Zuken today announced a new module for topology creation within the electrical CAD software suite, E³.series. First phase electrical planning is not traditionally performed in the same software environment as schematic, harness, fluid and panel design, but that has changed with E³.topology. This new module for the early planning and design phase allows engineers to map out the functions and topology of a project. It enables the user to determine the location of functions and components, the number of harnesses and sub-harnesses, and do early calculations of cable length, weight and cost. This is most beneficial for products where development time pressures and early calculations are essential such as automotive, aerospace, railway industries.