Management Benefits

VISUAL ENGINEER is software for electrical engineers, purpose-built for aircraft completion and modification centers. It is built on top of Microsoft Visio, the world’s leading diagramming software, and features essential tools for designing complex avionics and electrical systems.  Offering more features and capabilities than any other ECAD application for avionics and electrical systems integration. In fact most of these applications are designed for other commercial industries (automotive, heavy-equipment, commercial building). These other systems have fewer features, less capability and cost more to operate and maintain than Visual Engineer.

Reduce your Electrical Engineering Lead Times by 50%

Reduce your Electrical Engineering Lead Times by 50% 

Aircraft manufacturers and modification centers are faced with the same challenges as other industries - reducing design and manufacturing costs and maintaining a quality product. Today, many of these companies create their avionics and electrical designs using traditional “off-the-shelf” software packages created for automotive and other commercial industries. Aircraft modification centers can gain significant productivity and quality improvements in their avionics design and installation process by using software created specifically for the aviation industry.

How VISUAL ENGINEER Achieves These Performance Gains

Research - Electrical engineering teams research and gather information about equipment and wiring from previous projects to be re-used in the current design.

  • Traditionally, this is accomplished by manually searching through drawings and data sheets. It is not uncommon for this process to take hours just to find information on a single component. 

  • VISUAL ENGINEER contains advanced search tools that can navigate through thousands of wiring diagrams and locate the information in seconds.

Plan - Engineering teams share information about each component and wiring on every drawing with all members of the team.

  • Traditionally, information, such as reference designators, wire numbers, disconnects, pins, and terminal blocks are manually entered into a spreadsheet so that it can be coordinated with other members of the team. 

  • VISUAL ENGINEER automatically maintains all of this information in a centrally located database. The information is available in real-time to all members of the team.

Design -  Electrical engineering teams in most organizations use mechanical CAD software to design electrical systems.

  • This type of generic software lacks the features necessary for efficient electrical design. 

  • VISUAL ENGINEER contains purpose built tools that automate and streamline the design process.

Check -  A typical wiring diagram contains hundreds of items that need to be checked for mistakes prior to release.

  • Traditionally, these drawings are manually reviewed for mistakes and often go unnoticed until they reach production, causing costly delays in manufacturing and engineering schedules. 

  • VISUAL ENGINEER automatically runs a series of error checking algorithms to identify possible problems before they reach production. In fact, it can check for thousands of mistakes in the entire wiring diagram package in seconds.

Document -  Most organizations have an entire team that is dedicated to creating Aircraft Wiring Diagram Manual Supplements.

  • Traditionally, all of the information on the wiring diagrams is manually “re-keyed” into a spreadsheet so that it may be formatted into Equipment Lists, Wiring Lists, Hook-up Lists, and other types of reports. 

  • VISUAL ENGINEER automatically generates these reports in seconds with complete accuracy.