ECAD Tools For Beginners: A Guide To Getting Started

If you’re reading this, then you’re already intrigued by how ECAD best practices can help you design a wire harness more efficiently and accurately. Transitioning from manual wire harness design to using electronic CAD software is a rewarding journey, but that doesn’t mean you’re not nervous about it. Even if you know it will improve […]

5 key factors: Choosing the Best Electrical Drawing Software for Your Needs

You might have already tried free electrical drawing software, and that’s why you’re here.  Basic features offer some value, but the electrical drawing software you use determines the efficiency, reliability, accuracy, and ultimately, the success of your designs. You need something more advanced.  To make your choice easier, we’ve put together 5 key factors to […]

A practical approach for migrating to a specialized harness design and manufacturing suite

We recently conducted a Webinar on the traditional wire harness design process vs. applying the practical approach of using Arcadia. in case you missed it, check out this breakdown of what we covered.  1. Limitations of a Traditional Wire Harness Design Process Due to manual synchronisation between drawing cut lists, manufacturing documentation, and shop floor […]

Why SaaS-Based CAD Is Taking Over Wire-Harness Design

Consider exactly what wire-harness solutions are: comprehensive systems that integrate electrical wires, cables, connectors, and other components into structured assemblies.  They have to provide reliable and organized means of transmitting electrical signals and power in various applications. It’s complicated, in other words. If you’re working manually, the complexity only heightens, along with the costs. Working […]

Five strategies for improving output with circuit diagram software

Of all the types of electrical drawings, schematic diagrams are the most helpful for troubleshooting. A wiring diagram maker can give you the relative layout of the circuit components, and you can use symbols and components. But the wiring drawing by itself isn’t particularly easy for understanding circuit operation or troubleshooting. This is where a […]


ECAD and MCAD: Which to use and how to use them together  When it comes to wire harness design, there are two primary types of software: Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD) and Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (MCAD).  These are essentially two different approaches to designing wire harnesses. ECAD software concentrates on designing the electrical components of a […]

5 Features To Try During Your Free Trial

With your free trial of Cadonix’s Arcadia Design Suite, you have so many rich, intuitive features to explore. We recommend that you experiment with five features in particular to get an idea of what you can accomplish with our powerful suite of cloud-based software.  1. Simulation with volt drop & visual cue  Import a drawing […]

Fellten Case Study: Discover how Arcadia is helping streamline Fellten’s wire-harness design processes


Customer: Fellten Industry: EV modification Project: Streamline all wire-harness design processes going forward Solution: Arcadia Design Suite Consistency in design and production With a presence across three continents, Fellten designs, engineers and manufactures bolt-in systems to convert classic cars into electric vehicles (EVs). Their electric systems deliver original-equipment-manufacturer (OEM) levels of performance and reliability to […]

3 tips for optimizing the wire-harness design process

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If you can optimize the design process for your wire harness, you’ll gain significant cost reductions across the board, including testing and validation and your harness manufacturing. Simply put, optimizing at the design phase has a knock-on effect, speeding up the harness design cycle and improving your formboard while reducing design errors and quote-to-production cycle […]

10 basics to know about wire-harness design

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It never hurts to remind yourself of the basics when it comes to designing your cable harness. For your application to function as intended, every component and cable assembly must be carefully considered. This goes for your wire harness. The use of all wire harness types can improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of a […]

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