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Mentor rolls new version of CHS

Posted: 17 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mentor graphics  capital harness systems  chs  product suite 

Mentor Graphics Corp. released version 2005.1 of its Capital Harness Systems (CHS) product suite, which is a comprehensive end-to-end software toolset for the design, analysis, engineering and production of complicated electrical interconnect systems such as those found on transportation platforms.

The company releases a new version of the CHS toolset twice per year. Each new version is available to new customers, and also as an upgrade for existing customers with a valid support contract. The latest release, version 2005.1, contains more than 140 separate enhancements across the various software tools. The press release cites some of the highlights, including:

• Preferred component declaration and selection

• Configurable release behaviors

• Extended name composition capabilities

• Support for connector backshells

• Configurable cross-referencing

• Flexible electrical analysis scoping

• Whole vehicle wiring diagram synthesis

• Layered insulation display

• Additional cost modeling variables

• First integration capabilities with UGS TeamCenter Engineering

According to Nick Smith, product marketing director for Mentor's Integrated Electrical Systems Division, many of the enhancements have originated from customer requests. "Because we have worked closely with our customers on this, we are confident this release strongly boosts the value to be gained from CHS, whenever any of the various tools in the toolset are deployed," Smith said.

More information on the CHS product suite is available by from the company's website.

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