1
2.10.1.2
2.11
2.11.1
2.11.1.1
2.11.1.2
2.12
2.12.1
2.12.1.1
Length Panel ..................................................................................................................................58
Braids Panel...................................................................................................................................58
Tech Pub Screen ...........................................................................................................................62
Fields and Controls in Tech Pub Screen .......................................................................................63
Tech Pub Panel..............................................................................................................................63
Release / PreRelease Screen........................................................................................................64
Fields and Controls in Release/PreRelease Screen......................................................................65
Release Permission Panel .............................................................................................................65
Export Panel...................................................................................................................................66
Plot Screen.....................................................................................................................................68
Fields and Controls in Plot Screen.................................................................................................69
General Panel ................................................................................................................................69
Jig Panel ........................................................................................................................................71
Retrofit Screen ...............................................................................................................................72
Fields and Controls in Retrofit Screen ...........................................................................................73
Retrofit Panel .................................................................................................................................73
Example for Brady Tape ........................................................................................................57
Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................ 75
Index .............................................................................................................................. 82
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List of Figures
Figure 1: Drawing Before and After Format Change..........................................................................................2
Figure 2: Administration Screen .........................................................................................................................4
Figure 3: Small Pin Letter Panel........................................................................................................................5
Figure 4: General Panel .....................................................................................................................................7
Figure 5: File Path Panel ..................................................................................................................................11
Figure 6: Export BTP to PDM Window .............................................................................................................12
Figure 7: Activate Work Panel ..........................................................................................................................13
Figure 8: Load Analysis Panel..........................................................................................................................13
Figure 9: Choose Effectivity Value Window .....................................................................................................15
Figure 10: Graphics Screen..............................................................................................................................16
Figure 11: Wire & Pin Name Text Size Panel ..................................................................................................17
Figure 12: Jig Segment Length Area................................................................................................................18
Figure 13: General Panel .................................................................................................................................20
Figure 14: Drawing Showing Backshell Marked...............................................................................................20
Figure 15: Next Look Graphics Panel ..............................................................................................................22
Figure 16: Drawing Showing Break lines and Protection Shapes...................................................................23
Figure 17: Jig Assembly Table Panel...............................................................................................................24
Figure 18: Minimum Bend Radius ....................................................................................................................24
Figure 19: 3D to 2D Panel ................................................................................................................................26
Figure 20: Clocking Panel ................................................................................................................................27
Figure 21: Page Data Panel .............................................................................................................................27
Figure 22: Wires Screen...................................................................................................................................28
Figure 23: Wire Panel.......................................................................................................................................30
Figure 24: General Panel .................................................................................................................................32
Figure 25: Default Jumper Panel......................................................................................................................36
Figure 26: Default Ferrule Panel ......................................................................................................................37
Figure 27: Length Calculation Panel ................................................................................................................38
Figure 28: Parts Screen....................................................................................................................................39
Figure 29: SPT – Spare Pin Table Panel .........................................................................................................40
Figure 30: Change Abbreviation Class Window...............................................................................................40
Figure 31: Terminator Panel.............................................................................................................................42
Figure 32: Old Terminator Library Window ......................................................................................................43
Figure 33: SWD Integrate Panel.......................................................................................................................45
Figure 34: C.A.P.O.R........................................................................................................................................46
Figure 35: Coordinate System Panel ...............................................................................................................47
Figure 36: External Validation Panel ................................................................................................................48
Figure 37: Band Marker Panel..........................................................................................................................49
Figure 38: Reports Screen ...............................................................................................................................50
Figure 39: Page Data Panel .............................................................................................................................51
Figure 40: Report Banner Line Panel...............................................................................................................52
Figure 41: HookUp Report Panel .....................................................................................................................53
Figure 42: Representation of Part Number and Zero Panels..........................................................................54
Figure 43: Manufacturing Screen .....................................................................................................................55
Figure 44: Run Letters Panel............................................................................................................................56
Figure 45: Jig with Run Letters Assigned.........................................................................................................56
Figure 46: Brady Tape Panel............................................................................................................................57
Figure 47: Wire Lengths to be Added for Brady Tapes ....................................................................................57
Figure 48: Length Panel ...................................................................................................................................58
Figure 49: Braids Panel ....................................................................................................................................59
Figure 50: Minimum Distance Between Part Edge and Ferrule Area ..............................................................59
Figure 51: Minimum Distance Between Two Levels of Braid Stops.................................................................60
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Figure 52: Minimum Distance Between Last Braid Stop and Cable Code ID ..................................................60
Figure 53: Minimum Distance Between Last Braid Stop and Breakout ...........................................................60
Figure 54: Minimum Distance Between Ferrule Area and Braid Stop..............................................................61
Figure 55: Minimum Distance Between Part Edge and Braid Stop..................................................................62
Figure 56: Tech Pub Screen.............................................................................................................................63
Figure 57: Tech Pub Panel...............................................................................................................................64
Figure 58: Release / Prerelease Screen ..........................................................................................................65
Figure 59: Release Permission Panel ..............................................................................................................66
Figure 60: Export Panel....................................................................................................................................67
Figure 61: Plot Screen......................................................................................................................................69
Figure 62: General Panel .................................................................................................................................70
Figure 63: Jig Panel..........................................................................................................................................72
Figure 64: Retrofit Screen ................................................................................................................................73
Figure 65: Retrofit Panel...................................................................................................................................74
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List of Tables
Table 1: Small Pin Letter ControlsTable Small Pin Letter Controls .................................................................5
Table 2: Details of Pin Designation with Lower Case Letters ...........................................................................6
Table 3: General Controls and Fields.................................................................................................................7
Table 4: Document Controls and Fields...........................................................................................................10
Table 5: File Path Controls and Fields .............................................................................................................11
Table 6: File Path Controls and Fields (continued)..........................................................................................12
Table 7: Wire & Pin Name Text Size Fields ....................................................................................................17
Table 8: Jig Segment Length Controls and Fields............................................................................................18
Table 9: Designator Text Size Fields ...............................................................................................................19
Table 10: General Fields and Controls............................................................................................................20
Table 11: Next Look Graphics Fields and Controls ........................................................................................22
Table 12: Jig Assembly Table Fields ...............................................................................................................24
Table 13: 3D to 2D Fields and Controls..........................................................................................................26
Table 14: Clocking Controls ............................................................................................................................27
Table 15: Wire Fields and Controls..................................................................................................................30
Table 16: General Fields and Controls.............................................................................................................32
Table 17: Default Jumper and Ferrule Fields and Controls..............................................................................37
Table 18: Length Calculation Fields ...............................................................................................................38
Table 19: Spare Pin Table Controls and FieldsTable .......................................................................................40
Table 20: Terminator Controls and Fields........................................................................................................42
Table 21: SWD Integrate Controls and Fields..................................................................................................45
Table 22: C.A.P.O.R Controls..........................................................................................................................46
Table 23: Coordinate System Controls.............................................................................................................47
Table 24: External Validation Controls and Fields ..........................................................................................48
Table 25: Band Marker Fields..........................................................................................................................49
Table 26: length Calculation legWire Fields....................................................................................................51
Table 27: Report Banner Line Fields ...............................................................................................................52
Table 28: HookUp Report Fields ....................................................................................................................53
Table 29: Representation of Part Number and Zero Fields ..............................................................................54
Table 30: Run Letters Fields ............................................................................................................................56
Table 31: Brady Tape Controls and Fields.......................................................................................................57
Table 32: Length Field .....................................................................................................................................58
Table 33: General Default Minimum Distances...............................................................................................59
Table 34: Special Case Default Minimum Distances.......................................................................................61
Table 35: Tech Pub Panel Field and Control....................................................................................................64
Table 36: Release Permission Controls............................................................................................................66
Table 37: Export Group Control and Fields .....................................................................................................67
Table 38: Export Group Control and Fields .....................................................................................................70
Table 39: Jig Group Controls ...........................................................................................................................72
Table 40: Retrofit Controls and Fields .............................................................................................................74
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Preface
Preface
Conventions
Italic text - is used to indicate a word or phrase, which has a special meaning with respect to
HarnesSys, such as the name of a menu or option. Italic text is also used for
examples. Smaller italic text is used for notes and helpful hints; these are also
indicated by icons (see below)
Bold text - Bold text is used for emphasis a word, sentence or paragraph.
Bold italics - Bold italics is used for Procedure Heading.
COURIER - Text printed in Courier font represents text that appears on your screen.
Indicates note
Indicates an example.
Indicates a helpful hint.
Indicates additional information.
Indicates cautionary text or a warning. Both types of text are framed in a box. A
Warning, however, is printed on a raster (gray) and has the title "WARNING!".
Indicates an operation that you, the user, are to perform. Operations in a series are also
numbered.
Indicates a key on your keyboard.
Indicates a path to take. This usually entails selecting a number of options from menus.
Indicates a time consuming operation.
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Indicate Procedure start
Indicates Procedure continue
Indicates what you should see on the screen - the computer's response.
Indicates the end of the user guide.
About this Retrofit User Guide
TBD
Related Documents
This manual is one of the set of manuals that make up the HarnesSys user documentation.
HarnesSys user documentation is organized in the following volumes:
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Volume 0 - Getting Started

Volume 1 - Schematic Wiring Diagram (SWD)

Volume 2 - 2D Routing/Jig
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Volume 3 - Wires
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Volume 4 - Parts
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Volume 5 - Integration

Volume 6 - Project Management
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Volume 7 - Manufacturing.

Volume 8 - Generating Technical Publications.

Volume 9 - Retrofit.

Volume 10 - Utilities

Volume 11 - Importer

Volume 12 - Miscellaneous
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Introduction
HarnesSYS provides the capability to set defaults for a project. This facilitates standardization of
shared data throughout the project. Project Defaults enables the user to enter various default
values, which HarnesSYS stores in the Project Table.
