WireViz - a tool for easily documenting cables and wiring harnesses

Hi there,

@weef just shared this excellent tool by Daniel Rojas with us. Enjoy!

https://twitter.com/formatc1702/status/1317408923578699777

Summary

WireViz is a tool for easily documenting cables, wiring harnesses and connector pinouts. It takes plain text, YAML-formatted files as input and produces beautiful graphical output (SVG, PNG, …) thanks to GraphViz. It handles automatic BOM (Bill of Materials) creation and has a lot of extra features.

With kind regards,
Andreas.


WireWiz input file example (demo01.yml):

connectors:
  X1:
    type: D-Sub
    subtype: female
    pinlabels: [DCD, RX, TX, DTR, GND, DSR, RTS, CTS, RI]
  X2:
    type: Molex KK 254
    subtype: female
    pinlabels: [GND, RX, TX]

cables:
  W1:
    gauge: 0.25 mm2
    length: 0.2
    color_code: DIN
    wirecount: 3
    shield: true

connections:
  -
    - X1: [5,2,3]
    - W1: [1,2,3]
    - X2: [1,3,2]
  -
    - X1: 5
    - W1: s

WireWiz image output based on description file above (demo01.png):

WireWiz BOM (Bill of Materials) output based on description file above (demo01.bom.tsv):

Item Qty Unit Designators
Connector, D-Sub, female, 9 pins 1 X1
Connector, Molex KK 254, female, 3 pins 1 X2
Cable, 3 x 0.25 mm² shielded 0.2 m W1
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Daniel Rojas introduced WireViz on Hackaday the other day.

Cameron Coward, Tom Nardi, Patrick Cloke and others also reported about it.






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