Cabling using Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)

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Date(s) - 04/08/2014 - 06/08/2014
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

PD Solutions Penang, Malaysia


Cabling using Creo Elements/Pro 5.0 (formerly Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0)


Course Code:  TRN-2245
Course Length: 3 Days

In this course, you will learn how to create 3-D electrical harnesses using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. This includes using Routed Systems Designer 9.0 to pass schematic diagram information into the 3-D harness designs created within Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.

You will learn how to route electrical harnesses both with and without schematic diagram information, create flattened harnesses for manufacturing, and document harness designs by creating flattened harness drawings that include customized BOM tables and wire list information. A significant portion of the course is devoted to a cabling design project, where students create a full wiring harness with minimal ‘picks and clicks’ to solidify techniques learned previously in the course. At the end of each module, you will complete on-line learning assessments that reinforce your understanding of the course topics. There is also a wrap-up assessment at the end of the course.

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to create 3-D electrical harnesses and associated manufacturing deliverables using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. Optionally, students may wish to attend the Routed Systems Designer 9.0 for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 course. This will enable a full understanding of the schematic design process used to provide schematic data for the creation of electrical harness assemblies in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.

Course Objectives

  • Learning the basic Pro/ENGINEER Design
  • Cabling Process
  • Creating harness assembly structures
  • Setting up for cabling
  • Routing wires and cables
  • Modifying wire routings
  • Routing and utilizing networks
  • Establishing logical references
  • Routing wires and cables using logical data
  • Creating harness components and cosmetics
  • Creating flat harnesses
  • Documenting harness designs
  • Comprehensive Design Project


  • Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0.
  • Routed Systems Designer 9.0 for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 (Optional).


  • This course is intended for engineers involved in the 3-D routing and documenting of electrical wiring and cabling harnesses. The topics in this course are also available as Web-based training courses.


Day 1
Module 1 Introduction to the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Basic Cabling Process
Module 2 Creating Harness Assembly Structures
Module 3 Setting Up for Cabling
Module 4 Routing Wires and Cables
Module 5 Modifying Wire Routings

Day 2
Module 6 Routing and Utilizing Networks
Module 7 Establishing Logical References
Module 8 Routing Wires and Cables using Logical Data
Module 9 Creating Harness Components and Cosmetics
Module 10 Creating Flat Harnesses

Day 3
Module 11 Documenting Harness Designs
Module 12 Project (RSD-Based)
Module 13 Project (Manual Routing)

Course Content

Module 1. Introduction to the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Basic Cabling Process
i. Step 1: Assembly and Cabling Setup
ii. Step 2: Routing Wires and Cables
iii. Step 3: Flattening the Harness
iv. Step 4: Creating the Harness Drawing
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 2. Creating Harness Assembly Structures
i. Understanding Cabling Assembly Structure
ii. Understanding Electrical Assembly Structure: Sub-Assembly
iii. Understanding Electrical Assembly Structure: No Sub-Assembly
iv. Understanding Electrical Assembly Structure: Sub-Assemblies at Top Level
v. Utilizing Simplified Representations for Cabling
vi. Creating Cabling Assembly Structures
vii. Sharing Routing Geometry using Copy Geometry
viii. Sharing Routing Geometry using Shrinkwrap
ix. Creating and Configuring Connectors
x. Assembling Connectors
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 3. Setting Up for Cabling
i. Understanding the Cabling Interface
ii. Creating a Harness Part
iii. Creating a Wire Color Appearance File
iv. Manually Designating Connector and Entry Ports
v. Creating Wire Spools
vi. Creating Cable Spools
vii. Creating Ribbon Cable Spools
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 4. Routing Wires and Cables
i. Routing Wires using Simple Route
ii. Inserting and Editing Wire Locations
iii. Creating Wire Locations from References
iv. Routing Wires using Follow Cable
v. Rerouting Wires
vi. Routing Cables
vii. Routing Ribbon Cables
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 5. Modifying Wire Routings
i. Deleting Wires and Segmentsi. Editing Location Properties
iii. Modifying Wire Packing
iv. Modifying Routing Dimensions
v. Modifying Wire Lengths
vi. Utilizing Information Tools
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 6. Routing and Utilizing Networks
i. Creating Networks
ii. Checking Networks
iii. Routing using Networks
iv. Modifying Networks While Routing
v. Sharing and Connecting Networks
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 7. Establishing Logical References
i. Logical References Overview
ii. Investigating RSD Diagrams
iii. Exporting Data from RSD
iv. Importing RSD Data Into Pro/ENGINEER
v. Autodesignating Components
vi. Viewing Designation Information
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 8. Routing Wires and Cables using Logical Data
i. Routing with Logical Data
ii. Routing with Logical Data and Networks
iii. Viewing Routing Information
iv. Updating RSD Designs
v. Updating Pro/ENGINEER with New RSD Data
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 9. Creating Harness Components and Cosmetics
i. Creating Splices with Logical Data
ii. Creating Splices Manually
iii. Creating Sheath Spools
iv. Creating Bundles
v. Creating Cabling Cosmetics
vi. Creating Custom Components
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 10. Creating Flat Harnesses
i. Creating a Flat Harness Model
ii. Using Manual Fanii. Using Auto Fan
iv. Modifying Flattened Segments
v. Assembling Harness Components
vi. Analyzing Harness Component Operations
vii. Viewing Harness Information
viii. Closing Loops
ix. Investigating Additional Flatten Features
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 11. Documenting Harness Designs
i. Creating Cabling Assembly Views
ii. Creating Harness Views
iii. Creating Harness Report Tables
iv. Placing Harness BOM Tables
v. Placing Connector Pinout Tables
vi. Placing Spool BOM Tables
vii. Placing Harness From and To Tables
viii. Showing Cabling Detail Items
Knowledge Check Questions

Module 12 A. Project (RSD-Based)
ix. The Electrical Cabinet
x. Set Up for Cabling
xi. Routing Wires and Cables
xii. Modifying Wires and Cable Routing
xiii. Flattening the Harness
xiv. Creating a Harness Drawing

Module 12 B. Project (Manual Routing)
xv. The Electrical Cabinet
xvi. Set Up for Cabling
xvii. Routing Wires and Cables
xviii. Modifying Wires and Cable Routing
xix. Flattening the Harness
xx. Creating a Harness Drawing

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