The default options are accessed from the Project menu in the Main Screen via the
Administration option.
Project Defaults screens are grouped as follows:
Administration
Graphics
Wires
Parts
Reports
Manufacturing
Tech Pub
Release/PreRelease
Plot
Retrofit
In This Chapter:
Project Defaults ................................................................................................................ 1
1.1
Project Defaults
Project Defaults are values, or methods, assigned to each project, which the system uses as the
default values when no other values are specified values such as text size, field lengths, accepted
colors or methods of displaying sizes or lengths (metric or inches).
Project Defaults are used during the life cycle of a project. Typically these are set at the
beginning of a project. However, if the need arises, they may be changed and the changes take
effect from that time for the entire project.
The default values are stored in the Project Default Table, and are applied by HarnesSYS each
time a document or drawing is recalled.
After defaults are changed and committed (by pressing OK button) any project document that is
opened will display the changes made.
The effects are immediate and the new defaults are automatically displayed in the document.
Thus changes are global, standard and efficient.
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Example: Appearance of a drawing change
The appearance of a drawing will change when you change the project defaults.The
following figure demonstrates the effect when defaults are changed.
Figure 1: Drawing Before and After Format Change
To see the changes in the reports rerun the Integrate command, which automatically updates the
database.
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Project Default Screens
In This Chapter:
Accessing the Project Defaults Screens ...........................................................................3
Administration Screen .......................................................................................................3
Graphics Screen .............................................................................................................15
Fields and Controls in Graphics Screen..........................................................................16
Wires Screen...................................................................................................................28
Parts Screen ...................................................................................................................38
Reports Screen ...............................................................................................................50
Manufacturing Screen .....................................................................................................54
Tech Pub Screen ............................................................................................................62
Release / PreRelease Screen .........................................................................................64
Plot Screen......................................................................................................................68
Retrofit Screen ................................................................................................................72
2.1
Accessing the Project Defaults Screens
You access the Project Default screens from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following
path:
 Project Administration Project Defaults.
The Set Project Default for Project screens are a series of 10 screens. The first screen opened
when you select Project Defaults is the Administration screen. Each of the other nine screens is
opened using the appropriate tab at the top of this screen. In these screens use the Tab key or
mouse to move between fields (the Tab key skips over the Check boxes).
When you have entered all the defaults in them that you need to, press the OK button for them to
be committed.
2.2
Administration Screen
When Project Default option is selected the Administration screen is displayed:
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Figure 2: Administration Screen
The Administration screen covers the defaults for general items affecting the entire project. At
the top of the screen are the tabs to access the other nine Project Default screens.
This section explains the fields in each of the panels as they are displayed on the screen.
2.2.1 Fields and Controls in Administration Screen
The Administration screen comprises 6 panels. When you have entered all the defaults in them
that you need to, press the OK button for them to be committed.
2.2.1.1
Small Pin Letter Panel
This panel, shown in Figure below, has two combo boxes which enable pins to be designated by
lower case letters. The controls are explained in the following tables.
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Figure 3: Small Pin Letter Panel
Table 1: Small Pin Letter ControlsTable Small Pin Letter Controls
Title
Sign Location
Type
Combobox
Description
This box selects how small pin letters are to be
indicated on SWDs and as underscore on plots.
2 options
 Prefix
 Suffix
See table below.
Letter Sign
Combobox
3 options
This box selects which symbol is to be used to
indicate small pin letters on SWDs and as underscore
on plots.
One of three different symbols is permitted:
a. - (minus)
b. & (ampersand)
c. * (star)
In general in HarnesSYS pins are designated by upper case letters on both SWDs and plots. It is
possible to designate pins in lower case letters using the following method. The symbol & is
placed before the pin letter on the SWD, and on the plot the letter appears as A. If one of the
other options is selected, *A or –A on the SWD, the pin designation on the plot appears as *A or
–A, respectively.
Note: When & is used before the letter, say with A, it creates "A" for all texts in the plot (notes,
titles, etc.).
An additional method has been provided.
In the system setup set the environmental variable HR_PLOT_UNDERLINE to Y (yes).
When it is required to use lower case letters to designate pins in the database, a choice of 3
symbols can be used, as either a prefix or suffix, together with an upper case character. Thus for
example, &A, –A- or *A can be used to represent pin a on an SWD. Then on a plot, the pin will
appear with an underline as A. This also applies to suffixes.
If it is set to N (no), *A, &A, and –A on the SWD will appear on the plot as *A, &A, and –A
respectively. That is, the underscore notation will not be used on the plot.
The following table shows all the possibilities.
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Table 2: Details of Pin Designation with Lower Case Letters
Environmental variable
HR_PLOT_UNDERLINE
Not set
Set as Y (yes)
Set as N (No)
2.2.1.2
Pin
Designation
a
a
a
Pin on SWD
Prefix
Suffix
*A
A*
Pin on Plot
Prefix
Suffix
*A
A*
&A
A&
A
A_
-A
A-
-A
A-
*A
A*
A
A_
&A
A&
A
A_
-A
A-
A
A_
*A
A*
*A
A*
&A
A&
&A
A&
-A
A-
-A
A-
General Panel
This panel sets a variety of defaults that apply throughout the project. Shown in below, it has 10
items whose functions are explained in the next table.
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Figure 4: General Panel
Table 3: General Controls and Fields
Title
Cage Code-
Type
Field ≤8
char.
Description
The organization’s CAGE (Commercial and
Government Entity) code. It usually appears on plots.
Length and Weight
System
Combo- box
2 options
All lengths are kept in the database in millimeters
(mm) and weights are kept in kilograms (Kg.).
HarnesSYS allows you to choose between the
following 2 methods of entering and displaying the
length and weight units.
 MKS (Meter Kilogram Second), also called Metric.
 FPS (Foot Pound Second), sometimes called
English.
Pin Reservation
Limit
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This option defines a set expiration time period in
days. When this period has past, a reserved pin in a
particular connector can be used by a different user.
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Title
Round Length to
Nearest
Type
Field
Number
Description
This field determines how may digits in the value are
displayed on the screen.
 The unit of measure is determined by the Length
and Weight System.
Separation Code
Combo box
2 options
This item sets the default physical separation
between wires in a bundle.
 From EGN Group Allows for the EMI rules as fixed
by the EGN (EMI Group Name) group
 From Wire Name depends on wire name
Multi Path Allowed
Check box
When checked allows the use of multi paths in bundle
geometry.
See the Note 1 Multi Path Allowed below.
Auto Open BTP
Check box
When checked, on opening a BTP document, this
option ensures that the entire BTP is opened so that
any update affects the entire BTP.
Use Default
Effectivity
Check box
+
Command
Button
When checked enables a default effectivity to be
assigned to each HarnesSYS document
automatically. To select the default effectivity press
the command button to open the Choose Effectivity
Value window (see "Note 2 - Choosing Default
Effectivity Value" on page 14). This window is
explained in the Configuration Control User Manual.
Using Cascade
Base Numbers
Convention
Check box
The Cascade Base Number Convention enables
matching the SWD to the respective PTP.
When checked the Cascade Base Number
Convention is applied.
This convention establishes a link between the
documents Block diagram, PTP and SWD via
cascading numbers, where a cascading number
consists of 6 characters – SSBBPP, according to the
table:
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Title
Type
Description
Document
Base Number
Template
SSBBPP
Positions
Description
SS
system
BB
subsystem
PP
page
According to this convention the document base
numbers consist of a significant component and nonsignificant component.
Block Diagram
PTP
SWD
SSxxxx
SSBBxx
SSBBPP
For the impact of the Cascade Base Number
Convention See Note 3.
Update Weight By
Combo box
3 options
Controls which authority can enter and update weight
data.
There are three options allowing entry of weight data:
 Spec. Libraries/Weight Assign. Weight data can be
entered both by the HarnesSYS Project Librarian
and the Weight Control Department
 Specification Libraries only Weight data can be
entered by the HarnesSYS Project Librarian only.
 Weight Assignment only Weight data can be
entered by Weight Control Department only
2.2.1.3
Document Panel
During the life of a project, it is often necessary to revise the project documents. This Panel
determines how the revisions of a project document are designated for release. It has 3 items.
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Table 4: Document Controls and Fields
Title
Point Release
Enabling
Type
Combo box
3 options
Description
HarnesSYS documents may be maintained using
either revision letters (A, B, C, etc.) or the Point
Release System (B.21, B.22, B.23, etc.). The latter
allows you to release up to 99 documents internally
before the revision letter is incremented.
You use this field to select the working method.
The following options are available:
 Always - The Point Release method is mandatory.
All documents will be configured using Point
Release.
 Same as Previous - The Point Release method is
optional. Documents will be configured either way
and maintained as configured.
 Not Allowed - The Point Release method is not
allowed. No documents will be configured using
Point Release.
Skipped Letters
(Rev, Branches)
Field ≤20
char.
The letters indicated in this field (delimited by ",") are
skipped by the system when advancing the Branch
Letters or the Revision Letters.
For example: "I" and "O" can easily be confused with
"1" and "0" and so are often skipped. If they appear in
this field, they will be skipped.
Initial Rev.
Letters of New
Doc
Field ≤3
char.
Mandatory
This field indicates the representation of the first
Revision Letter of a document. Some examples for
this field are: NEW, *, -.
If, for example, the value of this field is "-", the first
Revision Letter of all documents in the project appears
in every report as "-". There is a protection against
entering incorrect data.
If the user enters, for example another letter for the
first release, an error message will be displayed.
NOTE: The incrementing method of the Revision
Letters in HarnesSYS is by letters only. The next in
line after any defined "Initial Rev. Letters of New Doc."
Is "A ".
2.2.1.4
File Path Panel
This panel sets the file paths for importing and exporting documents to and from Catia and
Unigraphics systems. It has 4 items.
