Efficient data management in engineering can help save time and money during the design phase. New digital services are now available to simplify the data management of HARTING products and solutions.
Behind every electrical engineering project are many individual components and a wide range of data: 2D/3D CAD data, data sheets, type sheets and certificates are all part of the documentation trail. “Comparatively more time is spent on article research and the collection, conversion and storage of related documents than on the design itself,” says Andreas Wedel, Director of Digital Transformation at the HARTING Technology Group. That is why he and his team are working on new functions that will improve the data management for HARTING’s products and solutions.
Wish lists and digital notes in the online catalogue
“Many of our customers still use the old HARTING catalogues, not so much out of nostalgia, but because they are full of notes and bookmarks,” explains Wedel. “We wanted to make this practical way of working also possible in our online catalogue.” The option to add items to your own wish list has been available in the HARTING eShop for a long time. Thanks to a new update, it is now possible to add text notes to individual HARTING articles. These notes can be managed and filtered via the myHARTING customer portal.
Saving time with data packets
Additional functions are aimed at the rapid provision of product data and documents that are necessary for electrical design. The design data, data sheets and type sheets for all individual components often add up to hundreds of documents. Previously, these had to be downloaded from the provider (including HARTING) in individual steps. Using the new data manager, product data for up to 50 HARTING articles can now be obtained in a single step from the HARTING website as a collected data packet.
50 different 2D/3D data formats for direct download
Up until now, HARTING has provided design data for its products in STEP and JT formats. In practice, however, significantly more formats are used. Therefore, many HARTING customers still had to convert the data into their desired format. With the new MultiCAD download function, native 2D/3D CAD data is now available for download in over 50 different formats. This means that HARTING articles can be processed immediately in the desired data format for design purposes. This MultiCAD function is currently available for over 13,000 items in the HARTING online catalogue.
Customer portal offers many options
This new functionality can be found in the myHARTING customer portal, which already provides many e-commerce services. “Anyone who is professionally involved with our products and solutions can easily register and use all the services at myHARTING free of charge,” explains Andreas Wedel.
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