Aesthetic Layout of Wiring Diagrams.

Christian Ernstbrunner, Josef Pichler

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Graph layout
  • connector routing
  • wiring diagram


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