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Figure 5: File Path Panel
Table 5: File Path Controls and Fields
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Import
XML/3D ASCII
Type
Field
Export
XML/3D ASCII
Field
Export BTPto-PDM
Field
≤128 char.
≤128 char.
≤128 char.
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Description
Fixes path for importing XML or 3D ASCII files the project
data base.
Fixes path for exporting XML or 3D ASCII files from the
project data base.
Fixes path for exporting BTP (Build-to-Package)
documents to PDM Production Data Management.
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Table 6: File Path Controls and Fields (continued)
Title
BTP file
list
Type
Command
Box
Description
HarnesSYS documents and reports can be exported to PDM as
tar (compressed) files.
To export to PDM:
1. In the Export BTP to PDM path, type in the destination path.
2. Click the PDM file list button.
The Export BTP to PDM window appears.
Figure 6: Export BTP to PDM Window
3.
Use the Select check box to select the required records for
the specified project and click OK.
4.
You should include a description of the content of the
record, whether an ASCII report or graphic file, in the tar file.
The contents of this window are fixed and you are only
allowed to select the reports that you require. If changes are
required, please contact IAI.
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2.2.1.5
Activate Work Panel
This panel will be used for EDM (Electrical Document Management) but is not yet implemented.
It has 2 items – Sequence and Stage.
Figure 7: Activate Work Panel
2.2.1.6
Load Analysis Panel
Load Analysis is performed done by averaging the electrical load in an aircraft.
The Load Analysis panel specifies, in seconds, the three averaging periods, I -peak, III continuous and II an intermediate interval, for both AC and DC currents.
This panel consists of 3 lines of numeric fields.
Figure 8: Load Analysis Panel
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2.2.2 Note 1 - Multi Path Allowed
BTP Integration enables you to produce a Jig Diagram, on top of which, an actual bundle may be
assembled at the production stage. The JIG routes wires for the BTP. Usually there is a single
path between any two given connectors. Cases can occur when more than one possible path exists
for routing a wire between two connectors. This situation is called Multi Path. The Multi Path
has the same start and end points; however each path may have a different number of segments in
between.
To clarify the understanding of Multi Path in HarnesSYS glossary terms are included:
Branch segment (branch) – is a geometric JIG element containing wires. The branch is
identified by uniformity of its wires.
Path – is a collection of continuous branch segments for routing wires. There may be single path
or several parallel paths between two segments.
Multi Path – a path or a part of a path, which includes more then one alternative configuration
for routing wires.
EGN – an attribute assigned to segments to enable separation of wires with different EMI
attributes.
Null Path – the default path, if there is no correlation between segments and wires. If there are
several alternative routing options at a node and there is not enough information to define the
path, the null path should be the longest one.
There are two main reasons for Multi Path routing in the harness routing:
1. EMI separation – Multi Paths exit so that wires can be routed through different segments due
to their differential in EMI levels.
2. Thickness – Multiple paths exist to maintain thickness levels that are decided based on
logistical reasons.
There are two ways to route wires through Multi Paths:
1. Every segment is given a Run letter. The Run letter is a group of three letters. The first letter
is the aircraft location description. The second letter represents the EMI level, and the third
letter is used for sequencing.
2. Every segment has an EGN (EMI Group Name). The ENG is an attribute that describes (for
each segment) the permissible EMI levels for wires that path through the specified segment.
Integrate BTP
When the project default parameter Multi Path allowed is not checked, an error is displayed if
the integrated source contains Multi Paths.
2.2.3 Note 2 - Choosing Default Effectivity Value
You fix the default effectivity using the following screen which is explained in the Configuration
Control Manual.
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Figure 9: Choose Effectivity Value Window
2.2.4 Note 3 - Rules for the Cascade Base Number Convention
The following rules apply when the cascade base number convention is used.
1. A PTP document may have several SWD children.
2. The effectivity of a child SWD cannot exceed the effectivity of the father PTP.
3. Matching base numbers of the SWD and PTP indicates that there is inheritance between
these documents. Such a match cannot be accidental.
4. The general overlapping/partial check rules of the Define Document process are applied not
only to the documents of the same type, but also to the significant components of the father’s
base number. See examples 4 – 6
5. For clarification, warnings are issued during Define/Modify Documents and the error may
occur during release.
The implementation of these rules requires additional checks in the following processes:
Define Document
Modify Document
The checks must be two-directional, that is both PTP and SWD must be checked for possible
violation of these rules.
2.3
Graphics Screen
The Graphics screen is used to set the defaults for parameters used in the various HarnesSYS
drawings such as schematic wire diagrams (SWD), pin-to-pin drawings (PTP), and jig drawings.
You access the Graphics Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following
path:
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 Project  Administration  Project Defaults
Then select the Graphics tab. The screen is shown in figure below.
Figure 10: Graphics Screen
2.4
Fields and Controls in Graphics Screen
The Graphics screen comprises 8 panels. When you have entered all the defaults in them that you
need to, press the OK button for them to be committed. Pressing the Cancel button returns you to
the main HarnesSYS screen.
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2.4.1 Wire & Pin Name Text Size Panel
This panel determines the text size of the names that are reproduced on HarnesSYS drawings. It
has two numeric fields.
Figure 11: Wire & Pin Name Text Size Panel
Table 7: Wire & Pin Name Text Size Fields
Title
Wire Name
Type
Field
Number (in
inches)
Library Symbol Pin
Field
Number (in
inches)
Description
Determines the text size of the wire name on the
SWD and PTP diagrams (as well as on the screen).
Determines the text size of the pin name in symbols
from the Symbol Library, displayed in the SWD and
PTP diagrams.
The pin number text size does not apply to Dynamic
Symbols.
2.4.2 Jig Segment Length Panel
This panel determines both the text size and when the jig segment length is printed on the jig. It
has one field and 2 Check boxes.
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Figure 12: Jig Segment Length Area
Table 8: Jig Segment Length Controls and Fields
Title
Text Size
Type
Field
Number (in
inches)
Printing on Check Print
Check box
Description
Determines the text size of the jig segment
length, when it is printed on the jig.
The check print is used to verify that the data
has been entered correctly.
When checked HarnesSYS will print the
segment length on check print.
Printing on Final Print
Check box
The final print is that used by Production to
manufacture the bundle.
When checked HarnesSYS will print the
segment length on final print.
2.4.3 Designator Text Size Panel
This panel determines the text size that of the designator names that are reproduced on
HarnesSYS drawings. It has 5 numeric fields. The figure shows the text size in millimeters when
the default
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Table 9: Designator Text Size Fields
Title
Type
Field
Number (in
inches)
Description
Determines the designator name text size for plugs
and receptacles only.
TagBoards, Slice
Groups, PigTails,
ModBlocks
Field
Number (in
inches)
Determines the designator name text size for tag
boards, splice groups, pig tails, and mod blocks only.
WD Library Symbols
Field
Number (in
inches)
This parameter determines the designator name text
size for all the library symbols on the SWD and PTP
diagrams.
Pressure Seals
Field
Number (in
inches)
This parameter determines the designator name text
size for pressure seals only.
2D Routing Symbols
Field
Number (in
inches)
This parameter determines the designator name text
size for all the library symbols, for 2D routing
diagrams and jigs.
Plugs
2.4.4 General Panel
The General panel, shown in fixes defaults for the general graphics features that appear in the
HarnesSYS drawings. The Panel has one combo box and one field.
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Figure 13: General Panel
Table 10: General Fields and Controls
Title
Outside
Referenc
e Symbol
Type
Combo
box
2 options
Description
References that are printed outside the area of the drawing are
connected to the point on the drawing by one of the following
symbols:
 Dash
 Arrow
Show
BCK
Check
box
When checked the drawing will display the presence of a
backshell as shown in Figure below.
Figure 14: Drawing Showing Backshell Marked
Invisible
Delimiter
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Field
Using Format Control you can add a delimiter to a wire name that
separates the elements in the wire name. If you do not want this
delimiter to be displayed on a schematic drawing you can enter
the form of the invisible delimiter in this field. As shown in the
above figure (general Panel) the delimiter takes the form ;.
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2.4.5 Next Look Graphics
The Next Look Graphics Panel, shown in Figure below, consists of 4 combo boxes. It is
explained in Table below. It sets defaults for graphic elements in SWDs in the Next Look
versions.
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Figure 15: Next Look Graphics Panel
Table 11: Next Look Graphics Fields and Controls
Title
Position of
Designators
Type
Combo
box
Description
Selects the position of the designator of an element that appears
in a drawing. There are 2 possibilities:
2
options
 Top
 Bottom
In the designators (see "General Panel" on page 19
) are positioned above the plugs.
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Title
Position of
Break line
Type
Combo
box
2
options
Description
When only a portion of a plug is represented in a drawing this is
indicated by a break line. HarnesSYS allows you to set the break
line either at the top or the bottom of the portion of the plug.
Figure 16: Drawing Showing Break lines and Protection
Shapes
 Top - Shown on left connector of above Figure.
 Bottom - Shown on right connector of above Figure.
When only a portion of a plug is represented in a drawing this is
indicated by a break line. HarnesSYS allows you to set the break
line either at the top or the bottom of the portion of the plug.
Shape of
Shield
Symbol
Combo
box
Determines the shape of the shield (or other protection) symbol as
it will appear in drawings and jigs. See above Figure.
3
options
 Regular - Regular shield shown in the top wire pair.
 Twisted - Twisted without shield shown in the center wire pair.
 Military - Military twisted without shield shown in the bottom
wire pair.
Shape of
Splice
Symbol
Combo
box
Determines the shape of the splice symbol, rectangle or circle, as
it will appear in drawings and jigs.
2
options
 Rectangle
 Circle
2.4.6 Jig Assembly Table Panel
The fields in this panel determine the default values for the properties of the elements in the jig
diagrams. This panel has five fields.
