Master logical and physical wiring systems design with Capital Logic Designer

By Sarah Bartash

As we announced in our blog here, we recently launched our new Capital website experience to bring you the most up-to-date Capital software information and support. We are pleased to feature Capital Logic Designer in our first Product Spotlight, highlighting some of the information and resources found on our new site.

Siemens Capital Software is a comprehensive suite for electrical systems engineers of automobiles, aircraft, heavy equipment and sophisticated machines. These platforms have substantial and ever-growing electronic content, which leads to complex electrical distribution systems within. The rise of electric and autonomous vehicles, certification needs as well as increased safety measures compound the challenges of design. Capital delivers advanced automation, from electrical and electronic architecture
definition through detailed electrical design and wire harness manufacturing, to documentation and

Author both logical connectivity designs and physical wiring designs with Capital Logic Designer

Capital Logic Designer is a powerful graphical and design-process management environment for authoring both logical connectivity designs (signals), and physical wiring designs (wires, splices, multicores). Capital Logic Designer may be used to design subsystems and to accomplish interactive system integration, i.e. the merging of multiple subsystems into the physical vehicle structure.

Capital Logic Designer is more than a schematic design tool, it provides a foundation for a complete electrical design flow: from logical concept design through to harness design using Capital Harness Designer. Here are some other important features:

Project and process management

Naming conventions, design rule checks, customer options and variants and diagram style-templates can be defined and automatically applied using Capital Logic Designer. Process constraints such as release management sequence, design locking, user permissions and component naming can be mandated.

Design change management

Multiple change management capabilities are provided the tool, such as tabular and graphical difference reports, version management, compatibility control (“build lists”) and aerospace-effectivity tracking.

MCAD integration

Capital Logic Designer provides deep integration with leading mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) platforms (including Siemens NX). Data can be shared either offline or in a live “connected” mode, which aids visualization. Design changes can be trapped and reconciled.

Enterprise integration

Capital Logic Designer provides extensive integration facilities. Parts libraries can be shared with other systems and with other companies such as suppliers or customers. A variety of interfaces support intelligent management of design data exchange with other tools. Add-on products extend the capabilities– using Capital E/E Reporter, design data and diagrams can be accessed from every desktop in the organization via web-browser reporting technology; using Capital Integration Server, customization and SOA integration with other corporate applications can be achieved.

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