Aesthetic layout of wiring diagrams

Autoren Christian Ernstbrunner
Josef Pichler
Editoren P. T. Cox
B. Plimmer
P. Rodgers
TitelAesthetic layout of wiring diagrams
BuchtitelDiagrammatic Representation and Inference - Proc. DIAGRAMS 2012
Typin Konferenzband
VerlagSpringer
Band7352
ISSN0302-9743
MonatJuly
Jahr2012
Seiten80-94
SCCH ID#1026
Abstract

A wiring diagram plays an important role in electrical machine design. The layout of a wiring diagram must facilitate a designer’s understanding of the schematic as well as the real electrical machine. Even though wiring diagrams are undirected graphs, standard algorithms and libraries for graph drawing are not sufficient to achieve adequate diagrams that preserve the structure and further characteristics of the real machine.We argue that specialized algorithms are required to achieve adequate and aesthetic diagrams without compromising the characteristics of an electrical machine. In this paper, we describe a new algorithm for positioning diagram elements and a customized algorithm for connector routing for aesthetic wiring diagrams.