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Figure 17: Jig Assembly Table Panel
Table 12: Jig Assembly Table Fields
Title
Length
Type
Field
Number
(in
inches)
Width
Field
Number
(in
inches)
Minimum bend
Radius Factor
Field
Number
(in
inches)
Description
This parameter determines the length of a jig assembly
table for jig diagrams.
This parameter determines the width of a jig assembly table
for jig diagrams.
The minimum bend radius is a product of the segment
diameter and the Bend Radius factor.
In any case the smallest factor the system allows is 6.
Figure 18: Minimum Bend Radius
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Title
Grid Size
Type
Field
Number
(in
inches)
Default Text
Size
Field
Number
(in
inches)
Description
This parameter determines the grid size that appears on the
jig diagrams.
This parameter determines the default text size that
appears on the jig diagrams.
The values are in inches when the FPS system of units is set in the Project Defaults –
Administration screen.
2.4.7 3D to 2D Panel
This panel determines the default values when converting 3D Unigraphics or Catia wiring
diagrams to HarnesSYS 2D layout format. The options in this panel allow you to scale down a
drawing for use in HarnesSYS or else to change the proportions to make them easier to work
with. Thus, if in a bundle one segment of a wire is very much larger than other segments, it can
be represented suitably out of scale (very much smaller) to make the overall drawing
manageable. This panel has 2 radio buttons and 2 fields.
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Figure 19: 3D to 2D Panel
Table 13: 3D to 2D Fields and Controls
Title
Scale 1
Type
Radio
Button +
Field
Description
When selected this option ensures that all the
segments of a 2D drawing are to scale.
Enter in the field the scale required.
Number
2D DWG Size
Radio
Button +
Determines the overall size of the drawing (from
standard sizes A00 to K03).
Combo box
84 options
Min Segment Length
Field
Number
Max Segment Length
Field
Number
Determines the minimum length that a segment
can take in a 2D drawing.
Determines the maximum length that a segment
can take in a 2D drawing.
2.4.8 Clocking Panel
This panel has two combo boxes, that determine for a connector, plug or receptacle, how the
location of the spigot (keyway angle) and the direction taken from it are represented on a
diagram.
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Figure 20: Clocking Panel
Table 14: Clocking Controls
Title
Zero Angle Location
Type
Combo box
2 options
Description
Fixes the position of the
zero angle.
 12 o'Clock,
 6 o'Clock
Angle Direction
Combo box
2 options
Fixes the direction taken from the
spigot.
 Counter ClockWise
 ClockWise
2.4.9 Page Data Panel
This panel, shown in below Figure, has one numeric field that fixes the number of the first sheet
of a HarnesSYS project document.
Figure 21: Page Data Panel
Place the cursor on the field and enter the number you want to give to the first sheet in the
document.
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2.5
Wires Screen
You access the Wires Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following path:
 Project Administration Project Defaults
Then select the Wires tab. The screen is the following Figure .
Figure 22: Wires Screen
2.5.1 Fields and Controls in Wires Screen
This screen covers default values for wires, jumpers, ferrules and splices. The values in this
screen affect:
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
Wire List Reports

various length calculations.
The Wires screen comprises 5 panels. Use the Tab key or mouse to move between fields (the Tab
key skips over the Check boxes).
When you have entered all the defaults in them that you need to, press the OK button for them to
be committed.
2.5.1.1
Wire Panel
This panel sets defaults for the wire itself. The box has one check box, one field and one combo
box.
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Figure 23: Wire Panel
Table 15: Wire Fields and Controls
Title
Color in Key
Type
Check box
Description
This checkbox indicates whether the color is part of
the wire name key. Its value (Yes or No) is
determined after project definition and may not be
altered afterwards.
If the color is part of the wire name key, two or
more wires with the same name, except for the
color, are possible.
Default Family
Type
Field
The Wire Type is defined in the Wire Type Library.
See the Libraries User Manual.
This option allows you fix a default wire type if no
other type is specified. The Wire Family Type
indicates a group of wires of the same type, having
the same features (e.g., F for fire retardation
capabilities).
This default may be overridden by entering another
value in the SWD, in the Wire Single Change
window or in the Wire Defaults window when
modifying the document.
For more information about Wire Type Family, refer
to the Wire Integration User Manual in Volume 5.
Wire Set Library
Code
Combo box
Names and
Number of
options depend
on project.
This is the code of the default wire set for this
project. A wire set contains a part number for every
wire feature triplet (Family Type, Specification
Type, Gauge). Diameters and weights are
calculated using this set.
Wire sets should be defined in the Wire Set Library
accessed via
 Project Library Wires &Types Spec
Wire Set
For more information on wire sets, refer to the
Libraries User Manual in Volume 6.
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General Panel
This panel covers general aspects of naming the wires in the project. It contains 4 check boxes, 5
combo boxes and one field.
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Figure 24: General Panel
Table 16: General Fields and Controls
Title
All Bundles are
Twisted
Type
Check box
Description
This parameter indicates whether all the bundles in
this project are twisted.
This parameter is taken into consideration by the BTP,
for calculation of length, and also in MBTP Integration,
when determining the routing sequence. This value
may be overridden when defining a new wire list
(bundle) via Configuration Control.
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Title
WIRE – NAME
includes BUNDLE
Type
Combo box
Description
Allows the wire name to include the bundle name.
4 options
Never
If this option is selected and the bundle name is
added, the Bundle field in the data base will not be
populated. Only the Wire Name field in the database
will be populated.
Always
If this option is selected, the bundle name will appear
in the Wire Name field as well as in the Bundle field, in
the database.
This means that the Wire Name may appear in several
bundles, each appearance prefixed with the specific
bundle name. (Together, wire name + bundle name,
make up a unique appearance in the entire production
unit.
This rule does not work for automatically generated
wire names (names preceded by –SH, --FR, --JP and
–BS).
This parameter is checked by the Integrate process.
Primary Wires Only
As "Always", but only for primary wires.
Secondary Wires Only
As "Always", but only for secondary wires.
Note: The selection of Primary or Secondary wires is
done in the wire diagram for the selected wire. Click
MB1 and from the short-cut menu select Wire
Properties. Then select either Primary or
Secondary.
An Additional way is via
 Project  Naming Convention Format
Control
This opens the Select Field dialog box. From the
Select Field dialog box, select a wire name: Primary
or Secondary. Selection of a wire name opens Rel:
Define Format of Field <WIRE NAME -___>, which
determines the name of the wire.
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Title
Wire Naming
Type
Combo box
Description
This controls how wires are named in the project.
2 options
 Manual Wire Naming
This option allows you to enter manually wire names
into each SWD.
 Auto
This option automatically names the wires that are
drawn in each SWD, names consisting of wire family
name, gauge and color.
Check for
Duplicate Wire
Name in One SWD
Check box
When checked HarnesSYS checks each SWD to
ensure that 2 wires having the same name do not
appear. If they do, a warning will be displayed.
Un-named Splice
Numbering per
Combo box
Un-named means that the Integrate process, not the
user, supplies the name.
2 options
The format of the splice is according the "Special
designator / Inner Bundle Splice"
The name in this field is per bundle or connector:
 Bundle
The name is taken from the splice count in the
specified bundle.
Note: Each bundle has its own separate splice count.
 Connector
The name is taken from the splice count for each
specified connector.
Note: Each connector has its own separate splice
count.
Named Splice –
Number Range
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The values in this range are manually entered, and are
used when assigning designators to "named" splices
beginning with S (not including splices beginning with
SP). Splices outside this range are considered "unnamed" splices and automatically numbered by the
Wire Integration process. For more information on
splices, refer to the Wires Integration User Manual in
Volume 5.
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Title
Shield Level 1
Name Format
Type
Combo box
3 options
Description
Determines the format of the name of the level 1
shield as it appears in the wire database.
If the shield is common to a group of wires it receives
the lowest wire name in its Wire Name field.
 SH in Color
Indicates that in the wire database the level 1 shield is
inserted in the Color field. The shield level is defined
as part of the wire key, and the Wire Name field
includes the actual wire name.
 - -SHxxx
Indicates that the level 1 shield is included in the Wire
Name field, where xxx represents the family that
identifies all the wires in the shielded group
 SHD in Color
Alternative to SH in Color with same implications.
Shield Level 2
Name Format
Combo box
3 options
As for Shield Level 1 but applies to shield level 2,
when a wire is protected by two shields.
 SH2 in Color
Indicates that in the wire database the level 2 shield is
inserted in the Color field.
 - - SH2xx
Indicates that the level 2 shield is included in the Wire
Name field, where xxx represents the family that
identifies all the wires in the shielded group
 SHD2 in Color
Alternative to SH2 in Color with same implications.
Signal Names in
SWD
Check box
Check to make sure that when a Pin to Pin (PTP)
diagram is duplicated to SWD the Signals will also be
copied. If not checked, the SWD will be identical to the
Pin to Pin without the signals.
Note: When box is not checked the Signal menu
Check boxes in the SWD will be grayed.
Insert Signal Name
into wire record
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When checked ensures that the SWD integrate wires
process will transfer the signals from the SWD (if they
exist) to the wire database and that they will be listed
in the wire list (or BTP) reports.
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2.5.1.3
Default Jumper and Default Ferrule Panels
These panels fix the defaults for Jumpers and Ferrules. Since the fields are the same type in both
the panels, they are explained in Table below.
Figure 25: Default Jumper Panel
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Figure 26: Default Ferrule Panel
Table 17: Default Jumper and Ferrule Fields and Controls
Title
Length
Type
Field
Number
Description
Default Jumper
Jumpers with both their sides are assigned to the
same designator, are assigned this default length.
Default Ferrule
The ferrules prepared for assembly are cut to this
length.
The values of these fields are taken into
consideration when generating the Cut and Stamp
report.
These values may be overwritten using the Wire
Single Change window.
