ZIW Post-Conference Training

Date: Thursday, April 30

Time: 8:30am – noon

Cost: $400 per person

Following ZIW, we are pleased to offer a series of hands-on training classes to augment your conference learning experience. Make the most of your travel time by adding a half-day class at reduced pricing. Classes are open to all ZIW attendees. We’ve made it easy for you to register and pay for both in the same transaction. Class sizes are limited – reserve your seat now!


Creating a Starter Library and Other Database Tips and Tricks

Instructors: Alex Bitzer and Laura Mirto

E3.series provides users with the ability to create a company-specific library and standard. Establishing and maintaining library standards is an essential part of improving design efficiency. The built-in configuration options in E3.series provide a wide array of capabilities that cater to all types of users and industries.

What you will learn

In this class, the participants will learn the fundamentals of creating an E3.series library, best practices, tips, tricks, customization techniques and configuration options.

Some of the specific topics will include

  1. Best practices for creating a starter library
  2. Library configuration and standards
  3. How to use the E3.series Component Wizard
  4. Basics of E3.series part structures and component types
  5. Creating, editing and using text types and attributes
  6. Mass upload and update options parts in a library
  7. Tips and Tricks

Why attend?

This class will help participants simplify the creation of various components types with the use of component wizards and other automation tools. Participants will also learn easy ways of sharing and updating libraries using the E3.copydatabaseentries and E3.dbupdate tools available with E3.series. A detailed understanding of the library structure, tools and mass update capabilities will help increase consistency and reduce design overheads. These topics are geared towards enhancing and optimizing the overall library creation and maintenance process.

Who should attend?

The participants must have at least a basic working knowledge of E3.series to benefit from this class. Librarians and new users will benefit from understanding the basics and updated features of the E3.series library.

Mil-spec Design and Documentation in E3.series

Instructors: Geo Ng and Justin Toth

Mil-spec design standards are stringent and quite different from the regular drawing standards. E3.series design tools offer both non-Mil-spec and Mil-spec design representation options. The versatility of E3.series means Mil-spec requirements can be met by taking full advantage of the capabilities in E3.series.

What you will learn

In this class, participants will learn a wide array of best practices and features in E3.series to efficiently create Mil-spec standard drawings.

Some of the specific topics will include

  • Common methods and functions for Mil-spec design in E3.series
  • How to customize and standardize E3.series environment for Mil-spec design
  • Mil-spec symbology in E3.series
  • Mil-spec settings, symbology, and options
  • Automating wire and connector naming and standards in E3.series
  • Customizing documentation for Mil-spec using E3.Toolbox
  • Tips, tricks and new features

Why attend?

Customizing E3.series for each company’s standards ensures consistent design across their electrical design team. The Mil-Aero design community values standardization and uniformity, and this course will cover the database and settings that Mil-Aero companies need to consider. While this class will cover design basics, a significant portion of the class will address customizing the E3.series environment.

E3.formboard & Harness Builder for E3.series

Instructors: Taras Wallace and Mike Montalvo

E3.series is widely used in cable and harness design. The E3.formboard option provides customers with the ability to design 1:1 harness for manufacturing. Moreover, the Harness Builder for E3.series add-on helps customers easily automate the majority of harness design related tasks. The streamlined use of E3.formboard and Harness Builder for E3.series options augments the quoting and costing process while reducing errors.

What you will learn

In this class, participants will learn the basics of using E3.formboard and Harness Builder for E3.series options to design and enhance a 1:1 scale harness. In addition, the participants will learn the automation options available to further improve the quality and efficiency of their harness design process using E3.series.

Some of the specific topics include

  • Adding connectors and other components
  • Making connections, placing wires and managing signals
  • Managing additional parts and tools in E3.series
  • Detailing a formboard using the E3.series tools
  • Automating reports and documentation
  • Tips, tricks, and best practices
  • Why attend?
  • Creating a drawing to successfully manufacture a harness is a tough challenge for many design teams. Moreover, the process of taking a harness from design to manufacturing can be extremely time-consuming. A precise set of documents with ample detail for manufacturing can go a long way in improving the manufacturability of a harness.This class will empower the participant to create, manage, standardize and customize their harness designs environment with E3.series for robust manufacturing documentation. The participants will also learn the automation options available to further improve the quality and efficiency of their harness design process using E3.series.
  • Who should attend?
  • The participants must have a basic working knowledge of E3.series and harness design to benefit from this class. The E3.formboard and Harness Builder for E3.series training class is designed for those new to E3.series and those looking for a refresher.

CR-8000 Update Training V2020

Instructor: Brian Gilman

With the newest release of CR-8000 v2020 hot off the press, you will be the first users to get your hands on the tools and give the new features a spin. We will spend time exploring what is new in Design Gateway, Design Force, and add-on tools such as DFM Elements and more.

What you will learn

In this class, participants will learn what is new in CR-8000 tools for the 2020 release. Some of the topics include:

Design Force efficiency gains in placement/routing

  • [Auto Placement] improvements
  • [Move Component] improvements (push-away and grid-by-grid moving)
  • [Bundle Route] along a board outline
  • Extended routing control so that tracks are equal in length
  • [Lengthen] improvements and skew view
  • Simultaneous generation of multiple vias
  • Back drilling
  • Consideration of clearance between area fills with the same net

Design Gateway face-lift and performance improvements

  • New look, feel and face-lift
  • Windows-style customization
  • Icon design renewal
  • Improved design tree
  • 64-bit application and performance tuning
  • Faster canvas rendering
  • Faster launch of Design Editor
  • New check rule for connection errors, “Specific net connectivity check”
  • Why attend?Each new release of the CR-8000 tool set there are always new and improved features. This is your opportunity to try the new features firsthand and ask questions. You will be the first to see the improvements and get hands-on with them and see how they will increase your productivity.Who should attend?The participants must have a basic working knowledge of CR-8000 to benefit from this class. Board designers and electrical engineers who wish to get hands-on experience with the latest improvements in CR-8000.