SaberES Designer

Computer running SaberES Designer integrated electrical system designer software


Vehicle electrical systems distribute power and data amongst electrical subsystems and components enabling safe, efficient, and cost-effective vehicle operation. With its myriad of complexities and interdependencies on all connected sub-systems, the electrical system design process poses significant technical and logistical challenges to make it function reliably.

Integrated Electrical System Design

SaberES Designer™ enables design teams to address these challenges by providing an integrated process for electrical system design from concept to manufacturing. SaberES Designer minimizes data entry, manages complex, system-wide design variants, enables concurrent engineering, maintains data integrity, and allows efficient exchange with 3D CAD systems.

Flow chart showing Top-down "Connected" Design Flow

Top-down "connected" design flow

Completely Unified Tool for Electric System Design & Verification

  • Intuitive tool for developing functional and physical electrical system designs
    • Sub-system design; reusable schematics with logical connections that represent a function (External lights, Braking, Engine control etc.)
    • System design; a vehicle project generated from the sub-system designs. Signal and component consistency is automatically merged verified across all subsystem designs in the project
    • Wiring design; generated from system design and evolved by engineers assigning physical objects from corporate database including: wires, shells, inline connectors, splices, etc. Design wide Connector Manager to partition design in harnesses and quickly ensure correct inline cavity occupation
    • Bundle design; generated production harness drawings re-using wiring design, option/variant configuration, and 3D MCAD routing
  • Integrated data flow for electrical system design from concept to manufacturing
    • Interface with the leading 3D MCAD engineering tools
  • Single database ensures correct by construction and eliminates data translation errors
    • Consistency is automatically maintained throughout the complete design process with support to configure options and variants to support all buildable vehicles, independent if they are composite or modular/customer specific harnesses
  • Robust sheet check-in/check-out for efficient concurrent engineering
    • Global design teams work in same project with configurable user roles enable working on different levels and security in the process
  • Built-in and extensible design verification

Verification of Electrical Systems

  • Voltage Drop and Over-current
    • Implement reusable verification simulations using SaberES Designer Experiment Analyzer
    • Built-in DC simulation capabilities to verify voltage drop and overcurrent to determine fuse sizes, cross-sectional areas of all wires and existence of sneak paths
    • Back-annotate simulation data and probe critical nodes to quickly identify problem areas
  • Advanced Transient and Robust Design
    • Optional Saber Simulator for transient verification of high-speed systems including vehicle networks.
    • Optional Saber InSpecs to optimize the design for component variations and shifts in operating conditions
  • Functional Safety for Verification of Electrical Systems
    • Quickly select and configure hardware faults directly from the SaberES Designer wiring design
    • Export functional safety simulation results from SaberES Designer Experiment Analyzer to document fault coverage and support functional safety flows