Gauge
Field ≤2
char.
This is the default value used by the Wires Integration
process for the jumper gauge, or the ferrule gauge
respectively. This can be overridden in the SWD, the
Wire Single Change window or in the Wire Defaults
window when modifying the document.
Family Type
Field ≤2
char.
The Type Family value indicates a group of jumpers
or ferrules of the same type, having the same
features (e.g., fire retardation capabilities). This
default may be overridden by entering another value
in the SWD, in the Single Change window or in the
Wire Defaults window when modifying the document.
Calculate
Length/Weight
Check box
When checked, this option determines that the
jumpers or ferrules respectively, are used by Weight
Calculation to calculate the total length and weight of
the bundle, per aircraft or per BTP, which then
appear in the reports.
For Length Calculation Add to Cut& Stamp Reports Panel
This panel fixes the defaults for calculating the lengths of the wires required when constructing a
bundle on a jig. Generally a wire to be fitted in a bundle has to be longer that the length of the
path, to allow for connections and twisting. This Panel allows you to fix the default values for
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calculating the actual lengths required. These values are added to the Cut & Stamp Report
ensuring that the wires are cut to match the production requirements.
There are two values; the length, a constant, to be added to allow for connection at the ends of the
wire, and the length to be added, a percentage, to allow for twisting of the wire.
Figure 27: Length Calculation Panel
Table 18: Length Calculation Fields
Title
Local Fabricated
Type
Field
(TW in color)
Number
Coax/Triax
2 Fields
Numbers
Description
The percentage of the length to be added to a wire
to allow for twisting immediately before inserting into
the bundle.
The constant to be added for connecting coax and
triax wires;
The percentage to be added for to allow for twisting
coax and triax wires.
Fiber Optics
2 Fields
Numbers
The constant to be added for connecting fiber optic
wires;
The percentage to be added for to allow for twisting
fiber optic wires.
All Other Types
2 Fields
Numbers
The constant to be added for connecting other types
of wires;
The percentage to be added for to allow for twisting
other types of wires.
2.6
Parts Screen
The Parts screen covers default values for parts used in part designator band markers.
The Parts screen comprises 7 panels.
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You access the Parts Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following path:
 Project AdministrationProject Defaults
Then select the Reports tab. This screen is shown:
Figure 28: Parts Screen
2.6.1 Fields and Controls in Parts Screen
2.6.1.1
SPT – Spare Pin Table Panel
This panel manages the spare pin table (SPT) for connectors. It contains 2 radio buttons and a
command button to enter data into the table.
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Figure 29: SPT – Spare Pin Table Panel
Table 19: Spare Pin Table Controls and FieldsTable
Title
Production Breaks
Only
Type
Radio
button
Description
When you select this option HarnesSYS builds the
spare pin table only for production breaks.
All Connectors
Radio
button
When you select this option HarnesSYS builds the
spare pin table for all the connectors included in the
ABBR/Class types for the project. You specify these in
the Change Abbreviation Class window shown in the
next figure.
Connector
Abbreviation/Class
Table +
Comman
d button
When you select the All Connectors radio button,
pressing the command button opens the window:
Figure 30: Change Abbreviation Class Window
This window shows the Part Description library, which is
described in the User Manual for Libraries, Paragraph
2.3.
When an abbreviation is selected the Add button in the
center of the window is enabled. Pressing this copies the
abbreviation to the Selected ABBR/Class box. When
there are entries in the box the Remove button is
enabled to allow removing items.
Data is entered to identify a part for a special use, and
for later use by Spare Pins.
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Terminator Panel
The Terminator Panel determines the terminator defaults and how the term codes are generated
for each wire in the bundle. When the New Terminator Data check box is left empty all the
options are disabled and HarnesSYS uses the term codes in the old Terminator Library. If it is
checked, new term codes can be generated and include the options in this Panel. These term
codes are either stored in the database or else generated on the fly, when they will only appear in
reports as explained below.
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Figure 31: Terminator Panel
Table 20: Terminator Controls and Fields
Title
New
Terminator
Data
Type
Check
box
Description
This option determines how term codes are used.
Not checked
HarnesSYS uses existing term codes as they appear in the old
Terminator library.
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Title
Type
Description
Figure 32: Old Terminator Library Window
When this option is used the other options in this Panel are
disabled.
Checked
The new Terminator Specification library is displayed. This is
explained in paragraph 2.13 the User Manual for Libraries, Issue
J. All options in this Panel are made available for generating term
codes.
Term
Codes
Generation
Mode
Combo
box
2
options
Determines where the new term codes are generated.
On the fly
HarnesSYS generates term codes as required and these appear
only in reports and are not stored in the database.
If the BTP is not released, the term codes will be calculated again
when required.
DB stored
HarnesSYS generates term codes which are entered in the
database.
Max
Number of
Wires per
Lug
Field
Numbe
r
Sets the type of lug and maximum number of wires that can be
connected to each lug.
Single Wire Only
+
Combo
box
Lug is designed to take one wire only.
3
options
Single Wire Preferable
In this case the field has only one value -1.
Indicates that if only one wire is connected to the stud,
HarnesSYS will select a single –wire lug. If more than 1 wire is to
be connected a multi-wire lug will be selected.
The field can have values from 1 to 4.
Multi Wire Only
Only multi-wire lugs are selected.
The field can have values from 1 to 4.
A bus bar is regarded as a wire.
Max Lugs
per Stud
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Field
Numbe
r
Sets the maximum number of lugs allowed on a single terminalboard ground stud. Enter the required number of lugs per stud.
The maximum number is 4.
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Title
Inner Splice
Bundle
Splices
Between
Bundles
Sealing
Plug
Assignment
2.6.1.3
Type
Combo
box
Description
Selects type of splice appearing in the BTP document for the wires
in the bundle that are spliced.
2
options
Butt - Double sided splice
Combo
box
Selects the type of splice appearing in the Hook Up document for
splicing the wires from different bundles.
2
options
Butt - Double sided splice
Combo
box
Determines how unused connector holes are to be filled.
2
options
Stub - Single sided splice
Stub - Single sided splice
Without pin - By sealing plug alone
With pin - By sealing plug with pin inserted
SWD Integrate Panel
This Panel determines how HarnesSYS will implement the integration of the SWD.
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Figure 33: SWD Integrate Panel
Table 21: SWD Integrate Controls and Fields
Title
Automatic Boxes
Insertion
Type
Check box
Description
When checked, adds boxes included in system to
parts database.
Designator Name
Checking
Check box
When checked instructs the checking of designator
names to ensure that they are correct.
Partial Effectivity
for Parts
Check box
Allows parts in parts database to have an effectivity
less than that of the SWD.
Exceeds Occur.
Effectivity
Combo box
Allows parts in parts database to have an effectivity
exceeding that of the SWD.
2 options
Add New Occur.
Adds new occurrence effectivity.
Extend Existing Occur.
Extends occurrence effectivity.
2.6.1.4
C.A.P.O.R
C.A.P.O.R (Cable Assembly Part Occurrence Record) Panel Part occurrence is the record of
where each part is located for use by HarnesSYS functions. This C.A.P.O.R comprises the part
number from the database, the bundle to which it is attached and where it is placed in the bundle.
The C.A.P.O.R Panel controls whether HarnesSYS creates this record automatically or manually,
and whether the C.A.P.O.R will appear in part list reports.
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Figure 34: C.A.P.O.R
Table 22: C.A.P.O.R Controls
Title
Automatic creation
Type
Check box
Description
When checked automatically creates a C.A.P.O
record.
If it is not checked, the C.A.P.O.R is created
manually.
Bundle name
Combo box
2 options
+ field
3 char.
When the Automatic creation check box is marked
this combo box is enabled.
User Defined
If you select this option the field to the right opens
and you can enter a bundle name of 3 characters
that you choose.
BTP Base
The BTP creates the C.A.P.O.R.
Showing in PL
Reports
2.6.1.5
Check box
When checked shows the C.A.P.O.R in part list
reports, whether it was created automatically or
manually.
Coordinate System Panel
This Panel determines the axes used by HarnesSYS for the coordinate system for locating parts
in 3 dimensions.
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Figure 35: Coordinate System Panel
Table 23: Coordinate System Controls
Title
Method
Type
Combo box
2 options
Description
There are 2 ways of expressing coordinates.
Select the appropriate one.
X/BL Y/STA Z/WL
X/STA Y/BL Z/WL
(BL ≡ bottom line)
(STA ≡ station)
(WL ≡ water line)
Transfer 3D to Part
Occurrence
2.6.1.6
Check box
When checked, transfers the 3D coordinates to
the part occurrence in HarnesSYS.
External Validation Panel
External Part Validation is a mechanism that allows HarnesSYS users to check the validity of the
part numbers against an external part validation tool (such as TeamCenter Enterprise). Two links
have been designed, one to link to a local part catalog, and a general purpose interface, using a
script, to accommodate a variety of PDM tools.
The External Validation panel sets the defaults for external validation of part numbers from the
BTP. It enables you to select either by catalog or by script, but not both. If external validation is
not required leave the entire panel blank.
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Figure 36: External Validation Panel
Table 24: External Validation Controls and Fields
Title
By Catalog
Type
Check box
Use Local Part
Catalog
Description
When marked uses a local external part catalog to
validate part numbers.
This Local Part Catalog check also allows the
user to update the HarnesSYS Part Specification
Libraries with external catalog data. To use this, the
DBA must create a database table. The external
catalog must then be accessed and the relevant
fields formatted. The catalog data is then loaded into
the HarnesSYS database table. The external data
takes precedence in cases of conflict.
By Script
Field
External Validation
Script Path
≤255 char.
External Validation
Data Path
Field
Part Validate on
Commit
Check box
When checked performs validation of single part
occurrence on commit.
