Process Solutions 3D panel layout program allows our CAD team to detect component collisions inside an enclosure, before a panel goes into production. This functionality is especially important in enclosures with 12 inches of depth or less, as the risk of component collision increases as the enclosure volume decreases.
The program works by taking a 2-dimensional drawing of a panel layout, and converting the drawing to a 3-dimensional model using Process Solutions’ Gustav 3D convert functionality. Once the components have been converted to 3D models, the program evaluates all Panduit and wire ways, to determine their depths. The result is an accurate display of all the panel’s components and wire way sizes.
Once the program has properly rendered the panel in 3D, Process Solutions’ CAD team places the panel into a 3D enclosure model obtained from the enclosure manufacturer. External components, such as HMI’s, switches, and other operators are then placed in the proper locations on the enclosure.
With the panel and external components accurately modeled, and placed in an enclosure, our CAD team can begin their evaluation. During this step, a CAD operator will view the system from all angles and determine that there are no component collisions in the design. By eliminating the possibility of component collisions before the panel goes into production, we are able to avoid unnecessary delays, and ensure that our panels are always delivered on time.
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