Oxford, England, 12 May 2014. Cloud based automotive harness CAD specialist Cadonix Ltd. today named AQ Wiring Systems, a leading global manufacturer of cabling systems for the automotive industry, as its first publicly announced customer. AQ has purchased Cadonix Arcadia automotive cable harness design environment for use at its site in Lodz, Poland.
Commenting, Mikael Alvarsson, Managing Director of AQ Wiring Systems Poland, said, “AQ Wiring grows by keeping ahead of the competition and we need partners and design flows that are fast, flexible and adaptable. From the first demonstration, we were impressed by Arcadia, and see it as an environment that raises the bar in automotive wiring harness design. Cadonix has been able to create an environment that is significantly more flexible and intuitive, whilst retaining a lot of similarities to simplify the learning process for our design team. The ability to import databases and designs seamlessly from our existing design environment further speeds the adoption process. The interfaces to other systems are a particular strong point of Arcadia, helping us integrate the new tool smoothly into both our existing flows and our customer’s systems.”

He continued, “Our relationship with the Cadonix team is particularly strong, and their flexibility and responsiveness during the decision making process was an important factor in our decision to adopt Arcadia.”

Fergus Kendall, Technical Director, Cadonix, responded saying, “AQ Wiring Systems is a significant supplier to world leading automotive manufacturers. We are delighted that they have decided to purchase Arcadia, and integrate it into their design flow. Their decision demonstrates that the transition to Arcadia from existing environments is simple and straightforward. Design teams will find the tool easy to learn, data can be readily ported and Arcadia is easy to integrate with existing tools.”

Arcadia CAD is an easy to use, ground-breaking software tool offering schematic design, animated circuit simulation and analysis, electrical networking, harness design and full design rule checking for wire harness layout and manufacture. Using the integrated simulation capabilities, engineers can be assured that their design intent is carried through into the physical implementation. Arcadia interfaces with the most popular 3D MCAD and enterprise wide PLM and ERP tools, allowing projects to transition easily and smoothly into manufacture. Customers can quickly import databases and designs from many legacy systems.

For further information please visit www.cadonix.com.

About AQ Wiring Systems
AQ Wiring Systems is a global cable harness manufacturer with world class plants in, Poland, China, Lithuania, Mexico and India. Its manufacturing systems are standardized to ensure that customers receive the same high quality and delivery performance everywhere. With common technology and processes, transfer of production between plants can be executed smoothly. AQ Wiring Systems has 1300 employees, turns over €65 million and supplies for example ABB, Bombardier, Deutz, Linde, Still and Volvo.
For further information please visit www.aqg.se