The complexity of modern automotive and aerospace electronic systems has exploded, creating a major problem for vehicle service operations. Technicians and mechanics must wade through hundreds of pages of incomprehensible, sometimes out-of-date, documentation, attempting to apply complex schematics to unfamiliar repair scenarios. This is a significant challenge for automotive and aerospace manufacturers where the effective maintenance of their products is a key differentiator. The initial documentation production, applying document revisions, and providing the flexibility to handle vehicle variations all require a considerable investment.
Concept Engineering′s E-engine solves these issues by providing a documentation solution that automatically renders schematics specifically to individual maintenance scenarios. The schematics are generated from a database that is converted directly from original CAD drawings, saving authoring effort, eliminating a source of errors, and allowing for easy revisions.
E-engine is based on Concept Engineering′s unique schematic visualization and rendering technology, initially developed for complex semiconductor electronic design automation. The technology allows for repair scenarios to automatically drive visualizations of a vehicle′s electronics, wiring harness, connectivity and other key information, allowing the problem sources to be rapidly identified.
Concept Engineering′s schematics are renowned for their clear, crisp visual
depiction of complex electronic components. Used in many products for semiconductor
CAD, the schematic generation engine has been carefully designed to provide relevant information
in as readable a manner as possible. The internal rendering engine provides the
unique capability for the schematics to automatically redraw themselves based
upon the technician′s requirements, allowing for a rapid focus on problem areas
to identify and repair issues. E-engine is a diagnosis power tool that greatly
accelerates the maintenance process.
E-engine is available for Windows, Linux platforms and online through web browsers, providing access from a range of computer and mobile devices, with no installation headaches. In addition, maintenance of the documentation is vastly improved on the online system, which ensures that technicians will always be working with the latest schematics. Manufacturers can be sure that no outdated versions of the drawings are being used to repair their vehicles. In addition, the myriad of vehicle variations can be easily handled, allowing service manuals to be relevant to the particular problem at hand.
Documentation authoring is a necessary headache for automotive and aerospace
manufacturers, who must apply a significant level of resources to provide
service center information. A direct translation from the designers′ CAD
systems to the E-engine EDB database ensures the fast production of accurate,
error-free documents that may be updated immediately when any change is necessary.
E-engine revolutionizes the entire process of authoring, delivering, and
maintaining service documentation to service centers worldwide.
Concept Engineering′s automatic wiring-level schematic generation engine is available as an optional engine (E-engine) to the Nlview Widget Product Family.
|Simple and robust API||Ensures easy integration and reliable applications|
|Production-proven software components||Performance and quality of application is very high|
|Highly customizable component||Widget and application fit together|
|Proprietary algorithms||Result in easy-to-read schematics and short response times|
|On-the-fly schematic creation||Results in very high speed and capacity|
|Bi-directional communication between widget and application||Allows interaction with the application (e.g. cross-probing, highlighting, attribute display, ballooning)|
|Incremental schematic viewing||Allows interactive modification of schematic fragments|
|Windows, Linux, UNIX and cloud platform support||Application will work on most hardware platforms|
|Built-in system- and IP-level symbols||Application works without specific symbol libraries|
|Supported GUI environment||
|Java SDK||Microsoft Foundation Classes||
3,4 and 5
|Available as||Tk Widget||
|Class derived from CWnd||Class derived from QWidget||Perl/Tk Widget||Class derived from wxWindow|
MFC Extension DLL|
and Sources + Core Lib
|Sources + Core Lib||Perl Package and Sources + Core Lib||Sources + Core Lib|
Java Bean Properties|
|Qt Properties||Configure Options||Property Command|
|API Interface||Tcl Commands and Callbacks||Component Methods and Event-Listeners||Class Methods and Notification Messages||Class Methods and Signals / Slots||Tk Commands and Callbacks||Class Methods and Notification Messages|
|Printing||PostScript, PDF, SVG and Native Windows||PostScript, PDF, SVG and Native Java||PostScript, PDF, SVG and Native Windows||PostScript, PDF, SVG and Native Qt||PostScript, PDF, SVG||PostScript, PDF, SVG and Native wxWidgets|