Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Routed systems overview, part of Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems: Harness.
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- [Instructor] To begin creating a wire harness inside of an Inventor assembly, you simply go to the Environments tab and to the Cable and Harness tool at the Begin panel. In this assembly, I already have a wire harness. When I select the header for the harnesses, it will highlight all of the harnesses that are in this assembly. In this case, as I expand the header, I see that there is only one harness. Within this harness there is a splice, there are multiple wires, which, if I expand, will show me what reference designator and what pin are connected between those two wires.
For example, this wire runs from pin one on SP1 to pin two on L1. There's also segments. Segments allow me to route my wires through the assembly. Though your manufacturing process might not use shrinkwrap or any other casing, segments are really the best way to work inside of the Autodesk Inventor environment to build out your wire harness and be able to maintain the quality.
In this course, we will focus on how to build this wire harness in this fashion, how to route the wires to the connectors, and even how to define models that you currently have to work as connectors in a wire harness. So now let's begin the process of discovering how to build out these wire harnesses and how to control them.
- Manually adding wires
- Importing wire data
- Routing wires through the harness
- Documenting your design