Aesthetic layout of wiring diagrams

Authors Christian Ernstbrunner
Josef Pichler
Editors P. T. Cox
B. Plimmer
P. Rodgers
Title Aesthetic layout of wiring diagrams
Booktitle Diagrammatic Representation and Inference - Proc. DIAGRAMS 2012
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Volume 7352
ISSN 0302-9743
Month July
Year 2012
Pages 80-94
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.