With our clients, we write together a story. To evoke this human adventure, they take the floor and give us their testimonies.
In 2020, Agro Mousquetaire decided to standardize all its electrical schematics, using a single, consistent, high-performance model. But in practice, how has such a large Group managed to standardize its ecosystem? How did it manage to involve all of its teams in this standardization? What major challenges did Agro Mousquetaire face, and how did it meet each one of them? How di dit manage to operate a smooth transition? These are just some of the questions we'll be trying to answer here, with the help of Agro Mousquetaire.
The company AMS is located in Angers in Western France. Special-purpose machinery accounts for 80% of our business while tooling and test benches each account for 10%. AMS operates in the industrial sector, in the automotive and machinery industries. AMS supplies assembly lines which are automated, robotized and flexible, as well as test benches and production-line tooling. SEE Electrical Expert solutions have helped us to incorporate methodology into our designs, allowing us to standardize projects and save time on technical and equipment decisions. At the end of 2019, we decided to purchase the 3D Panel module to be able to remove errors and work more closely with our mechanical design office. We were able to further improve the exchange of data between the design offices. 3D Panel provides greater flexibility in our cabinet designs and in the choice of suppliers
Applitech is a System Integrator located in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The company designs and manufactures control and power panels up to 6,300 A. All these panels are customized for each client. Applitech was using AutoCAD for the design of electrical schematics, but they realized this package could not meet all their expectations in terms of electrical design and automation. SEE Electrical Advanced from IGE+XAO was chosen because of its competitive price and high level of functionality. Wiring diagrams are designed with SEE Electrical and panels layouts with SEE Electrical 3D Panel+. Once the panel layout is finalized, manufacturing data are sent automatically to the drilling machine that will actually drill and then mill the mounting plate based on this data. Applitech also uses the additional “copper” module for SEE Electrical 3D Panel+. Copper design is made with this module and here also generation of manufacturing information (drawings, bending angles, punch holes…) is automatically sent to the copper and bending machines for immediate manufacturing without error. Applitech enjoys SEE Electrical ease of use. In addition, powerful functionality enables the company to design electrical projects quickly (in particular “copy” function) and to manage manufacturing machines automatically. At the electrical schematics design stage, the component database is very flexible and users can create their own part numbers if needed.
Munters is a global leader in innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable climate solutions for mission-critical processes. They offer innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions for customers in many different industries where controlling temperature and humidity is mission-critical. Munters Solutions reduce customers’ climate and environmental impact through lower resource consumption, and in the process contribute to cleaner air, higher efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Sustainability is an important part of Munters’ business strategy and value creation. Munters China has selected SEE Electrical Advanced to manage more efficiently electrical design. SEE Electrical, an IGE+XAO Group software package, covers all small and medium businesses requirements in electrical schematics. Available in three versions “Basic”, “Standard” and “Advanced”, SEE Electrical is the ideal tool which can evolve according to customers needs Before selecting SEE Electrical, Munters China was spending a lot of time in creating or modifying PLC equipment in their electrical projects. Thanks to PLC features that are available from the Standard level, Munters is now able to quickly import data with MS Excel and easily assign equipment on the schematics. Second difficulty for Munters was to make sure that the cabinet was consistent with electrical schematics. With the use of the 2D Cabinet layout module, the cabinet design is now completley consistent with the schematics. If a change is made for instance on the cabinet view, the schematics are automatically updated. Also, at the design stage, the use of standard component symbols helps design the cabinet fastly and accurately. Once the design work is done, Munters electrical designers can automatically number the components, wires and terminals and generate graphical lists. With the adoption of this new electrical CAD package, Munters China now designs electrical projects more efficiently and also more accurately.
ROTOBEC designs, manufactures and markets material handling equipment, using hydraulic rotation system technology, which enables users to optimize their operations. Rotobec challenges were to integrate Electrical and Hydraulic schematic, accelerate drastically product development, avoid design mistakes, manage modifications and reduce risk of errors, simplify reusability, improve product quality and improve product documentation for easier maintenance The solution was SEE Electrical Expert (electrical and hydraulic schematics, electrical and hydraulic harness design, electrical harness manufacturing) Thanks to SEE Electrical Expert, Rotobec unified electrical and hydraulic schematic system cuts design cycle by three. Also, integration between design and manufacturing reduces drastically the risk of errors and globally improves product quality
Goertek Inc. is a Chinese global leading high-tech company which was established in June 2001 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2008. Goertek focus on the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of high-precision components (acoustics, sensors, optoelectronic and 3D packaging modules) as well as smart hardware (VR/AR, wearable, audible, AI, home connection and more). Previously equipped with a non-professional Electrical CAD package, Goerteks EEA (Electrical/Electronics/Automation) department experienced difficulties with electrical design The solution for Goertek is : SEE Electrical Expert, a professional Electrical CAD package with additional modules (Terminals, Part List Manager, Panel and PDM) and with additional services The Results is a whole new and intelligent design process which significantly reduces design cycle and increases efficiency. A professional data management contributing to reduced error rates at design stage. Automatically generated documents providing highly effective data are used for assembly and wiring, therefore improving product quality. Integration with PDM system optimizes product lifecycle. Document management and signature process leading to paperless results.
The drawing basis is SEE Electrical, an electrical cad package from IGE+XAO, which Semco Maritime has used successfully. During the upgrade, we were faced with the challenge that the XAL program had to be merged with the SEE Electrical program that we neither would nor could do without. One of the great advantages of SEE Electrical is indeed that the program generates in one click a list of spare parts.