Validation Time out
Field
Number
Time out (in seconds) after which external validation
request is cancelled (e.g. 120 seconds).
≤255 char.
Sets as default external validation by script.This
option sets the path to the external validation script
(path + script name). If this field is empty, or if it does
not refer to any valid Unix/Linux executable script, no
external validation is performed.
Directory path to the folder that holds external
validation request and reply files.
Its purpose is to avoid delays if the validation process
runs into difficulty.
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2.6.1.7
Band Marker Panel
The Band Marker is a small tape attached to the bundle near a branch and generally displays the
connector name, bundle name and "Mate With" data. This panel determines the default
characteristics of the band marker. It comprises 5 fields.
Figure 37: Band Marker Panel
Table 25: Band Marker Fields
Title
Length
Type
Field
Number
Width
Field
Number
Character Size
Field
Number
Format
Field
Description
Length of the identification tag, or the marker, located
close to the termination point of a bundle branch,
identifying the attached designator.
Width of the identification tag, or the marker, located
close to the termination point of a bundle branch,
identifying the attached designator.
The size of the characters on the marker identifying
the attached designator. The Part Occurrence record
uses this value.
You are free to use the field as desired.
Note: The values of the Band Marker may be
overwritten locally (per particular part) via the Band
Marker Information Window.
To access the window; select
 Data-Operations Parts  Occurrencess
Click change, then click the View/Change button next
to the Band Marker field.
The Band Marker information is not used directly
within HarnesSYS. It is provided for the user to extract
and use as desired.
Material Part
Number
Proprietary
Field
Material from which band markers are to be made.
≤32 char.
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2.7
Reports Screen
The Project Defaults for reports cover the page numbering, and content of report banners, and
various conventions used in HarnesSYS reports.
You access the Reports Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following
path:
 Project AdministrationProject Defaults
Then select the Reports tab. The Report screen appears:
Figure 38: Reports Screen
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2.7.1 Fields and Controls in Wires Screen
2.7.1.1
Page Data Panel
The Page Data panel determines the default page setup of reports. It comprises 4 fields, a combo
box and a check box.
Figure 39: Page Data Panel
Table 26: length Calculation legWire Fields
Title
First Number
Type
Field
Number
Mandatory
Lines per Page
Field
Number
Mandatory
Footer
Field
≤12 char.
Number of Banner
Pages
Field
Banner Type
Combo box
Number
2 options
Description
This parameter indicates the number of the first
report page.
For example: To integrate additional information into
the report, a table perhaps, before the report itself,
the First Number is set to 2.
This parameter indicates the number of printable
lines per page, determined according to the paper
size in the printer. This is the maximum number of
lines per page (including spaces). Additional lines will
overflow to the next page.
Enter free text to appear at the left of the page
number.
Fixes the number of banner pages which will appear
before the report itself. These pages contain general
information about the system and the report.
Indicates whether the banner that appears on every
page of the report is to be framed or not.
Framed Banner
Unframed Banner
Print Authorities on
Report Bundle
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Indicates whether the authorities will be printed on
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2.7.1.2
Report Banner Line Panel
This panel (see Figure 42) enables you to set up to 6 banner lines each with different text. It
comprises 6 identical fields. The first banner line appears on each page of the report and the 2nd to
5th banner lines appear on each of the banner pages.
Figure 40: Report Banner Line Panel
Table 27: Report Banner Line Fields
Title
Report Banner Line
Type
6 Fields
Description
These fields contain the banner lines for the reports.
Each field is
≤ 64 char.
Usually, these lines contain the plant name,
address, phone/fax numbers and the relevant
department data.
The first line appears on the top of every report
page.
The 2nd to 5th appear on the banner pages.
The sixth line is reserved for future use.
2.7.1.3
HookUp Report Panel
The HookUp Report panel allows you set the defaults in the Callout Bundle field in the HookUp
Report for designating the reference wires and the loose wires that are connected to multi-bundle
connectors on the aircraft. It comprises 2 fields.
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Figure 41: HookUp Report Panel
Table 28: HookUp Report Fields
Title
Sign for Reference
Wires
Type
Field
≤3 char.
Description
In the Hookup report the reference wires of a bundle
attached to a multi-bundle connector appear in the
Callout Bundle field, . These wires do not need
connecting on the aircraft.
The string entered can be chosen as required (e.g.
REF), as it is to appear in the Hookup Report,
indicating wires for reference only.
Sign for loose
Wires
2.7.1.4
Field
≤3 char.
The string entered (LOS), appears in the Callout
Bundle field of the Hookup Report for wires that are
still loose and need to be connected to a multi-bundle
connector in the A/C.
Representation Panels
The Representation Panels fix how part numbers and the zero character will appear in
HarnesSYS reports see table below.
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Figure 42: Representation of Part Number and Zero Panels
Table 29: Representation of Part Number and Zero Fields
Title
Representation Of
Part Number
Type
Combo box
2 options
Description
Determines how part numbers appear in reports.
 Original Part Number- Original part number as
in Parts Specification Library is used in reports.
 See Document xxxxxx- Part numbers are
represented in accordance with the document
whose number appears.
Representation Of
Zero
2.8
Field
Determines how the zero is to be represented.
A/R indicates as required.
Manufacturing Screen
You access the Manufacturing Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the
following path:
 Project  Administration Project Defaults
Then select the Manufacturing tab. The manufacturing screen is displayed. This comprises 4
panels, as shown in the screen:
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Figure 43: Manufacturing Screen
2.8.1 Fields and Controls in Manufacturing Screen
2.8.1.1
Run Letters Panel
The Run Letter screen contains default values for Run Letters - used to mark the segments of the
jig for ease of path recognition when laying the wires and EMI Classification.
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Figure 44: Run Letters Panel
Table 30: Run Letters Fields
Title
Maximum
Retained per
Wire
Type
Field
Number
Description
When many segments along the wire path are marked with
Run Letters, the Integrate function uses an algorithm to
minimize the number of Run Letters sets, using this default
value.
Number of
Character in
One Set
Field
Number
This default defines the number of characters allowed in a set
of Run Letters. At this time this field is fixed, and only 3
characters are possible.
Figure 45: Jig with Run Letters Assigned
2.8.1.2
Brady Tape Panel
The Brady Tape Panel contains default values for Brady Tapes, which indicate by their colors
which wires fit into which connectors.. It is used to color code the wire ends. Since there are only
a small number of colors, often a combination of colors is used.
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Figure 46: Brady Tape Panel
Table 31: Brady Tape Controls and Fields
Title
Combine
Brady Tape
Colors
Type
Check box
Not implemented yet.
Additional
Wire Length
Field
Number
This is the length that must be added to the wires in a bundle
due to the initial Brady tape.
For First
Brady Tape
Field
Number
For Next
Brady Tape
Description
This is the length that must be added to the wires in a bundle
for each additional Brady tape.
Example for Brady Tape
The additional length due to the first Brady tape may be 1
inch, and the additional length for each additional Brady tape
may be 1/2 inch. If there are 3 Brady tapes on 1 wire, the
additional length that must be added to the wire is 2 inches.
Figure 47: Wire Lengths to be Added for Brady Tapes
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Brady Tape
Colors
2.8.1.3
Type
Table with
2 fields
Code
Description
Provides an option for coding the colors used on Brady
tapes. The table contains a list of accepted colors with their
codes. The Remove button allows you to remove a color
code.
Description
The fields by the Add button allow you to add a code and
type in its description. Pressing the Add button adds the
colors to the default colors.
Length Panel
The length of the wire is determined in the BTP Integrate process and is calculated according the
data in the 3D/2D SWD.
This length is passed to the MBTP and the manufacturing engineers can change it, if required but
with the restriction stated below. The Length Panel is explained in Table below.
Figure 48: Length Panel
Table 32: Length Field
Title
Eng/Manuf Max
Wire Differ.
Type
Field
Number
Description
A field called Manufacturing Length exists in the
MBTP Method Form. This value overwrites the length
of a wire listed in the Engineering Length field.
During manufacturing the wires between the two
listed designators will be set to the length listed in the
Manufacturing Length field.
To specify the length upper limit of the difference
between BTP and MBTP enter the value in the text
box.
2.8.1.4
Braids Panel
The Braids Panel group contains default values for Braids. This contains two types of Default,
General and Special Cases.
The General Default covers the minimum distances between the elements of the braid.
The special cases defaults specifies the defaults for various parameters for special conditions are
tabulated below.
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Figure 49: Braids Panel
Table 33: General Default Minimum Distances
Title
Part Edge
and
Ferrule
Area
Type
Field
Number
Description
The distance between the edge of the part and the beginning of
the area where the ferrules may be located.
Figure 50: Minimum Distance Between Part Edge and
Ferrule Area
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Title
…2 Levels
of Braid
Stop
Type
Field
Description
The distance between the levels of braid stops.
Number
Figure 51: Minimum Distance Between Two Levels of
Braid Stops
…Last
Braid Stop
and Cable
Code ID
Field
Number
Figure 52: Minimum Distance Between Last Braid Stop
and Cable Code ID
…Last
Braid Stop
and
Breakout
Field
Number
Figure 53: Minimum Distance Between Last Braid Stop
and Breakout
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Table 34: Special Case Default Minimum Distances
Title
Minimum
Distance
between
Ferrule
range and
Braid Stop
Type
5 Fields
Number
Description
The distance between the first braid stop and area of ferrule
connections (ferrule range)
This default has different values and order of priority for the cases
where:
1. The ferrule is connected to an EMI back shell.
2. There are shielded wires in the segment.
Figure 54: Minimum Distance Between Ferrule Area and
Braid Stop
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Title
Minimum
Distance
between
Part Edge
and Braid
Stop
Type
5 Fields
Description
The distance between the part edge and the first braid stop.
