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Electrical Systems Design and Wire Harness Manufacturing in a PLM takeover?

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Mentor’s Capital product will be front and center of the upcoming Mentor Connection conference, June 4-7, 2018 in Phoenix; part of the much bigger Siemens PLM Connections. With over 25 sessions on Electrical Systems Design and Wire Harness Manufacturing, you will see how leading OEMs and harness suppliers are using Capital and other tools to spec, design, manufacture and service complex electrical systems. General Motors, Gulfstream, Navistar, Faraday Future and all five of the top wire harness suppliers, Delphi/Aptiv, Yazaki, Lear, LEONI Wiring and Sumitomo, will be sharing their ideas and best practices for electrical system design and wire harness manufacturing.

Siemens PLM Connections itself has over 400 sessions and many hands on training sessions that are open to all attendees. These are presented by industry leading experts from around the world, demonstrating strategy, integration, improvements, and new ideas.

This conference is a must-attend event for anyone using or considering Capital – it includes customer presentations, tips and best practices sessions, roundtables, product demonstrations, roadmap sessions, and numerous networking events. Some of the Capital sessions being presented over the three-day event include:


  • Digital transformation of the mechatronics enterprise

Martin O’Brien, Vice President – Integrated Electrical Systems Division, Mentor


  • Autonomous, EV’s and how Capital accelerates E/E system development

Dan Scott, Mentor & Ulrike Hoff, Faraday Future


  • The future of EDS design using the Capital generative flow

Doug Hall, Mentor


  • Capital and improving design cycle time

Raj Lakhanpal, Manager – Core Systems & Tools, Yazaki


  • Mastering platform electrical systems integration – A model-based approach

Tera Schroeder and Tony Nicoli, Mentor


  • Solid Edge electrical (SEE) – ECAD/MCAD integration

Patrick Hackney, Product Architect, Mentor


  • Capital integrations with Teamcenter and NX

Kevin Paul, Engineering Director, Mentor


  • Validating electrical designs with analysis

Nigel Hughes, Product Marketing Director, Mentor


  • Aircraft electrical design trends

Terry Foss, Engineering Manager, Electrical Harnesses, Gulfstream


  • Model-based manufacturing for the wire harness industry

John Judkins, Technical Director, Mentor


  • Capital and Industry 4.0

Alejandro Cid, LEONI


  • From blue prints to smart drawings

Rafael Contreras, Tool & Process Leader, Delphi/Aptiv


  • Structured deployment methodology to drive rapid adoption of Capital

Rudy Halabo, Mentor


  • Using Capital for technical documentation and publishing

Muhammad Askar, Mentor


  • Transforming customer service using engineering data

Dominic Venice, Navistar


  • Capital tools: What’s new, what’s coming

Nick Smith, Mentor


  • ECAD/MCAD co-design environment with Capital/NX

Kevin Paul, Engineering Director, Mentor


For more information and to register visit #PLMConx


4 thoughts about “Electrical Systems Design and Wire Harness Manufacturing in a PLM takeover?
  • Two more Capital sessions just added:-

    Systems engineering with Mentor’s Capital tools
    Hans-Juergen Mantsch, Mentor

    Change Management in a Multi-System World
    Kelly Olson, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems

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