Lecture    MA2923
Mechatronics: Taming the Beast
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In many companies, the mechanical and electrical design are combined, creating a single mechatronic design process. Do your mechanical designs include electrical wires, harnesses, and components? When completing your electrical designs, would you like to use tools especially designed for creating electrical drawings? Autodesk® Inventor® software is the design tool of choice for the physical components, while AutoCAD® Electrical software is best to use for the electrical components. Using three basic guidelines, you can create a seamless interface between the two. We will explain these guidelines and how they work. During the class, we will use AutoCAD Electrical to create a circuit representing a wire harness and export the data into Inventor. In Inventor, we will create wires and cables and export the data into AutoCAD Electrical.

Key Learnings

  • Import, route, edit, and export harness data in Inventor
  • Export edited harness data from Inventor and import it into AutoCAD Electrical
  • Create and export a harness from AutoCAD Electrical
  • Create electrical components in Inventor



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