Number
This default has different values and order of priority for cases
where:
1. The part is a reference connector (Multi Bundle Connector).
2. The part is a splice area.
3. The segment contains a wire with gauge larger than 18.
4. The segment contains more than 14 wires.
5. The segment contains less than 15 wires.
Figure 55: Minimum Distance Between Part Edge and
Braid Stop
2.9
Tech Pub Screen
Tech Pub (technical publication) documents are those supplied with the aircraft that cover the
design and repair of the harnesses in the aircraft. HarnesSYS Tech Pub facility produces a
complete set of documents for this purpose.
Two project defaults for HarnesSYS Technical Publications that can be set. They both concern
the notes that can be made to appear automatically in Tech Pub documents.
You access the Tech Pub Defaults screen (Figure 58) from the HarnesSYS main screen using the
following path:
 Project  Administration  Project Defaults
Then select the Tech Pub tab. The Tech Pub screen is displayed. This comprises 1 panel .
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Figure 56: Tech Pub Screen
2.9.1 Fields and Controls in Tech Pub Screen
2.9.1.1
Tech Pub Panel
The Tech Pub Screen determines how notes appear in Tech Pub documents.
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Figure 57: Tech Pub Panel
Table 35: Tech Pub Panel Field and Control
Title
Multi
Conductor
Note No.
Type
Field
Number
Mandatory
Generate
Automatic
Note
Sequence
Check box
Description
If it is required that a note appears on each Tech Pub
document, add the note to the Standard Notes Library,
making sure you enter the correct standard note code (in the
Appl.Code column in the Notes Screen) for Tech Pub
documents; otherwise enter 0.
When checked generates an automatic note sequence in
Tech Pub documents. For references to documents the
numbering of general notes is sequential beginning with
number 1, while for references to drawing notes the sequence
is AA, AB, etc.
Note that the original number of the note is given in
parentheses at the beginning of the note.
2.10 Release / PreRelease Screen
This screen determines the release permission required for HarnesSYS documents and drawings
as well as the types of data that can be exported when released.
You access the Release /PreRelease Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the
following path:
 Project  Administration  Project Defaults
Then select the Release /PreRelease tab. The Release /PreRelease screen appears:
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Figure 58: Release / Prerelease Screen
2.10.1 Fields and Controls in Release/PreRelease Screen
2.10.1.1 Release Permission Panel
This panel sets the type of permission required to release a document as explained in Table
below. It comprises a combo box and a check box.
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Figure 59: Release Permission Panel
Table 36: Release Permission Controls
Title
Category
Type
Combo
box
Description
Indicates the default category of permission required to release
a document or drawing.
3
options
 Standard- Requires the standard permission fixed by the
project.
 User- Only requires the permission of the user.
 None- Does not require any permission to release the item.
Release
Allowed
Only From
Prerelease
Check
box
When checked only allows a document or drawing to be
released if has previously had the status "Prereleased".
2.10.1.2 Export Panel
The Export Panel is used to which documents, drawings and data files are exported to Product
Data Management, by which path and at what stage.
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Figure 60: Export Panel
Table 37: Export Group Control and Fields
Title
Produce
Exportable
Files
Type
Combo box
Description
Indicates when exportable files are to be produced.
4 options
 Never- No documents are to be exported in any event.
 At Pre-Release - When a pre-release freeze is made.
 At Release - When a release is made.
 At any release - When a release freeze is made.
PDM
Output
Data File
Path
Proprietary
Field
≤128 char.
The path used for data files directed to the Product Data
Management system.
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Title
Control
File Path
Type
Field
≤128 char.
Description
The path used to save data files within the HarnesSYS
system.
Mandatory
Types of
Export
Data
11 Check
boxes
 Each box that is checked determines that that type of
data will be exported when a release or prerelease is
made in accordance with the conditions set in the first
three items of this panel.
 Wiring Diagram
 Part List – Flat File
 Part List – Designator Sort Report
 Wire List – Flat File
 Part List – Short Wire Sort Report
 BTP Full Report
 BTP Flat File Report
 Exported Document List
 CAR Report File
 BTP file list
 RMD wires/parts
2.11 Plot Screen
The Plot defaults set the defaults for HarnesSYS drawings and jigs.
You access the Plot Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following path:
 Project  Administration  Project Defaults
Then select the Plot tab. The Plot screen is displayed. This comprises 2 panels as shown in Figure
below.
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Figure 61: Plot Screen
2.11.1 Fields and Controls in Plot Screen
2.11.1.1 General Panel
The General panel sets the defaults that apply to printing the drawings produced by HarnesSYS.
It contains 13 check boxes one field and a combo box as show in the following figure.
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Figure 62: General Panel
Table 38: Export Group Control and Fields
Title
Check
Print
Type
4 check
boxes
Description
When this check box is marked you are able to set the following
defaults for the preparation of SWD:
Print EMI Codes
When checked, prints EMI codes on SWD.
Print Wire Type Codes
When checked, prints Wire Type codes on SWD.
Print Window Lines
When checked, prints window lines to divide up SWD.
Classified
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box
The word classified appears in the margin of each drawing.
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Title
Print Part
List
Type
Check
box
Description
The part list (BOM) appears at the bottom right corner of the
drawing.
Inner
Drawing
Only
Check
box
Prints the drawing without a frame.
Rotate
Drawing
Check
box
Rotates the drawing through 90˚ to the right..
Reduce
Line Width
To Scale
Check
box
When reducing the size of a drawing reduces the line width to
scale.
Include
Plot Info
Check
box
Adds meta data to margin of drawing, including author, revision,
and date.
Include
Frame
Check
box
Prints drawing frame.
Print in
color
Check
box
Prints drawing in color (when color printer is available).
Plot Box
Property
Check
box
Adds part number and description of box inside box in drawing.
Drawing
Scale
Field
Determines the scale to which the drawing is printed.
Dashed
Dummy
Wires
Combo
box
Indicates when dummy wires are to be shown as dashed lines
on SWD plot.
2 options
 Always - Dummy wires appear as dashed lines on all prints.
Number
 Only at Check Print - Dummy wires appear as dashed lines
only on the check print.
2.11.1.2 Jig Panel
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Figure 63: Jig Panel
There are three defaults that can be set for jig drawings. The jig drawing itself can either be
printed for engineering or manufacturing purposes, and the bundle can be represented in two
ways. Also the designator text size can be set.
Table 39: Jig Group Controls
Title
Drawing
Form
Type
Combo
box
2
options
Bundle
Representation
Combo
box
2
options
Description
The jig drawing can be printed in two forms.
 Engineering - Drawing contains engineering data only.
 Manufacturing - Drawing contains manufacturing data
as well.
This offers 2 options for representing the bundle.
 2-Dimension Width - Represents the bundle as an
outline.
 Center Line - Represents the bundle as a single line.
Designator
Text Size
Field
Determines text size of designators on jig drawings.
Number
2.12 Retrofit Screen
The defaults for retrofit set the level of the retrofit required. Often if only one or two wires are
required to be added to a harness, the most economical way is to add them externally as loose
wires. HarnesSYS enables setting defaults to enable calculating the length of such loose wires.
You access the Retrofit Defaults screen from the HarnesSYS main screen using the following
path:
 Project  Administration  Project Defaults
Then select the Retrofit tab. The Retrofit screen is displayed. This comprises 1 panel as shown:
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Figure 64: Retrofit Screen
2.12.1 Fields and Controls in Retrofit Screen
2.12.1.1 Retrofit Panel
The Retrofit Panel contains default values for retrofit purposes. It comprises 2 radio buttons, 2
fields and a check box as shown in the table below.
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Figure 65: Retrofit Panel
Table 40: Retrofit Controls and Fields
Title
Perform Retrofit
Against Wire Data
Type
Radio
button
Description
If wire data is available in the database this option
enables using all the existing data when
implementing the retrofit.
Perform Retrofit
Against SWD only
Radio
button
This option enables performing retrofit on the
basis of the SWDs.
For Loose-Wires
Calculation add:
2 Fields
When it is decided to add loose wires externally to
the harness these 2 fields enable the automatic
calculation of the length of the required wire.
Number
Number
 Constant - The amount required to add to the
length to allow for the attaching to terminator.
 Percentage - The amount required to add to
the length to allow for winding the loose wire
round the existing harness.
Process Reassign
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Check box
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If, during the Make Retrofit process, a wire is not
changed but its reference in the SWDs is
changed, when this box is checked, this change
appears in the Retrofit Wire Record (Before-After).
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Glossary of Terms
A
Abbreviation Class
Defines the class of part (for example P for plug, SW for switch, etc)
Access Door
Access point (flap, door or other entrance) in aircraft used to install or access the part or bundle.
Area Code
The area code indicates the physical location of the part in the production unit.
Authority
Documents that authorize changes. They are located in the Authority Library
B
Backshell
Protection for connector by providing grounding or mechanical support
Box Interface
Boxes are independent electrical units, often connected to bundles by specific interface.
Braid Stop
The distance between the BRD and the end of the braid (see
Project Defaults, Manufacturing).
Branch segment (branch)
Is a geometric JIG element containing wires. The branch is identified by uniformity of its wires.
BRD
Basic Reference Designator, also referred to simply as a
Designator, the connector’s local name.
BTP (Build-To-Package)
Document describing the packaging to to produce a bundle. Generally it is a collection of WL/PL
and JIG DATA. Must contain at least WL or PL.
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Glossary of Terms
Bundle
Each wire must belong to a bundle. A bundle name is composed of a bundle (base) number and
dash number. The number of the bundle to which the wire belongs is often entered before the
wire name on the SWD.
C
CAD
Computer Aided Design
CAP
Cap-and-stow check-print class Coax-plug, Receptacle Splice, Splice Ferrule, Wire color, color
in wire name key commit connector.
Contact Key
Code determining number and names of pins, defined in Contact Configuration Library. A part
number has a unique contact key.
