System Matings

Matings are used to electrically connect multiple endpoints (Connectors, Ferrules, Ring Terminals, Loose Wire Ends etc.) between different Harnesses and Devices within a System.


Matings are created between two endpoints from the same or different Harness, Devices, or Subsystems.

Once a mating is created, it will electrically connect all appropriate endpoints and propagate the signals starting from a Device, through all Harness Connections, and to other Devices. The resulting electrical connection is described as a Net.

Types of Matings

The table below shows the types of Matings that are allowed between different endpoints.

Endpoint Type Mates with
Connector Other Connectors
Ferrule Terminal Points
Loose Wire End Other Loose Wire Ends or Terminal Points
Quick Connect Terminal Other Quick Connect Terminals or Terminal Points
Ring Terminal Terminal Points
Spade Terminal Terminal Points
Terminal Point Ferrules, Loose Wire Ends, Quick Connect Terminals, Ring Terminals, or Spade Terminals

Creating a Mating

To create a mating, you can simply drag and drop one endpoint on top of a second endpoint.

Removing a Mating

To unmate two endpoints, simply right click on the mating, and select "Unmate".

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