Design Types

RapidHarness supports a variety of Design Types that you can use and create to build your harness schematics.

Below is a list of all of the Design Types currently supported along with a brief description of their purpose.

Harnessing & System Designs

Icon Name Description
Harness Complete schematic of a wire harness diagram. Contains a Top Level view (optionally as a 1:1 Formboard), Bill of Materials, Wiring Table, Cutlist, and other associated documents.
System Used to model electrical schematics connecting one or more Harnesses and Devices. Shows how Harness and Devices are mated, models a complete path of electrical conductance (Signal Nets), and displays signal-level highlighting.
Device Electrical components that have signals (and a ICD) associated with them. Examples include a computer, sensor, or actuator.

Templates

Icon Name Description
Drawing Template Used to configure the page size and other settings for Top Level views in Harnesses and Systems.
Table Template Used to configure the page size and other settings for tabular outputs in a harness including the Bill of Materials table, Wiring Table, and Cutlist table.

Basic Designs

Icon Name Description
Backshell Can be associated with a Harness Connector to be included in the Bill of Materials.
Boot Can be associated with a Harness Connector to be included in the Bill of Materials.
Cable Added to a Harness and associated as a conductor for a Harness Connection.
Connector Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Contact Models connector pins, sockets, and sealing-plugs. Associated with Connectors within a Harness.
Covering Used to specify a physical wrap around a Harness Bundle. Can be used to model corrugated tubing, sleeving, spiral wrap, tape, or custom materials.
Custom Part Used to add generic components to a Harness drawing, and incorporate them in the Harness Bill of Materials.
Diode Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Ferrule Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Heat Shrink Used to within a Harness and can be associated with the following items: Connectors, Splices, Resistors, Diodes, Ferrules, Quick Connect Terminals, Ring Terminals, Spade Terminals.
Label Added to a Harness with user-defined display text. Labels can be optionally associated with Harness Bundles.
Lock Can be associated with a Harness Connector to be included in the Bill of Materials.
Quick Connect Terminal Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Resistor Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Ring Terminal Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Spade Terminal Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint.
Splice Added to a Harness as a connection endpoint. Electrically joins every connected connection.
Transition Boot Added to a Harness Branch Point.
Wire Added to a Harness and associated as a conductor for a Harness Connection.
Wire Seal Models individual seals between a Connector Cavity and Contact. Associated with Connectors within a Harness.

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