Contact Type
Type of contact: 4 options – Pin, Stud, Socket, Solder
D
Dash Number
A descriptor of a document or bundle which associates the document with effectivity.
Dash Number Database
DED designator document name DOC-WIRE table duplicate, duplicate wire.
Designator
Each occurrence of a part in a SWD has a "code name" e.g. YP100. This is the (base) designator
of the part. This number is unique in the Product.
Device Type
Type of device installed in bundle. In HarnesSYS there are 15 options.
Diameter
The diameter of the segment which is calculated using a fixed formula which takes into account
the various types of wires that pass through the segment.
Document
Configuration controlled document of a specific type such as SWD/WL/PL/BTP.
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E
Effectivity
The effectivity of an item is the set of production units (i.e. the subset of all the production units
being manufactured) to which that item applies.
The following documents have effectivities: part list (with dash number), wire list (with dash
number), SWD (with dash number).
The following items also have effectivities: wire, part occurrence, bundle (with dash number). In
effect the effectivity of a bundle (with dash number) is the same as the effectivity of its wire list
(with dash number).
EGN
An attribute assigned to segments to enable separation of wires with different EMI attributes.
EMI
Electromagnetic interference. The code value representing the susceptibility to interference with
the signals that a wire carries when these signals are disrupted by electromagnetic emission from
adjoining current carrying wires.
F
Family
Family code ferrule connecting several shields, name fields in wire record, Find Base Number
Part List W/L Dash flt file FROM_WIRE_INTEGRATE.
I
Integrate BTP
When the project default parameter Multi Path allowed is not checked, an error is displayed if
the integrated source contains Multi Paths.
Integrating a Wire
Integration of part integration process data flow logic flow intersecting effectivity issue.
J
Jig
A full scale 1:1 layout for the construction of a wire bundle. Also called Form-board.
Jumper
Name number translation of a short default wire.
L
LCD
last Change Date. Date document last changed.
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M
Mating Connector
Connector that is suitable to be connected to a given connector
Mating Connectors
The matching Connector assigned to a connector via the Part Occurrence mating field.
Multi Path
A path or a part of a path, which includes more then one alternative configuration for routing
wires.
N
Null Path
The default path, if there is no correlation between segments and wires. If there are several
alternative routing options at a node and there is not enough information to define the path, the
null path should be the longest one.
O
Open Operating
The integration process output fields, Output Files .log, .prt, .tbl, .trn, .wupd.
P
Parts List (PL)
List of parts contain in a specific version of a bundle.
Path
Is a collection of continuous branch segments for routing wires. There may be single path or
several parallel paths between two segments.
Plug Program Number (PPN)
The PPN (Plug Program Number) of a part is a key determining the order in which wires should
be attached to the pins of the part. The key has 3 fields: major, sub and degree.
Private File
A file, generally a report, that is produced by a HarnesSYS transaction, stored in user’s private
directory and only available to the user initiating the process.
Production Unit
The unit being designed or manufactured e.g. an aircraft.
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Protective Device
A lamination protecting the bundle wires, such as; boot, sleeving, conduit or spiral-wrap.
R
Receptacle
Female conector.
Retrofit Master Document RMD
Folder that contains all the documents required to implement the retrofit
Revision Letter
Letter determining the issue of a document. Every time a document is opened in order to modify
it, its revision letter is raised. It can have the values NEW or A, B, C etc.
In addition the revision letter may include point release data. Point release is sequential number
indicating inner release of the bundle. The document may be released in the following order:
00.01 00.02
Point releases
NEW
Firm release
NEW.01 NEW.02
A
Point releases
Firm releases
A.01
A.02... etc
Routing
The path taken by a wire from one part to another.
S
Same Wire
In 2 SWDs schematic diagram sequence number shield levels name significant wire name spare
pin special designators splice named translation of unnamed spt file starting/ending point status
suffix SWD symbol bank system wire diagram.
Segment
A section of a bundle that lies between two nodes or between a part and a node or between two
parts. Also referred to as a branch.
Segment Length
The length of a segment or branch, stated in millimeters or inches as defined in the Project
Defaults. This length can be between two nodes or between a part and a node or between two
parts.
Shell Code
Shell codes contain information about connector back shells (or rear side of the connector). The
three variables concerning shell codes are the size, whether the connector is a receptacle or a
plug, and whether it is straight or angled. Thus each shell size can have four shell codes.
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Shrink Ratio
The nominal ratio of expanded diameter to recovered diameter of heat shrinkable tubing
Signal Type
Type of signal at interface box connection – 13 options:
Communication, GND Analog, GND Digital, GND Chassis, GND Power DC, GND Power AC,
Lighting, MUX-BUS, Power AC, Power DC, RF, Signal Analog, Signal Digital
Sleeve Size
Diameter of sleeve round wire
Spare Pin
Is a designator pin, left unused (unattached to a wire). The pin requires special treatment such as
capping.
Stick Diagram
Initial Jig diagram where all the lines are straight, the lengths of the branches are drawn to scale,
and the dimension lines are removed.
System Wire Diagram (SWD) or Schematic Diagram or Wire Diagram
A document which presents the design of a logical system e.g. air conditioning, landing system.
A SWD has a base number indicating the logical system which it describes, and a dash number
indicating its effectivity.
T
Termination Code
Code indicating possible terminations at that point
U
Update
Update wire process.
V
Vendor
Approved supplier of materials and parts whose details appear in Vendor library.
W
W/L
List of wires contained in a specific version of a bundle.
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Wire Accommodation
The Wire Accommodation indicates the range of wires that a terminator can accommodate
Wire Length
The length of a wire connecting one part to another (including the route through a number of
segments and branches).
Wire List (WL)
List of wires contained in a specific version of a bundle.
Wire Type
A 3-element code for describing type of wire; consists of family type, specification type and
gauge, which are obtained from the bundle wire list data.
Work Package
Includes a group of instructions for maintenance and repair of the wire, or a list of tools needed
for the task and a cross reference table for it
Work Package Set
Group of work packages for a system or sub-system
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Index
Document Panel • 9
3
E
3D to 2D Panel • 25
A
Abbreviation Class • 75
About this Retrofit User Guide • viii
Access Door • 75
Accessing the Project Defaults Screens • 3
Activate Work Panel • 13
Administration Screen • 3
Area Code • 75
Audience • ix
Authority • 75
B
Backshell • 75
Band Marker Panel • 49
Box Interface • 75
Brady Tape Panel • 56
Braid Stop • 75
Braids Panel • 58
Branch segment (branch) • 75
BRD • 75
BTP (Build-To-Package) • 75
Bundle • 76
F
Family • 77
Fields and Controls in Administration Screen • 4
Fields and Controls in Graphics Screen • 16
Fields and Controls in Manufacturing Screen • 55
Fields and Controls in Parts Screen • 39
Fields and Controls in Plot Screen • 69
Fields and Controls in Release/PreRelease Screen
• 65
Fields and Controls in Retrofit Screen • 73
Fields and Controls in Tech Pub Screen • 63
Fields and Controls in Wires Screen • 28, 51
File Path Panel • 10
G
General Panel • 6, 19, 22, 31, 69
Graphics Screen • 15
C
H
C.A.P.O.R • 45
CAD • 76
CAP • 76
Clocking Panel • 26
Contact Key • 76
Contact Type • 76
Conventions • vii
Coordinate System Panel • 46
HookUp Report Panel • 52
D
Jig • 77
Jig Assembly Table Panel • 23
Jig Panel • 71
Jig Segment Length Panel • 17
Jumper • 77
Dash Number • 76
Dash Number Database • 76
Default Jumper and Default Ferrule Panels • 36
Designator • 76
Designator Text Size Panel • 18
Device Type • 76
Diameter • 76
Document • 76
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Effectivity • 77
EGN • 77
EMI • 77
Export Panel • 66
External Validation Panel • 47
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Integrate BTP • 77
Integrating a Wire • 77
Introduction • 1
J
L
LCD • 77
Length Panel • 58
Load Analysis Panel • 13
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M
Manufacturing Screen • 54
Mating Connector • 78
Mating Connectors • 78
Multi Path • 78
N
Next Look Graphics • 21
Note 1 - Multi Path Allowed • 14
Note 2 - Choosing Default Effectivity Value • 8,
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Note 3 - Rules for the Cascade Base Number
Convention • 15
Null Path • 78
Segment • 79
Segment Length • 79
Shell Code • 79
Shrink Ratio • 80
Signal Type • 80
Sleeve Size • 80
Small Pin Letter Panel • 4
Spare Pin • 80
SPT – Spare Pin Table Panel • 39
Stick Diagram • 80
SWD Integrate Panel • 44
System Wire Diagram (SWD) or Schematic
Diagram or Wire Diagram • 80
T
Tech Pub Panel • 63
Tech Pub Screen • 62
Termination Code • 80
Terminator Panel • 41
O
Open Operating • 78
P
Page Data Panel • 27, 51
Parts List (PL) • 78
Parts Screen • 38
Path • 78
Plot Screen • 68
Plug Program Number (PPN) • 78
Preface • vii
Private File • 78
Production Unit • 78
Project Default Screens • 3
Project Defaults • 1
Protective Device • 79
R
Receptacle • 79
Related Documents • viii
Release / PreRelease Screen • 64
Release Permission Panel • 65
Report Banner Line Panel • 52
Reports Screen • 50
Representation Panels • 53
Retrofit Master Document RMD • 79
Retrofit Panel • 73
Retrofit Screen • 72
Revision Letter • 79
Routing • 79
Run Letters Panel • 55
U
Update • 80
V
Vendor • 80
W
W/L • 80
Wire & Pin Name Text Size Panel • 17
Wire Accommodation • 81
Wire Length • 81
Wire List (WL) • 81
Wire Panel • 29
Wire Type • 81
Wires Screen • 28
Work Package • 81
Work Package Set • 81
S
Same Wire • 79
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