How to speed up your electrical engineering

By Maximilian Wollnik

Industrial engineering companies that support production facilities or other installations are facing increasing challenges to their business. Their equipment is becoming more electrified and automated, leading to increased complexity, equipment variants and changes to machine design, all while being faced with pressure to deliver their engineering solutions faster.

The tools they are working with were not built to address these new challenges effectively and rely on classic design methodologies centered around symbolic diagramming, which do not consider the complete process.

What you need for modern electrical design

If companies want to remain competitive, they are going to have to move to a functional electrical design approach, increase re-use of their designs and increase modularization. They need a system that provides:

  • Fast and effective re-use of electrical designs
  • Design automation using rule-based engineering
  • Design management on an object and functional level
  • Efficient integration with up and downstream processes and data

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