Chemring Countermeasures needed an Electrical CAD Software package that delivered quality results, was intuitive to use, and was competitively priced, for these reasons they selected SEE Electrical. The main benefit of SEE Electrical is that “it is a very user friendly program. The core program can be added to the purchase of optional adds-on packs and is available in different levels. This gives the flexibility to purchase what is required for the task without having to buy a high end program that contains functions that you do not need but you nevertheless have to pay for.
Since the beginning of 2003 Volkswagen Coaching (training department) in Wolfsburg in Germany, has been using SEE Electrical from IGE+XAO software company for internal training in the field of electronics and information technology. At the same time, technical colleges in Wolfsburg also teach how to use SEE Electrical drawing system. In this way co-operation between technical colleges and Volkswagen is further strengthened.
Nurol Makina, a leading Turkish company in the defense industry, selects SEE Electrical Expert for its easy integration with CATIA and Smarteam. Nurol Makina, a subsidiary of Turkish Nurol Holding conglomerate, has over 20 years experience in the defense industry. It designs special purpose vehicle solutions such as EJDER 4x4, 6x6 Wheeled Armored Vehicle, Riot Control Vehicle (TOMA), Armored Wagons and Armored Cash Transportation Vehicles. Design tools used include CATIA (3D mechanical design) and Smarteam (data management and collaborative design). When selecting a new electrical design package, Nurol Makina’s objectives were to have good integration with CATIA 3D and SmarTeam as well as an easy-to-use package. After reviewing the leading software on the market, Nurol Makina selected SEE Electrical Expert for the design of wire harnesses. SEE Electrical Expert package is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) package dedicated to designing electrical harnesses. Its use saves design time, increases quality and enables communication with 3D CAD and PDM (Product Data Management) applications. It manages all kinds of diagrams, wire and part lists. A schematic editor, which provides all the necessary tools to manage principle and wiring diagrams is included. Furthermore, the package also handles connectors, signals, wires, cables and shielding, offering complete design and data management. Nurol Makina chose SEE Electrical Expert, “first because the integration with CATIA was easy and rapidly deployable compared to the competition, and secondly because SEE Electrical Expert parametric based design gives users outstanding flexibility” states Fatih Keser, Senior R&D Electrical Designer at Nurol Makina.
"To be equipped with the latest versions should not be ignored, from one side in order to profit of the new functionalities and to communicate with our ordering parties, but also because the informatics develops constantly. Our informatics service has, for example, migrated the total of our equipment from the last Windows version and thanks to our maintenance contract, we already have obtained the version of SEE compatible."
"For me, the maintenance contract, it is the priority service. For example, yesterday we received an urgent project from a client. "Impossible to save, document error!” The hotline reply was immediate, "the CDROM is only readable, go to the settings!... It was possible to save the project in the next hour!
Selecting IGE+XAO’s SEE Electrical as the electrical design reference software was key to Vestas China. The company was looking for a software package which would allow to design both electrical schematics and wiring diagrams, manage wires, cables and shielding and hence generates automatically all types of lists (product, wire, cable and terminal lists).
"We call upon the hotline to optimise the settings connected with our exploitation system. All our enquiries connected with the needs of our applications have their answer in a reasonable delay! "
TTP LabTech selected SEE Electrical, IGE+XAO's package dedicated to the medium to low range of Electrical CAD software applications. SEE Electrical has become very popular worldwide, due to its three levels and its upgradeability, which allows the software to evolve in line with customer requirements. "SEE Electrical was the most cost effective. It met all the functionalities TTP LabTech required and the price was attractive. Since the original purchase, it has been an easy and painless transition to SEE Electrical Advanced which provides a wealth of features" says Simon Tullett. "SEE Electrical has allowed us to produce our electrical diagrams much quicker than before."
For MG Cablâge the maintenance contract is a priority, witch allows us to access the hotline which is very sharp and brings us an immediate response. Our contract also allows us to benefit from the SEE Part Libraries module for requesting new parts and symbols from the content team, delivered within 5 days. This saves precious time and leads to more professional projects. "We love the new SEE Web Catalog interface which offers global tracking of our requests and its status (we can check our request history, know the number of remaining references available and when they expire)." We are very appreciative of the SEE Electrical Expert certification obtained at the end of the training sessions." Today, MG Câblage is certified Platinium (the highest level)it's help us to obtain New markets.
“The Hotline team are very knowledgeable and prompt to answer our questions. We have used IGE+XAO custom services for the development of an automatic diagram generator that works perfectly. It allows us to cover 100% of our needs on a first production's line and 80% complete for a second. We have also received excellent training that has completely met our expectations.”
As a leading independent controls company in the UK, Nobbs & Jones is constantly striving to improve its design process. As a result, Nobbs & Jones has decided to acquire an Electrical CAD (Computer-Aided Design) package and has selected after serious review IGE+XAO's SEE Electrical. "What we really like about SEE Electrical is its functionality and ease-of-use. It is very easy to learn and does not require any training. This was not the case with the other packages we benchmarked SEE Electrical with" declared Jason Ellwood, Applications Manager.
ARC International has chosen SEE Electrical Expert as it allows them to rigidly define their standards. "The more complicated the schemes are the more the software helps us to be productive. With upcoming training given by IGE + XAO we hope to be able to master the different working methods offered by the software. We particularly appreciate SEE Web Catalog which saves us valuable time. We've contacted the hotline for technical support and been very satisfied with the prompt solutions provided."